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  • More insight on how genes affect lean body mass

    Scientists from Erasmus MC, along with several other research institutions, are making great progress in understanding the genetics behind lean body mass, which consists primarily of skeletal muscle mass. A new study, published July 19th in the journal Nature Communications, outlines their findings in what is the largest, most comprehensive genetic study of lean mass to date.

    Date published: 19 July 2017

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  • Rubicon for polyp researcher

    Dr. Reinier Meester has been awarded a Rubicon scholarship to conduct research in the US on the progression of serrated polyps into colorectal cancer.

    Date published: 13 July 2017

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  • New dean for Erasmus MC as of 1 September 2017

    The Board of Governors of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) has appointed Prof. J.P.T.M. (Hans) van Leeuwen as dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences as of 1 September 2017.

    Date published: 7 July 2017

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  • Hormonal IUDs increase stress response

    For many woman, hormonal intrauterine contraception may lead to undesirable side effects. An Erasmus MC study has shown that women with a hormonal IUD have higher cortisol levels, a higher heart rate during exercise stress tests, and generally have higher hair cortisol levels than women who use other forms of contraception.

    Date published: 3 July 2017

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