Siamala Sinnadurai uses her knowledge of data science to improve health care
As a young scientist, Siamala Sinnadurai dedicated her career to data science. Already during her PhD, she achieved success. She linked a gene for leukemia to cardiovascular disease prognosis. ‘Human diseases are so complex that a cross-disciplinary view is essential.’
Safety and effectiveness of implants for cerebral aneurysms substantiated by very poor evidence
Medical devices that doctors use to treat an aneurysm in the brain are regularly reported to be safe and effective in scientific articles, while the evidence for this claim is lacking. This is the conclusion of researchers at Erasmus MC after analyzing more than 1,350 international studies.
Brown fat cells burn fat. How do we activate brown fat as a treatment for obesity? That’s what Alba Sabaté Pérez is going to investigate, thanks to the NWO ENW-XS grant she recently received. Her starting point: differences between men and women.
Coordination of fast movements works differently than thought
Neuroscientists at Erasmus MC have discovered a previously unknown connection in the brain of mice. This pathway appears to be highly important for the coordination of fast movements, for example of the eyes. ‘It works exactly the opposite way from what textbooks tell us.’
Genes discovered that determine the shape of your ears and eyebrows
Erasmus MC scientists, together with international colleagues, have discovered genes that determine what your ears and eyebrows look like. In the future, that knowledge may become applicable in search for the unknown perpetrator in cold cases.
Discovery turns ideas about protein packing of DNA upside down
Some pieces of human DNA are tightly wrapped in a jacket of proteins. Intended to turn off genes, was the prevailing idea in science. Rotterdam researchers now uncover a new function of protein packaging in Nature Cell Biology. ‘This is huge.’