Within 2.5 years, Erasmus MC clinical geneticist Stefan Barakat and his team reached a potential treatment and diagnosis for a previously unknown syndrome. They describe their discovery in Acta Neuropathologica. ‘Everything came together in this one study.’
Clown helps child with anxiety and pain in hospital
A red nose and then a child’s smile. Children accompanied by hospital clowns report less anxiety and pain when undergoing medical procedures than children accompanied by their parents. This is according to research by psychologist Heike Gerger of Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam.
CardioVascular Biomechanics Lab golden opportunity for engineers, physicians and patients alike
Erasmus Medical Center Cardiologists, neurologists and radiologists have joined forces with TU Delft scientists and students. Within the CardioVascular Biomechanics Lab (CVBL), they research heart and blood vessels biomechanics, unlocking synergies that can accelerate the development and implementation of technological innovations. The first results have already emerged.
Physical activity in youth benefits the teenage mental health
Children who engage in sports as youth are less likely to experience anxiety and depressive problems than their peers who do not exercise. Their sense of self-esteem plays a key role. This is shown by research of Erasmus MC published in the scientific journal JAMA Psychiatry.
Improving Europe preparedness and readiness to pandemics
The DURABLE project better prepares Europe for the next pandemic. The new consortium includes virological and epidemiological research laboratories and will receive 25 million euros from the EU. Head of Virology at Erasmus MC Marion Koopmans is co-coordinator: ‘The next pandemic is possibly at our doorstep.’
Anti-parasite drug awakens dormant virus in people with HIV
A widely used anti-parasite drug awakens the virus from a dormant state in people living with HIV. This was discovered by scientists at Erasmus MC in the first study to test this drug in people living with HIV. ‘The road to cure is still long.’