Parasitic worm infections expected to be less effectively controlled in the future
Regular preventive deworming of populations living with soil-transmitted intestinal worms can lead to drug resistance within ten years, according to an extensive simulation model created by scientists from Erasmus MC and published in Nature Communications.
Hope placed on gene therapy for rare CAMK2 syndrome
Pediatrician Daniëlle Veenma and neuroscientist Geeske van Woerden are collaborating on a treatment for the rare CAMK2 syndrome. Currently, a cure is not possible. With funding from the Dutch Hersenstichting, they are mapping out the potential of a form of gene therapy. ‘We have good hope that we will succeed.’
With a simple device, scientists observe blood flow in mouse brains in 3D
Scientists from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and Erasmus MC have succeeded in visualizing the blood flow in mouse brains in three dimensions using a relatively simple and inexpensive ultrasound device they developed themselves. The team presents their findings in Science Advances.
AI talent combines separate worlds of radiology and pathology
Erasmus MC engineer Dr. Ing. Martijn Starmans is starting a new research line to bring the traditionally separate worlds of radiology and pathology together, in the form of combined AI algorithms. For the project, Starmans received an AiNed Fellowship Grant of 2 million euros from The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
Our cerebellar nuclei turn out to be more important than initially thought
Associative learning was always thought to be regulated by the cortex of the cerebellum, often referred to as the “little brain”. However, new research from a collaboration between the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Erasmus MC, and Champalimaud Center for the Unknown reveals that actually the nuclei of the cerebellum make a surprising contribution to this […]
Excessive drinking can be a medically harmless habit, but it can also indicate a rare hormone disorder. Several tests for reliable diagnosis have been examined in the past, but now a new study shows that a saline infusion stimulation test has the highest reliability. Julie Refardt, an internist-endocrinologist and staff member of the Department of […]