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June 10, 2021

New key player discovered in DNA repair

Scientists at Erasmus MC have discovered a new key player in a DNA repair process. Three players were already known. This fourth one appears to be the missing link, playing a special role in countering aging caused by DNA damage.

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June 9, 2021

Incentive Grant for Women in STEM for Dr Nitika Taneja and Dr Nilhan Gunhanlar

Erasmus MC researchers Dr. Nitika Taneja and Dr Nilhan Gunhanlar have been awarded an Incentive Grant for Women in STEM from NWO. This grant is dedicated for the sustenance of women in research and recognizes their potential in development of world-class talent in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

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June 8, 2021

Prof Wim Vermeulen elected as member of EMBO

The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has elected Prof Wim Vermeulen of the Erasmus MC as a new member. Vermeulen and 63 other life scientist will join the network of more than 1,800 leading life scientists.

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June 8, 2021

New controller discovered in DNA copying process

When a body cell starts to divide, its DNA must be copied letter by letter. A delicate process, because the correct genetic code is the basis for the new cell to function properly. Researchers at the Erasmus MC Cancer Institute discovered a new mechanism that acts as a kind of director in the DNA copying process.

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June 4, 2021

Mutated coronavirus binds up to seven times stronger to human receptor

Mutations in the spike protein of the coronavirus, cause up to seven times stronger binding to the receptor on our cells. This was discovered by researchers at Erasmus MC after analyzing coronavirus variants that were first described in England and South Africa. The increase in binding affinity possibly contributes to the faster spread of these variants.

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June 4, 2021

Looking back: Opening Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Center

The Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Center was officially opened in Erasmus MC on 21 May 2021. Curious about how the opening went? Watch the video below for an impression of the day.

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June 3, 2021

Recap: opening of the Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Center

On May 21, 2021, the Pandemic & Disaster Preparedness Centre was officially opened in Erasmus MC. Curious about the opening? Watch the video below for an impression of the event.

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June 3, 2021

Corona advice - Challenging Corona

The well-known American presidential corona advisor dr. Anthony Fauci debated May 25 with psychiatry professor Damiaan Denys of the University of Amsterdam. This debate was organized by the John Adams Institute that promotes the knowledge of American culture in the Netherlands.

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June 3, 2021

Replication kinetic, cell tropism and associated immune responses in SARS-CoV-2 and H5N1 virus infected human iPSC derived neural models

New research results by Lisa Bauer, Bas Lendemeijer, Lonneke Leijten, Carmen W. E. Embregts, Barry Rockx, Steven A. Kushner, Femke M.S. de Vrij and Debby van Riel

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June 3, 2021

WHO expert say new research mission to China would be helpfull

A leading scientist on the WHO's COVID-19 mission to China said on Tuesday that a follow-up trip could be helpful to gather additional research on the origins of the disease, but should be separate from any audit of information provided by Beijing.

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June 3, 2021

How do we prevent the next pandemic?

Hardly anyone could have imagined that "a virus from China" would also spread so widely in the organized Netherlands. Reality turned out to be different. The challenge of this broadcast is therefore: how do we prevent the next pandemic?

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June 3, 2021

A media intervention applying debunking versus non-debunking content to combat vaccine misinformation in elderly in the Netherlands: A digital randomised trial

As several COVID-19 vaccines are rolled-out globally, it has become important to develop an effective strategy for vaccine acceptance, especially in high-risk groups, such as elderly. Vaccine misconception was declared by WHO as one of the top 10 health issues in 2019. Here we test the effectiveness of applying debunking to combat vaccine misinformation, and reduce vaccine hesitancy.