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.’
Which cells and DNA belong to whom? Scientists unmix blood samples
Give researchers at Erasmus MC a tube of mixed blood from several people, and they tell you how many people’s material it contains. And who they are. This new approach is particularly useful in forensic science, where crime scene traces are more often mixed than not mixed.
Mothers’ alcohol consumption before and during pregnancy is linked to changes in children’s face shapes
Researchers have used artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning technology to find a link between alterations in the shape of children’s faces and the amount of alcohol their mothers drank, both before becoming pregnant and during pregnancy.
Scientists at Erasmus MC have succeeded in making mouse embryos without using eggs, sperm cells and a uterus. They used stem cells. The artificial embryos enable animal-free research into the very beginning of life.
Beijerinck Virology Prize awarded to Ron Fouchier and Beijerinck Premium to Daniel Hurdiss
The M.W. Beijerinck Virology Prize is awarded once every two years to a researcher who has distinguished themself internationally in the field of virology. The Beijerinck Premium is awarded annually to a young researcher to encourage virology research.
New GWAS method reveals new genes for facial features
Researchers at Erasmus MC have developed a new method to combine data from large genetic studies, Genome-Wide Association Studies, or GWAS, for many traits. With the first result, their C-GWAS method has again found genes associated with facial shape. The researchers from the Department of Genetic Identification in collaboration with other Erasmus MC departments such […]