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June 21, 2021

Liquid biopsy contains wealth of information about cancer patient

If the expression ‘looking for a needle in a haystack’ applies to anyone, it is to Prof. John Martens of the Erasmus MC Cancer Institute. He and his team search for fragments of cancer in body fluids. These liquid biopsies teach them a lot about cancer patients and their tumors.

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June 15, 2021

What makes your heart beat faster?

Harm Vis, Medical Student, 1st year

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June 15, 2021

Erasmus MC Campus: where healthcare meets the future

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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