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 […]
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.
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).
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.
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 […]
A proportion of patients with difficult-to-treat non-metastatic bladder cancer benefit from immunotherapy with the drug pembrolizumab. This has been shown by international research, which Erasmus MC Cancer Institute co-led. Annually, researchers estimate this new therapy could save about 50 patients in the Netherlands from having their bladder removed.