Molecular radiation biologist Dr. Julie Nonnekens and developmental psychologist Dr. Charlotte Cecil have both been granted a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). With the prestigious grant the young scientists of Erasmus MC can expand their research projects.
The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 infects kidney cells and contributes to tissue scarring in the kidneys. This has been shown by researchers from the Erasmus MC, RWTH Uniklinik Aachen in Germany and Radboudumc.
Around 30 percent fewer strokes were diagnosed during the first corona wave than during similar periods in previous years. The number of heart attacks diagnosed remained the same. This is evident from research conducted by the Erasmus MC in the Rotterdam Rijnmond region.
Advanced microscope finds cancer cells that matter
Scientist Miao-Ping Chien and her team have designed and built a completely new type of microscope. In doing so, Chien hopes to boost research into rare cancer cells. ‘We can image tens of thousands of individual cells at once.’