A discovery by an international group of scientists has revived a 50-year-old philosophy about the origins of hearing loss. The ‘battery of the cochlea’ appears to play an important role.
Neuroscientists Prof. Chris de Zeeuw, Dr. Devika Narain and Dr. Christos Strydis have received 3 million euros for their contribution to the Dutch Brain Interface Initiative consortium. The consortium received a Gravitation Grant of almost 22 million euro from the Ministry of OCW.
Painkillers work poorly against low back pain. This is confirmed by researchers at Erasmus MC, who reviewed all the available evidence. They appeal to general practitioners: think twice before prescribing pain medication for lower back pain.
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.’