The number of people with dementia will not increase as much in the coming years as previously assumed. This was discovered by researchers at Erasmus MC who used a new, detailed computer model that looks beyond the effects of an aging population.
In people with the rare neurological disease ALSP, the white matter in the brain shrivels up, resulting in death. New research by Erasmus MC scientists shows what is going on: loss of microglia, the brain’s ‘cleaning cells.’
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.
Erasmus MC will receive over 7 million euros in research funds from the Horizon Europe initiative. The money will go to six projects, two of which are coordinated by Erasmus MC scientists. The topics range from psychiatry to oncology.
Administration of the antithrombotic drugs acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) or heparin during catheter treatment of stroke patients leads to an increased risk of intracerebral hemorrhage, with no beneficial effect on recovery. This has been shown by research coordinated by Erasmus MC.
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.
On a quiet summer evening, you can be startled by a loud bang, but the same sound won’t surprise you during a fireworks show. It is the cerebellum that filters these kinds of signals and places them in context, neuroscientists at Erasmus MC discovered. At least, in mice it does.