As a young scientist, Siamala Sinnadurai dedicated her career to data science. Already during her PhD, she achieved success. She linked a gene for leukemia to cardiovascular disease prognosis. ‘Human diseases are so complex that a cross-disciplinary view is essential.’
Children who engage in sports as youth are less likely to experience anxiety and depressive problems than their peers who do not exercise. Their sense of self-esteem plays a key role. This is shown by research of Erasmus MC published in the scientific journal JAMA Psychiatry.
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.
Elderly people with intellectual disabilities have more frequent and more severe sleep problems than their healthy peers. Their homes do not have enough daylight for a healthy sleep-wake rhythm. This is evident from the thesis written by Mylène Böhmer from Erasmus MC, which she will defend on 1 June.