Only 40 patients worldwide are known to have Barakat-Perenthaler syndrome, a severe untreatable form of epilepsy. Four years after discovering the disease, its Rotterdam namesakes are now on the trail of a treatment.
At what age a woman reaches the menopause is partially decided by genetics. Especially genes for maintenance and repair of DNA are of importance. This has been shown by research involving scientists from Rotterdam.
Fundamental research into aging and aging diseases has taught scientists a lot about how aging works and how this process can be manipulated.
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 aims to retain women qualified in science, and to provide them with a stable launchpad for an academic career.
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 […]
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 […]