Excessive drinking can be a medically harmless habit, but it can also indicate a rare hormone disorder. Several tests for reliable diagnosis have been examined in the past, but now a new study shows that a saline infusion stimulation test has the highest reliability. Julie Refardt, an internist-endocrinologist and staff member of the Department of […]
Brown fat cells burn fat. How do we activate brown fat as a treatment for obesity? That’s what Alba Sabaté Pérez is going to investigate, thanks to the NWO ENW-XS grant she recently received. Her starting point: differences between men and women.
Researchers at Erasmus MC will start two ambitious projects to better treat or even cure sickle cell disease. They are betting on molecular spelling correction and on baby hemoglobin.
Already 20 years ago, the first study on gene therapy for the bleeding disorder hemophilia B was published. Internist-hematologist Prof Dr Frank Leebeek explains what has happened since then. Is gene therapy the cure for the royal disease?
During Lof der Geneeskunst, four researchers were awarded a fellowship. This enables them to pursue their research over the next four years. Dean Stefan Sleijfer: ‘These are the greatest research talents of Erasmus MC. Their work likely will make an impact on us and our loved ones.’
What causes obesity, how does it lead to illness, and how does one tailor treatment to a patient’s personal situation? These are questions that the Obesity Center CGG at Erasmus MC is looking to answer.