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.
In minimal access surgery, the abdomen is inflated to create workspace for the surgeon. The device used for inflation is outdated, according to a team of doctors and technicians. How can they get a new, smarter version to the operating theatre?
The CRISPR-Cas system is not only reserved for bacteria, unicellular organisms, and plants. CRISPR elements are also present in the human genome, in numbers as high as 12,000. This was discovered by scientists at Erasmus MC.
For patients treated by their general practitioner for pain due to knee osteoarthritis, an intramuscular corticosteroid injection can be a good alternative to an intra-articular injection. This has been shown in research conducted by Erasmus MC.
Metastases in cancer are often caused by a few abnormal cells. These behave more aggressively than the other cancer cells in a tumour. Miao-Ping Chien and Daan Brinks are working together, from two different universities, on a method to detect these cells.