Within 2.5 years, Erasmus MC clinical geneticist Stefan Barakat and his team reached a potential treatment and diagnosis for a previously unknown syndrome. They describe their discovery in Acta Neuropathologica. ‘Everything came together in this one study.’
A red nose and then a child’s smile. Children accompanied by hospital clowns report less anxiety and pain when undergoing medical procedures than children accompanied by their parents. This is according to research by psychologist Heike Gerger of Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam.
Erasmus Medical Center Cardiologists, neurologists and radiologists have joined forces with TU Delft scientists and students. Within the CardioVascular Biomechanics Lab (CVBL), they research heart and blood vessels biomechanics, unlocking synergies that can accelerate the development and implementation of technological innovations. The first results have already emerged.
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 DURABLE project better prepares Europe for the next pandemic. The new consortium includes virological and epidemiological research laboratories and will receive 25 million euros from the EU. Head of Virology at Erasmus MC Marion Koopmans is co-coordinator: ‘The next pandemic is possibly at our doorstep.’
A widely used anti-parasite drug awakens the virus from a dormant state in people living with HIV. This was discovered by scientists at Erasmus MC in the first study to test this drug in people living with HIV. ‘The road to cure is still long.’
Give researchers at Erasmus MC a tube of mixed blood from several people, and they tell you how many people’s material it contains. And who they are. This new approach is particularly useful in forensic science, where crime scene traces are more often mixed than not mixed.