20 January 2017
UMCG ethicist researches introduction of new genetic technology
Ethicist Jeantine Lunshof, who works at the UMCG and Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA), is heading a bioethics research project to examine the ...
18 January 2017
Targeting pathogen metabolism without collateral damage to the host
A new publication in Scientific Reports shows that it is possible to inhibit glucose metabolism in a disease-causing cell without severe ...
17 January 2017
Personalized treatment lowers risk of hearing impairment from tuberculosis
The risk of developing a hearing impairment drops when tuberculosis patients are prescribed a more individual dose of the antibiotic Aminoglycoside ...
04 January 2017
Psychological stress common after liver transplant
Approximately one third of all adult liver transplant patients in the Netherlands experience psychological problems such as anxiety, depression or ...
06 December 2016
ADHD medication has no damaging long-term effect on the brain
ADHD medication has no damaging long-term effect on the way young children’s brains develop. In addition, the behaviour of children who take ...
05 December 2016
Collaborating on big data to unravel disease processes
Patients with the same illness often receive the same treatment, even if the cause of the illness is different for each person. Six Dutch ...
22 November 2016
Reducing salt intake may help protect kidney patients' heart and kidney health
Highlight In patients with chronic kidney disease, dietary sodium restriction reduced albuminuria (an indicator of kidney dysfunction) and blood ...
16 November 2016
Pleasure returns after lifestyle advice
Individual lifestyle advice increases the ability to feel pleasure in everyday activities and improves positive emotions in sufferers of anhedonia, ...
15 November 2016
Study determines predictors of absence due to mental ill-health
The predictors of employee absence due to mental ill-health are: being over 50 years of age, having a high level of education, suffering from ...
11 November 2016
Low-potassium diet increases risk of losing donor kidney
Patients who eat a low-potassium diet after a kidney transplantation have a higher risk of losing function of the donated kidney and dying ...