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'The patient perspective as a basis for research'

People with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) have their own views on scientific research into the disease that affects their airways and digestive system. When asked what kind of scientific research they consider important, projects emerge with great impact for those patients themselves, observes Jacquelien Noordhoek, director of the Dutch Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (NCFS). She received her PhD from Utrecht University today.

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KWF funds innovative research

Hanneke van Santen, pediatric endocrinologist at UMC Utrecht, receives more than 1 million euros from KWF Kankerbestrijding.

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Nine new associate professors appointed

Epje Pipetteren Research

Nine new associate professors were appointed at UMC Utrecht on 9 December 2022. The talented staff have been appointed based on performance. They also have qualifications in research, teaching and management.

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It is possible: pregnancy after a kidney transplant

dr. Marleen van Buren en physician-researcher Margriet Gosselink

In women with a transplanted kidney, the effects of pregnancy are generally more favourable than is commonly thought. Kidney function hardly deteriorates because of the temporary extra burden on the kidney, which is good news. There is also no increased risk of donor organ rejection.

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New research on rare forms of arthritis

When people think of rheumatoid arthritis, most think of osteoarthritis. But there are also more rare forms of inflammatory arthritis.

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Stress inhibits growth brain newborn baby

When premature babies are exposed to more stress while in hospital, it has a negative effect on their brain development.

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A solution is near for babies with RSV

One in 56 healthy, full-term babies in Europe is hospitalised due to an infection with the Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), according to a new study led by Prof Dr Louis Bont of UMC Utrecht.

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'Doctors, teach children how to participate'

Jan Willem Gorter

"Ask a child about what he is doing, what he likes and what he wants to achieve. The input of young people and their parents is crucial," UMC Utrecht Professor of Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Jan Willem Gorter argued in his oration on 8 November. He urged colleagues not to think in limitations but in possibilities. "We doctors can help increase children's autonomy and ease the transition to adulthood," he said.

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Looking back at Next Generation Radio

online radio show

On Thursday 13 October, Next Generation Radio took place at the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, an online radio show by Child Health, Dynamics of Youth (UU) and the Princess Máxima Centre.

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Van Wijk: 'Science is due for a Great Reset'

Van Wijk: 'Science is due for a Great Reset'

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