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Stem cell therapy for brain damage in newborns

Research shows that brain damage in newborns can be safely treated with stem cells.

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Get patients more involved in research on RS virus

The RS virus leads to many hospital admissions each year. Patient participation strengthens research on the RS virus.

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Christopher J. Gill: Reducing child mortality in low resource settings

Christopher J. Gill: Reducing child mortality in low resource settings

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More research needed into Hypothalamic Syndrome in patients

There are children who always feel hungry and who are very overweight because their sense of satiety is 'broken'.

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Rutger Jan Nievelstein appointed professor of Pediatric Radiology

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ERC Starting Grant for pediatrician and researcher Sabine Fuchs

Sabine Fuchs

Pediatrician of metabolic diseases and researcher Sabine Fuchs has been awarded an ERC Starting grant of €1.5 million for five years. She plans to use the prestigious grant to improve the treatment of rare genetic diseases.

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How stem cell therapy can repair brain injuries in newborns

A new stem cell therapy which stimulates the brain’s own healing power appears to be a breakthrough in repairing brain damage in newborns.

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Martha Grootenhuis: Improving quality of life through psycho-oncology

Martha Grootenhuis has been appointed professor of pediatric psycho-oncology at the Faculty of Medicine at Utrecht University. On Tuesday 12 October she will deliver her inaugural lecture, ‘Better together?!’. Children with cancer and their families often face psychosocial issues. Grootenhuis: ‘With every treatment protocol, we should ask ourselves: what does this mean for the quality of life of the child?’

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Rotavirus vaccination of children with medical risk factors does not offer sufficient protection

Vaccination of children with medical risk factors against acute gastroenteritis due to rotavirus infection does not appear to offer sufficient protection.

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The child is more important than the diagnosis

In the Netherlands, more than one in five children with a chronic illness or condition is severely tired. Merel Nap-van der Vlist of UMC Utrecht studied fatigue and participation in society in chronically ill children.

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