Brain Center nieuws

Brain Center nieuws

Veni grant for two researchers at UMC Utrecht

Writing down a formula

NWO has awarded 78 promising young scientists a Veni grant of up to 280,000 euros.

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Study of psychedelics against depression completed

Treatment room

The British company COMPASS Pathways has announced the results of a large-scale international study on the effect of psilocybin against treatment-resistant depression. The results show that psilocybin, the active substance in certain mushrooms and truffles, can help some patients.

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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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Interview with Professor Martine van Zandvoort

Martine van Zandvoort

Martine van Zandvoort has been professor of Translational Neuropsychology since 1 July 2021. Her chair, which was established within the strategic theme Brain, creates a bridge between the Faculty of Social Sciences at Utrecht University and the Faculty of Medicine at UMC Utrecht.

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MRI scanner measures the beating of the brain

MRI Scan

Researchers at UMC Utrecht have taught the MRI scanner a new trick. With it, the device can map how the brain pulses slightly under the influence of the heartbeat. The beating of the brain is a fascinating phenomenon that we currently know very little about.

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Tapering strips help people stop using antidepressants

antidepressant medication

When people want to stop taking antidepressants or other psychotropic medications, slow tapering is necessary to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Research by Jim van Os en Peter Groot shows again that the use of tapering medications can help 70% of the people to successfully stop their antidepressant medication.

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Hugo Kuijf receives Heart Foundation grant for innovative machine learning model

Hugo Kuijf

Hugo Kuijf today receives the Dekker Senior Scientist 2021 grant from the Dutch Heart Foundation for his research that uses self-learning computer algorithms to image damage to the small blood vessels in the brain.

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Vidi grant for Frank Meye

Frank Meye, researcher at the UMC Utrecht Braincenter, is one of the seven researchers from the UMC Utrecht that have been awarded a Vidi grant. Frank receives the grant for his research into how stress alters the brain to make fat and sugar even harder to resist.

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Bart van der Worp Professor of Acute Neurology

Bart van der Worp has been appointed Professor of Acute Neurology, with a special interest in cerebrovascular diseases, at the Faculty of Medicine of Utrecht University with effect from 1 March 2021.

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Grant for research prevention of brain diseases

An amount of over five million euros, divided over six grants, has been awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research for research into innovative measurement methods to better understand and treat diseases. Two of the grants go to researchers at the UMC Utrecht.

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