We are currently looking for a student who can aid us in our research on quantification of symptoms in movement disorders. Specifically, we would like some help with our ongoing project ‘Quantification of the SARA scale in patients with early onset ataxia’. Ataxia is a movement disorder characterized by the lack of movement coordination. It […]
On April 19, 2013 we published an article in PLoS One describing how weak pulsed electromagnetic fields can increase heat pain threshold in healthy volunteers. The study employed a double-blind, sham-controlled, crossover design. The flexible configuration with small coils on a head cap improves clinical applicability. The press release that came out on April 22, […]
Today the website for the project PredSL ‘Predicting sustained functioning at work across the lifespan’ was launched. The goal is to provide a virtual platform for the PredSL team.
Last saturday, the Dutch newspaper Telegraaf featured DiPAR in their weekly item ‘Het Onderzoek’. Today, the UMCG followed this publicity up with a press release. More information on the DiPAR project can soon be found at a dedicated project website.
Ageing makes the networks in our brain less specific. Linda Geerligs, one of my PhD students, used connectivity analysis of fMRI results to prove that the connections in our brain change as we grow older. When compared with their younger counterparts, connectivity in the brain networks of older people decreases, while connectivity between brain networks […]
We just started a new website to support our research on dyslexia. We are interested to find out how the brain of children at risk for dyslexia (by having a parent and another relative with dyslexia) but who do not develop dyslexia, may compensate for early primary processing deficits. The study is executed in children […]
Under this title the documentary in which Euronews showcases our research into the early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease was broadcast. Although the hours of film material have been cut down to only four and a halve minutes, the main goal of our research – to provide patients with a probable diagnosis as early as possible […]
André Aleman and I wrote a letter to NRC (a Dutch newspaper) in response to an opinion piece by Prof. Jacintha Ellers. Our point was that, in contrast to Prof. Ellers’ opinion, Open Access publishing does not endanger scientific quality and allows access to scientific results for all.
A two-man television crew (Spanish journalist Julian from France and English cameraman Terry from Luxemburg) spent all day at our department to gather material for a documentary on research into Parkinson’s disease. It was very fascinating to have an inside look at the professional making of a documentary. Hours of material were gathered of the […]
On Wednesday February 29th, a Euronews camera film crew will visit my group to shoot material for a documentary on our research in the FP7 DiPAR project (Diagnosing Parkinson’s disease using neuromuscular function evaluation). Some of our partners (Manus, VTT, University of Glasgow, Hispafuentes) will join us on this day to be interviewed and one […]