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2014-02-27 04:20:52

LEIDEN, The Netherlands, February 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With a large contribution of the Center for Translational Molecular Medicine (CTMM), a new Dutch consortium will study the relationship between DNA aberrations and the development of both prostate and colorectal tumours. The project application has been filed by the Erasmus Medical Center, ServiceXS B.V. and the VU University Medical Center and will be coordinated by professor Guido Jenster (Erasmus MC). They have...

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2011-07-22 11:35:00

A study of more than 5,000 children, published in the European Respiratory Journal, found those who are not breastfed are up to 50 percent more likely to exhibit asthmatic symptoms than those who are. Young children who were never breastfed were 50 percent more likely to have persistent phlegm and 40 percent more likely to wheeze regularly. The researchers, from the Generation R Study, Erasmus Medical Center in The Netherlands, used gathered data from over 5,000 children. They ascertained in...

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2010-05-21 06:30:00

A new study finds that pregnant women who down six coffee cups' worth of caffeine every day may have smaller babies than those that consume less caffeine. The team found that among the 7,300 Dutch women studied, between 2 and 3 percent said they consumed the caffeine equivalent of six cups of coffee per day during any trimester.  Their babies' length at birth was slightly shorter on average than that of newborns whose mothers consumed less caffeine while pregnant. Heavy caffeine...

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2009-08-17 13:43:14

Dutch researchers have developed a new video game aimed at allowing players to be a part of the virtual battle against the swine flu. "The Great Flu" video game was designed by Albert Osterhaus and colleagues at the Erasmus Medical Center to help the public gain awareness of the swine flu epidemic. "It is actually what is happening now, what is happening in the real world," Osterhaus told the Associated Press. The game depicts the origin of the virus with images of patients and graveyards...


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