50 years of MRI: how the LUMC can make this indispensable technology affordable for the rest of the world
Exactly 50 years ago, Paul Lauterbur published the basic principle of MRI in Nature. A revolution within medicine. Since then, MRI has become increasingly detailed, but also expensive. This makes MRI inaccessible to a large subset of the world's population. Professor at Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Andrew Webb, describes this week in Nature what is needed to make MRI available to the entire world population.Read more
Introduction LUMC Education
Education is provided throughout LUMC: in the lecture hall, clinic and laboratories. LUMC has a wide range of educational offerings. This ranges from the university programs in Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and postgraduate continuing education for doctors to the training of anesthesia assistants, medical specialists, specialist nurses and resuscitation courses. We cooperate with partners from the Education and Training Region (NL) for this purpose.
LUMC researchers: high levels of lipids in blood protect against allergies
People with relatively high levels of lipids in their blood are less likely to develop allergic conditions such as eczema and asthma. These lipids cause genes that play a key role in allergic reactions to be less active. The results of ...
LUMC researchers: matching medication to DNA leads to 30% fewer side effects
According to an international group of researchers led by Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), patients experience 30% fewer serious side effects when medication doses are tailored to their DNA. The study, published in The Lancet, is ...
Less immune suppression may prevent rare cancer after liver transplantation
Since 2003, physicians at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) have been screening all adult patients who receive a donor liver for Pfeiffer virus particles in their blood. Is the test positive? Then they reduce the dose of ...
Showcasing Leiden science for one year: Leiden2022 comes to an end
Ear, life sciences, thrombosis and insulin. Some of the daily topics of Leiden2022 in which the LUMC was involved. In total, 170 LUMC staff members volunteered to bridge the gap between science and the general public. How did they ...
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