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Looking for the missing ME/CFS puzzle pieces

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It is not yet known what causes the severe chronic illness ME/CFS. The new ZonMw research programme should change this situation and make treatment possible. Neuroscientist Michael VanElzakker and microbiologist Rogier Louwen look ahead to the programme and the possibilities it offers for biomedical research into the disease.

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EURECO partnership

In 2020, ZonMw became part of EURECO, a European collaboration platform of academic researchers and service providers working on inclusive community planning and development of in the perspective of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). EURECO develops a network of academic researchers and research affined service providers specifically interested in developing inclusive communities.

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Associate Professor Christine Dedding on participation in research

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In the research world, everybody now knows that good research goes hand-in-hand with the input of peer experts. But how can that participation best be realised? We asked Christine Dedding who, as Associate Professor at Amsterdam UMC, is specialised in participation and co-creation. ‘We need to go and discover and shape things together.'

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News

Systematic reviews of preclinical studies increase transparency and quality of animal research

An impact study published on 13 December 2021 in the journal PLOS ONE reveals that systematic reviews increase the transparency and quality of animal research. Accordingly, systematic reviews contribute to better animal research, increase the quality of medical research and contribute to open science. In 2012, ZonMw started to fund the training, coaching and conduct of systematic reviews for animal research.

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89 researchers awarded a NWO Veni grant worth 250,000 euros

The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded 89 highly promising young scientists from the ENW and ZonMw domain a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas during a period of three years.

 

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Recap SYMPOSIUM: Microplastics and human health research in The Netherlands – State of the Science

This publication provides a recap of the online symposium ‘Microplastics and human health research in The Netherlands’ that was held on 4 November 2021. About one hundred researchers and policymakers exchanged knowledge about the latest research results from fifteen breakthrough projects within the ZonMw research programme ‘Microplastics and Health’. Attention was also paid to MOMENTUM, Microplastics & Human Health Consortium, the new...

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Follow-up research into the health risks of microplastics needed

This article shows that the impact of nano- and microplastics on human health is still largely unknown. Follow-up research is therefore needed because for decades, people have come into contact with the small plastic particles in their living environment via the air, water and food. These small particles vary in size from nanometres to micrometres.

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Understanding the mechanisms of non-pharmacological interventions

Topics

  • Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders
  • Improving the understanding of the mechanisms and biological substrates that underlie non-pharmacological interventions.
  • A holistic personalized treatment approach

 

Part of programme

EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND)

Published on

11 January 2022

Deadline

1 March 2022,
15.00

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Create2Solve - Request for Challenges

Topics

  • While the pharmaceutical, medical technologies, chemical, cosmetics and food industries are increasingly seeking solutions to improve, for example, their prediction of clinical efficacy and/or risk and safety assessments without the use of animals, the solutions are still insufficient;
  • Societal demand for animal-free testing is increasing and there is a need for new innovations to improve human health, a stimulation of this research field is therefore needed.

Part of programme

More Knowledge with Fewer Animals

Published on

12 August 2021

Deadline

7 April 2022,
14.00

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Related programmes

ZonMw has several programmes related to this topic.

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Events

EURECO Conference 2021: Tackling the ‘digital divide’

Persons with disabilities, with care needs or with psychiatric illnesses are particularly affected by the impact of the digital divide in society. The EURECO 2021 conference will focus on approaches to promote the development of equal digital participation for these vulnerable groups as well.

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Online matchmaking event Create2Solve

Do you face challenges in finding an animal-free innovation in research and industry? Sign up for the online matchmaking event on 10 February 2021 at 13:00h CET of Create2Solve by sending an e-mail to mkmd@zonmw.nl.

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Contact

Martijn da Costa

Martijn da Costa

Head of Cluster

+31 70 349 5245
costa@zonmw.nl
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