Two first-year JSM (Junior Scientific Masterclass) students in Sebo Withoff's mentor group (2014) have won prizes at the concluding symposium on May 12th. One of the students' exercises was to write and present a Newsflash (2-3 pages on a scientific breakthrough, written for the layman). The students could choose a recent paper to base their newsflash on. Seth Tabishgou won the report prize (€250). Bob Schut was runner-up for the presentation prize. See their JSM newsflashes:
Franken yeast: The man-made chromosome
by Seth Tabishgou
Drug holiday by Bob Schut
Hans Langendijk, hoogleraar Radiotherapie en hoofd van de afdeling Radiotherapie van het UMCG, kreeg vandaag uit handen van burgemeester Klaas Smid van de gemeente Noorderveld een koninklijke onderscheiding.
Women who develop heart failure during pregnancy have a problem with the heart’s fatty acid metabolism.
The treatment of depression with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT, previously often referred to as electroshock therapy) stimulates the generation of new nerve cells. The ECT causes a specific part of the brain, the dentate gyrus, part of the hippocampus,...