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Curing genetic disease in human stem cells

Whereas the CRISPR-Cas technology developed in 2012 cuts out a defect in a gene and replaces it with a new piece, the latest CRISPR technology works differently. The aim is to repair the error in the DNA without cutting it. This theoretically makes it a safer form of genetic editing. Scientists from Utrecht have shown for the first time that this technique can effectively and safely repair the DNA of stem cells derived from cystic fibrosis patients in the lab. The results of this study were published in the scientific journal Cell Stem Cell on the 20th of February.

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Successful establishment of model for fetal growth restriction and preeclampsia

In close collaboration between the department of Obstetrics and Department of Developmental Origins of Disease (DDOD) we successfully established a rat model for fetal growth restriction and preeclampsia.

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Child Health Jaaroverzicht 2019 (in Dutch)

Voor het complet jaaroverzicht van het speerpunt Child Health, klik hier.

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Nov 1: Over one hundred thousand euros from the Maarten van der Weijden foundation and KiKa for rese

In January 2020 the Maarten van der Weijden foundation and KiKa will launch a scientific study into the early detection of heart damage associated with childhood cancer. “A great step forward to a better future for children with cancer and for those who have survived the disease,"

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Child Health week

During the first week of October, Child Health was in the spotlight in the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital. In that week, diverse groups learned in a diverse program more about the research program and what this implies for their professional and personal life.

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Jeffrey Beekman appointed as professor of 'Cellular Disease Models at the Faculty of Medicine'

Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Beekman has been appointed professor of Cellular Disease Models at the Faculty of Medicine this summer.

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FUTURE Study receives € 500.000,- from Hartekind Foundation for fetal research into congenital heart

The Hartekind Foundation has awarded € 500.000,- to introduce this technique widely in The Netherlands and to use it for research into congenital heart defects. With an MRI, a detailed image can be made of the heart of an unborn child. The Wilhelmina Children's Hospital is the first to apply this new technique in The Netherlands.

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CHILD Research magazine

We are proud to present the CHILD research magazine that is developed for the Child Health program. This magazine offers a unique overview of all the beautiful research that is being done by Child Health at UMC Utrecht.

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Regenerative Medicine and collaboration at the Utrecht Science Park

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Childhood cancer: research into genetic predisposition

Combining medical data and DNA analysis will help identify children with a genetic predisposition.

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