In search of a cure for HIV for the group that are hit the hardestA universal solution to the HIV epidemic, regardless of what type of virus the patient has. That is the ambition of Dutch and African researchers in the SPIRAL-project. They recently received a grant of more than 6 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the AidsFonds.
Measuring tumours quickly and precisely thanks to AI The CAESAR research group at Amsterdam UMC have developed an AI tool that automatically shows liver tumours on CT scans of patients with colon cancer that has spread to the liver, giving doctors quick insight into the size of the tumours. The fact that the tool is now being researched in the doctor's daily practice is good news, as many AI tools are stuck in the development phase. Researcher Michiel Zeeuw explains how this software came about.
Stairway to Impact Award for the fight against serious Strep A infectionsAmsterdam UMC's microbiologist Nina van Sorge has been indispensable in the development of a vaccine against Strep A infections, which range from mild throat infections to life-threatening conditions such as blood poisoning and puerperal fever. Worldwide, these infections cause half a million deaths per year, mainly in developing countries. With the Stairway to Impact Award from NWO, Van Sorge hopes to attract more attention to the fight against Strep A infections. She will invest the prize money in monitoring the pathogenic bacteria.
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