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Medications specifically for Children with Cancer
Separate research is needed in the case of children with cancer. Children differ from adults in the types of cancer they develop. Researchers at the recently opened Princess Máxima Centre for Pediatric Oncology are looking for medications that work more specific than chemotherapy. NEMO Kennislink visited them.
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First Start-up Oncode Institute launched
Oncode Investigator, Alexander van Oudenaarden, is one of the pioneers in the field of single-cell sequencing. From his lab at the Hubrecht Institute the company Single Cell Discoveries was recently launched with the help of the valorization team of Oncode.
Hidde Boersma
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Fundamental Science: an uncertain endeavour into uncharted territory
Oncode invests in curiosity driven research. We asked Oncode Investigator Madelon Maurice and General Director Ton Rijnders to explain why.
Hidde Boersma
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On hair balls, ink pads, and folds
Neatly rolled up in a cell nucleus of only a hundredth of a millimetre in size, our genome consists of approximately two metres of DNA spread over 46 chromosomes. Three Oncode Investigators explain why they are fascinated by the spatial organization of this tiny ball of thread.
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H.M. Queen Máxima officially launches Oncode Institute
With so much excellent cancer research already being done in the Netherlands, what value can a new organization add? That question was answered today in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Máxima, who officially opened Oncode Institute with an elegant gesture.
DesireeHoving
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An open letter to patients
On the occasion of the launch of Oncode Institute, we, the institute’s founding scientists, wish to say a few words to you.
RenéBernards
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The benefits of unrestricted grants
What if researchers were given money along with the freedom to work as they wished, without the red tape?
Hidde Boersma
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Successful partnerships
What do haploid cells, the common cold and certain congenital illnesses have in common? Each one is the focus of a small biotech company started by fundamental researcher Thijn Brummelkamp.
Hidde Boersma