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Single cell discoveries, OdEuropa, Health Holland Grant, The Database of Surnames in The Netherlands

Single Cell Discoveries

Single Cell Discoveries is a spin-off that originated from fundamental research from the Hubrecht Institute.

It aspires to assist doctors and researchers in single-cell sequencing, a technique that offers a new perspective on complex biological issues. With single-cell sequencing, for example, cells from a tumor can be individually analyzed. In this way they hope to be able in future to tackle these types of diseases in a patient-specific way.It has reached the final round in the "Science Startups" category of the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin. Every year, twenty scientists from different disciplines present their 'scientific breakthrough' there.

(NB more/better text from article on knaw.nl: https://knaw.nl/nl/actueel/nieuws/startup-single-cell-discoveries-trots-op-internationale-herkenning)

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The Academy is coordinator of the OdEuropa research project funded with 2.8 million euros from Horizon 2020 for the development of sensory mining techniques to uncover historical scent heritage and to reintroduce these scents.

Several researchers from the Academy's Humanities Cluster are involved: intangible heritage and food experts from the Meertens Institute and experts from Digital Data Management from Huygens ING. (https://www.huygens.knaw.nl/odeuropa-mag-opzoek-naar-verloren-europese-geuren/?noredirect=nl_NL)

KTO has provided legal advice and guidance on the establishment of a Consortium Agreement between the partners involved. (Topics that played a role included: - publication; - data; - software; - IP; and: - governance of the project).

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Health Holland Grant (NIN) – Treat Alzheimer Disease

This project is a strategic partnership between i.e. the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) and Janssen Pharmaceutica, focused on generating innovative therapeutics for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

The aim is to systematically test the suitability of microRNA-132 as a therapeutic target for AD. By 2040, dementia patients in the Netherlands will double, reaching approximately 500.000, while there will be an estimated 130.000.000 dementia patients worldwide by 2050. AD comprises 50-75% of all dementia cases. AD cannot be currently prevented, slowed down or cured, being one of the main causes of disability later in life, ahead of cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke. In this project, the therapeutic potential and safety of a microRNA-based strategy for AD treatment will be systematically assessed.

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The Database of Surnames in The Netherlands

Curious about the origin of your surname or how common it is in the Netherlands? By using the Database of Surnames in The Netherlands you can find out exactly how often your surname occurs, but also how it is distributed within the Netherlands. In addition, the name bank offers a lot of background information per surname.

The Database of Surnames in The Netherlands contains more than 320,000 surnames. In addition, the number of name-bearers according to the 2007 municipal database and the 1947 census are shown in distribution maps.
Many of the names are accompanied by information that may include a name statement, old name records, name and genealogical literature references, relevant Internet sites and PDF attachments. The names are linked in variant clusters by hyperlinks. It is also possible to link to web pages on specific name types and name components.

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Database Surnames (Dutch)