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20 April 2017
The BPRC on film

The BPRC on film


Research with monkeys raises many questions to people. Why do we use monkeys for medical research, how are the animals treated and what is the significance of this type of research?

28 March 2017
How do Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infected cells disrupt the immune system and thereby play a role in multiple sclerosis (MS)?

How do Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infected cells disrupt the immune system and thereby play a role in multiple sclerosis (MS)?


There are numerous lines of evidence indicating that there is a link between EBV infection and MS. In a marmoset monkey model for MS an infection with the `monkey-EBV` has also been shown to activate immune cells to attack the own body. Researchers at the BPRC have investigated how this (unwanted) activation can take place.

27 February 2017
PhD awarded to Jaco Bakker at Utrecht University

PhD awarded to Jaco Bakker at Utrecht University


On 16 January 2017 Jaco Bakker successfully defended his thesis entitled `Veterinary care and welfare management in common marmosets`

4 November 2016
The standardized production of a malaria vaccine, called PfAMA1 to enable vaccine studies in humans

The standardized production of a malaria vaccine, called PfAMA1 to enable vaccine studies in humans


To date there is no malaria vaccine available. The vaccine which is most advanced in development, mosquirix™ of GSK, is only protective against disease in ± 30 % of the people. Possibly protective effects can be improved by adding a component to the mosquirix vaccine.

10 October 2016
Increased susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease in a monkey model due to activation of the immune system

Increased susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease in a monkey model due to activation of the immune system


There is still no treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Researchers from the BPRC have studied the influence of the immune system on the development of the disease. This could open up new possibilities for therapies.

30 September 2016
Acute immune responses in the brain differ from responses in blood

Acute immune responses in the brain differ from responses in blood


Microglia, immune cells of the brain, appear to have been adapted to their challenging environment. They react less destructive to danger signals than their counterparts in the blood.

8 September 2016
Discovery of new antimalarial drugs with unique properties using an innovative technology

Discovery of new antimalarial drugs with unique properties using an innovative technology


Currently, only a limited number of drug have known activity against malaria and in addition drug resistance is emerging. Scientists have developed an innovative method to identify new compounds that target malaria.

1 September 2016
Increased production of the immunological substance sCD14 after HCV infection

Increased production of the immunological substance sCD14 after HCV infection


The intestinal flora is important for maintaining an immunological balance. This is mainly due to leakage of bacterial products through the intestinal wall rendering them visible to the immune system. This process, called microbial translocation induces a response of the immune system by producing a substance called sCD14.

29 August 2016
Zika virus Research at the BPRC

Zika virus Research at the BPRC


The BPRC contributes to research in vaccine development and new medicines against Zika virus

16 August 2016
BPRC ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC REPORT 2015

BPRC ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC REPORT 2015


We hereby present the BPRC 2015 Annual Scientific Report and show the research highlights of 2015.

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