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NWO grant for Andrea Evers and Jelle van Leusden
Prof. dr. Andrea Evers has received an NWO research talent grant with Jelle van Leusden as the PhD candidate. This grant enables them to start a research project to examine whether the circadian rhythm can be conditioned during sleep.
Expectations can relieve pain
Interventions that induce expectations can be effective for relieving patients’ pain. This finding is promising for optimising the effectiveness of treatments, conclude Kaya Peerdeman and colleagues in their recently published meta-analysis.
Sylvia van Beugen wins Herman Musaph Literature award
Sylvia van Beugen, PhD candidate at Andrea Evers’ research group at the Health, Medical and Neuropsychology unit of Leiden University, has won the Herman Musaph Literature award 2016 for the best publication about psychodermatology.
Longer-term antibiotic treatment no benefit for persistent Lyme symptoms
Patients with persistent Lyme symptoms do not benefit from longer-term antibiotic treatment, is the conclusion of a study by researchers of Radboudumc and Leiden University in which prof. dr. Andrea Evers and dr. Henriët van Middendorp were involved.
The potential of placebo
How exactly does the placebo effect work? Scientists are gaining more and more knowledge on this topic. Horizon Magazine has published an article about the placebo effect, in which Andrea Evers’s research is discussed.