Recent developments, presentations, awards, meetings & more

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  • 38th International Symposium on Diabetes and Nutrition

    Virtuel Event 21 – 24 June,2021 This will be the main topics of the Congress: Food patterns encouraging the consumption of plant-based food; Omics: a new approaches to the study of nutrition and health; Dairy products, tree nuts, dietary patterns and diabetes Meal replacement, body weight and diabetes Vegetable fat sources: type or amount? Carbohydrate quality or fiber content Genetic, epigenetic, nutrition and cardiovascular health Sustainability and environmental impact of diet More information about the Symposium can be found here: https://dnsg2021.com

  • Radboud University Nijmegen is organising a Summer School on the Gut-Brain Axis

    From 5 – 16 July 2021 Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands will host a summer school about the gut-brain axis. This two-week course will be taught fully online. The course is organised by Eat2beNICE project leader dr. Alejandro Arias Vasquez together with dr. Mirjam Bloemendaal and dr. Jeanette Mostert. They have invited international experts from the field to give lectures on gut microbiota, routes of the gut-brain communication, and state-of-the-art research on the associations between gut microbiota and behaviour. The course will also include hands on assignments to analyse microbiome data in R. No expertise in R is required,...

  • Nanda Rommelse appointed endowed professor of Neurodevelopmental disorders

    September 8 2020

    Nanda Rommelse has been appointed professor of Neurodevelopmental Disorders with effect from 1 September. The chair is a bridging function between the Psychiatry Department of the Radboudumc and Character Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Read more...

  • Online ECNP congress

    September 18 2020

    At the online ECNP congress last week, Eat2beNICE researchers Dr. Silke Matura and Prof. Jordi Salas gave presentations about their research on probiotics and the Mediterranean Diet...

  • Master class

    November 6 2019

    Prof. John F. Cryan, Chair of the Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience at the University College Cork (Ireland), gives a comprehensive overview of the latest research on diet, the microbiome and the Gut-Brain axis as part of the general assembly meeting of the Eat2beNICE/NewBrainNutrition consortium held in Lissabon, Portugal, on the 6th of November 2019...

  • Prof. Barbara Franke receives royal honours!

    April 30 2019

    Barbara Franke, Professor of Molecular Psychiatry at the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, received royal honours for her academic work on psychiatric disorders, ADHD in particular. She was awarded Knighthood in the Order of the Netherlands Lion. We cordially congratulate her on this achievement and are very glad to have her in the leadership team of Eat2BeNice!...

  • New Brain Nutrition releases Online Video Classes on Nutrition and Mental Health

    August 1 2019

    New Brain Nutrition releases Online Video Classes on nutrition and mental health taught by experts from the European Union’s Eat2beNICE funded project. New Brain is the dissemination website for the EU Horizon 2020 funded project Eat2beNICE, a consortium of 18 European University Medical Centers which is conducting extensive research and multi-year clinical research on mental health effects of the Mediterranean Diet, an elimination diet, therapeutic broadband supplementation, and probiotic therapy. The Eat2beNICE Project involves Universities across Europe from the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Sweden, England, Hungary, Estonia and Norway. Almost 90 research scientists are involved in the project which includes...

  • Eat2beNICE celebrates Brain Awareness Week March 11-17, 2019

    March 12 2019

    The Eat2beNICE project, a consortium of 18 European university medical centers funded by the European Horizon 2020 Research Programme No 728018, is celebrating International Brain Awareness Week with two new educational downloads on their website at Eat2beNICE/New Brain Nutrition. The Eat2beNICE project is a five-year project completing original research on how nutrition and lifestyle affect mental health. The two new FREE educational downloads for both healthcare professionals and the public are e-booklets entitled, “The Gut-Brain Axis: An Important Key to Your Health”, and the “Nutritional Diversity Tip Sheet.”  This is in addition to the “Mediterranean Diet and Depression” booklet previously published...

  • A new video “ADHD – Shine a Light” helps adults better understand the condition

    October 29 2018

    “I feel like a universe, stuffed within a shoebox” – this is how Bryn Travers describes what it’s like to have Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). On 31 October 2018 the video ‘Shine a light – understanding ADHD’ is released: a short documentary about what ADHD is, both from a personal and clinical perspective. The video was created through the collaboration between 4 EU-funded, international consortia of researchers that investigate ADHD and its origins: MiND, Aggressotype, CoCA and Eat2BeNICE. This video is aimed at helping young people and adults diagnosed with ADHD, or who suspect they have ADHD, as well as...

  • Mediterranean Diet Depression Mental Health Microbiota Nutrition Trial Announced

    October 19 2018

    Eat2beNICE, a consortium of 18 European university medical centres, is conducting four clinical trials to better understand the connection and mechanism between nutrition, lifestyle and mental health. The subject has been in the news recently with the publication of a study that found the Mediterranean diet could reduce and protect against symptoms depression (Lassale, University College London, in Molecular Psychiatry).  According to Lassale, people following a Mediterranean diet had a 33% lower risk of being diagnosed with depression.  Among the factors that led to a higher chance of depression were those who ate processed meats, trans fats, and consumed a...

  • 18 European Medical Partners Study Links between Mental Health and Nutrition

    June 6 2018

    EU-funded consortium studies connections between gut microbiota, diet and exercise to formulate nutrition and lifestyle recommendations for brain health. An 18-partner medical consortium will spend €11.1M through 2022 studying how dietary components (i.e. sugar, fat, protein content, vitamin and mineral supplementation, probiotics) and lifestyle factors (including exercise) influence people’s overall health, brain function, and behavior.  The project is coordinated by Dr. Alejandro Arias-Vásquez from the Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Science has known for years how peoples’ diets and lifestyle affect chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer.  Researchers, however, are...