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Consortium meets online to discuss progress and final stretch

<p>On November 23-24, the CoSTREAM consortium met online to presents its latest results and to discuss the final steps towards the completion of the project in May 2021.</p> <p>Members of the external Scientific Advisory Board were once morepresent for the meeting and added valuable feedback on the interpretation of results and how to best publish and proceed. We'd again like to thank the members of the Scientific Advisory Board for their contributions during the meeting!</p> <p>Promising results were shared internally and will be prepared for publication over the next months, prior to the end of the project.</p>
Posted on Wednesday 25 November 2020

World Alzheimer's Month

September 2020 marks the ninth World Alzheimer’s Day and Month to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma. The theme for this year’s World Alzheimer’s Month campaign builds on the theme from 2019: Let’s talk about dementia. people all around the world are encouraged to understand the importance of recognising dementia as a disease and challenging the stigma that surrounds the condition. This ‘back to basics’ approach concentrates on awareness-raising, with a simple, easy to understand and impactful message, which is broad and adaptable to every country. Found out more.
Posted on Monday 21 September 2020

Overview of presentations in the third period

Over the course of the third period (month 37-54), CoSTREAM was presented at several scientific events, including the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in Los Angeles, held from July 12-18, 2019, and the European Congress of Radiology 2019 (ECR 2019) in Vienna, held from February 27 - March 3, 2019. Four posters were presented at the AAIC 2019 with various results from CoSTREAM. At ECR 2019, the platform of the organ-on-a-chip model was displayed together with CoSTREAM dissemination material at the EIBIR Lounge.
Posted on Sunday 30 August 2020

CoSTREAM published 84 original research papers

So far CoSTREAM researchers have published an astonishing 84 original research papers since the start of the project less than 5 years ago! You can find all the published papers in the publications section of this website.
Posted on Saturday 1 August 2020

CoSTREAM at ECR 2020 (online edition)

Learn about CoSTREAM during ECR 2020! Information and promotional material is available in the virtual EIBIR exhibition, and an animation video about the CoSTREAM project will be played on various occasions between lectures and sessions. CoSTREAM is also included in the congress newspaper - the article can be found in the media section.
Posted on Wednesday 15 July 2020

CoSTREAM meetings in Vienna

For the past two days, the CoSTREAM consortium met in Vienna, Austria to discuss the latest research results and the direction of the project. The members of the external Scientific Advisory Board were also present for this meeting and provided valuable feedback on the interpretation of results and how to best publish and proceed. We'd like to thank the members of the Scientific Advisory Board for their contributions during the meeting!
Posted on Thursday 9 January 2020

World Stroke Day 2019

World Stroke Day is observed on October 29 to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors. On this day, organizations around the world facilitate events emphasizing education, testing, and initiatives to improve the damaging effects of stroke worldwide. The focus of the campaign this year is stroke risk and prevention. The latest analysis of the Global Burden of Disease shows that the lifetime risk of stroke for over-25s has increased and now stands at 1 in 4. The urgent need for action at individual and population level is only matched by the incredible potential for a huge reduction in stroke. While our efforts on World Stroke Day are largely directed towards raising public awareness of the steps we can all take to reduce our risk, the 2019 campaign is a key component of WSO’s strategic commitment to ‘Cut Stroke in Half’. You can read more about how the campaign and the wider initiative are linked in this Lancet editorial. Find out how you can help.
Posted on Tuesday 29 October 2019

World Alzheimer Day 2019

Today is World Alzheimer's Day! Visit the website of Alzheimer's Disease International at https://www.alz.co.uk/ for more information on global and local events and how you can contribute to raising awareness around Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Posted on Saturday 21 September 2019

Medical Delta features CoSTREAM research principles

The Medical Delta introduces the METABODELTA programme, which features CoSTREAM research principles in an article on their website. It highlights the multidisciplinary approach that we have been applying in CoSTREAM; from genetics and metabolomics to clinical practice. In CoSTREAM, we're also looking at imaging and other epidemiological factors - but the principle remains the same. Read more about the METABODELTA programme here.
Posted on Thursday 27 June 2019

CoSTREAM at the EIBIR Lounge at ECR 2019

This year, CoSTREAM is present at the EIBIR lounge at the European Congress of Radiology 2019. In the EIBIR Lounge, you'll again find promotional material for CoSTREAM, but you can also see the organ-on-a-chip platform up close! We have two OrganoPlates from MIMETAS on display at the EIBIR Lounge! CoSTREAM will also be included in an article in the daily congress newspaper ECR Today.
Posted on Wednesday 27 February 2019

Overview of presentations in the second period

During the second 18 months of the project (month 19-36), CoSTREAM researchers have presented their work and achievements to their peers at national and international events on 20 occasions. Here you can find an overview of these presentations:
Posted on Wednesday 30 January 2019

Consortium meets at Karolinska in Stockholm

In the past two days, the CoSTREAM consortium held a meeting at the Karolinska Institute. During the meeting, the latest results were presented and discussed among the consortium, and with the project officer of the European Commission, Dr. Sara Brazys. The focus of this meeting was particularly on the imaging studies and how to proceed with these.
Posted on Monday 12 November 2018

World Stroke Day 2018

World Stroke Day is observed on October 29 to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors. On this day, organizations around the world facilitate events emphasizing education, testing, and initiatives to improve the damaging effects of stroke worldwide. The campaign focuses on issues associated with life after stroke - dementia being a very severe issue of course. We're doing our best to research the link between stroke and Alzheimer's in order to understand how to minimize the risk for dementia following stroke. Find out how you can help.
Posted on Monday 29 October 2018

Organ-on-a-chip featured by EU's DG Research

The Directorate-General for Research has featured CoSTREAM in an article published today in light of World Stroke Day. The article highlights the combined multi-disciplinary expertise on both stroke and Alzheimer’s, as well as our state-of-the-art metabolomics. It also highlights our ‘organ-on-a-chip’ lab model that can replicate the blood-brain barrier, how this model is helping to characterise and validate the underlying pathways shared by the two diseases, and how it could revolutionise the development of new therapies against them by allowing quick, efficient testing. You can read the full article here.
Posted on Monday 29 October 2018

World Alzheimer's Day 2018

Today is World Alzheimer's Day! Visit the website of Alzheimer's Disease International at https://www.alz.co.uk/ for more information on global and local events and how you can contribute to raising awareness around Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Posted on Friday 21 September 2018

CoSTREAM at ECR 2018

CoSTREAM is present at the EIBIR booth at the European Congress of Radiology once more in 2018. CoSTREAM is being displayed at the EIBIR booth with a roll-up and the CoSTREAM folder is available for visitors, alongside dedicated information about the brain imaging aspects of the project. CoSTREAM will also be included in an article in the daily congress newspaper ECR Today.
Posted on Wednesday 28 February 2018

Interview with Prof. Hugh Markus on education and risk of Alzheimer's disease

Prof. Hugh Markus of the University of Cambridge was interviewed by MedicalXpress about his genetics study that suggests education reduces risk of Alzheimer's disease. The theory that education protects against Alzheimer's disease has been given further weight by the new research from the University of Cambridge, which is part of the CoSTREAM project. The study is published today in the BMJ and is available in the results section.
Posted on Thursday 7 December 2017

CoSTREAM consortium meets in Cambridge

The CoSTREAM consortium met at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom for the past two days to share their research results and discuss the project. Exciting results from the genetics and metabolomics research will be ready for publication shortly, and the work on the organ-on-a-chip platform is ahead of schedule.
Posted on Friday 10 November 2017

World Stroke Day 2017

World Stroke Day is observed on October 29 to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors. On this day, organizations around the world facilitate events emphasizing education, testing, and initiatives to improve the damaging effects of stroke worldwide. In 2017, the World Stroke Campaign focusses on stroke prevention, driven by research data from the 2017 Interstroke study, which identified key global risk factors for stroke and their prevalence around the world. Approximately 90% of strokes are linked to 10 key risk factors that we can modify to help prevent a stroke.
Posted on Sunday 29 October 2017

World Alzheimer's Day 2017

Today is World Alzheimer's Day! Visit the website of Alzheimer's Disease International at https://www.alz.co.uk/ for more information on global and local events and how you can contribute to raising awareness around Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Posted on Thursday 21 September 2017

Overview of presentations in the first period

During the first 18 months of the project, CoSTREAM researchers have presented their work and achievements to their peers at national and international events on 17 occasions. Here you can find an overview of these presentations.
Posted on Tuesday 1 August 2017

Editorial in Lancet

CoSTREAM is mentioned in an editorial on vascular disease and neurodegeneration and how these are advancing together, published in Lancet. It concludes that "the need for [cerebrovascular disease and cognitive impairment research] to converge is also being recognised in Europe, where stroke and dementia research come together in landmark initiatives such as the CoSTREAM consortium, SVDS@target, and METACOHORTS."
Posted on Monday 1 May 2017

CoSTREAM at ECR 2017

CoSTREAM is once again represented at the EIBIR booth at the European Congress of Radiology in 2017. A roll-up introducing CoSTREAM is being displayed at the EIBIR booth and the CoSTREAM folder is available for visitors, alongside dedicated information about the brain imaging aspects of the project.
Posted on Wednesday 1 March 2017

Consortium meeting at LMU in Munich

All partners of the CoSTREAM consortium met at LMU in Munich, Germany the past two days to share their latest research results and discuss the direction of the project. Partners were already able to show exciting results from the genetics research and we're hoping to publish these in due time.
Posted on Friday 11 November 2016

World Stroke Day 2016

World Stroke Day is observed on October 29 to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition, and ensure better care and support for survivors. Although stroke is a complex medical issue, there are ways to significantly reduce its impact! We need the help of everyone - individuals, families, communities, health professionals and governments - to join the fight against stroke.
Posted on Saturday 29 October 2016

Partners in Crime article

CoSTREAM is featured in the current issue of the Horizon 2020 Projects Portal Journal as part of the coverage on World Alzheimer's Day 2016. You can find the article in the Media section or on the Horizon 2020 Projects Portal website. In the article project manager Peter Gordebeke and project coordinator Cornelia van Duijn introduce CoSTREAM, and how we're working to understand the causes of stroke and Alzheimer's disease.
Posted on Wednesday 21 September 2016

World Alzheimer's Day 2016

Today is World Alzheimer's Day! Visit the website of Alzheimer's Disease International at https://www.alz.co.uk/ for more information on global and local events and how you can contribute to raising awareness around Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
Posted on Wednesday 21 September 2016

Professor appointment of CoSTREAM scientists in Medical Delta

Medical Delta has appointed seven new professors who will bridge the medical worlds of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam. This includes epidemiologist Prof. Cock van Duijn (project coordinator of CoSTREAM) and analytical bioscientist Prof. Thomas Hankemeier (leading metabolomics in CoSTREAM).
Posted on Thursday 30 June 2016

CoSTREAM press release

New EU-funded project CoSTREAM (www.costream.eu) targets the common mechanisms and pathways of stroke, Alzheimer’s disease to improve disease prevention and treatment, by combining clinical, genetic, epidemiologic, metabolic and radiologic research to develop an organ-on-a-chip in vitro model for the blood-brain connection.
Posted on Monday 9 May 2016

CoSTREAM on Twitter

CoSTREAM is on Twitter! Stay up to date and follow us @CoSTREAM_H2020.
Posted on Wednesday 30 March 2016

CoSTREAM at ECR 2016

The CoSTREAM project is represented at the European Congress of Radiology 2016 in Vienna Austria, from March 2nd to March 6th. Information about the project and the link between stroke and Alzheimer's can be found at the EIBIR booth.
Posted on Wednesday 2 March 2016

CoSTREAM kicks off in Rotterdam

The CoSTREAM kick off meeting took place on December 18th and 19th, 2015 and was hosted by the Project Coordinator Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Posted on Saturday 19 December 2015