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Newly discovered gene regulates balance of ‘bad cholesterol’
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In a publication in Science, Noam Zelcer from the Division of Biopharmaceutics describes a previously unrecognized pathway to regulate LDL-cholesterol levels. He is also able to modulate this pathway. This opens the possibility for complementing and improving the efficacy of statins: A class of drugs used to remove ‘bad cholesterol’ from the bloodstream.

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Education prize awarded to joint LUMC/LACDR course
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The synergy between LACDR and the Leiden University Medical Center, as envisioned in LCTD3, already exists with regard to teaching: the course Hormones and the Nervous System has been elected 'Best Block' of the Biomedical Science curriculum 2009.  

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Inaugural Lecture Professor Herman van Vlijmen
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Prof.Dr. Herman van Vlijmen was appointed as Professor of Computational Drug Discovery at the Division of Medicinal Chemistry in Leiden on April 15th, 2008. He will give his Inaugural Lecture on May 18th, 2009.

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Spring Symposium 2009
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The LACDR Spring Symposium, organized in Amsterdam on May 7th, 2009, was a great succes!

There were presentations by Professor Kevin Park (University of Liverpool), Professor Amin Rostami-Hodjegan (University of Sheffield), and 10 LACDR PhDs! There was also a poster session where all LACDR PhDs were able to present their research. 

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Progress Report 2008 - Now available!
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The LACDR Progress Report 2008 is now available! At the LACDR Spring Symposium on May 7th, 2009, it was presented by Professor Meindert Danhof.

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