Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

Both at home and throughout Europe, FHML is one of the most renowned institutes of its kind. We stand for cutting edge research and education, and pride ourselves on rapidly incorporating the latest developments and insights, and methods into our programmes. We also believe strongly in multidisciplinarity, looking at each topic from different angles and ensuring that the different specialists always work in close collaboration. More, FHML is always looking beyond borders. International healthcare is high on our agenda, and our work regularly transcends national boundaries, both in research and in education. FHML works in close cooperation with Maastricht UMC+ (MUMC+).


  • Study brings lifestyle disease liver fattening into focus

    Wednesday, July 27, 2022

    An unhealthy lifestyle can have disastrous consequences for the liver. Fatty liver disease can develop, a chronic liver condition that can lead to liver failure or even liver cancer. Fatty liver also contributes to the development and worsening of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 

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  • Innovative stem cell therapy offers hope for restoring muscle strength in rare, inherited muscle disorders

    Friday, July 15, 2022

    A consortium led by scientists from Maastricht UMC+ is starting clinical trials for an innovative stem cell therapy against genetic muscle disorders and muscle wasting in the elderly, among others. On July 13 and 28, the first two patients with a hereditary muscle disorder of the energy metabolism will receive healthy muscle stem cells from the body.

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  • Behavioural expertise is key in effective lifestyle policy

    Wednesday, July 13, 2022

    In de position paper: ‘Gedragsexpertise is de sleutel tot effectief leefstijlbeleid’, die door veel vooraanstaande organisaties en experts wordt onderschreven, maken gedragsexperts duidelijk dat het essentieel is de rol van gedrag een onmisbaar onderdeel te maken van preventie en zorg.

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  • Diagnosis of skin cancer via quick scan a step closer

    Tuesday, July 12, 2022

    Determining whether a suspected spot on the skin is a basal cell carcinoma - the most common form of skin cancer - can be done in a large number of cases with a scan of the skin instead of an invasive biopsy. This has less impact on the patient, is faster and can lead to cost savings in healthcare.

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  • Large-scale study of sustainable employability of firefighters

    Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Read more
  • Faster after a sip of beet juice?

    Friday, June 10, 2022 Read more
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