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    Chemistry in the kitchen

    30-11-2022

    Professor of Clinical Chemistry Yvonne Henskens has prepared for this interview by laying out her most important cookbooks and whipping up a fig cake with eggs from her own chickens. “I prefer to make everything myself: bread, cheese, mayonnaise. I want to know how it works—in that sense I’m still a chemist.” 

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    Unusual careers: an interview with alumn Robbie Servais

    29-11-2022

    When we asked alumnus Robbie Servais about his current occupation, he told us that he works as a football coach at K.R.C. Genk. An unusual career considering that he studied International Business at Maastricht University. Although Robbie's profession may seem like an unusual career choice, his studies at the School of Business and Economics did have a great influence on his professional career. 

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    Technology and equal opportunities in education

    29-09-2022

    Technology can increase as well as decrease inequality in education. That is the conclusion of professor of education Carla Haelermans of the Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) in Maastricht. She conducted years of research on the subject and will deliver her inaugural address at Maastricht University on Friday 30 September. 

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  • Chess Air Pollution

    Blue sky thinking – the hidden threat of fine particulate pollution

    16-08-2022

    For three years in a row, Steffen Künn and colleagues went to a seven-week-long chess tournament in Cologne to establish a link between levels of air pollution and cognitive performance. The somewhat alarming results were eagerly scooped up by the media, but it took even more data to convince the academic community that air pollution might affect our economy.

  • Better chances for cancer in the liver

    15-08-2022

    Our liver is a special organ: if you cut away part of it, in most cases a new piece of liver will grow back. If someone has cancer in the liver, the affected part of the liver can be surgically removed. But you can only do this if at least 30% of the liver remains. For many patients whose remaining liver is too small, this means that they cannot undergo surgery. But thanks to international research from Maastricht UMC+, the treatment options for cancer in the liver have now been significantly expanded.

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    Two SBE academics receive Marie Curie fellowships

    28-07-2022

    Roman Briker and Fynn Gerken, two talented academics from Maastricht University's School of Business and Economics (SBE),  were recently awarded Marie Sklodowska Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships for their research on Artificial Intelligence.

  • Diagnosis of skin cancer via quick scan a step closer

    12-07-2022

    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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