• Sten van Beek

    Cold shivers?


    Due to the Western lifestyle with a high fat diet combined with little exercise, more and more people in the Netherlands are overweight or even obese. This causes an increased risk of type II diabetes. What can be done about this besides a healthier lifestyle? The answer comes from an unexpected source: shivering from the cold!

  • Marlou-Floor Kenkhuis

    Quantity and Quality


    Survivors of colon cancer often have symptoms associated with the cancer or treatment for years after treatment, such as fatigue and tingling in fingers and feet. This has a great impact on the perceived quality of life. Whereas current lifestyle advice is mainly aimed at prevention of (colon) cancer, Marlou-Floor Kenkhuis studied in her PhD the relationship between lifestyle with quality of life and fatigue in colon cancer survivors.

  • Companies do often not live up to their sustainable hallmark


    The ESG rating, the hallmark that indicates that companies are conducting business in a socially responsible way, often appears to be a promise that only exists on paper. While large investors, such as Dutch pension funds, actually use it to make responsible investments.

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    UM Students win the GreenFood4Health Challenge


    On 1 April 2022, the GreenFood4Health Challenge took place at the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. The winning team: Anastasia Kalalidou, Einar Schulze, Vanessa Klose, Inês Brito Da Mana Morgado and Saja Alowaisi (Fontys), master students of the MSc Health Food Innovation Management at Maastricht University (UM).

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    Energy metabolism in muscles of active seniors almost on par with young people


    Muscles of elderly people who exercise regularly display almost the same metabolism as those of young people, according to a joint study on aging in muscle tissues by scientists from Maastricht University (UM) and Amsterdam UMC. The research suggests that people can largely reverse the aging of their muscles through an active lifestyle.

  • The laptop produces the word your brain wants to say


    Researchers from Maastricht University have enabled an epilepsy patient to hear through a laptop the word she was thinking of at that exact moment. This is an important step in research aiming to facilitate communication by people with severe speech impairments.

  • ‘Blue spot’ in the brain aids in early detection of Alzheimer’s


    A miniscule area in the brain can help to identify an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease at a very early stage, researchers from Maastricht University found. The locus coeruleus (LC), or blue spot, is hidden deep in the brainstem and can only be detected with advanced MRI equipment.

  • Metabolism changes with age, but not exactly when you might expect


    An international team of scientists has for the first time accurately mapped the metabolic highs and lows of life, from birth to old age. Many physiological changes are associated with growing up and aging, from puberty to menopause. However, this new study shows that the timing of our ‘metabolic life stages’ doesn’t coincide with these milestones.

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  • NWO logo

    NWO Rubicon grant for two UM researchers


    Two UM researchers have each received a Rubicon grant from the Dutch Research Council NWO. This grant gives young and highly promising researchers the opportunity to gain international research experience. 

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