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    Menstruation is still a taboo in the workplace

    28-09-2022

    In honour of the presentation of the VNVA Els Borst Prize for her oeuvre, Prof Marlies Bongers is organising the symposium "menstruation in RED on the agenda" on 1 October.

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    Repeat miscarriages: does the immune system play a role?

    15-09-2022

    In women trying to conceive, 1-3% experience repeated miscarriages. For more than 50% of these women, a cause for the miscarriages has yet to be found. New research from Maastricht University (UM) and the Maastricht University Medical Centre+ (MUMC+) shows that the immune system’s Natural Killer (NK) cells may be involved. In women with repeated miscarriages, the NK cells have different characteristics.

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    New European project aims to think outside the box when it comes to medicine

    05-09-2022

    The European Commission has awarded €23 million to set up a new platform for drug repurposing: the use of existing drugs in diseases other than those for which they were originally developed. In the next seven years UM will develop the platform REPO4EU (precision drug REPurpOsing for Europe) together with various international partners. A congress in Maastricht held on 2-3 September kicked off the project.

  • Companies do often not live up to their sustainable hallmark

    19-08-2022

    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.

  • Aantal mensen met overgewicht stijgt: Verleiding ongezonde producten te groot'

    19-05-2022

    Het aantal mensen met overgewicht en diabetes stijgt. Om te bepalen of iemand te zwaar is, wordt gekeken naar de BMI. Maar wat zegt je BMI eigenlijk over je gezondheid? En wat kan de overheid doen om het aantal mensen met overgewicht terug te dringen? Obesitas-onderzoeker Gijs Goossens vertelt erover in een interview met nu.nl.

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    Mark Post's mission: cultured meat

    03-12-2021

    Mark Post is a man on a mission. The environmental damage caused by livestock farming is far too great and must be dramatically reduced. His contribution? Cultured meat. These days, he’s not just a scientist, but also the director of Mosa Meat, a business that has drawn 75 million Euros in investments. And no, he’s not a vegetarian.

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    Maastricht University Library celebrates International Open Access Week 2021

    25-10-2021

    International Open Access Week 2021 will take place from 25-31 October. This year we are paying extra attention to new developments, services and tips. We are launching a new OA Journal Browser, a preprint guide, and organising drop-in sessions. But there's more. Read on and discover seven ways to celebrate Open Access Week 2021 with us.

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    Tinkering with microRNAs helps heart cells regenerate

    01-09-2021

    Scientists and cardiologists have known for decades that once a piece of heart muscle has died, for example due to a heart attack, it will never grow back. However, a research group from Maastricht University led by Professor Leon de Windt has now shown that by tinkering with microRNAs, heart muscle cells can indeed be prompted to regenerate. The research was published earlier this month in Nature Communications.

  • Open Access APC arrangements and discounts

    Available Open Access APC arrangements and discounts to make use of when you submit your next paper

    04-08-2021

    Guide with available Open Access APC deals and discounts for submitting UM and MUMC+ authors. In this guide, an overview of the available arrangements and how you can use these deals.

  • Select the right journal for your paper

    10 selection criteria to consider when you search for the right journal for your article

    06-07-2021

    10 selection criteria to consider when you search for the right journal for your article. Let us help you with our 10-step guide to find journals where you could submit your manuscript.

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