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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.

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    Is investing in 'bricks' worthwhile? Herengracht index provides historical insight.

    08-07-2022

    House prices in the Netherlands have doubled in ten years. Have bricks always become more expensive? Popular science magazine Quest dug into the matter and found insights with UM professor Piet Eichholtz.

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    New forms of audience participation in classical music

    30-06-2022

    Next week, Veerle Spronck will deliver her PhD conferral on new forms of participation in classical music. Veerle researched experimental concerts by philharmonie zuidnederland and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. She found that fundamental questions are asked in such projects: how can we give the audience a different, or perhaps even better, aesthetic experience?

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    Energy transition for all? A third of the world's population still cooks on open fires

    16-06-2022

    In a new study, PhD student Esther Boudewijns developed two practical tools to improve the implementation of cleaner cooking in low-wage countries. The results of the research will be published on June 16 in The Lancet Planetary Health.

  • Healthcare professionals in the lead

    10-06-2022

    The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport has made 2.25 million euros available for the project "Healthcare professionals in the lead" of the Academische Werkplaats Ouderenzorg and professional associations Verenso and V&VN

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

    17-02-2022

    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.

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