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    Healthcare for undocumented migrants

    15-12-2021

    Together with her master’s students, Milena Pavlova is investigating the access to healthcare of undocumented migrants. Her findings give cause for concern: in many countries, this group has no or little access to healthcare.

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    Stock exchange companies must take more responsibility for negative externalities

    26-10-2021

    Dutch listed companies must take responsibility for the negative effects that their business activities and supply chain have on people and the planet by aligning their business strategy much more than is currently the case with planetary boundaries. This not only concerns slowing down climate change, but also, for example, combating the loss of biodiversity and the need to think and act in a circular manner.

  • The laptop produces the word your brain wants to say

    01-10-2021

    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

    30-09-2021

    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.

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    A colleague’s retirement: a tribute to Erik de Regt

    07-09-2021

    After a fruitful career spanning 35 years at SBE, Dr. Erik de Regt retired at the end of August. Erik joined our School in 1986 and has made valuable contributions over the years, as a researcher, teacher, course coordinator, and most recently as the Chair of the Board of Examiners.

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

    13-08-2021

    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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    Hiking Fundraising Alzheimer Centrum Limburg 2021

    13-08-2021

    The Alzheimer Centrum Limburg is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and four PhD students have organized a hiking fundraising for this. From 1 to the 21st of September, until World Alzheimer’s day, we will walk 20 kilometers together with colleagues from the Alzheimer Centrum Limburg!

  • Labor market is enduring the Corona pandemic reasonably

    08-07-2021

    Despite the economic shock of the Covid-19 pandemic, job opportunities are generally good for graduates entering the job market over the next six years. More than 2 million job openings are expected by 2026. This is offset by an influx of 1.6 million new graduates.

  • Employers recruit HBO and WO students, not bachelors or masters

    06-07-2021

    Employers have hardly adjusted their recruitment strategies after the introduction of the Bachelor-Master system (BAMA). The established educational designations HBO and WO continue to determine recruitment and the return on the labour market.

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