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    Are human rights of future generations our concern?

    03-10-2022

    After years of meaningful work at our university, Prof. Fons Coomans gave his farewell address to the Faculty of Law on 2 September, where he examined important human rights questions. How do they impact our daily lives? And how do they affect people on a personal level? Will future generations still have human rights?

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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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    Menthol smokers are more likely to quit smoking after European menthol ban

    27-09-2022

    The EU ban on menthol cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco introduced in May 2020 led menthol smokers to be more likely to try to quit smoking and to be successful in quitting compared to non-menthol smokers. At the same time, a third of menthol smokers say they still smoke menthol cigarettes despite the ban.

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    ‘Love hormone’ may support memory in people with Alzheimer’s

    27-09-2022

    Oxytocin may be able to support memory in people with Alzheimer’s disease. This is the conclusion of a study led by Maastricht University in which oxytocin was administered to mice with Alzheimer’s-related problems. The research is based on epigenetics, the external effects that turn parts of our DNA on or off during our lifetime.

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    Chahinda Ghossein named Top Woman Limburg 2022

    26-09-2022

    Chahinda Ghossein has been named Top Woman Limburg 2022. She conducts research on cardiovascular diseases in women, particularly in relation to their pregnancy. She is committed to this women-specific issue through her work as a cardiologist and scientist.

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    Continuation Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music

    26-09-2022

    Zuyd University, philharmonie zuidnederland and Maastricht University will continue their collaboration in the Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM) for the next four years.

  • FPN’s research policy officer Rense Hoekstra receives UM Medallion of Honour

    26-09-2022

    Rense Hoekstra, FPN’s recently retired research policy officer, received the UM Medallion of Honour during his farewell reception.

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    Researching the Anthropocene: the age of human impact on earth

    22-09-2022

    UM researcher Simone Schleper is trying to tackle sustainability related problems at its root in history.

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    Claartje Rasterhoff New Director MACCH

    21-09-2022

    As of September 1st, Vivian van Saaze stepped down from her role as director of the interfaculty and transdisciplinary Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage (MACCH). She is succeeded by Claartje Rasterhoff.

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    When the most unknown organ must be removed

    16-09-2022

    An organ that disappears almost completely after puberty, but in rare cases can regrow in size and even harbor a tumor: the thymus, also known as the thymus. Physician-researcher Florit Marcuse, affiliated with Maastricht University's Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences, examined this relatively unknown organ and found that care for these patients could be further improved, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

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