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    Green light for LIME 2.0 care innovation programme

    20-12-2021

    The Province of Limburg has awarded a second tranche of subsidy of 2,040,000 euros to the 'Kennis-As' project LIME (LImburg MEet). LIME has proven itself in recent years as an accessible and interdisciplinary knowledge center and innovation platform for healthcare.

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    Tobacco discouragement is only effective from €12 per cigarette pack

    23-11-2021

    The only way to get enough people to quit smoking to achieve the goals of the National Prevention Agreement is to substantially increase the excise duty on tobacco products. This is the conclusion of research by Maastricht University (UM) on the price sensitivity of people who smoke cigarettes or rolling tobacco.

  • Awards for FHML scientists

    23-11-2021

    Two talented young researchers from the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) at Maastricht University have won awards. Kim Kampen received the KNAW Early Career Award and Floor van den Brand has won the Catharina Pijls Dissertation Prize.

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    Working from home will disadvantage cross-border workers unless rules are changed

    19-11-2021

    Unless the EU rules and tax treaties are amended, some cross-border workers will soon have to pay tax in two countries: in their country of residence for hours spent working from home, and in the country in which they work for hours spent in the office. Since COVID-19 has made working from home often no longer a choice, the Dutch, German and Belgian governments have exempted cross-border workers from the usual rules until the end of 2021. But no such arrangements have been made for 2022.

  • 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.

  • 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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    NWO Rubicon grant for two UM researchers

    21-06-2021

    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. 

  • Cross-border research centre to enhance understanding of the microbiome

    07-05-2021

    Scientists based in the border area of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany will work together to gain more insight into the functioning of the microbiome: the trillions of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes that live in and on our bodies. To this end, the researchers are today launching the Euregional Microbiome Center.

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