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  • ETpathfinder

    International gravitational wave laboratory opens in Maastricht

    08-11-2021

    Demissionary Minister of Education, Culture and Science Ingrid van Engelshoven will open ETpathfinder in Maastricht this afternoon. The state-of-the-art physics laboratory will serve as a testing ground for the development of technologies for future gravitational wave detectors.

  • Stock exchange

    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.

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  • 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.

  • Higher education in Limburg joins forces

    30-09-2021

    Improved compatibility between each other’s study programmes and the combination of scientific and practice-oriented education and research to benefit the region, with a focus on IT/data science, health and science/chemistry. This is the substance of the more intensive collaboration that Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and Maastricht University (UM) have cemented in a partnership agreement signed on 30 September 2021.

  • ‘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.

  • erespeld Venlo voor Martin Paul

    Martin Paul receives city of Venlo's badge of honour

    08-09-2021

    UM President Martin Paul received the badge of honour ('erespeld) of the city of Venlo on 7 September from Mayor Scholten.

  • Feike Sijbesma

    High royal award for honorary doctor Sijbesma

    07-09-2021

    On September 3, 2021, Prime Minister Rutte presented a rare high royal award to Feike Sijbesma, former CEO of Royal DSM and honorary doctor of the UM.

  • heart cells

    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.

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