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    BReIN to tackle Alzheimer’s using big data

    04-11-2019

    Earlier this year Jos Kleinjans, professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Maastricht University (UM), received the final word on a multi-year, multi-million-euro contribution to his brainchild, the Brightlands e-Infrastructure for Neurohealth (BReIN for short). This research institute will open up new horizons in the application of big data in healthcare. 

  • UM team wins 'Best Biologists of the Netherlands 2019'
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    Liberated from the insulin syringe

    26-09-2019

    Almost 150,000 people in the Netherlands suffer from type 1 diabetes. Aart van Apeldoorn, diabetes researcher at the Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine (MERLN), hopes to do away with the insulin syringe by means of an implant known as the ‘tea bag’

  • ITEM ICGI Cross-border corporate mobility CbCM featured

    Third report on corporate mobility in the EU published

    27-06-2019

    The third report of the ITEM/ICGI project on ‘Cross-Border Corporate Mobility in the EU’ has now been published. The report builds upon the earlier reporting on cross-border corporate activity and features a comprehensive country-by-country reporting to provide a fuller picture of cross-border company mobility in the EU.

  • First two TEFAF Fellowships awarded

    24-05-2019

    This year, for the first time, two TEFAF Fellowships are awarded to PhD students from GROW (School for Oncology & Developmental Biology). Femke Ehlers and Nicky Beelen will have the opportunity to perform part of their research in the renowned lab of the TEFAF Honorary Chair, Professor Dr. Lisa Coussens at Oregon Health and Science Knight Cancer Center.

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    Healthier crops through DNA modification

    29-03-2019

    It’s a major step forward on the road to sustainable agriculture and healthy food.

  • Childcare allowance for each PhD candidate

    20-03-2019

    It has appeared in several cases already: PhD candidates with a scholarship who do not receive childcare allowance. Recently, Minister Van Engelshoven of Education, Culture and Science answered parliamentary questions about the right to childcare allowance for PhD candidates. The answers she gives are in line with the well-known arguments of the Dutch Tax Administration. Expertise centre ITEM questions these arguments on the basis of European law.

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    Proton therapy: looking for the ‘how?’

    04-02-2019

    This year, the MAASTRO clinic in Maastricht is starting to use proton therapy - the promising new form of radiation treatment for cancer. The ‘what and why’ are no longer in question. Irradiation with protons instead of with photons can make a big difference for some types of cancer. The biggest question now revolves around the ‘how’.

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