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  • Starting or running a student initiative as an international isn’t always easy. Especially for those who don’t speak the language, navigating official documents and systems can prove difficult. The Student Initiative Helpdesk supports students of Maastricht University who are involved in student...

  • When she first laid eyes on the AGA cooker during the viewing five years ago, she knew the house was meant to be hers. To Alexx Allen-de Rijk, who grew up in the United States and England, this iconic stove brand is the epitome of home comfort. Her best friend Pip’s parents had one. “When we came...

  • Climate, war and resurgent nationalism: global cooperation is rattling on all sides. Yet Professor Mathieu Segers still advocates European leadership: 'When death and destruction are spreading, and there seems to be no more light, often the most brilliant plans emerge.'

  • A meal with meat ensures muscle proteins are built faster than a vegan meal with the same amount of protein. This is according to the research of Philippe Pinckaers from Maastricht University and Maastricht UMC+'s research institute NUTRIM. Pinckaers was the first to compare the speed at which...

  • World Aids Day is today. We talked to Hanneke Goense, PhD-candidate at ‘Caphri – the Care and Public Health Research Institute’. Hanneke is conducting implementation research within ‘Limburg4zero’, a regional collaboration that provides home-based and preventive sexual health care.

  • Paul Schoffelen honoured with the golden MUMC heart on 28 November

  • Last week, we were informed of the appointment of our first ever Maastricht University alumnus to become CEO of a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. On 15 November, Robbert Rietbroek was announced as CEO of Primo Water Corporation as of the start of 2024. This Tampa...

  • Publication of the study results on brain-gut interaction in gluten sensitivity by NUTRIM researchers Marlijne de Graaf and Daisy Jonkers

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    Bread, brain and bowels

    Our daily bread is increasingly considered problematic. Gluten sensitivity is a complex phenomenon and while there’s nothing wrong with avoiding gluten, it is a serious restriction and not always necessary. Daisy Jonkers and Marlijne de Graaf researched the effect of expecting to consume gluten –...

  • Symptoms of gluten sensitivity are partly to do with people’s expectations, if celiac disease and wheat allergy have been excluded as causes. Recent research at the universities of Maastricht and Leeds shows that the expectation that gluten causes gastrointestinal complaints plays a crucial role in...