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  • Genetic modification

    Healthier crops through DNA modification

    29-03-2019

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

  • Mozambique

    Care for Beira - fundraising for a university in need

    28-03-2019

    Ensure that education in Mozambique can continue.

  • World Cancer Day

    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’.

  • 5 jaar maastricht health campus

    Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus celebrates its fifth anniversary

    01-02-2019

    Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus is proud to present great results and steady growth for the fifth year in a row. The number of established companies, organisations and spin-offs has experienced substantial growth, and the number of jobs at the Campus has risen to a whopping 9,553.

  • vitrojet

    Vitrojet, indispensable for electron microscopes

    02-11-2018

    Thanks to cryo-electron microscopy, scientists can see inside cells, all the way down to the molecular level. This revolution makes it possible to analyze the precise composition of the many thousands of proteins. It might also reveal the mysteries of how diseases such as Alzheimer’s or tuberculosis develop.

  • Professors Wijnen and Drop honoured

    23-08-2018

    Professors Wynand Wijnen and Riet Drop are being posthumously honoured through the naming of a new classroom after each of them.

  • Maastricht University is a linchpin in national microscopy research

    12-04-2018

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is allocating more than 17 million euros in subsidies for the further development of a Dutch network for electron microscopy (NEMI). Almost 5 million of this will go to UM. From Maastricht, the M4I institute of university professors Ron Heeren (mass spectrometry) and Peter Peters (cryo-electron microscopy) is one of the initiators of NEMI.

  • Capillary damage can lead to depression

    29-06-2017

    The Maastricht Study specialises in conducting microcirculation measurements
     

  • risicoprofiel dementie

    Individual risk profile could help prevent dementia

    16-05-2017

    Prevention of dementia potentially stimulated by drawing up personal risk profile (MUMC+ news).

  • scoliose kunstof fixatiekabel

    New plastic fixation cable for scoliosis surgery

    25-04-2017

    Less invasive operation, maximum vertebral growth, and no stray metal particles (MUMC+ news).

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