• Nursing homes: “the pressure is high but we are in control”


    Since the extension of the visit ban last June, 78 nursing home locations in the Netherlands have been monitored via a so-called monitor study by the Academic Workplaces for Elderly Care led by UM and Radboudumc

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    Mark Post's mission: cultured meat


    Mark Post is a man on a mission. The environmental damage caused by livestock farming is far too great and must be dramatically reduced. His contribution? Cultured meat. These days, he’s not just a scientist, but also the director of Mosa Meat, a business that has drawn 75 million Euros in investments. And no, he’s not a vegetarian.

  • Simon Cornelissen going the extra mile

    Medical student is 'flying high' at the Defensity College


    Simon Cornelissen isn't only attending the master's programme in Medicine. In addition to his busy curriculum, he is also an ensign with the Dutch Ministry of Defence and a working student at the Defensity College. Watch the video.


  • Dutch institutions sign agreement about their research using animals


    15 organisations involved in animal testing in the Netherlands have signed the Dutch Transparency Agreement on Animal Testing with a commitment to communicate in a more open way about how animals are used in research. This agreement was drafted by various Dutch researchers in collaboration with the European Animal Research Association  and Stichting Informatie Dierproeven.

  • Stool samples as a key to health


    Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo is welcoming a new company this fall: InnerBuddies. This first Maastricht University spin-off is setting up shop at the campus with 27-year-old Jella Theeuwen at the helm as CEO.

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    Tinkering with microRNAs helps heart cells regenerate


    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.

  • World travellers often import multi-resistant gut bacteria


    People who travel to distant destinations often take multi-resistant intestinal bacteria back home as a souvenir. These are bacteria that are not (any longer) sensitive to the usual antibiotics. This is shown by recent research by microbiologists from Maastricht University.

  • Young researchers UM in race for title Science Talent 2021


    Two of the three finalists competing for the title of Science Talent 2021 are affiliated with Maastricht University (UM).

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    Status Comprehensive Cancer Centre for GROW and MUMC+


    The UM research institute GROW and the Maastricht UMC+ Oncology Centre and have together been accredited as a Comprehensive Cancer Centre by the Organisation of European Cancer Institutes (OECI).

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    Felicitas Biwer from Maastricht University new 'Face of Science'


    Psychologist Felicitas Biwer from Maastricht University (UM) is one of the twelve new "Faces of Science". This platform offers a glimpse into the world of PhD students, especially for 5 and 6 VWO students

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