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  • ‘Primary plus’ care is a strong alternative to hospital

    11-07-2019

    A major reduction in health care costs per patient and shorter waiting lists, plus an increase in patient satisfaction with no detrimental effects on health outcomes. These are the key results of a multi-year trial of an alternative to regular hospital care dubbed ‘primary plus’.

  • Grant of two million for self-learning model to predict risk of coronary heart disease based on big data

    05-07-2019

    Researchers from Maastricht University and Maastricht UMC+ are receiving a grant of nearly two million euros from NWO for the development of a self-learning eHealth application that aims to prevent coronary heart disease.

  • UM students win the Food Innovation contest: Ecotrophelia NL award 2019

    29-05-2019

    With their oatmeal based allergen-free alternative for dairy quark called ‘Oat it’. The student team from Health Food Innovation Mangement won the Dutch round of the food innovation competition: Ecotrophelia.

  • BReIN - Brightlands e-Infrastructure for Neurohealth

    Twenty million euros for fighting Alzheimer’s using big data

    13-05-2019

    The Province of Limburg, Maastricht UMC+ and Maastricht University (UM) are jointly investing €20 million in a new research institute, called BReIN (Brightlands e-Infrastructure for Neurohealth). The spiritual father of BReIN is Maastricht professor of Environmental Health, Jos Kleinjans.

  • intervision gathering in the master's in Medicine

    More than talking tough at the coffee machine

    10-05-2019

    Internships during the master’s in Medicine: a great, but also intensive and challenging time. Medical interns discuss their progress with a mentor and workplace supervisor. Since this academic year, they also have reflective meetings with other interns. No judgement, no hierarchy. Peer coaching, in other words – also known as ‘intervision’.

  • sustainability plastic waste

    Precious Plastic Maastricht – the potential of waste

    09-05-2019

    Precious Plastic Maastricht is currently setting up a local recycling workspace that turns plastic waste into entirely new goods, such as bins, beams, 3D printer filaments, and much more.

  • Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus opens base in life science hotspot California

    01-05-2019

    Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus opened a base on the West Coast of the US on Monday 29 April, at the University of California’s business accelerator in Irvine.

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    Beetroot juice is better for footballers than for cyclists

    22-02-2019

    Nitrate, which is found in beetroot juice, for example, has a positive effect on the performance of trained athletes who primarily require short bursts of energy, such as footballers. For endurance athletes, such as cyclists, nitrate appears to have very little to no effect.

  • Blastocyst-like structures generated solely from stem cells

    Funding for follow-up research into the development of embryos

    20-02-2019

    With a donation of almost 2.7 million euros from the foundation Stichting De Weijerhorst to Maastricht UMC+, new research is being funded into the still virtually unknown core processes between stem cells and other cells that take place in the embryo and in the interactions with the uterus. The research programme is led by the MERLN institute of Maastricht University.

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    “The only role I can play is myself”

    28-01-2019

    Teun Dekker, the political philosopher and first professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences Education in Europe, turns every lecture into a performance. The goal: reaching his students. Thursday 31st January he will deliver his inaugural lecture.

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