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    New animal research facility Maastricht in existing location

    30-01-2023

    Maastricht University's Executive Board has approved the plan to renew the animal research facility for UM and Maastricht UMC+ at the existing location at Universiteitssingel 50 (UNS50). A new building is therefore off the table.

  • Metabolism-based personalised diet better for health

    05-01-2023

    For the first time, there is scientific evidence that a personalised diet based on a person's metabolic profile leads to better health. This is an important step towards more effective nutritional interventions aimed at improving health and preventing chronic diseases.

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    UM and the political debate on internationalization

    22-12-2022

    Internationalization of education, and specifically the intake of international students, is a hot topic in Dutch politics. This will also be the case in early 2023. As the most international university in the country, UM follows developments closely and, in the interest of the university and the region, the institution continues to ask for tailor-made solutions in the event of any regulations limiting the intake of foreign students.

  • The lifecycle of SARS-CoV-2

    18-11-2022

    What happens if a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus enters your lung? This molecular animation visualises how the virus particle can take over the host cell and turns it into a virus factory. Eventually, the host cell produces so many viral particles that it dies and releases numerous new virus particles.

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    Maastricht University starts new research line on cellular agriculture

    25-10-2022

    Thanks to a strong financial impulse from the National Growth Fund, Maastricht University, as one of the partners in a national consortium, is starting a new line of research in the field of cellular agriculture.

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    When the most unknown organ must be removed

    16-09-2022

    An organ that disappears almost completely after puberty, but in rare cases can regrow in size and even harbor a tumor: the thymus, also known as the thymus. Physician-researcher Florit Marcuse, affiliated with Maastricht University's Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences, examined this relatively unknown organ and found that care for these patients could be further improved, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

  • Better chances for cancer in the liver

    15-08-2022

    Our liver is a special organ: if you cut away part of it, in most cases a new piece of liver will grow back. If someone has cancer in the liver, the affected part of the liver can be surgically removed. But you can only do this if at least 30% of the liver remains. For many patients whose remaining liver is too small, this means that they cannot undergo surgery. But thanks to international research from Maastricht UMC+, the treatment options for cancer in the liver have now been significantly expanded.

  • Study brings lifestyle disease liver fattening into focus

    27-07-2022

    An unhealthy lifestyle can have disastrous consequences for the liver. Fatty liver disease can develop, a chronic liver condition that can lead to liver failure or even liver cancer. Fatty liver also contributes to the development and worsening of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 

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    Collaboration agreement between Radboud University and Maastricht University

    14-06-2022

    On 14 June 2022, Radboud University in Nijmegen and Maastricht University signed a collaboration agreement for both education and research.

  • Research provides insight into COVID-related heart damage

    24-05-2022

    Maastricht UMC+ closely monitors the heart health of COVID patients during, and after, their admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). Research now shows a link between heart damage and ICU survival rates. Additionally, more information about heart damage after an ICU stay due to COVID-19 is being studied.

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