• Driving with a joint: is that possible?


    The International Council on Alcohol, Drugs & Traffic Safety (ICADTS) has released new guidelines summarizing the most recent research on cannabis-impaired driving.

  • Are pretty people more successful? We seem to believe so.


    A research done at Maastricht University shows why women choose to undergo cosmetic surgery and ignore the associated physical and psychological risks. Surprisingly, this is mostly not so because they are insecure about their looks, but because they believe ‘looking pretty’ makes them more successful and happier.

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    Collaboration agreement between Radboud University and Maastricht University


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

  • Workplace education programme for secondary school teachers in Limburg


    Maastricht University and Radboud University’s teacher training academies are to intensify their cooperation to address the shortage of secondary school teachers. The joint workplace education programme will make it easier for existing and aspiring teachers in Limburg to obtain a teaching qualification via an academic teacher training programme. The new programme will start in September 2022.

  • Still a high risk of HIV infection for transgender people


    Transgender people still run a very high risk of HIV infection. On average, one in five trans women worldwide tests HIV positive, and trans men also have an increased risk of HIV. These are the findings of an extensive analysis by Maastricht University (UM).

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  • Two Vici grants for Maastricht researchers


    Two researchers from Maastricht University (UM) have each received a Vici grant of € 1.5 million from the Dutch Research Council (NWO). Professor Chantal Nederkoorn (Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience) and Professor Lorenzo Moroni (MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine) will use the grants over the next five years to conduct research and develop or expand their own research groups.

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    Research: all antipsychotics cause weight gain


    It has long been known that the use of antipsychotics often causes weight gain. However, in a recent meta-analysis of more than 400 studies, researchers at Maastricht University (UM) have now shown that all antipsychotics have this effect.

  • Cannabis types have different effects on driving


    Cannabis users should not drive for at least four hours after inhaling the drug. Research at Maastricht University shows that within this time frame the driver is very likely to drift from side to side on the road.

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