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    Repeat miscarriages: does the immune system play a role?

    15-09-2022

    In women trying to conceive, 1-3% experience repeated miscarriages. For more than 50% of these women, a cause for the miscarriages has yet to be found. New research from Maastricht University (UM) and the Maastricht University Medical Centre+ (MUMC+) shows that the immune system’s Natural Killer (NK) cells may be involved. In women with repeated miscarriages, the NK cells have different characteristics.

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    New European project aims to think outside the box when it comes to medicine

    05-09-2022

    The European Commission has awarded €23 million to set up a new platform for drug repurposing: the use of existing drugs in diseases other than those for which they were originally developed. In the next seven years UM will develop the platform REPO4EU (precision drug REPurpOsing for Europe) together with various international partners. A congress in Maastricht held on 2-3 September kicked off the project.

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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.

  • Dr. Willemijn Jansen wins talent award & 100.000 euros for dementia research

    20-05-2022

    Dr. Willemijn Janssen was awarded the Young Outstanding Researcher Award by Alzheimer Nederland. 

  • Workplace education programme for secondary school teachers in Limburg

    17-03-2022

    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.

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    Research into personalised axillary treatment of breast cancer with lymph node metastases

    14-01-2022

    When breast cancer has spread to lymph nodes in the armpit, extensive imaging studies are performed and tumour characteristics are determined prior to surgical removal. Research initiated at Maastricht UMC+ aims to clarify the extent to which an accurate assessment can be made of possible responses to chemotherapy prior to surgery. As a result, extensive surgery to the armpit may not always be required in the future. The KWF is subsidising the research with € 538,000.

  • Dutch institutions sign agreement about their research using animals

    02-11-2021

    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.

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    Tinkering with microRNAs helps heart cells regenerate

    01-09-2021

    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.

  • Researchers discover important cause of high blood pressure

    10-11-2020

    An international team of scientists has discovered one of the causes of primary hypertension or high blood pressure. In addition, the team, led by researchers from Maastricht University (UM), discovered that this cause could be treated with existing and already registered drugs.

  • Tans Medal for Albert Scherpbier

    30-10-2020

    During his farewell as dean of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) of Maastricht University (UM) and as vice president of the Board of Directors of Maastricht UMC+ on Friday, Prof Albert Scherpbier was awarded the highest distinction at UM, the Dr J.G.H. Tans Medal. He was also granted the Maastricht UMC+ Award.

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