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    ‘Love hormone’ may support memory in people with Alzheimer’s

    27-09-2022

    Oxytocin may be able to support memory in people with Alzheimer’s disease. This is the conclusion of a study led by Maastricht University in which oxytocin was administered to mice with Alzheimer’s-related problems. The research is based on epigenetics, the external effects that turn parts of our DNA on or off during our lifetime.

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    Menthol smokers are more likely to quit smoking after European menthol ban

    27-09-2022

    The EU ban on menthol cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco introduced in May 2020 led menthol smokers to be more likely to try to quit smoking and to be successful in quitting compared to non-menthol smokers. At the same time, a third of menthol smokers say they still smoke menthol cigarettes despite the ban.

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    Ron Heeren receives Thomson Medal

    31-08-2022

    Prof. dr. Ron Heeren received the prestigious Thomson Medal for his work in the field of mass spectrometry.

  • Restricting eating to 10 hours a day is beneficial for glucose levels in diabetes patients

    03-08-2022

    Time-restricted Eating (TRE), also known as a form of intermittent fasting, is a new strategy that limits the period of food intake, and maintains a regular cycle of eating during the day followed by a prolonged period of fasting in the evening and at night. Recent research by Patrick Schrauwen and Charlotte Andriessen (both working at Maastricht University) shows that adults with type 2 diabetes do indeed benefit from a maximum food intake period of ten hours a day.

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    'Government should do more to protect the public from health risks'

    15-07-2022

    On 15 July, Maastricht University and GGD Zuid Limburg will say goodbye to Professor Maria Jansen. For many years she has worked to promote health policy with a closer alignment between research and practice. In her farewell speech, Jansen advocates a stronger role for government in improving public health and equal health opportunities.

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    Thanks to stem cells, scientists can now study the effect of chemicals on the causes of Parkinson’s disease

    06-07-2022

    Parkinson’s is a brain disease whose cause is still largely unknown. However, epidemiologists do see a relationship with toxins in the environment, such as pesticides, heavy metals or certain drugs, such as crystal meth. Scientists from the universities of Maastricht (UM) and Leuven have now developed a successful way to model Parkinson’s using stem cells. This makes it possible to study the effects of these environmental factors on the development of the disease.

  • Artificial intelligence beats radiologists in delineating lung tumours

    20-06-2022

    Artificial intelligence is able to detect and segment lung tumours more effectively than a radiologist can. Scientists from Maastricht University (UM) have developed an AI method that not only works faster than individual radiologists, but also produces more accurate and reproducible results, including the prediction of survival rates.

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    Energy transition for all? A third of the world's population still cooks on open fires

    16-06-2022

    In a new study, PhD student Esther Boudewijns developed two practical tools to improve the implementation of cleaner cooking in low-wage countries. The results of the research will be published on June 16 in The Lancet Planetary Health.

  • Healthcare professionals in the lead

    10-06-2022

    The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport has made 2.25 million euros available for the project "Healthcare professionals in the lead" of the Academische Werkplaats Ouderenzorg and professional associations Verenso and V&VN

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    Integration of Maastricht School of Management into Maastricht University

    23-05-2022

    The Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Maastricht University (UM) are complementary institutions that have the potential to strengthen one another. Therefore, the boards of both organisations signed an agreement on 20 May 2022, integrating MSM into the School of Business and Economics (SBE), one of UM's six faculties.

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