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  • 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.

  • '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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    Large-scale study on cuts in numbers of tobacco outlets in the Netherlands

    30-03-2022

    The Dutch government has pledged to cut the number of tobacco points of sale and thus reduce the visibility of tobacco in society. From 2024, supermarkets will no longer be allowed to sell tobacco. This week will see the start of a large-scale study over four years on the implementation and effects of the new legislation.

  • Research on a person's skin

    UM to coordinate nationwide research project to unravel skin diseases

    23-03-2022

    The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has, within the framework of Research along Routes by Consortia (NWA-ORC), awarded the research project Next Generation Immuno-Dermatology (NGID) with a prestigious grant of 11.7 million Euro. NGID is a nationwide, large-scale project to unravel novel biomarkers for six different skin diseases, coordinated by Maastricht University.

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    Patients with schizophrenia hardly represented in antipsychotic drug studies

    26-01-2022

    No less than 80 per cent of patients who are prone to psychosis are left out of clinical studies on the effectiveness of antipsychotics. These drug studies apply strict exclusion criteria, which means that only the least ill patients participate, such as those who are susceptible to psychosis, but who do not suffer from addiction, physical illnesses or suicidal thoughts.

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