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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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    Agreement universities, universities of applied sciences and ministry signed

    14-07-2022

    The Dutch universities, universitties of applied sciences and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science signed an administrative agreement on 14 July 2022. In doing so, they focus on strengthening the foundations of research and higher education, provide space for diverse talent and increase their impact on society.

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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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

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