Menstruation is still a taboo in the workplace28-09-2022
In honour of the presentation of the VNVA Els Borst Prize for her oeuvre, Prof Marlies Bongers is organising the symposium "menstruation in RED on the agenda" on 1 October.
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.
New European project aims to think outside the box when it comes to medicine05-09-2022
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.
Companies do often not live up to their sustainable hallmark19-08-2022
The ESG rating, the hallmark that indicates that companies are conducting business in a socially responsible way, often appears to be a promise that only exists on paper. While large investors, such as Dutch pension funds, actually use it to make responsible investments.
Integration of Maastricht School of Management into Maastricht University23-05-2022
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 research20-05-2022
Dr. Willemijn Janssen was awarded the Young Outstanding Researcher Award by Alzheimer Nederland.
Aantal mensen met overgewicht stijgt: Verleiding ongezonde producten te groot'19-05-2022
Het aantal mensen met overgewicht en diabetes stijgt. Om te bepalen of iemand te zwaar is, wordt gekeken naar de BMI. Maar wat zegt je BMI eigenlijk over je gezondheid? En wat kan de overheid doen om het aantal mensen met overgewicht terug te dringen? Obesitas-onderzoeker Gijs Goossens vertelt erover in een interview met nu.nl.
Research into personalised axillary treatment of breast cancer with lymph node metastases14-01-2022
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.
Wealthy people donate almost €8000 to charities28-10-2016
Research conducted by ABN AMRO MeesPierson and Maastricht University found that Dutch people with a disposable income of at least €500,000 give an average of €7,915 per year to charities
Higher likelihood of budget miscalculations in the case of management changes in major projects14-07-2016
Large projects, in which it is known that later changes in management will occur, lead to greater miscalculations in the budget than situations in which such a change is not known in advance...