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  • Sten van Beek

    Cold shivers?

    23-11-2022

    Due to the Western lifestyle with a high fat diet combined with little exercise, more and more people in the Netherlands are overweight or even obese. This causes an increased risk of type II diabetes. What can be done about this besides a healthier lifestyle? The answer comes from an unexpected source: shivering from the cold!

  • Marlou-Floor Kenkhuis

    Quantity and Quality

    21-11-2022

    Survivors of colon cancer often have symptoms associated with the cancer or treatment for years after treatment, such as fatigue and tingling in fingers and feet. This has a great impact on the perceived quality of life. Whereas current lifestyle advice is mainly aimed at prevention of (colon) cancer, Marlou-Floor Kenkhuis studied in her PhD the relationship between lifestyle with quality of life and fatigue in colon cancer survivors.

  • Senior doing exercises

    Energy metabolism in muscles of active seniors almost on par with young people

    17-02-2022

    Muscles of elderly people who exercise regularly display almost the same metabolism as those of young people, according to a joint study on aging in muscle tissues by scientists from Maastricht University (UM) and Amsterdam UMC. The research suggests that people can largely reverse the aging of their muscles through an active lifestyle.

  • ETpathfinder

    International gravitational wave laboratory opens in Maastricht

    08-11-2021

    Demissionary Minister of Education, Culture and Science Ingrid van Engelshoven will open ETpathfinder in Maastricht this afternoon. The state-of-the-art physics laboratory will serve as a testing ground for the development of technologies for future gravitational wave detectors.

  • The laptop produces the word your brain wants to say

    01-10-2021

    Researchers from Maastricht University have enabled an epilepsy patient to hear through a laptop the word she was thinking of at that exact moment. This is an important step in research aiming to facilitate communication by people with severe speech impairments.

  • ‘Blue spot’ in the brain aids in early detection of Alzheimer’s

    30-09-2021

    A miniscule area in the brain can help to identify an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease at a very early stage, researchers from Maastricht University found. The locus coeruleus (LC), or blue spot, is hidden deep in the brainstem and can only be detected with advanced MRI equipment.

  • erespeld Venlo voor Martin Paul

    Martin Paul receives city of Venlo's badge of honour

    08-09-2021

    UM President Martin Paul received the badge of honour ('erespeld) of the city of Venlo on 7 September from Mayor Scholten.

  • Metabolism changes with age, but not exactly when you might expect

    13-08-2021

    An international team of scientists has for the first time accurately mapped the metabolic highs and lows of life, from birth to old age. Many physiological changes are associated with growing up and aging, from puberty to menopause. However, this new study shows that the timing of our ‘metabolic life stages’ doesn’t coincide with these milestones.

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