30 Jun 2015 - UT student wins Vodafone Mobiles for Good Challenge
Marije Kamphuis, a Technical Medicine and Health Sciences student at the University of Twente, has won the Vodafone Mobiles for Good Challenge with her team. This contest is intended for social enterprises that aim to solve social problems with the aid of mobile technology. The team is using the prize money of 30,000 euros to develop an app that helps parents to provide appropriate treatment for their children with asthma.
18 Jun 2015 - UT-research: better outcome prediction of postanoxic coma
EEG-measurements enable better prediction of the outcome of a coma that was caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. This became clear from research of the University of Twente (MIRA) in cooperation with Rijnstate hospital and Medisch Spectrum Twente. A new method helps to make reliable and correct estimates in about 50% of patients, instead of only 10% of patients with the methods currently used. This involves continuous EEG-measurements focussing on the speed with which the brain's activity recovers. It seems that recovery over time is a better indicator of the severity of brain damage than single brief measurements, which are currently done. The research has been published in the prominent scientific journal Neurology.
18 Jun 2015 - Subramaniam new Rector Magnificus at VU Amsterdam
Prof. dr. V. (Vinod) Subramaniam is the new Rector Magnificus of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. As of September 1st, he will take over from Frank van der Duijn Schouten, who was served as Rector Magnificus since 2013. Subramaniam is professor at the University of Twente and director of the FOM Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam. AMOLF is one of the research laboratories of the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
11 Jun 2015 - CMINEN Medical tour Baltimore – New York
The Center for Medical Imaging North East Netherlands (CMINEN) is the result of a joint initiative of the University of Groningen /University Medical Center Groningen, University of Twente, and Siemens Netherlands.
10 Jun 2015 - Call Open Mind grants - STW
STW invites scientists to submit out-of-the-box research ideas that contribute to sustainable solutions for global societal challenges (along the line with people, planet, profit).