3 Mar 2014 - The WISE Awards 2014
2 Mar 2014 - Longer, better and smaller: a new generation of dialysis devices
Kidney dialysis is a heavy treatment to undergo and has many side effects. Scientist Prof Dimitrios Stamatialis is starting a new research project into the development of new dialysis membranes for longer and better blood detoxification. The project belongs to The Life Science and Health (LSH) Impuls program and is performed in collaboration between industry, the Dutch Kidney Foundation, Maastricht University and the Maastricht University Medical Center (UMC+). Prof Stamatialis is affiliated with the MIRA research institute of the University of Twente.
20 Feb 2014 - Tiny islands set sperm spinning
A platform for simultaneously screening thousands of sperm cells could lead to more efficient identification of high performing sperm for fertility treatments. Assisted reproductive technologies have revolutionised the fertility world, however, sperm must be carefully picked on the basis of specific characteristics, including motility, to increase the chance of a successful pregnancy. However, more than half of the sperm selected for intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) using current procedures are damaged.
Discussions with fertility experts who kept finding the same issues with sperm quality inspired Loes Segerink and her team to search for a solution.
20 Feb 2014 - Creating synergy during PET MRI Event
Today the second PET-MRI Event will take place. CMI Innovation Cluster had to relocate the event by the great enthousiasm of participants for this meeting. The location is now arranged in the Grolsch Veste -Twente Kwartier - Enschede. Over 80 participants will join the event.
17 Feb 2014 - Three UT master's programmes awarded 'top-class'
Three master's programmes of the University of Twente have been certified to sport the quality seal 'Top-class programme' for a year. In the Keuzegids Masters 2014 (University Master's Selection Guide), published on Monday, 17 February 2014, the Mechanical Engineering, Nanotechnology and Technical Medicine programmes scored best.