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Technological science is the catalyst for innovation in healthcare. MIRA combines fundamental and applied research with clinical practice. This unique scientific path stimulates a successful application of fundamental concepts and enables healthcare to rapidly introduce new treatments. MIRA works closely with hospitals, the business community and governmental organizations, aiming to secure its leading position in Europe.


9 Sep 2014 - UT breakthrough: stable cartilage for joint healing Researchers of the UT's MIRA Research Institute have managed to grow stable cartilage from stem cells in a laboratory. This cartilage remains cartilage when transplanted into the body. So far, the cartilage derived from stem cells, was converted into bone tissue soon after transplantation. The trick is to grow the cells at a low oxygen concentration. This fundamental research, which is published by the leading scientific journal PNAS, brings us one step closer to the treatment of cartilage diseases such as arthrosis.  1 Sep 2014 - Sophie van Baalen wins TGS Award 2014 The TGS Research Honours PhD Award for Twente Doctoral Top Talent 2014 has been awarded to Sophie van Baalen, master's student Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (CTIT). She accepted the Award on Monday 1 September during the Opening of the Academic Year of the University of Twente. The prize awarded to Van Baalen consists of a cheque of 2,500 euros, which she may spend on an educational programme or exchange during her doctoral research. She explains what she's doing in this video (dutch). 1 Sep 2014 - A most influential scientific mind Prof. Gert Storm has been recognized as one of the most influential scientific minds in the field of Pharmacology and Toxicology. By analyzing  data from their Web of Science platform in the period 2002-2012, Thomson Reuters have identified which researchers have produced work that is the most frequently acknowledged by peers. These individuals are influencing the future direction of their research fields, and of the world. Prof. Storm’s  main affiliation is at the University of Utrecht, he holds a part-time position at the University of Twente in the Department of Biomaterials Science and Technology heading the section Targeted Therapeutics. 27 Aug 2014 - CMI-NEN event 2014 & Inaugural lectures Prof.dr. De Geus-Oei & Prof.dr. Slart Yearly Event of the Center for Medical Imaging - North East Netherlands (CMI-NEN) October 30, 2014 at the University of Twente in Enschede. 26 Aug 2014 - Radiation-free method to track suspicious lymph nodes in case of cancer Researchers at the UT Research Institute MIRA have developed a new method for tracing the sentinel lymph node, the node by which you can tell whether a patient's cancer has spread. Martijn Visscher demonstrated that you can find the node using magnetic nanoparticles, a simple set-up and a clever way of measuring. The patented find, which can quickly be put into practice, will prevent patients from being unnecessarily exposed to ionizing radiation. Visscher will obtain his doctoral degree on 27 August.