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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.


27 Jul 2015 - Veni grant for four young UT students The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to four recently graduated UT researchers. Thanks to funding of 250,000 euros, Bas Borsje, Julia Mikhal, Aimee Robbins-van Wynsberghe and Jeroen Leijten are able to start innovative research. 23 Jul 2015 - MIRA researcher Jeroen Leijten receives VENI grant MIRA researcher Jeroen Leijten is receiving a VENI grant of 250.000 Euros from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Three other UT researchers will also receive a VENI grant to use for innovative research. 16 Jul 2015 - UT maps out the odds of recurrence of breast cancer in individual patients Scientists of UT research institute MIRA have developed a system that maps out the odds of recurrence of breast cancer in individual patients. On the basis of information about the patient, the original tumour and the treatment used, they can accurately predict the odds of recurrence of breast cancer per year. The research has been published in the scientific journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. On this website, doctors can, together with the patient, easily calculate the odds of recurrence of the disease. 14 Jul 2015 - UT launches MOOC in ultrasound On 5 October, the University of Twente will start its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Starting on Monday 13 July, those interested can register for this free, public, six-week course from the Technical Medicine faculty, calledUltrasound imaging: what is inside?. 13 Jul 2015 - Important step in breast cancer research at the University of Twente Scientists at the research Institute MIRA at the University of Twente have been working for some time on a new technique to detect breast cancer. The technique based on the physical principle of photoacoustics, has been christened PAMmography. It uses short bursts of light that cause ultrasonic waves to be generated in places with high density of blood vessels, such as in the vicinity of malignant tumours. The scientists present an important scientific step that they have taken with a publication in the journal Scientific Reports. They show that breast tumours have specific manifestations and forms in images made using their technique.