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12 Oct 2016 - Second call for proposals Living Smart Campus This week the Executive Board announces the opening of its 2nd Call for Proposals for Living Smart Campus projects. 4 Oct 2016 - Fast chip detects effects of poison The effect that toxic substances have on, for example, hemoglobin in blood, can now be tested in a fast way using a new lab-on-a-chip. UT scientist Floris van den Brink developed a fast and efficient mixer for this. 29 Sep 2016 - Strategic Impulse for MIRA research Recently MIRA invited her researchers to submit research ideas in the Strategic Stimulation Call 2016. In this call research initiatives are stimulated that contribute to the MIRA long term strategy; strengthening the current research themes ‘Bionanotech & Advanced Biomanufacturing’, ‘Imaging & Diagnostics’ and ‘Neural & Motor Systems’, or explore possible new areas in research or application. 15 Sep 2016 - 5.1 million euro to develop ‘dream imager’ for breast cancer diagnosis A large European research consortium headed by the University of Twente (UT) is to receive grants of more than five million euros, predominantly from the EU, to develop a new imaging device for the diagnosis of breast cancer. 12 Sep 2016 - Excellence Grant in Clinical Physiology and Exercise for Eline Mos-Oppersma During the yearly congress of the European Respiratory Society, held in London from 3-7 September, Eline Mos-Oppersma was awarded with an Excellence Grant in Clinical Physiology and Exercise. The award, a certificate and €1500, was granted for the abstract entitled ‘Influence of bicarbonate on ventilatory drive in healthy subjects’. 8 Jul 2016 - Optimal sperm cell traceable through temperature and caffeine Scientists from the University of Twente have devised a technique to find the optimal sperm cell. The researchers have demonstrated that a single sperm starts moving its tail faster as the temperature rises, while this movement slows down when the environment becomes colder. Also, by adding a caffeine, the sperm cell starts moving differently. This application will help childless couples over time conceive with fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilisation. 8 Jul 2016 - SRL members win best poster and best conference paper awards at BioRob 2016 Surgical Robotics Lab (SRL) doctoral candidates Federico Ongaro and Guus Vrooijink have won the Best Poster and Best Conference Paper award at BioRob 2016, respectively. Congratulations! 27 Jun 2016 - E-wheelchair should weigh less Whilst the advantages of a wheelchair with auxiliary drive are self-evident, they do not always outweigh the disadvantages. The weight of the construction can pose a physical burden on a certain group of wheelchair users, according to research from Roessingh Research and Development (RRD) and the University of Twente.