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29 Jan 2016 - First Double Degree in Nanotechnology The first graduate of the Double Degree Nanotechnology, offered by the University of Twente and Lodz University of Technology is Beata Nagórniewicz from Poland. Both universities are members of the European consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) and they jointly developed a nanotechnology programme. 28 Jan 2016 - €150,000 grant for Markus Beck’s cell research UT researcher Markus Beck of the Medical Cell BioPhysics group(research institute MIRA) will receive an EU grant of 150,000 euros. The money will fund his study titled ‘On-Chip Cytometry Printed On Demand’. 22 Jan 2016 - UT develops robotic arm for Duchenne patients Researchers from the MIRA research centre, together with the VUmc, TU Delft and the Radboud umc, have developed the A-Gear: a robotic arm that can support the daily activities of people suffering the muscular disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. They recently put the final touches to the first prototype for a discreet, body-connected support aid that can be worn under the clothing and that can support independent operation of the arm during important daily activities.  
20 Jan 2016 - BioNanoLab Vouchers for nine research projects On January 18 2016, MESA+ awarded the first round of BioNanoLab Vouchers to nine research projects. The vouchers entitle holders to perform the proposed research at a 50% rate for use of the facilities, giving them the opportunity to get acquainted with the advanced and powerful facilities in an accessible way. 15 Jan 2016 - Rianne de Vries wins Prof.Dr. G.P. Vooijs Award Rianne de Vries has won the fourth annual Prof.Dr. G.P. Vooijs Award. This award goes to the most clinically relevant research project in the Technical Medicine programme at the University of Twente. Rianne received the award at the conference of the Dutch Society for Technical Medicine. The award includes a cash prize of 1,000 euros. 11 Jan 2016 - European summit on robotics at UT campus What are the main opportunities and strengths of European robotic research? What do road maps look like, around themes like health care, manufacturing industry and security? From 12 to 15 January, about 100 leaders from science and industry come to University of Twente’s campus to discuss public-private partnerships in robotics. At the end of the week, there will be the kick-off of an innovative project, led by UT, about robots that will improve biopsy for cancer diagnostics. 21 Dec 2015 - Reduction of contrast medium volume and radiation dose in CTA scans Wouter Nijhof obtained his PhD at the University of Twente for the research he conducted in collaboration with the Radiology department at the Jeroen Bosch Hospital in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The results of his PhD thesis can almost directly be applied in nearly every hospital. Dr Nijhof showed that a CTA scan (a scan of the arteries) can be performed with a contrast medium volume reduction of up to 75% and up to 50% reduction in radiation dose. CT scans using contrast medium are the third most common cause of acute renal failure and renal insufficiency as a result of hospital treatments. The health benefits that Nijhof’s research can bring are therefore enormous. 
10 Dec 2015 - Breast-conserving Therapy Yielded Better Outcomes Than Mastectomy For Early-stage Patient Among patients with early-stage breast cancer, those who received breast- conserving surgery plus radiation therapy had improved overall survival after 10 years compared with those who received mastectomy without radiation therapy, according to data presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 8–12.