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24 Aug 2015 - KNAW top visits the University of Twente The president and the managing director of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), prof. José van Dijck and Mr. Mieke Zaanen, this week made an informal working visit to the University of Twente. Van Dijck and Zaanen, the successors to prof. Hans Clevers and Hans Chang, were introduced to the Twente education and research and were impressed by it. 18 Aug 2015 - new ebook: As good as new Can you culture a heart valve? Can you repair broken bone using a 3D printer? Can you train cells to become new blood vessels? These and many other questions are answered in the free, Dutch e-book Zo Goed Als Nieuw (‘As good as new’) 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. 30 Jun 2015 - UT student wins Vodafone Mobiles for Good Challenge Marije Kamphuis, a Technical Medicine and Health Sciences student at the University of Twente, has won the Vodafone Mobiles for Good Challenge with her team. This contest is intended for social enterprises that aim to solve social problems with the aid of mobile technology. The team is using the prize money of 30,000 euros to develop an app that helps parents to provide appropriate treatment for their children with asthma.