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18 Jun 2015 - UT-research: better outcome prediction of postanoxic coma EEG-measurements enable better prediction of the outcome of a coma that was caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. This became clear from research of the University of Twente (MIRA) in cooperation with Rijnstate hospital and Medisch Spectrum Twente. A new method helps to make reliable and correct estimates in about 50% of patients, instead of only 10% of patients with the methods currently used. This involves continuous EEG-measurements focussing on the speed with which the brain's activity recovers. It seems that recovery over time is a better indicator of the severity of brain damage than single brief measurements, which are currently done. The research has been published in the prominent scientific journal Neurology. 18 Jun 2015 - Subramaniam new Rector Magnificus at VU Amsterdam Prof. dr. V. (Vinod) Subramaniam is the new Rector Magnificus of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. As of September 1st, he will take over from Frank van der Duijn Schouten, who was served as Rector Magnificus since 2013. Subramaniam is professor at the University of Twente and director of the FOM Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam. AMOLF is one of the research laboratories of the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), part of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).  11 Jun 2015 - CMINEN Medical tour Baltimore – New York The Center for Medical Imaging North East Netherlands (CMINEN) is the result of a joint initiative of the University of Groningen /University Medical Center Groningen, University of Twente, and Siemens Netherlands. 10 Jun 2015 - Call Open Mind grants - STW STW invites scientists to submit out-of-the-box research ideas that contribute to sustainable solutions for global societal challenges (along the line with people, planet, profit). 8 Jun 2015 - Technical Medicine student travels around the world to fight ALS Annemijn Jonkman, a Master's student in Technical Medicine at the University of Twente, has been selected for the Treeway Summer Challenge 2015. Together with seven other young researchers, she will be travelling around the world, visiting research centres and conducting research herself for eleven weeks during this summer. The goal is to gain insight into the onset and course of the muscular disease ALS. “When I start something, I give it my all."  8 Jun 2015 - The Netherlands and the United States strengthen collaborative research into neuro-rehabilitation Last week, with King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima in attendance, a memorandum of understanding between IMDI NeuroControl and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) was signed in the US. This agreement reinforces these two parties' cooperation in the area of research into neuro-rehabilitation. IMDI Neurocontrol is an important Dutch Centre Of Research Excellencethat includes the University of Twente and Roessingh, among others. At the meeting, it was also announced that Northwestern University in Chicago has appointed seven new visiting professors from the Netherlands. A remarkable number of them are from Twente.  27 May 2015 - Premières during Hi-Tech Fashion Event at University of Twente The Innovation Lecture 2015 held at the University of Twente on 2 June 2015, with main guest speaker Neelie Kroes from StartupDelta, will coincide with a Hi-Tech Fashion event. Under the slogan “High Tech Human Touch”, the University will exhibit the latest developments in wearable technology: fashion of the future that makes use of 3D printing, lasers, LEDs, solar energy and other technologies. Designers of international stature will take part, including Pauline van Dongen, Hellen van Rees, Leonie Smelt, Leonie Tenthof van Noorden, Sensoree, Maartje Dijkstra, POPKALAB, as well as designers from the University of Twente and Saxion. As the crowning touch, a number of designers will show creations never before seen on the catwalk, and the University will, for the first time in its existence, have a few fashion firsts. 26 May 2015 - Albert van den Berg receives prestigious ERC Grant for the second time UT professor Albert van den Berg has scooped the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant from the European Union for the second time. This scholarship is already regarded as very prestigious, but within the current call, together with only a few other Dutch researchers, Van den Berg received a second ERC Advanced Grant.  Up to this year, only one other Dutch researcher had been able to achieve this. Van den Berg receives a research grant of 2.25 million euros that he, together with staff members from his research team, will use to cultivate blood vessels on a chip, made from 'reprogrammed' human stem cells. The blood vessels will then be used to develop disease models to improve research into the occurrence of thrombosis and brain diseases such as Alzheimer's and MS.