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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. 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).