12 Feb 2018 - ZonMw TOP Grant for heart cell differentiation
How do cells grow out to be heart cells? And how do these cells ripe to being fully functional heart cells? Researchers University of Twente and Radboud University hope to answer these questions. ZonMw awards the research of molecular regulation mechanisms from human heart cells a TOP grant of 675.000 euros.
1 Feb 2018 - Developing a urine test for various types of cancer
Detecting cancer of various types, in a very early stage and using a simple urine sample. That is the ambition of the new startup company NanoMed Diagnostics. Years of research, by scientists of the University of Twente and the VU University Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc) led to a new approach using nanotechnology. Together with the new company, the researchers will further develop this towards a test that is ready for clinical use.
1 Feb 2018 - 3D printing of living cells
Using a new technique they call ‘in-air microfluidics’, University of Twente scientists succeed in printing 3D structures with living cells. This special technique enable the fast and ‘on-the-fly’ production of micro building blocks that are viable and can be used for repairing damaged tissue, for example. The work is presented in ‘Science Advances’.
26 Jan 2018 - Wearable Robotics Lab: towards light robotic suits
Robots that assist people in regaining their mobility, will evolve from exoskeletons towards flexible suits, controlled in a smart way. That is what Prof Herman van der Kooij of the University of Twente foresees. He is leading the new ‘Wearable Robotics Lab’ of the UT and Roessingh Research and Development. This is a safe environment for testing new robots.
16 Jan 2018 - New software better able to predict leakage around aortic stents
Researchers at the St. Antonius Hospital Utrecht/Nieuwegein and the University of Twente have developed software to better predict the risk of blood leaking around a patient’s aortic stent. Last week, Richte Schuurmann, a Technical Physician, was awarded a PhD by the University of Twente for his research on this topic.
22 Dec 2017 - ERC grant for flexible needles
For his new project INSPIRE in which flexible needles will be used for ablation UT Professor Sarthak Misra received an ERC Proof of Concept. The Proof of Concept Grants are up to €150 000 for a period of 18 months. Funding is made available only to those who already have an ERC award to establish proof of concept of an idea that was generated in the course of their ERC-funded projects. The funding will cover activities at the very early stage of turning research outputs into a commercial or socially valuable proposition.
20 Dec 2017 - Laser shoes prevent 'freezing' in Parkinson patients
Freezing of gait, an absence of forward progression of the feet despite the intention to walk, is a debilitating symptom of Parkinson's disease. Laser shoes that project a line on the floor to the rhythm of the footsteps help trigger the person to walk. The shoes benefit the wearer significantly, according to research by the University of Twente and Radboud university medical center, which is published December 20 in Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
7 Dec 2017 - The UT has the highest impact in the Netherlands, and has once again been named the most entrepreneurial university
On 7 December 2017, the University of Twente was voted the most entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands for the third time. Moreover, the UT is the university with the greatest impact in the Netherlands. This was clear from the sum of results from four categories: How entrepreneurial the university is, how strong its collaboration with the practical field is, how well it communicates via public media, and how involved in public debate the university is. Across all the categories, the University of Twente achieved the highest score, and thus – measured per researcher – the university has the greatest impact in the Netherlands.