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20 Nov 2017 - Technical Medicine students win two prizes at Student Research Conference The Student Research Conference, which took place in Middelburg last week, saw two separate prizes awarded to three Technical Medicine students from the University of Twente. The students are Sanne Feiner, Silvana Riphagen and René Hovenier. 9 Nov 2017 - Floris van den Brink wins Kolthoff Prize The biannual ‘I.M. Kolthoff Prize’ for analytical chemistry goes to UT scientist Floris van den Brink, for the microreactor he developed for medicine screening and other applications. Van Den Brink is also in this year’s finals of the ‘Simon Stevin Gezel’. 7 Nov 2017 - Ruchi Bansal wins UEG’s National Scholar Award Dr. Ruchi Bansal of MIRA's Biomaterials Science and Technology group has been awarded a National Scholar Award during the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) week 2017, Barcelona, Spain. She won the award for her recent work on innovative nano-therapeutics for the treatment of inflammatory liver diseases caused by excessive alcohol drinking and/or an unhealthy fatty diet, titled “Targeting liver inflammation using Mincle-targeted liposomes as a novel drug delivery system”. 21 Oct 2017 - Marcel Heinrich winner Golden Master Award 2016. Marcel Heinrich, PhD student in the section Targeting Therapeutics of the Biomaterials Science and Technology,  has been granted 1st prize for the Golden Master Award 2016. This was announced during the Evening of Chemistry 2017, October 19.  18 Oct 2017 - Research at University of Twente aims to develop better dialysis membranes The start signal was recently given for the NOVAMEM project, led by Prof. Dimitrios Stamatialis of the University of Twente. Scientists from various Dutch research centres are working together with industry in this project on new dialysis membranes that are suitable for continuous use and that remove large as well as small toxic molecules from the blood.  4 Oct 2017 - UT and medical researchers Utrecht join forces Introducing technology into innovative, highly personalized patient care: that is the purpose of intensified cooperation of the University of Twente, the University Medical Center Utrecht and the University of Utrecht. 3 Oct 2017 - Membrane for islets of Langerhans transplantations Researchers at the University of Twente and other Dutch knowledge institutes have developed a membrane with which individual islets of Langerhans – insulin-producing cell clusters – can be encapsulated. The idea behind the system is that these islets could eventually be safely transplanted to cure type 1 diabetes patients. The research results were published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports.  3 Oct 2017 - UT provides better insight into post-stroke movement quality After a stroke, patients struggle with various physical impairments that do not always disappear after intensive training and rehabilitation therapy.