7 Oct 2014 - Almost nine hundred thousand for UT research into a medicine to combat Alzheimer's
Scientists of the UT's MIRA research institute have been awarded a subsidy amounting to almost 900,000 euro for research into a medicine to combat Alzheimer's. As part of a large research consortium, they will be working on a new cocktail of medicines and a way of getting the medicine to the right location in the brain. ZonMw is subsidizing the research which is part of the Dementia Delta Plan.
24 Sep 2014 - UT research into helmet therapy: a review
Throughout the world, many thousands of babies wear a helmet 23 hours a day for six months. At the beginning of May, Renske van Wijk, of the University of Twente's IGS Research Institute, published an article in which she demonstrated that helmet therapy is ineffective on babies with moderate to severe plagiocephaly (skull flattening). The research was broadly discussed in the media and Van Wijk received responses from all over the world. Almost six months later, on the eve of the day on which she will defend her thesis, Van Wijk looks back on the debate provoked by her research.
9 Sep 2014 - UT breakthrough: stable cartilage for joint healing
Researchers of the UT's MIRA Research Institute have managed to grow stable cartilage from stem cells in a laboratory. This cartilage remains cartilage when transplanted into the body. So far, the cartilage derived from stem cells, was converted into bone tissue soon after transplantation. The trick is to grow the cells at a low oxygen concentration. This fundamental research, which is published by the leading scientific journal PNAS, brings us one step closer to the treatment of cartilage diseases such as arthrosis.
1 Sep 2014 - Sophie van Baalen wins TGS Award 2014
The TGS Research Honours PhD Award for Twente Doctoral Top Talent 2014 has been awarded to Sophie van Baalen, master's student Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (CTIT). She accepted the Award on Monday 1 September during the Opening of the Academic Year of the University of Twente. The prize awarded to Van Baalen consists of a cheque of 2,500 euros, which she may spend on an educational programme or exchange during her doctoral research. She explains what she's doing in this video (dutch).
1 Sep 2014 - A most influential scientific mind
Prof. Gert Storm has been recognized as one of the most influential scientific minds in the field of Pharmacology and Toxicology. By analyzing data from their Web of Science platform in the period 2002-2012, Thomson Reuters have identified which researchers have produced work that is the most frequently acknowledged by peers. These individuals are influencing the future direction of their research fields, and of the world. Prof. Storm’s main affiliation is at the University of Utrecht, he holds a part-time position at the University of Twente in the Department of Biomaterials Science and Technology heading the section Targeted Therapeutics.
27 Aug 2014 - CMI-NEN event 2014 & Inaugural lectures Prof.dr. De Geus-Oei & Prof.dr. Slart
Yearly Event of the Center for Medical Imaging - North East Netherlands (CMI-NEN) October 30, 2014 at the University of Twente in Enschede.
26 Aug 2014 - Radiation-free method to track suspicious lymph nodes in case of cancer
Researchers at the UT Research Institute MIRA have developed a new method for tracing the sentinel lymph node, the node by which you can tell whether a patient's cancer has spread. Martijn Visscher demonstrated that you can find the node using magnetic nanoparticles, a simple set-up and a clever way of measuring. The patented find, which can quickly be put into practice, will prevent patients from being unnecessarily exposed to ionizing radiation. Visscher will obtain his doctoral degree on 27 August.
20 Aug 2014 - Mathieu Odijk receives Veni grant for Microprobe for more accurate measurements in the brain
Mathieu Odijk has received a Veni Grant from The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The research project “Microprobe for more accurate measurements in the brain” will be conducted in the BIOS Lab-on-a-chip group.