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29 Jan 2014 - UT spin-off participates in prestigious European stem cell research The UT spin-off company Materiomics has been granted a European subsidy of 540,000 euros for stem cell research. The company has been asked to participate in the prestigious HumEn project, which will be looking for a stem cell-based diabetes treatment. Within this project, Materiomics will be looking for the best way to grow stem cells inside a laboratory and to have them grow into the desired cell type. 28 Jan 2014 - Computer supports interpretation of EEGs An estimated forty to fifty thousand EEG registrations are made each year in the Netherlands alone. Visually analysing and interpreting all this data costs neurologists and clinical neurophysiologists a great deal of time and expertise, and PhD candidate Shaun Lodder of the University of Twente examined whether a computer could replace them in performing these tasks. Lodder's conclusion: "Although a computer cannot completely replace neurologists, it is certainly very helpful in assisting them."  Lodder is affiliated with the MIRA research institute and will defend his PhD thesis on 31 January. 22 Jan 2014 - A breakthrough in medical acoustics Researchers at the University of Twente, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and Erasmus MC (University Medical Center Rotterdam) have achieved a breakthrough in the field of medical ultrasound. Ultrasound irradiation has recently made it possible to activate minuscule nanodrops for diagnostic (tumour detection) and therapeutic (local administration of medicine) purposes. This breakthrough in medical acoustics was published in the leading scientific magazine PNAS this week.  21 Jan 2014 - Dr. Christoph Brune, MIRA’s new Tenure Tracker in Computational Mathematics We proudly announce the appointment of dr. Christoph Brune as Tenure Tracker in Computational Mathematics within MIRA’s Applied Analysis research group. For several years dr. Brune has been working successfully in international research projects on computational mathematics with a focus on inverse problems and image processing in biomedicine and nanotechnology. His focus on 4D imaging perfectly matches the goals of the Center for Medical Imaging.
20 Jan 2014 - 23 January - SPRINT annual event On 23 January the Center of Research Excellence SPRINT organizes its annual event (in Dutch). In the presence of Marijke van Hees, municipal executive board member of Enschede, highlights of the SPRINT research projects will presented by amongst others UMCG, Roessingh R&D and MIRA. 15 Jan 2014 - MIRA welcomes Clinical Professor Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei We proudly announce the appointment of prof. dr. Lioe-Fee de Geus-Oei as Clinical Professor within the MIRA research institute. Her research on Molecular Imaging, Innovation and Translation will be embedded in the strategic research orientation Imaging & Diagnostics.
9 Jan 2014 - EEG leads to earlier prognosis for coma patients after cardiac arrest To what extent can an EEG help us to predict whether - and how - a patient will awaken from a coma following cardiac arrest? This question was addressed by doctoral degree candidate Marleen Tjepkema-Cloostermans. Her conclusion: coma patients with the best prognosis are those whose EEG shows rapid recovery of brain rhythms after resuscitation, with no interruptions in brain activity. They have the greatest chance of recovery with the least amount of damage. Tjepkema-Cloostermans is affiliated with the MIRA Research Institute of the University of Twente and will obtain her doctoral degree on 10 January 2014. 8 Jan 2014 - No stress thanks to smart sensors We are getting older but wish to remain living in our own homes.
The Dutch newspaper Trouw has interviewed MIRA’s professor Hermie Hermens on how technology could be of help to realise this. Read all about sensors measuring our heartbeat and even letting us know when it is time to relax.