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23 Oct 2013 - Team Steenbergen wins NWQ Audience Award Team Steenbergen from the University of Twente has won the Academic Year Award 2013 NWQ Audience Award with 'You can hear tumors'. It was announced in the Winkel van Sinkel in Utrecht on Wednesday evening that the Twente team had received the most votes from the public (2,501 of 5,000). As winner of the Audience Award, the team will this year be asked about the research in VPRO's 2013 National Science Quiz. 23 Oct 2013 - 2nd Annual Health Economics & Personalized Medicine Symposium Personalized medicine technologies offer the promise of tailored risk assessment, diagnosis and treatment, yet despite significant investment in development of such technologies, relatively few have been successfully translated into clinical practice for the benefit of patients. This symposium, with an opening lecture by MIRA’s prof.dr. IJzerman, will examine the pathway for development of personalized medicine technologies.  16 Oct 2013 - University of Twente in final of Herman Wijffels Innovation Award 2013 with PA Imaging Researchers of the MIRA research institute of the University of Twente (UT) and UT spin-off company PA Imaging R&D BV were nominated for the Herman Wijffels Innovation Award 2013. They are eligible for 50,000 euros in prize money, which they intend to use for research into pain-free and improved breast cancer research for all women. 14 Oct 2013 - Kristian Overduin wins the Prof. Dr. G.P. Vooijs Award Kristian Overduin has won the Prof. Dr. G.P. Vooijs Award. This prize is intended for the most clinically relevant graduate research completed at the University of Twente during the academic year 2012-2013. 11 Oct 2013 - "Smart glasses" can improve gait of Parkinson's patients A new app for intelligent glasses, such as Google Glass, will soon make it possible to improve the gait of patients suffering from Parkinson's disease and to decrease their risk of falling. Researchers at the University of Twente's MIRA Institute have received a grant from the NutsOhra fund for the development of the app. 11 Oct 2013 - Kennispark Enschede nominated best Dutch business park Kennispark in Enschede has been awarded Best Dutch business park during the national business park congress ('Nationale Bedrijventerreinencongres') in Utrecht. According to the expert jury and the audience present, Kennispark scored best in the categories economic value, clarity of the park's profile, the organisation of companies in the park, adaptability of the campus, the quality of the facilities, the level of user satisfaction and the branding. Kennispark will receive a 'Best Dutch business park' sign to put up on the innovation campus. 10 Oct 2013 - Ivan Stojanović wins Simon Stevin Student Prize Ivan Stojanović has been awarded the Simon Stevin Student Prize. In a two minute-pitch, he convinced the audience of the applicability of his research, with a poster entitled CellSPRead: Paving the way towards personalized cancer therapy. Stojanović: "With this poster, we want to forge a new path toward personalized cancer therapy". 4 Oct 2013 - University of Twente once again climbs the Times Higher Education ranking ladder This year, the University of Twente climbed 17 places in the Times Higher Education world rankings, from No. 187 to 170. In 2012, the University was also able to climb, that year by no less than 13 places.