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29 May 2017 - 20 Seconds Science is back! MESA+ and MIRA are working on a broad diversity of research subjects, it’s time to show the world! The challenge? To show it in 20 seconds… In 2015 25 videos were made and they were awesome. Do you accept the challenge to top the last performance? We would like to invite you to participate! 22 May 2017 - Jeroen Rouwkema awarded research prize Jeroen Rouwkema of the University of Twente’s MIRA research institute has been awarded the ‘Robert Brown Early Career Principal Investigator Award’. 15 May 2017 - In Memoriam Henri Termeer Henri Termeer, honorary doctor of the University of Twente, passed away May 12 at the age of 71, in his home town Marblehead. The world loses a biomedical technology pioneer. 8 May 2017 - Major grant for 'Organ-on-a-chip' research Creating ‘organ-on-a-chip’ systems will be a decisive step toward personalized health care. Five partners including the University of Twente receive a prestigious ‘Zwaartekracht’ grant for this, of 19 million euros. 3 May 2017 - Breast-conserving surgery can become safer thanks to magnetic MaMaLoc technology The Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital in Amsterdam (Prof. T. Ruers) and the University of Twente (B. ten Haken) have developed a new localization technique for breast cancer that is based on magnetism. 30 Mar 2017 - Better diagnostics of disturbed blood flow intestines A better, faster and simpler way of diagnosing insufficient blood flow in the gastrointestinal tract will soon be possible thanks to new technology and cooperation with Technical Medicine professionals. This says Prof Bob Geelkeren, who is a vascular surgeon, in his inaugural speech at the University of Twente. 23 Mar 2017 - Simulations predict swelling of 'underfed' brain cells When brain cells don’t get enough energy, caused by a stroke or trauma, they can start swelling rapidly. New mathematical models of this mechanism, developed by Koen Dijkstra of the University of Twente, show a critical tipping point: at lower energy levels, there is no way back. 22 Mar 2017 - Thijs Pasman in Dutch media ‘Occupation of the future’ The dutch program ‘NOS op 3’ shows the ‘Occupation of the future’: organ designer. In this item Thijs Pasman (PHD at MIRA) tells about his research Long on Chip. A perfect example how MIRA improves healthcare with technology. The whole item can be seen here (in Dutch).