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).
20 Mar 2017 - Want to boost your education?
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23 Feb 2017 - Scienstists get closer to developing bioartificial kidney [article in De Ingenieur]
The national magazine De Ingenieur brought a major background article on bioartificial kidney research on 13 February 2017. Prof Stamatialis was interviewed about their research to creating a functional bioartificial kidney. The article is published (in print) in February 2017 in De Ingenieur. The Dutch summary of the article can be viewed here.
18 Jan 2017 - Handy device designed by the University of Twente allows you to take a look beneath the skin
In collaboration with various companies, scientists at MIRA research institute have recently developed a prototype for a handheld device that combines ultrasound technology with photoacoustics.