28 September 2018
Relationship between lipids and Alzheimer's
Four years ago, Pilar Martinez began studying the role of lipids – fats – in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease. She quickly became convinced that lipids play an important role in the development of this brain disease. To keep pursuing this line of research, more funding is...
11 September 2018
3 million for research on hereditary heart failure
A team of researchers from Maastricht and Amsterdam receives a three million euro subsidy from the Dutch Heart Foundation (Nederlandse Hartstichting) to boost research on hereditary heart failure. The professors Leon de Windt (Maastricht University/Maastricht UMC+) and Yigal Pinto (Amsterdam UMC)...
6 July 2018
Two million euros for Parkinson's research
Stichting de Weijerhorst is gifting more than two million euros to Maastricht UMC+ to support a research project aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease. Neuroscientists are using advanced imaging technologies to search for the fundamental neuro-processes and...
30 June 2018
Researchers produce unique 3D images of the inner ear
Researchers at Maastricht UMC+ have succeeded in producing exceptionally detailed 3D images of the anatomy of human inner ear, an organ so complex, sensitive and inaccessible that it is difficult to study and whose detailed micro-anatomical structures remain uncharted territory. Now, researchers...
28 June 2018
KWF subsidy for fundamental research into incurable brain tumours
How does the most malignant form of brain cancer develop? That's what a Maastricht research group led by Prof. Marc Vooijs, PhD will study in mini tumours which they will 'grow' in their laboratory. The scientists will receive a €150.000 subsidy from the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF)...
21 June 2018
Breast reconstruction using fat tissue does not compromise oncological safety
Lipofilling, a breast reconstruction technique using the patient's own (autologous) fat tissue, does not compromise oncological safety or cause tumour cells to recur. These are the conclusions of a doctoral study conducted by researcher Todor Krastev, affiliated with the Plastic Surgery...
7 June 2018
New test traces rare genetic defects in blood relatives
Maastricht UMC+ has developed a new test that traces rare genetic defects in couples who are related by blood, such as first and second cousins. The children born of such consanguineous relationships are more likely to have a genetic defect or cognitive impairment because of their parents’ close...
4 June 2018
New pacemaker technique applied for the first time in the Netherlands
For the first time in the Netherlands, cardiologists at the Heart+Vascular Center at the Maastricht UMC+ have applied a new pacemaker technique that causes fewer complications in the long-term. In this technique, a special catheter is used to locate the heart's natural conduction system before...
3 May 2018
Forming model embryos from stem cells in the lab
Scientists from the MERLN Institute, associated with Brightlands, and the Hubrecht Institute (KNAW) have successfully created in the laboratory embryo-like structures from mouse stem cells. These model embryos resemble natural ones to the extent that, for the first time, they implant into the...
13 April 2018
Prestigious grant for research on stem cell-mediated tissue regeneration
The research project VISION was awarded a prestigious TOP grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) worth 675,000 euros to examine the fundamental mechanisms behind stem cell transplantation and tissue regeneration. As part of the study, cornea stem cells...