22 August 2019
Epilepsy patients examined in world's most powerful MRI scanner
For the first time ever, epilepsy patients will undergo an examination in the world's most powerful MRI scanner. Researchers hope that the MRI images will enable them to trace the source of seizures in patients where this was not previously possible. The examinations are part of a study being...
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...
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)...
16 February 2018
‘A new brain within a month’
Brain tissue (consisting mainly of proteins) is renewed within a period of four to five weeks. This has been established for the first time by researchers of the departments of Human Biology and Neurosurgery at Maastricht UMC+. They measured the protein synthesis rate of brain tissue in six...
26 October 2017
Origin of most epilepsy cases explained
In 80 percent of cases, epilepsy is caused by low-grade tumours, malformations of cortical development, or sclerosis (hardening) of the hippocampus (the area of the brain that plays an important role in storing information in the memory).