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).