14 May 2019
Twenty million euros for fighting Alzheimer's using big data
Thanks to Big Data, we are now for the first time able to analyse large amounts of data quickly and to discover patterns in it that say something about the prevention and prediction of diseases. The Province of Limburg, Maastricht UMC+ and Maastricht University (UM) are therefore jointly investing...
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...
16 March 2018
You can control the prevention of dementia
The MijnBreincoach (My brain coach) app will be officially launched on Saturday, March 17. A digital tool developed by the Limburg Alzheimer Centre, which focuses on helping people keep their brain healthy and vital, thus reducing the risk of dementia at a later age. "We shouldn't wait...
26 February 2018
Spread of Alzheimer's proteins shown in healthy people for the first time
Using living elderly people, scientists at Maastricht University (UM) and Harvard Medical School in the US city of Boston have succeeded for the first time in figuring out how Alzheimer's proteins spread inside the brain. Furthermore, the researchers have actually been able to link this spread...