20 December 2018
Poo bacteria reveal bowel disease
People with chronic bowel diseases have an irregular gut flora. That is the conclusion of Arnau Vich Vila, a researcher at the UMCG from the group of ...
27 November 2018
PET scan could predict success of checkpoint therapy
Checkpoint inhibitor therapy is an exciting new way to treat cancer. It works by inhibiting the mechanism that prevents the patient’s immune system ...
23 November 2018
ZonMw grant to improve diagnostics in children with abdominal pain in general practice
Researchers Gea Holtman and Marjolein Berger of the Department of General Practice and Elderly care medicine have received a ZonMw grant of € ...
22 November 2018
Smart measuring device predicts diabetes, cardiovascular disease and death
The reflection of light through the skin (autofluorescence), measured with a simple device on which the forearm is placed, can predict the risk of ...
19 November 2018
More effective lifestyle programmes through better GP referrals and other forms of support
GPs who are more knowledgeable about lifestyle interventions and objective screening of patients to see whether they would benefit from such ...
13 November 2018
€ 4 million EU subsidy for research into mechanisms of disease and lifespan
A research network, in which Ellen Nollen of the UMCG also participates, has received an EU subsidy of € 4 million. The network, called HealthAge, ...
29 October 2018
Proteins provide important clues to unravelling recurring leukaemia
Leukaemia – one word for different types of blood cancer. Although we are now able to cure some forms of leukaemia, the prognosis for other forms is ...
19 October 2018
Marie-Curie training network grant ‘PoLiMeR’ awarded to Barbara Bakker: 4 million euros for European research training in Systems Medicine for inherited metabolic diseases
Metabolic diseases are a burden on the European population and health care system. It is increasingly recognised that individual differences with ...
08 October 2018
€2.5 million EU grant for research into cancer immunotherapy
An EU grant worth €2.5 million has been awarded to the 'I-DireCT' research network, headed by Professor Edwin Bremer from the department of ...
04 October 2018
€4 million EU grant for research into providing sustainable informal care
Over €4 million worth of EU funding has been awarded to the international network ‘ENTWINE informal care’, led by Prof. Mariët Hagedoorn and Prof. ...