21 January 2019
Record number of liver transplants at UMCG due to new perfusion technique
In 2018, the UMCG carried out 73 liver transplants. On average around 60 liver transplants were done in the past few years, and in 2017 there were ...
18 January 2019
New depression genes identified by combining large molecular genetic studies
An international study led by the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) has identified new genes that are related to depression. This research ...
17 January 2019
Joint Declaration University of Groningen and UMCG in relation to the elevator accident
A lift fell down this morning in the University of Groningen building located at Antonius Deusinglaan 1 (also known as ADL1) on the UMCG grounds. The ...
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 ...