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. ...
25 September 2018
Interaction between genes and gut bacteria important for cardiovascular disease risk
Cardiovascular disease is a major killer with complex causes. Genetic susceptibility plays a role, but recent studies have highlighted how gut ...
19 September 2018
Royal distinction for UMCG’s Cisca Wijmenga
Today, Cisca Wijmenga, Full Professor of Human Genetics at the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG), was appointed Knight in the Order of the ...
19 September 2018
Medical research: Evaluating tumour margins in real-time during breast cancer surgery
A method to evaluate the use of fluorescent tracers to determine tumour margins during breast cancer surgery is reported in Nature Communications ...
11 September 2018
ZonMw grant for study on kidney transplants in over 65s
Researchers from the Department of Nephrology and Transplantation at the UMCG (Prof. Stefan Berger and Dr Jan-Stephan Sanders) have been awarded a ...