22 February 2019
Beetroot juice is better for footballers than for cyclists
Nitrate, which is found in beetroot juice, for example, has a positive effect on the performance of trained athletes who primarily require short bursts of energy, such as footballers. For endurance athletes, such as cyclists, nitrate appears to have very little to no effect. This is shown in...
20 February 2019
Funding for follow-up research into the development of embryos
With a donation of almost 2.7 million euros from the foundation Stichting De Weijerhorst to Maastricht UMC+, new research is being funded into the still virtually unknown core processes between stem cells and other cells that take place in the embryo and in the interactions with the uterus. The...
1 February 2019
Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus celebrates its fifth anniversary
Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus is celebrating its fifth anniversary and is proud to present - for the fifth year in a row - great results and steady growth. The number of established companies, organisations and spin-offs has experienced substantial growth in the last five years, and the...
23 December 2018
Operational Excellence book 'Our Journey' presented
Recently, the book entitled 'Our Journey', describing the journey undertaken by Maastricht UMC+ in implementing the principles of Operational Excellence, was presented. Operational Excellence is a strategy aimed at bringing about continuous improvement in quality, effectiveness and...
20 December 2018
Protein and physical activity stimulate night-time muscle build-up
A protein-rich diet combined with physical effort before sleeping can help prevent patients losing muscle mass during a period of hospitalisation. This is one of the primary conclusions drawn by Imre Kouw from her PhD study at Maastricht UMC+. The PhD candidate investigated a series of strategies...
11 December 2018
Brain atlas leads to fewer side effects in radiotherapy
With the irradiation of tumours in the brain and in the head and neck area, the radiation dose can now be reduced considerably, without the desired treatment result being compromised. This drastically reduces the chances of side effects. Daniëlle Eekers, radiation oncologist at MAASTRO clinic and...
19 November 2018
'Virtual doctor to take over part of heart failure care'
Researchers in the field of heart failure will soon be working on a digital application that is capable of independent, remote decision-making, such as prescribing medication and issuing medical advice. The Maastricht UMC+ and a number of international partners will receive in total more than 4.5...
12 November 2018
Brain damage already visible in early stage of diabetes
People with prediabetes already demonstrate subtle damage to the white matter in their brain, which can eventually result in deteriorating cognitive performance. Prediabetes is an early stage of type 2 diabetes. In this phase, a change in lifestyle can still have a positive effect and can prevent...
30 October 2018
Innovative plastic surgical interventions improve quality of life following breast reconstruction
Microsurgical interventions in respect of two common side effects following treatment for breast cancer make a major contribution to improving quality of life. The treatments in question relate to lymphedema by creating a connection between lymphatic and blood vessels (lymphovenous anastomosis) and...
1 December 2015
Oerbacterie in de darmen geassocieerd met kinder-obesitas
Een veelvoorkomend micro-organisme in het maagdarmstelsel blijkt een graadmeter voor het ontwikkelen van overgewicht bij kinderen. Hoe groter de aantallen van de op een bacterie lijkende levensvorm (een zogeheten oerbacterie) des te groter het risico op overgewicht. Dat concluderen wetenschappers...