23 July 2020
Nearly half a million grant to gain better understanding of coronavirus
Bioinformaticians and systems biologists at Maastricht UMC+ and Maastricht University have received almost half a million euros from ZonMw to describe in detail the molecular mechanism of the coronavirus. This should open up new avenues allowing targeted medical treatment of the disease caused by...
14 July 2020
Grant of 1.9 million euros for research on feeding ICU patients
Joint research by a total of nine Dutch and Belgian hospitals, led by Maastricht UMC+ and Oost-Limburg Hospital in Genk, which will look at protein-rich tube feeding for ICU patients with the aim of accelerating recovery, has received a grant of 1.9 million euros. The grant was awarded by ZonMw,...
8 July 2020
Maastricht researchers awarded Heart Foundation grant
The Dutch Heart Foundation has awarded Maastricht UMC+ researchers Constance Baaten and Pieter Goossens a "Dekker grant" (Dekkerbeurs). These are individual research grants for talented scientists, named after a former Heart Foundation director. With the grant of over 265,000 and 465,000...
22 June 2020
New technique used to treat blood clot in the heart
For the first time in Europe, surgeons at Maastricht UMC+ have used a new technique to treat a blood clot in the heart of a patient with atrial fibrillation. Using laparoscopy on the still beating heart, doctors were able to isolate the clot and enclose it in what is called the atrial appendage....
12 May 2020
Molecular processes of coronavirus identified
Scientists of Maastricht UMC+ and Maastricht University are closely involved in describing the molecular mechanism of the coronavirus. Based on available research data, molecular interactions that the virus enters into with a human host cell and the influence of the virus on the metabolism and...
14 April 2020
Remote care using a smartphone to monitor heart rhythm
Patients with heart arrhythmia can be monitored remotely using an app and their own smartphone. Cardiologists at Maastricht UMC+ use this method to track the heart rhythm of patients and to advise them remotely. Remote monitoring means that patients can avoid coming to hospital for an ECG during...
2 April 2020
Tackling the corona virus with big data
Scholars around the world are working relentlessly on the development of a vaccine against the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Chemist and assistant professor Egon Willighagen contributes in collaboration with colleagues at the BiGCaT Department of Bioinformatics in Maastricht to make data and...
23 March 2020
Sterilisation method enables reuse of face masks
Exploratory research at Maastricht University Medical Center+ has demonstrated that medical FFP2 face masks can be made completely germ-free through plasma sterilisation. This means that a mouth and nose mask can be used three times instead of being discarded after a single use. This method was...
9 March 2020
Coronavirus measures essential for continuing care
The preventive measures taken by Maastricht University Medical Center+ (Maastricht UMC+) to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are essential in order to guarantee continuing care. The measures may be considered strict, but they are necessary to prevent a spike in the number of patients with the...
25 February 2020
Stem cells discovered that can cause stomach cancer
For the first time, researchers have discovered stem cells that repair tissue in the stomach but, in the presence of crucial genetic changes, may also cause stomach cancer. The discovery offers new leads in the treatment of stomach tumours. An international team of researchers describes its...