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Away with ammonia!

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Written by Tuesday, 20 October 2009 08:46
Research into new treatment for liver failure “You should apply for a Mosaic grant to finance your PhD,” someone said to Liliane Mpabanzi. “A what?” “A grant for ethnic minorities, to encourage them to choose an academic career.” No sooner said than done. On 26 October, Liliane Mpabanzi will receive…

Tackling plaque with new imaging techniques

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Written by Thursday, 23 April 2009 08:52
€35 million funding for three molecular medicine research projects The Center for Translational Molecular Medicine (CTMM) has granted Maastricht University’s institute for cardiovascular disease (CARIM) funding worth €35 million for three research projects. One of these projects (Incoag) focuses on thrombosis, the second (Eminence) on vascular growth and the third…

To smoke or not to smoke

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Written by Thursday, 20 November 2008 00:00
Does knowledge of their own illness help smokers quit? “Sure, smoking is unhealthy, but we’re all going to die one day.” “Well, my grandfather was a smoker and lived to 80, so why should it be different for me?” These are just a few excuses used by smokers to justify…

The worrying bureaucratisation of care

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Written by Thursday, 19 June 2008 00:00
How bureaucratic is the Dutch district nursing service? The paperwork involved in Dutch healthcare sometimes seems more important than the job itself. It can take longer for elderly people to find their glasses and sign the form than it does for the district nurse to administer the necessary care. Just…
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