Diabetics saved by the cold

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Written by Thursday, 15 October 2015 14:37
Exposure to a chilly environment causes muscles to absorb more glucose from the blood. This surprising discovery by Patrick Schrauwen, professor of diabetes at Maastricht University (UM), inspired a new area of research and promises to improve the lives of people with diabetes. It also earned Schrauwen a publication in…

First cohort of 'Maastricht'-trained Saudi doctors

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Written by Wednesday, 10 June 2015 14:55
In 2009 Sulaiman Al Rajhi called in the help of Maastricht University (UM). The billionaire Saudi businessman dreamed of establishing a private university of medicine in his homeland. Now, his dream has become reality: the first doctors will graduate from the Sulaiman Al Rajhi Medical College this spring.
Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer have to make some tough decisions. In April, the Maastricht University Medical Centre+ (MUMC+) launched the Breast Cancer Decision Aid for patients with early stage breast cancer. The aim of this digital tool is to help women make an informed choice between breast-conserving…

"Losing is not my thing"

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Written by Wednesday, 10 June 2015 14:09
You could be forgiven for thinking time has no impact on Professor Rob Reneman. In August, when the Amsterdam native turns 80, he’ll probably still be working at Maastricht University three days a week. Founder of the cardiovascular research institute CARIM and former president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of…
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