The Road to the Future
October 23, 2014
The idea is basically illuminating a road without big lampposts. Even without light. How is that possible? It all comes down to the so-called 'Glowing Lights', which are glow in the dark painted lights. These lights collect energy during the day and light up at night, which leads to more visibility and safety. This (literally) bright idea is the beginning of new launches in the near future, as a part of the project 'Road of the Future'.
The full press release of this project can be read here.
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Stimulating the brain - deep
September 11, 2014
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a neurosurgical technique for activating or inhibiting areas of the brain. Patients with Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, essential tremor and Tourette syndrome can be treated using this technique. The DBS-team at MUMC+ is looking for new ways.
Making the invisible visible
September 10, 2014
Making the invisible visible and identifying what could not be identified. Chemelot Campus and Maastricht Health Campus can offer academic and industrial researchers the very latest high-end equipment, thanks to the Enabling Technologies joint venture based on both campuses. Researchers need no longer purchase expensive analytical equipment themselves but can simply hire it for as long as they need it.
September 09, 2014
Imagine a couple that wants to start a family together. Unfortunately, there is a lethal genetic disease running in the family. Until not that long ago, the presence of the genetic defect could only have been detected in the foetus during pregnancy, facing the couple with the almost impossible choice of either having an affected child or having to terminate the pregnancy.