Launching of ‘the Netherlands 2020: back to the top 5’

15 April 2010

Monday April 19, from 13.00-14.30, the Dutch Innovation Platform presents its future vision: ‘the Netherlands 2020: back to the top 5. The economical agenda: Innovative, […]

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New Alzheimer Centre

14 April 2010

On April 13, the go-ahead was given for the building of a new nationwide Alzheimer Centre, a vital step for the development of the Alzheimer […]

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KP7 Grant for PHARMACHILD

KP7 Grant for PHARMACHILD

9 April 2010

Dr. Nico Wulffraat, department of Child Immunology of the UMC Utrecht, receives € 3 million for the project PHARMACHILD (Long-term PHARMacovigilance for adverse effects in […]

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ZonMw reports on cost savings in care sector

1 April 2010

ZonMw presents a report with 100 cost saving ideas for preventive, curative and long-term care, as input for the cut proposals of several official working […]

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‘Knowledge investments strengthen Dutch economy..

30 March 2010

..  and will rather pay’ according to Alexander Rinnooy Kan, SER president and president of the working group Knowledge Investment Agenda (KIA) of the Dutch […]

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‘Smarter together’

30 March 2010

Under the guidance of Peter van der Vliet, former vice-president of KNAW, respresentatives of KNAW, VSNU and NWO are working on a report ‘Smarter together’, […]

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European consortium develops artificial pancreas

30 March 2010

Led by the Academic Medical Centre, a European consortium (AP@home) is going to develop an artificial pancreas for patients suffering from diabetes type 1. The […]

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UMCG receives large European grant

26 March 2010

The University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) receives a grant of 12 million euros from the European Union for combining data of several large European population […]

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NWO invests in IT research

23 March 2010

Five consortia will develop new software for the financial, health and governmental sectors. NWO (Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research) invests in total 2 million euros. […]

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Minister Rouvoet invests in Generation R

15 March 2010

Resigning minister André Rouvoet for youth and family is going to invest 4,5 million euro in Generation R, the large population cohort of the Erasmus […]

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Research shows role of thymus in celiac

1 March 2010

Researchers of the University Medical Centre Groningen have found 40 places on DNA that increase the risk of celiac disease. In those areas genes are […]

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Biologists and physicians combine knowledge

25 February 2010

NWO and ZonMw are going to invest 13 million euro in three Dutch centres for system biology. In such a centre biologists, physicians, chemists, physicists, […]

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Joint investment BMM, CTMM and TI Pharma

15 February 2010

The Netherlands’ three Top Institutes for life-science research (the BioMedical Materials program, the Center for Translational Molecular Medicine and Top Institute Pharma) today announced a […]

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Call on Cabinet: Dutch education and science to world’s top 5

8 February 2010

The performance of the Dutch higher education and research is good, but should be better in order to bring our country to the top 5 […]

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Discovery new gene

8 February 2010

Scientists of the University Medical Centre Groningen have discovered a new gene that is related to the biological ageing of man, using data of the […]

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9th Pearl for Parelsnoer Initiative (PSI)

5 February 2010

On February 4 a 9th pearl has been added to the Parelsnoer Initiative (PSI): CONgenitale CORvitea or CONCOR.  Since 2002 CONCOR has been coordinating the […]

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Erasmus Rotterdam Health Research (ERGO) celebrates its 20th anniversary

30 January 2010

The Rotterdam Study is famous throughout the world and very successful. On Saturday, January 30, 2010, the Rotterdam Study celebrated its 20th anniversary with a congress at the […]

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ISBI April 14-17, 2010, Rotterdam The Netherlands

21 January 2010

The International Symposium for Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) is a professional event that began in 2002 spawned from the world’s largest technical professional association the IEEE, based […]

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New development Erasmus Rucphen Family (ERF) Study

13 January 2010

Research by the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) and the Erasmus MC proves that depression among patients with migraine is not necessarily caused by their […]

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“As in football playing, excellence in research is not only dependent on individual quality of a researcher but also of his or her environment”

6 November 2009

“Twelve of thirteen Dutch universities are part of the Top 500 of every international rankings. That makes us world champion average quality” says Robbert Dijkgraaf, […]

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Meike Vernooij

A population-based approach

11 March 2009

The function of protecting and developing health must rank even above that of restoring it when it is impaired (Hippocrates, c 460-370 B.C.) With these […]

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