University of Twente

Computer supports interpretation of EEGs

An estimated forty to fifty thousand EEG registrations are made each year in the Netherlands alone. Visually analysing and interpreting all this data costs neurologists and clinical neurophysiologists a great ...

Jan 28, 2014
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Convalescing at home after a stroke

Once every three seconds, somewhere in the world, someone suffers what's commonly referred to as a stroke: a haemorrhage or infarction of the brain. Circa 75% of the people who survive a stroke are left with temporary or ...

Mar 14, 2014
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Better cartilage repairs using stem cells

Using adult stem cells is a good way of culturing better-quality cartilage to repair worn hips and knees. New cartilage that has good properties can be grown in particular by cultivating adult stem cells ...

Mar 21, 2013
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'Type case' makes sparing use of laboratory animals

Researchers at the University of Twente's MIRA research institute have developed a system which may drastically reduce the use of laboratory animals in science. The system, which is designed to be implanted in laboratory ...

May 16, 2013
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Hunting for the last remaining tumour cell

The 7.5 millilitres of blood contained in a standard sample tube is not nearly enough to detect circulating tumour cells (CTCs) in the blood of patients with metastatic breast cancer, prostate cancer, or ...

Oct 29, 2012
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Individual therapy for all cancer patients

In cancer patients, mortality is generally associated with metastases. The ability to detect “circulating tumor cells” (CTCs) in blood is crucial if we are to uncover the mechanisms that lead to ...

Jun 26, 2012
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