University of Twente

Real life brain studies: 3D brain-on-a-chip

To study brain cell's operation and test the effect of medication on individual cells, the conventional Petri dish with flat electrodes is not sufficient. For truly realistic studies, cells have to flourish within three-dimensional ...

12 hours ago
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Shining light on amyloid protein nanostructures

Scientists from the MESA+ and MIRA research institutes at the University of Twente have developed a new method to gain insight into the composition of large macromolecular protein assemblies. Their method allows the determination ...

Aug 14, 2012
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Biopsy robot combines MRI and ultrasound

Researchers at the University of Twente in The Netherlands are working on a biopsy robot that combines the best features of MRI and ultrasound, aiming to improve the diagnosis of breast cancer and muscle diseases.

Jan 21, 2016
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Photoacoustic approach to breast cancer detection

Scientists at the research Institute MIRA at the University of Twente have been working for some time on a new technique to detect breast cancer. The technique, based on the physical principle of photoacoustics, has been ...

Jul 14, 2015
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Overcoming addiction with an app

Can a game installed on your smartphone help you to overcome an addiction? Soon this will be a possibility. Marloes Postel, a lecturer at the University of Twente, observed the need for easily accessible care for people with ...

Feb 24, 2015
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