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 ...

Jun 24, 2016
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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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Dynamic headrest helps wheelchair users

A dynamic headrest will soon reduce pain and other discomforts for wheelchair users. Anoek Geers constructed the prototype of this new head support within the framework of the University of Twente's PDEng programme. She is ...

Oct 03, 2018
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Developing a urine test for various types of cancer

Detecting cancer of various types, in a very early stage and using a simple urine sample. That is the ambition of the new startup company NanoMed Diagnostics. Years of research, by scientists of the University of Twente and ...

Feb 01, 2018
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