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Organ-on-a-chip

‘Eye-on-a-Chip’: New Views on Eye Disease Treatment

A living retina fragment on a chip, working as a model for the eye, will enable eye disease research, as well as the development...
Bioinspired Sensor

Virus Detection Using Lifelike Interaction

In order to detect an influenza virus successfully, even in small concentrations, you would like to know in what way the virus interacts with...
robotic birds

Robots Flying like Birds

The first robotic birds, like the Robird® that was developed at the University of Twente, are flying and operational right now. Still, taking off and landing...
brain signals

Male and Female Brain Rhythms Show Differences

The electric brain signals, measured by using EEG, of males and females show differences. The difference can’t be detected by visual inspection, not even...
3D printingvideo

3D Printing of Living Cells

Using a new technique they call ‘in-air microfluidics’, University of Twente scientists succeed in printing 3D structures with living cells. This special technique enable...
Detecting cancer

Developing a Urine Test for Various Types of Cancer

Early detection of cancer can really make the difference, in survival rates and in the duration and cost of necessary treatment. In practice, patients...
Wearable Robotics Lab, dialysis membranes, post stroke, Islet Transplantation, 3D printed veins, diamond crystal, Diabetes, Transistors, alcohol addiction, chronic pain

Wearable Robotics Lab: Towards Light Robotic Suits Safe Testing Facility

Robots that assist people in regaining their mobility, will evolve from exoskeletons towards flexible suits, controlled in a smart way. That is what Prof...
robotic vest

High-Tech Robotic Vest as a Backup

A high-tech robotic vest made of recycled material that improves your posture. Researchers of the University of Twente and designer Hellen van Rees will...
blood leakage

New Software Better Able to Predict Leakage Around Aortic Stents

Each year, approximately 2700 people in the Netherlands undergo surgery for an aneurysm (dilation) in their abdominal aorta. These procedures usually involve inserting a...
solar fuels

UT Boosts Efficiency of Solar Fuels Using Microwires

Researchers around the world are working on the development of solar fuel technology. This involves generating sustainable fuels using only sunlight, CO2 and water,...
Parkinsonvideo

Laser Shoes Prevent ‘Freezing’ in Parkinson Patients Clear Reduction in Symptoms

Walking problems are common and very disabling in Parkinson’s disease. In particular, freezing of gait is a severe symptom which generally develops in more...
detection platform

Three SMEs and UT Develop an Extremely Sensitive Protein and Virus...

The EFRO programme OP Oost awarded the partners an R&D collaboration subsidy of €800,000 for the BioMEANDER project, and the partners will also have...
Wearable Robotics

Major Funding for Wearable Robotics UT in Four Dutch ‘Perspectief’ Programmes

'Perspectief' programmes stimulate close collaboration of scientists with companies and other organisations. The programmes concern multidisciplinary research with a special emphasis on application. The...
molecular machine

UT Developing a New Type of Synthetic Molecular Machine

The tubules were inspired by the biomolecular structures that transport molecular cargo in cells. The research has been published in the leading science journal...
air capture technology

Concentrated CO2 Accelerates Growth of Algae

A new air capture technology, developed by the University of Twente, captures CO2 from atmospheric air in a cheap and efficient way. The CO2,...
Wearable Robotics Lab, dialysis membranes, post stroke, Islet Transplantation, 3D printed veins, diamond crystal, Diabetes, Transistors, alcohol addiction, chronic pain

Research at University of Twente Aims to Develop Better Dialysis Membranes

Kidney patients who are on dialysis have to visit the dialysis centre several times a week. This is not only inconvenient, but also means...
Wearable Robotics Lab, dialysis membranes, post stroke, Islet Transplantation, 3D printed veins, diamond crystal, Diabetes, Transistors, alcohol addiction, chronic pain

UT Provides Better Insight into Post-Stroke Movement Quality

After a stroke, patients struggle with various physical impairments that do not always disappear after intensive training and rehabilitation therapy. Doctors like to evaluate the...
Wearable Robotics Lab, dialysis membranes, post stroke, Islet Transplantation, 3D printed veins, diamond crystal, Diabetes, Transistors, alcohol addiction, chronic pain

Membrane for Islets of Langerhans Transplantations

In the Netherlands alone about 150,000 people suffer from type 1 diabetes. Due to an immune disease the islets of Langerhans – clusters of...
Wearable Robotics Lab, dialysis membranes, post stroke, Islet Transplantation, 3D printed veins, diamond crystal, Diabetes, Transistors, alcohol addiction, chronic pain

Cultured Tissue Fed by 3D Printed Veins

As soon as we are able to repair damaged bone tissue using cell material of the patient, artificial solutions made from metal or plastics...
Epilepsy Surgery

Mathematical Simulations Shed New Light on Epilepsy Surgery

About 100,000 people in the Netherlands suffer from epilepsy, a disorder characterized by recurrent seizures. In two thirds of patients, the disorder responds well...