Monthly Archives: June 2018

First copy ‘Makers van Leven’ handed over to Bert Meijer

The first copy of ‘Makers van Leven‘ by Esther Thole (science journalist and editor at NEMO-Kennislink) was handed over to prof. Bert Meijer in Eindhoven. The book includes a preface of prof. Ben Feringa and addresses the complex question of ‘What is life?’ and ‘How can we imitate life’. Esther Thole discusses with many chemists, including MDR […]

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Biomaterials meet transcriptomics: the cBiT database

Researchers at the MERLN Institute for Regenerative Medicine recently launched the Compendium for Biomaterial Transcriptomics (cBiT), a new worldwide research database for biomaterial-based trancriptomics studies. At MERLN, Prof. Jan de Boer leads a team of researchers who want to discover what happens in the cell when it interacts with a biomaterial and which factors influence […]

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Sandra Hofmann receives NWO Vidi grant

Dr. Sandra Hofmann (TU/e) was awarded a Vidi grant for her proposal on ‘A miniature bone model’. In this project the aim is to develop miniature bones from human cells in the laboratory. The tissues will be used to study bone turnover in healthy and diseased bone in order to ultimately develop specific drug therapies. […]

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MDR researchers publish perspective article on Material-Based tissue engineering

Carlijn Bouten (TU/e) and coworkers published a perspective in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine. The article entitled ‘Can We Grow Valves Inside the Heart? Perspective on Material-based In Situ Heart Valve Tissue Engineering’ discusses recent advances of material-based in situ heart valve tissue engineering and highlights the most critical issues that remain before clinical application can be expected. […]

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