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Linking oral and general health challenges

Oral healthcare professionals in the Netherlands join forces in ORANGEHealth.nl in a mission to shape the future of health and healthcare. In the future, the dentist could play a much greater role in monitoring overall physical health, says Willem Fokkema, Executive Director at ACTA Dental Research. Read here the full article.

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Scale-up Cealus Health starts key study on microbiome product

Amsterdam UMC scale-up company Caelus Health has reached an important milestone. Caelus Health recently started a key clinical trial in individuals suffering from Metabolic Syndrome or pre-diabetes; these individuals are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The microbiome product based on a single micro-organism (named A. soehngenii) may delay or even prevent the onset […]

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Pre-finalists of the Innovation Award announced!

The pre-finalists for the Innovation Award, the Amsterdam competition for innovative ideas that contribute to a better world, are now selected! The pre-finalists have a chance to win one of the three Innovation Awards and €10,000. The Innovation Award has three categories: Society, Health and Environment & Climate. In the coming months, all pre-finalists will […]

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Milestone: A novel antibody for chronic kidney disease is now entering clinical phase

Chronic kidney diseases are a severe and growing worldwide problem with a lack of effective treatments often leading to dialysis, transplantation, and high costs to health care systems. Now, a monoclonal antibody, named BION-1301 (anti-APRIL), is being developed to treat patients with IgA nephropathy. BION-1301 is a potential disease-modifying approach to prevent the formation of […]

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VU startup Lalaland.ai starts collaboration with Wehkamp

VU alumni International Business Administration Michael Musandu and Ugnius Rimsa founded Lalaland in 2019. The startup generates and hyper personalizes full human body models from head to toe by using AI. As a result, models are available in different ethnicities, sizes and ages, allowing customers to always recognize themselves in the clothing of their choice. […]

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Amsterdam UMC teachers developed an online platform to structure curriculum information

Teachers from the department of medical informatics of Amsterdam UMC have developed an online platform to gather and visualize structured curriculum information, called act-E. Education managers, teachers and students use this platform to gain insights regarding their curricula that could never be viewed as easily before. These insights help them to have an informed conversation […]

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425K investment for VU startup Cargoplot

Cargoplot recently raised 425K funding by several angels and ASIF Ventures, a startup fund run for, and by, VU, UvA and HvA students. Cargoplot is an online platform for e-commerce importers and freight forwarder, that aims to speed up the process of finding the best freight forwarder on specific routes for different types of cargo. […]

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Students of UvA receive €100,000 for sign language project

Master students of the UvA and University of Oslo received €100,000 for the DITA project to bridge the communication gap between users of sign language and society. The DITA project, located in Demonstrator Lab, was awarded the STUD-ENT grant from the Research Council of Norway last April. There is a communication gap between users of […]

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Promising Phase III data for a new passive vaccine against RSV

Infection by Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is the leading cause of hospitalization in infants. The currently available preventive treatment is a monthly injection with an anti-RSV antibody, which is only given to high-risk infants and only temporarily provides protection due to a limited half-life. Now, a new antibody against RSV, which was developed by scientists […]

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AmSIA applications are being assessed

The applications for the Innovation Award, the Amsterdam competition for innovative ideas that contribute to a better world, are being assessed. The organisation of the Innovation Award received a lot of cutting edge ideas for new businesses, systems, products, platforms and more. “We are very happy with the amount of applications we received,” says Richtsje […]

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