Nieuws https://www.uu.nl/en en Sun, 21 Apr 2024 08:24:09 +0200 Tue, 02 Apr 2024 17:50:00 +0200 Hepatitis E can be contained well in pigs https://www.uu.nl/en/news/hepatitis-e-can-be-contained-well-in-pigs Pig farmers can limit the spread of the hepatitis E virus by completely separating groups of pigs and applying hygiene measures. 139252 Tue, 02 Apr 2024 17:50:00 +0200 Nieuws UN’s roadmap for a climate-compatible food system omits potential role of animal welfare, among others, experts say https://www.uu.nl/en/news/uns-roadmap-for-a-climate-compatible-food-system-omits-potential-role-of-animal-welfare-among-others An international team of eight researchers highlights in Nature Food missed opportunities for climate, health and other benefits from reducing consumption of animal-sourced foods. 138755 Mon, 18 Mar 2024 18:19:00 +0100 Nieuws Utrecht University (IRAS) and KWR start Academic Collaborative Centre for Healthy and Safe Water https://www.uu.nl/en/news/utrecht-university-iras-and-kwr-start-academic-collaborative-centre-for-healthy-and-safe-water Utrecht University’s Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS) and KWR signed a memorandum of understanding on 30 June with the aim of remedying gaps in our knowledge about risk assessment for substances in water. 131840 Fri, 30 Jun 2023 14:39:00 +0200 Nieuws Eefjan Breukink appointed professor of Microbial Membranes and Antibiotics https://www.uu.nl/en/news/eefjan-breukink-appointed-professor-of-microbial-membranes-and-antibiotics Chemist Breukink: "It is my dream to discover an antibiotic that will truly aid us in combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria." 131490 Thu, 15 Jun 2023 09:00:00 +0200 Nieuws Research into the impact of microplastics on women's health https://www.uu.nl/en/bite-of-science/research-into-the-impact-of-microplastics-on-womens-health Utrecht researchers are collaborating with women to investigate the potential impact of tiny plastic particles on women's health. 131533 Wed, 14 Jun 2023 13:15:00 +0200 Nieuws High concentrations of ultrafine dust in living rooms with wood-burning stove https://www.uu.nl/en/news/high-concentrations-of-ultrafine-dust-in-living-rooms-with-wood-burning-stove While using a wood-burning stove, large amounts of particulate matter and ultrafine dust are released into living rooms. This is according to a citizen science project by Utrecht University. 129383 Thu, 06 Apr 2023 15:47:00 +0200 Nieuws Researchers provide insights into what constitutes a “healthy” microbiome and the factors that shape it https://www.uu.nl/en/publication/researchers-provide-insights-into-what-constitutes-a-healthy-microbiome-and-the-factors-that-shape Dutch researchers have been able to properly determine the composition of a healthy gut microbiome through large-scale research in more than 8,200 Lifelines participants. The detailed analysis, reported in Nature, allowed the researchers to not only compile a deep catalog of the microbiome, but also to indicate which gut microbes are associated with disease and which with health. 115878 Wed, 13 Apr 2022 10:02:00 +0200 Nieuws How healthy is exercising along the Utrecht Singel canal? https://www.uu.nl/en/bite-of-science/how-healthy-is-exercising-along-the-utrecht-singel-canal How healthy is it to exercise along the Singel canal with all the traffic passing by? RTV Utrecht and Ulrike Gehring get on their bikes to answer this question. 114316 Thu, 03 Mar 2022 10:47:00 +0100 Nieuws No association between mobile phone use and brain tumours in young people https://www.uu.nl/en/news/no-association-between-mobile-phone-use-and-brain-tumours-in-young-people That is the outcome of the largest study to date into the relationship between mobile phone use and the risk of brain tumours in young people. 112869 Wed, 12 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Lidwien Smit appointed professor of One Health and Environmental Epidemiology https://www.uu.nl/en/news/lidwien-smit-appointed-professor-of-one-health-and-environmental-epidemiology The Executive Board has appointed Lidwien Smit as professor of One Health and Environmental Epidemiology at Utrecht University's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine as of 1 November 2021. 111120 Thu, 04 Nov 2021 15:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Project Air View measurements result in hyperlocal map of air quality in Copenhagen https://www.uu.nl/en/news/project-air-view-measurements-result-in-hyperlocal-map-of-air-quality-in-copenhagen A so-called Google Air View Car, fitted with advanced air quality equipment by Utrecht University, measured the air quality on every single street in Copenhagen several times during a period of two years. After six million measurements, the Project Air View team, shared the final map. 106783 Wed, 26 May 2021 12:00:00 +0200 Nieuws How bad are microplastics for our health? https://www.uu.nl/en/news/how-bad-are-microplastics-for-our-health More research is needed into the health risks associated with microplastics, Dutch toxicologists argue in the renowned scientific journal Science. 103923 Fri, 12 Feb 2021 15:59:00 +0100 Nieuws UU launches exposome MOOC https://www.uu.nl/en/bite-of-science/uu-launches-exposome-mooc Sign up for the new MOOC of Utrecht University and find out why the exposome is the biggest influencer on health. Several researchers will introduce you to the exposome concept and explain what is needed to advance this nascent and transformative field of research. 103548 Wed, 10 Feb 2021 09:31:00 +0100 Nieuws What do microplastics do in our body? https://www.uu.nl/en/news/what-do-microplastics-do-in-our-body On Monday 11 January 2021, the knowledge agenda Microplastics and Health was presented to the State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management, Stientje van Veldhoven. This knowledge agenda describes the most important knowledge gaps and calls for more research. 103137 Mon, 11 Jan 2021 14:58:00 +0100 Nieuws Assessing the safety of chemicals and pharmaceuticals without using laboratory animals https://www.uu.nl/en/news/assessing-the-safety-of-chemicals-and-pharmaceuticals-without-using-laboratory-animals Researchers from, among others, Utrecht University, (HU) and the RIVM are developing a Virtual Human Platform to assess the safety of chemicals and medicines without the use of laboratory animals. 101827 Wed, 25 Nov 2020 10:29:00 +0100 Nieuws Research into microplastics and nanoplastics and chemical substances https://www.uu.nl/en/news/research-into-microplastics-and-nanoplastics-and-chemical-substances Utrecht researchers are involved in four major European Horizon 2020 projects that are all connected with research into substances that are harmful to our health. A brief impression of the projects is provided below. 101753 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 14:33:00 +0100 Nieuws One-Health Game https://www.uu.nl/en/news/one-health-game De huidige Covid 19 problematiek veroorzaakt door een corona virus wordt vaak een One Health probleem genoemd. De One Health Game traint daarop. 101311 Thu, 29 Oct 2020 09:47:00 +0100 Nieuws One Health Game Science outreach: a professor (and a dog) on TV https://www.uu.nl/en/background/science-outreach-a-professor-and-a-dog-on-tv Get a glimpse behind the scenes when Prof. Tryfonidou (Veterinary Medicine), together with a dog patient, gave a lecture on back pain for UvNL 91657 Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Prof. Tryfonidou demonstrates on a real dog skeleton how back pain can occur in her patients To safeguard people from chemical pollution, another approach is warranted https://www.uu.nl/en/publication/to-safeguard-people-from-chemical-pollution-another-approach-is-warranted Professor Roel Vermeulen calls for an effort on the scale of the Human Genome Project to map the cumulative health effects of environmental exposures. 90231 Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:00:00 +0100 Nieuws Hostile viruses https://www.uu.nl/en/background/hostile-viruses Researcher Berend-Jan Bosch explains why it is both difficult and important to be prepared for future outbreaks of coronaviruses 90989 Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:11:00 +0100 Nieuws Berend Jan Bosch