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  • 30 Mar 2017Press release

    Mathematical models improve the quality and efficacy of radiotherapy
    PRESS RELEASE 30. March - Radiotherapy, in which radioactive radiation is used to damage cancer cells, is a common cancer treatment. However, the people applying the treatment are only human and there are other uncertainties involved in it. On March 31st, Marleen Balvert will be defending her PhD thesis in which she shows that these risk scan be reduced using mathematical optimization models. Read more

  • 20 Feb 2017Press release

    Vici grant for Jenny Slatman: Mind the Body in Health Care
    PRESS RELEASE 17 February 2017 - Professor of Medical Humanities Jenny Slatman is to receive an NWO grant worth € 1.5 million that will allow her to do further research on the meaning of the body in health care. Because the body is mainly perceived as a biological entity in health care, various embodied dimensions of health problems go off the radar. As a result, somatic problems are often given psychological explanations and mental problems are increasingly seen as brain deficiencies. Slatman wants to develop a broader view of embodiment. Read more

  • 19 Jan 2016Press release

    Ordering food by iPad leads to healthier choice
    PRESS RELEASE 19-1-2016 - Imagine you are in a restaurant and you can choose between a healthy fruit salad or a high-calorie chocolate mousse. If you order orally, chances are high that you will go for the high-calorie chocolate mousse. However, if you order a dish via button pressing, for instance, you are more likely to opt for the fruit salad. Read more

  • 04 Sep 2015Press release

    Data Challenge: tracking ship movements and detecting illness in children
    September 4th, 2015 - Tilburg University data science researchers help non-profit organizations to address Big Data challenges. At a symposium on September 11th, they will present cases of Greenpeace and Jeroen Bosch Hospital to illustrate both solutions and challenges offered by Big Data. Read more