Healing Heart Fund

In fact, Veltrop, like a few other family members, should have already died by now from a rare heart condition. However, thanks to a donor heart, he is still alive. Out of gratitude for this ‘second life’, Veltrop is working with heart and soul on his mission: a definitive solution for cardiovascular diseases. He has…

Age@Minds Fund

Everyone has the right to proper care for mental health issues. This also applies to the elderly, including those who suffer from dementia. The Age@Minds Fund aims to improve the care of elderly people with mental health issues until the final stage of life. An important aspect of this is recognising the influence of factors…

Youth, Food and Health chair

The chair in Youth, Food and Health is engaged in research and education revolving around young people and healthy nutrition.   Based at the Brightlands Campus Greenport in Venlo, the chair has three objectives. First, the professors appointed to the chair investigate the key research questions: why do young people often eat unhealthily, and how…

Excalibur Fund

  Cutting edge technology in regenerative medicine The human body has an impressive capacity for self-recovery but sometimes its repair mechanisms fall short and help is needed to fix the damage from aging or injury. This can be accomplished by using materials such as artificial heart valves, dental implants or fillers to repair bone fractures.…

SHE Fund

  ”Students in today’s programmes are tomorrow’s leaders in their country’s health system.”   SHE Having research, education and valorisation as its cornerstones, the School of Health Professions Education (SHE) has expertise in research and education in the broad healthcare domain that have a societal impact. SHE is probably the largest and most productive group…

Brain Battle Fund

Battling against acute brain injury                                                  Social value Following reanimation, cerebral hemorrhage, severe stroke or a serious accident, brains may suddenly become heavily damaged, with disastrous results for both patient and family. These patients must be admitted to the intensive care unit, where the function of the heart and lungs can be temporarily taken over.…

Queen of Hearts Fund

The Queen of Hearts Fund has set itself the target of halving the chances of growth retardation and pre-eclampsia by 2025. It also emphatically wishes to position pregnancy as a specific biological stress test and, by doing so, ensure and maintain the health, well-being and productivity of women in the longer term.

M4I Fund

Nanoscopy The key objective of the M4I Division of Nanoscopy is to gain greater insight into the 3D form of cell proteins, thus paving the way for the development of more effective treatments for diseases such as cancer and tuberculosis. A better understanding of how protein complexes manage healthy, but also diseased, cells will allow…

Mark Post Research Fund

A special and recent example of such research is the development of hamburger made from cultured beef in the lab of dr Post. On November 15th 2013, dr. Post received the prestigious World Technology Award for innovation benefiting the environment at the World Technology Award gala in New York, sponsored by CNN, Science, NYT, Fortune…