By collecting urine for an entire day and night and investigating it, a lot can be discovered about someone’s physical fitness and lifestyle, Professor Gerjan Navis of the UMCG says. Vulnerable people can be identified early on: they have too little creatinine in their urine. Creatinine is a good predictor of someone’s fitness and chances of dying. Urine thus shows whether something needs to change, and if so what. Participants in Lifelines, the large-scale research project on healthy ageing, are already collecting 24-hour urine samples.
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Virtueel zwemmen met dolfijnen of een wandelen door het bos: uit onderzoek van het UMCG blijkt dat IC-verpleegkundigen hierdoor 40% minder stress ervaren.
Different from previous years but still surprising, fun, healthy, and for the whole family: join Groningen’s take on this year’s national weekend of science, organized by the University of Groningen (UG) and Hanze University of Applied Sciences...
An international group of over 100 researchers led by Professor Lude Franke of the UMCG has identified hundreds of ‘key genes’. These key genes provide insight into the development of diseases and offer leads for medicine development.
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