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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Providing feedback about the health of those taking part in the long-term health study Lifelines is helping to prevent cardiovascular disease among the participants. This is the outcome of a study on 50,000 Lifelines participants by the University...
The UMCG is going to study a potential COVID-19 vaccine: the AKS-452 vaccine produced by Akston Biosciences in the United States.
The UMCG has received a subsidy of €65,000 from the educational institute PPO. With these funds, treatment psychologist and postdoc researcher Elise van der Stouwe, together with Wim Veling and Marieke Pijnenborg, will begin a study into the...
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