An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament can have serious physical and psychosocial consequences. However, although everyone agrees on the importance of prevention, no-one has yet succeeded in reducing the number of injuries. PhD student Anne Benjaminse (RUG/UMCG) has discovered that prevention programmes can perhaps be improved using principles from the field of motor learning. Using a verbal external focus ('pretend you are sitting down') rather than an internal focus ('bend your knees') and video feedback should make it easier to learn to make the right movement and use safer landing techniques when jumping.
Rowing in turns to take a stroke instead of rowing in sync can potentially lead to faster race times. This is the conclusion reached by Laura Cuijpers of the UMCG in her PhD thesis.
Top scientists from the University of Groningen and the UMCG are participating in two of the six awarded programs in the context of the prestigious NWO Gravity Program for groundbreaking fundamental research, which involves more than 100 million euros...
Wie krijgen bepaalde chronische ziektes, en wie niet? Dat is voor dertig procent afhankelijk van erfelijkheid en voor maar liefst zeventig procent van het exposoom.