Pain cannot always be treated with existing pain therapy, and some painkillers have distressing side effects. Ruud Kortekaas and other UMCG neuroscience researchers have made a remarkable discovery: a special electromagnetic cap can combat pain.
The weekly online video magazine Unifocus highlights topics related to the University of Groningen in the fields of research and society, student life, teaching, policy and internationalization.
The University of Groningen (UG) will soon have a new Bachelor’s degree programme on offer: Biomedical Engineering.
If you are a black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa limosa), your biannual migrations over the Sahara desert may prove fatal. Black-tailed godwits that breed in the Netherlands mostly spend their winters in West Africa, and so they fly over the Sahara twice...
Parkinson’s disease causes brain cells that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine to die. But where does the disease start? Evidence suggests that a failure of the brain’s immune system may be the root cause of the disease.