Combinatorial Design of Textured Mechanical Metamaterials

New morphing materials discovered

On an apparently normal cube a pattern of hollows and bulges appears when the cube is compressed. Physicists from FOM Institute AMOLF and Leiden University together with colleagues from Tel Aviv University have developed a method to design such three-dimensional structures and to construct these using simple building blocks. This paves the way for the use of 'machine materials' in, for example, prostheses and wearable technology. The researchers published their findings in Nature.

Duchenne

Annemieke Aartsma-Rus, associate professor in Human Genetics at the Leiden University Medical Centre explains what Duchenne is.

Fast Facts portrays Hubrecht Institute

How does a fertilized egg cell develop into an adult body? What happens when this goes wrong? And can you repair body tissue with the bodies own cells? At the Hubrecht Institute an international group of top scientists studies these questions.

How does a fertilized egg cell develop into an adult body? What happens when this goes wrong? And can you repair body tissue with the bodies own cells? At the Hubrecht Institute an international group of top scientists studies these questions.

Fast Facts publishes seven new videos in the series on research at the Hubrecht Institute, one of the most advanced research institutes in the world in the field of life sciences.

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Lifesaving data thanks to international genetic research

Identifying genes associated with certain diseases is like looking for a needle in a haystack. The multidisciplinary international consortium ENGAGE has successfully integrated and analyzed one of the largest human genetics datasets ever.

Identifying genes associated with certain diseases is like looking for a needle in a haystack. The multidisciplinary international consortium ENGAGE has successfully integrated and analyzed one of the largest human genetics datasets ever. This made it possible in the past five years for ENGAGE to identify many new genes that are related to risk factors for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, smoking, metabolic syndrome and birth weight. These findings can be used for a better understanding of disease progression and treatment response.

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Welcome to Fast Facts! Since half may our website is available in english as well. So you may browse in English or struin in Dutch.