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Philips teams up with Molecular decision support leader N-of-One to speed up clinical interpretation of cancer genomics

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Profiling tumors using genomic information is critical for complex cancer cases, yet challenges remain in rapidly and accurately interpreting genomic findings in the context of a patient’s condition. While most cancer patients have thousands of gene variants and mutations, only a small number actually drive the individual’s specific cancer or may have actionable therapeutic implications for a particular patient.   The Philips IntelliSpace Genomics solution, which uniquely integrates complete patient information, is coupled with N-of-... Read More »

Nutrition protects against the impact of stress on the brain in early life

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Long-term hospital stay Previous research conducted by neuroscientists Eva Naninck, Paul Lucassen and Aniko Korosi revealed that stress during early development also permanently changes the brain in mice. This current study conducted by the same group demonstrates that supplementing the nutrition of the mother during this early period can mitigate the harmful consequences of this early-life stress later on. Korosi: ‘The fact that nutrients can influence impaired brain development deriving from stress in early childhood is hopeful. It enables u... Read More »

New impulse for Dutch-Danish quantum research

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Close collaboration Over the past years - long before the founding of QuSoft and QUMATH - researchers of both centers have already been working together in a natural way. The similarity in research topics and shared research goals offered a common ground for a close collaboration. The interaction has been accelerated through exchange of students and researchers. By signing this MOU both parties want to put the partnership and excellent relation between QuSoft and QMATH on firmer ground. By doing so QuSoft and QMATH agreed to exchange staff and... Read More »

Big shift in corporate ownership

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With the financial crisis of 2008 everything changed. When the financial market crashed, investors fundamentally changed the way they buy stocks. Before, they invested in actively managed funds, but after the crisis passively managed funds grew rapidly. In the USA, the three biggest passive investors already constitute the single largest shareholder in forty of all listed firms. What are the consequences of this shift in corporate ownership? This question is central to the political scientists who are united in theCorpnet research team. T... Read More »

The Analytics Academy selected as ICT training provider of the year

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The Analytics Academy offers a wide range of education and training in the field of big data, business analytics and data science for directors, managers, project managers and hands-on specialists. The Computable Awards jury praises the Academy primarily for the close collaboration between science and practice. Furthermore, the Academy has relatively extensive experience in data science education for professionals: the MBA Big Data & Business Analytics was the first of its kind in Europe. Marc Salomon accepting the Award Marc Salomo... Read More »

Executive Board opts for administrative dissolution of UvA-AUAS in proposed decision

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In early September, consultancy firms Berenschot and Deloitte issued their reports on the long-term partnership between the UvA and AUAS. In an initial response on 8 September, the Executive Board expressed its preference for dissolution of the administrative union, while retaining the partnership in the area of shared service provision. This issue was the subject of intensive consultation in September and October between the Executive Board and deans, directors, representative advisory bodies, staff and students of the two institutions. The ma... Read More »

Samsung Establishes New European Sales Office for Air Conditioner in Amsterdam

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The move comes as part of Samsung’s larger efforts to expand its air conditioning business in the European market. The company estimates that Europe is the second largest B2B air conditioning market in the world – it has shown steady growth of $3.6 billion this year, which is forecasted to increase to $4.2 billion by 2020.   Samsung’s system air conditioner business established strong momentum with several significant new products, including the innovative ceiling-mounted indoor 360 Cassette and the DVM (Digital Variable Multi air co... Read More »

Ron Wever receives Vanadis award For his seminal research on vanadium haloperoxidases

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The Vanadis Award is presented to researchers in the area of vanadium science. It honors contributions to innovative research and the development of new applications of vanadium as well as the influence of the recipient on the application and exploration of vanadium in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, pharmaceutical science, and materials - or combinations thereof. Led by professor Ron Wever the HIMS Biocatalysis group has investigated vanadium bromo- and chloroperoxidases for almost thirty years. These enzymes are rather common in nature, ... Read More »

Research priority area Sustainable Chemistry boosts postdocs’ careers

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In today’s volatile career climate, PhD chemists get all too often stuck in a vicious circle. On one hand, they are expected to specialise more, requiring more post-dcotoral experience. On the other hand, academic positions and permanent industrial positions are scarce, leading to tough competition and numerous short-term 'postdoc' appointments, with meagre career perspectives. Mentoring and network-building To address this problem, the research priority area (RPA) Sustainable Chemistry is placing extra emphasis not only on research excellenc... Read More »

Periodic update on transaction details related to Philips’ share repurchases

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These repurchases were made under the EUR 1.5 billion share repurchase program for capital reduction purposes and the repurchase program to cover long term incentive and employee share purchase plans. Further details can be found in the table below and via this link. Date Total number of repurchased shares Weighted average purchased price (EUR) September 30, 2016 70,000 26.0081 ... Read More »

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