A month-long lie-in – Horizontal living

Imagine living and working from your bed, day in and day out: no exercise, no contact with others. Your food is delivered, as are other necessities. More than half a million Japanese people have been living like this for years – either of their own accord or by necessity. It was one of the sources of inspiration for Chinese artist Yiyun Chen. Together with UM scientists, Professor Patrick Schrauwe...
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Disrupted circadian rhythm increases risk of type 2 diabetes

A reversal of the day and night rhythm, due to shift work for example, leads to a disturbance in blood sugar levels. These findings of the Maastricht research team, led by Professor Patrick Schrauwen, were published in the renowned scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Click here to read more about the study and here for the article. Watch the interview w...
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Horizontal living – BAD Award

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Vera and Patrick Schrauwen are the winners of the BAD Award with artist Yiyun Chen. BAD stands for Bio Art & Design, and is an initiative to create collaboration between artists and scientists. The project is called “horizontal living” and aims to raise awareness for the potential negative health effects that physical inactivity has, and for the factors – such as cold exposure, exercise, di...
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Review on molecular imaging of postprandial metabolism.

Review published by Vera Schrauwen-Hinderling in the Journal of Applied Physiology, 'Molecular Imaging of Postprandial Metabolism'. The review describes some recent advances, with particular focus on glucose and fatty acid metabolism in postprandial state, and discusses current gaps in knowledge and new perspectives of application of PET and MRI/MRS for the investigation and treatment of human met...
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