MHeNs School for Mental Health and Neuroscience

The principal focus of the School for Mental Health and Neuroscience, abbreviated as (‘MHeNs’) is to conduct high-impact translational neuroscience research on neurological and psychiatric illness as well as mental health, and to provide state-of-the-art education to Master and PhD students. To this end, MHeNs brings together basic and clinical neuroscience domains in translational focus areas and expert groups. This enables maximum synergy between research groups across its current three divisions, optimizing the use of available expertise, and forging alignment of animal models and human research projects.

New ebook on Clinical Data Science

The collaboration between MHeNs and the Institute for Data Science (IDS) provides exciting opportunities. A recent example is the very timely e-book on Clinical Data Science edited by Pieter Kubben (Department of Neurosurgery) and Michel Dumontier (IDS) and Andre Dekker from (MAASTRO/ IDS), which can be freely downloaded at:





Positive effect of medicine on neuropathic pain disorder

Researchers at the Maastricht UMC+ have shown that lacosamide has a positive effect in patients with small fiber neuropathy, a condition causing continuous neuropathic pain. The medicine reduced pain, improved sleep and had a positive effect on the overall wellbeing. The results were previously published in the journal Brain. Bianca de Greef obtained her PhD in small fiber neuropathy.

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