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Life Sciences - Dec 19, 2018
Scientists at the KU Leuven Rega Institute have developed a new vaccine against the Zika virus. This vaccine should prevent the virus from causing microcephaly and other serious conditions in unborn babies.  In 2015 and 2016, the world was shocked by the sudden and massive outbreak of the Zika virus in Latin America.
Environment - Dec 19, 2018

Natural climate buffers feeling effects of higher temperatures, UAntwerp biologists find. Ecosystems like forests sequester large amounts of carbon dioxide and therefore help to slow down global warming.

Careers - Dec 17, 2018

Social media are buzzing with hashtags like #hotdaddy and blog posts à la 'How to get your husband to help out around the house.' The idea that women are attracted to men who are willing to set aside their career in favour of their family has now also been supported by research conducted by Dr Loes Meussen.

Chemistry - Dec 18, 2018

Companies are keen to use miniature chemical reactors to make pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals, but are discouraged by their tendency to clog up. Researchers at KU Leuven have now devised an elegant way of using sound waves to keep the chemicals flowing.

Life Sciences - Dec 12, 2018

Belgian Beer: Tested and Tasted is not like other beer books. It's the result of 5 years of hard scientific work.


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