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Environment Jul 4
Introduction: The evolution of Earth's first animals more than 500 million years ago caused global warming, new research from UAntwerp and other universities shows. Some 520-540 million years ago, animal life evolved in the ocean and began breaking down organic material on the seafloor, leading to more carbon dioxide and less oxygen in the atmosphere.
History Jun 20
History

Some anonymously published papers on evolution far predate the publication of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species (1859).

Life Sciences Jun 15

Introduction: Research by Chris Broeckhoven (UAntwerp) reveals function of lizards' scales. Crocodiles, armadillos, turtles and many other animals are equipped with scales -a kind of body armour.


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Innovation / Technology - Environment - 05.07.2018

Environment - Life Sciences - 04.07.2018
Soil contains one of the keys to climate agreement
Million-year old soils prove their impact on a successful climate agreement To drive back global warming to below 2°C, carbon storage in soils plays an important part, since soils can store a notable share of the human CO 2 emissions.

Environment - 02.07.2018
New model of storm surge mitigation by coastal wetlands in 11 major river deltas
Introduction: A study by Rebecca Van Coppenolle shows that, among others, the Niger and Mississippi delta benefit strongly from 'nature-based' protection of land and people. Low-lying river deltas worldwide are vulnerable to coastal flooding, and the risk is growing as coastal population density and projected storm surge intensity increase.

Environment - Life Sciences - 02.07.2018
Global Change Ecology Centre welcomes 4 new FWO-fellows
Introduction: Last week it was announced which new fellows will initiate a FWO-funded PhD or postdoc in the next year.

Careers / Employment - Environment - 02.07.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Life Sciences - 25.06.2018
T-cell leukaemia: cancer cells take advantage of ’survival protein’
Cancer researchers have shown that some patients with T-cell leukaemia produce too much of the BCL-2 protein.

Life Sciences - 12.06.2018
How to slow down Ebola: virologists use genetic trees to evaluate intervention strategies
The phylogenetic tree of the Ebola epidemic of 2013-2016 doesn't just tell us how the Ebola virus was able to evolve: it also reveals which events and preventive measures accelerated or slowed down the spreading of the virus. Between 2013 and 2016, West Africa suffered the most severe outbreak of Ebola ever recorded.

Business / Economics - Careers / Employment - 11.06.2018
Personalities of men and women in leadership roles barely differ
Introduction: UAntwerp and Hudson researched the personality profiles of more than 500 leaders. The idea that women in leadership roles are fundamentally different to their male colleagues is widespread.

Medicine / Pharmacology - 07.06.2018
GPs more cautious when prescribing antibiotics
Introduction: New reimbursement rules make GPs more cautious when prescribing antibiotics. UAntwerp's iCAREdata project shows immediate impact of stricter conditions.

Mathematics - 07.06.2018
Cohabitees more likely to separate
Introduction: UAntwerp scientists carried out in-depth study of 'invisible wave of separations' and conclude: couples who do not marry tend to split up much more quickly.

Environment - Transport - 06.06.2018
Ghent University reduces number of air flights University takes first steps in a sustainable travel policy
The university has previously taken measures to reduce its ecological footprint, such as energy reduction procedures in the buildings.

Innovation / Technology - 06.06.2018

Law / Forensics - Social Sciences - 06.06.2018

Continuing Education - Environment - 01.06.2018

Innovation / Technology - 30.05.2018

Chemistry - Electroengineering - 30.05.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - 28.05.2018

Environment - Life Sciences - 28.05.2018

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 25.05.2018

Social Sciences - Administration / Government - 15.05.2018

Literature / Linguistics - 15.05.2018

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 07.05.2018

Law / Forensics - 04.05.2018

Environment - Law / Forensics - 23.04.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Business / Economics - 22.04.2018

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 19.04.2018
"Neck or back pain? Move without worries!"
The extensive study was published in this week's edition of the leading scientific journal JAMA Neurology.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Administration / Government - 10.04.2018

Life Sciences - 29.03.2018
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