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Health - Dec 10
Ghent University scientists, in collaboration with American and Japanese researchers, unraveled the "grounded running" pattern, which drastically reduces the loading on the musculoskeletal system compared to the "classical" running pattern.
Health - Dec 5

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), the philanthropic endeavour led by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his partner Priscilla Chan, has announced the launch of its Neurodegeneration Challenge Netwo

Pharmacology - Dec 4

Charlotte Martin and Steven Ballet of the VUB Research Group of Organic Chemistry have succeeded in developing an injectable hydrogel that can be used to administer natural painkillers in a minimally invasive manner.


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Law / Forensics - 10.12.2018

Careers / Employment - Administration - 07.12.2018
Ghent University is changing course with a new career model for professorial staff (ZAP)
Ghent University dares to think. Ghent University also dares to push its own boundaries. On December 7 the Board of Governors has approved a new career and evaluation model for professorial staff (ZAP) as well as the accompanying regulations.

Business / Economics - 07.12.2018

Health - Event - 06.12.2018
Half a million for cardiovascular anomalies research
The first Generet Award, which was launched this year, has gone to Professor Miikka Vikkula (de Duve Institute - UCLouvain) for his research seeking a genetic explanation for vascular anomalies.

Law / Forensics - Social Sciences - 05.12.2018
70 years Universal Declaration of Human Rights
10 December marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a United Nations General Assembly Resolution.

Administration - Careers / Employment - 05.12.2018

Social Sciences - 04.12.2018

Event - 30.11.2018

Health - Life Sciences - 28.11.2018
Defective protein factories in disease: a double-edged sword of cell division
Ever since the 1960s, the medical world has wondered why some patients who suffer from illnesses resulting from inadequate cell division are much more susceptible to cancer which is conversely characterized by excessive cell division.

Politics - 25.11.2018
Why lobbying is not always an obscure activity
Iskander De Bruycker (UAntwerp) analyzed whether media attention helps lobby groups. Brussels houses about 15 000 lobby organisations, which employ over 30 000 lobbyists.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 23.11.2018
Spending Christmas in Antarctica
               On 1 December, a team of glaciologists and climate researchers from ULB , UCLouvain and the University of Colorado will head for the Antarctic.

Computer Science / Telecom - 19.11.2018
Vacancy Research Professor
Inleiding: The Faculty of Law and the Institute for Development policy (IOB) are seeking to fill a full-time vacancy for a Research professor in the area of sustainable development and environmental justice. As part of its dynamic research policy and supported by the possibilities offered by the Flemish Government through the resources of the Special Research Fund (BOF), the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Development policy (IOB) are seeking to fill a full-time vacancy for a Research professor (TTZAPBOF) in the area of sustainable development and environmental justice.

Law / Forensics - Social Sciences - 18.11.2018
Press release Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Forced sterilisation was legal in many democratic countries until long after World War II
A VUB study reveals the dark side of the eugenic doctrine. A study from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Uiversity of Bournemouth reveal that forced sterilisation didn't stop after WWII.

Literature / Linguistics - 16.11.2018

Law / Forensics - 14.11.2018

Life Sciences - Health - 07.11.2018
Nobel Prize winner John Gurdon: "Growing body parts is not science fiction"
Sir John Gurdon's ancestry at www.nobelprize.org could easily be mistaken for a crash course in English history.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.11.2018
Scientists taking up arms in the fight against silent killer HTLV-1
On 10 November, a team of international scientists will organise World HTLV Day, giving attention to a deadly virus no one's heard of. HTLV-1 hacks our genetic code and silently spreads amongst communities. It's estimated that worldwide twenty million people are infected. First discovered in 1978, the HTLV-1 virus has already claimed millions of lives.

Careers / Employment - Social Sciences - 07.11.2018

Environment - Chemistry - 25.10.2018
Plasma to help make chemistry sustainable
Introduction: Annemie Bogaerts (UAntwerp) and European colleagues receive prestigious ERC Synergy grant.

Law / Forensics - 23.10.2018
Open Access: Tearing down the paywall is hard work
There's been some bad blood between scientific publishers and their suppliers and customers. Scientists pay to have their work published.

Life Sciences - 19.10.2018
Fish that are thrown back ingest less food
Introduction: Holes in fishes' jaws caused by fishing hooks reduces their suction power, making it more difficult for them to ingest food.

Law / Forensics - 08.10.2018

Agronomy / Food Science - 01.10.2018

Social Sciences - 28.09.2018
Ghent University starts search for 21 top professors
( 28-09-2018 ) During the next few years, the faculties at Ghent University will closely collaborate with each other in the realisation of ten interdisciplinary projects of major social impact. Ghent University is creating 21 new professorships which they will begin to fill as of this autumn. The announcement in 2017 that Ghent University intended to invest in a project of interdisciplinary research generated a great deal of interest within the institution.

Computer Science / Telecom - 28.09.2018

Law / Forensics - 27.09.2018
Conference on Law & Development in Leiden
Inleiding: On 19 - 21 September 2018, members of the Law & Development Research Group participated in the 3rd Annual Conference of the Law & Development Research Network On 19 - 21 September, members

Chemistry - 24.09.2018
Ready-to-use recipe for turning plant waste into gasoline
Bioscience engineers at KU Leuven already knew how to make gasoline in the laboratory from plant waste such as sawdust. Now the researchers have developed a roadmap, as it were, for industrial cellulose gasoline. In 2014, at KU Leuven's Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, researchers succeeded in converting sawdust into building blocks for gasoline.