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Social Sciences - Oct 22
Do people with suicidal thoughts see potentially life-saving information when they go online? It may depend on the language they're using, research shows.
Medicine - Sep 25

Television programmes about cooking, famous chefs and their dishes are very popular among both young and old.

Medicine - Sep 20

Cobalt mining comes at a great cost to public health in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. New research reveals that children are particularly vulnerable: their urine and blood samples contain high concentrations of cobalt and other metals.


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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.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Media - 15.10.2018
Dr Google is no panacea when it comes to patient empowerment
We willen graag cookies gebruiken We maken gebruik van cookies op onze website. Deze helpen ons om u iets beter te leren kennen en te zien hoe u onze website gebruikt. Dit helpt ons een waardevollere en op maat gemaakte ervaring te bieden voor u en anderen. VUB thesis exposes power dynamic in doctor-patient relations Maandag 15 oktober 2018 — The internet as a source of information about health is no panacea for creating patient empowerment.

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.

Life Sciences - Medicine / Pharmacology - 14.09.2018
European scoop: opening research center cryo-electron microscope
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Innovation / Technology - 10.09.2018
Spinn-off Aloxy raises 2M to launch its IoT solution
Introduction: Aloxy, a spin-off of imec and the University of Antwerp, that develops plug-andplay Internet of Things technology for the process and chemical industry, closes its Series A funding.

Social Sciences - 10.09.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - 05.09.2018
New technology improves diagnosis after brain scan
Introduction: University of Antwerp leading major European project to increase MRI scan efficiency. Radiologists have been using MRI brain scans for years.

Business / Economics - 30.08.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - 29.08.2018

Law / Forensics - Social Sciences - 10.08.2018

Law / Forensics - Social Sciences - 03.08.2018

Environment - 27.07.2018
"Small lizards more likely to survive hurricanes"
Introduction: Anthony Herrel (UAntwerp) studied a population of lizards before and after the passage of two hurricanes.

- 16.07.2018
Ria Janvier (UAntwerp) comments on buying off years of study
Inleiding: The pension reforms of minister Daniel Bacquelaine (MR) didn't result in a wave of people buying off years of study.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 05.07.2018

Social Sciences - Law / Forensics - 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 CO2 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.