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Medicine - Sep 6
Conditions in developing countries often make it difficult to properly diagnose people. That's why a simple yet accurate technology is needed that can be used on the spot. Researchers at KU Leuven are developing a flexible chip that is able to detect infections and viruses in the blood.
Life Sciences - Aug 30

Macrophages are specialised immune cells that destroy bacteria and other harmful organisms. KU Leuven scientists have come to the surprising conclusion that some macrophages in the intestines of mice can survive for quite some time.

Business - Aug 16

Introduction: Jan Wynen, Wouter Van Dooren, Jan Mattijs and Carl Deschamps investigated the optimal rate of turnover for organizational performance and the role for process conformance.


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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.

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