Catholic University of Leuven

Catholic University of Leuven

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Social Sciences - Feb 11
Social Sciences
If a person takes oxytocin, also known as the 'love hormone', in the form of a nasal spray for a sustained period, the body will start to produce more oxytocin by itself. This was the effect found by researchers at KU Leuven in people with autism. One month after treatment, they still showed elevated oxytocin levels in their saliva.
Health - Feb 8

A method that instructs immune system cells to help repair damaged tissues in the intestine has been developed by researchers at KU Leuven and Seoul National University. This opens the way for more effective treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Life Sciences - Jan 11
Life Sciences

Creating stem cells that can give rise to any cell type in the early embryo and its supporting structures, including the placenta: some call it 'the holy grail' of stem cell research.

Computer Science - Dec 17, 2020
Computer Science

New KU Leuven spin-off combines biomechanical expertise and AI

Life Sciences - Dec 8, 2020
Life Sciences

In an international study led by KU Leuven and Pennsylvania State University, researchers have identified 203 genes that play a role in the shape of our face.

Health - Jan 13

KU Leuven researchers have identified the biological mechanism that explains why some people experience abdominal pain when they eat certain foods. The finding paves the way for more efficient treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and other food intolerances.

Health - Dec 22, 2020

From stars in another galaxy to a microscopic virus that has taken hold of the entire Earth: in this overview we present the most-read news items about research at KU Leuven in 2020. Bioscience engineers and economists from KU Leuven mapped out how wood could replace petroleum in the chemical industry.

Career - Dec 9, 2020

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded its Consolidator Grants. Four KU Leuven researchers are among this year's recipients: breast cancer researcher Christine Desmedt, computer scientist Tias Guns, chemical engineer Simon Kuhn, and psychiatrist Lukas Van Oudenhove.

Health - Dec 1, 2020

Today, virologists at the KU Leuven Rega Institute published the results of their pre-clinical study into a Covid-19 vaccine candidate in  Nature .

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