Catholic University of Leuven

Catholic University of Leuven

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Oude Markt 13, 3000 Leuven
Health - Nov 9
KU Leuven presents 7 reports that scrutinise various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. What are the socio-economic and psychological consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures to control it? What lessons can we draw from this crisis, especially with regard to policy, governance, the organisation of health care and inclusion? To answer these questions, an interdisciplinary approach is necessary.
Campus - Oct 27

CoMoveIT, the first spin-off from Bruges Campus, launches a smart wheelchair steering system that uses sensors and artificial intelligence.

Environment - Oct 4

A team of scientists from KU Leuven, UAntwerp and Ghent University have mapped the temperatures of all European forest tracts. The results show that the summer temperatures in certain forests can cool down by as much as 10°C compared to the surrounding area. This cooling function is important in the battle against climate change.

Pedagogy - Aug 30

The regions that form the reading network in the brain mainly develop in the first two years of primary school. After that, the growth of these brain regions stabilises. This has been shown by a year-long study conducted by KU Leuven.

Health - Aug 18

No fewer than six projects of KU Leuven will receive substantial financial support as part of the post-COVID recovery plan of the Flemish Government, called 'Flemish Resilience'.

Health - Oct 6

Researchers at the KU Leuven Rega Institute and CD3 have developed an ultrapotent inhibitor of the dengue virus, which causes the tropical disease known as dengue. The teams collaborated closely with Janssen Pharmaceutica, N.V. The antiviral molecule is exceptionally effective against all known dengue variants and could be used for therapeutic and prevention purposes. The teams have published their findings in Nature. 

Life Sciences - Sep 15
Life Sciences

Coconut trees grow slowly and are difficult to clone. Scientists at KU Leuven and the Alliance multiplied seedlings faster and conserved coconut genetic resources for the long term.

Life Sciences - Aug 24
Life Sciences

KU Leuven researchers expose some surprising similarities with animals that are 600 million years of evolution removed from us.

Pharmacology - Jul 23

KU Leuven researchers have revealed the importance of a newly identified mechanism of kidney transplant rejection. These results could increase the chances of a successful transplantation in the future. 

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