Health - Jan 24
In brief: Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, but we still do not understand why this disease occurs. Scientists from the UCLouvain de Duve Institute have discovered a new type of molecular damage that is (glycolysis). They also discovered a mechanism that allows cells to prevent this type of damage.
Life Sciences - Jan 21

Researcher returns from US with state-of-the-art knowledge. Friday, January 21, 2022 — VUB scientist Gamze Ates has been awarded ¤100,000 for research into Alzheimer's disease. She is investigating whether the decline of energy production in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, which leads to a decline in brain function, can be counteracted.

Health - Jan 12

VUB research shows that living close to wetlands increases risk of diseases such as malaria or pulmonary infections such as possible Tuberculosis.

Environment - Jan 20

VUB research explores potential of low-cost, low-carbon, flexible living spaces . Sustainable building and affordable housing: two concepts that seem mutually exclusive. However, PhD candidate Charlotte Cambier of VUB's Architectural Engineering research group has demonstrated that adaptable houses are actually cheaper than traditional houses.

Life Sciences - Jan 11
Life Sciences

Koen de Reus of VUB's Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Comparative Bioacoustics Group at Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands: "Failure of a non-human animal to synchronise in an experiment designed to test humans does not mean they are incapable of synchronising.

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