Medicine and Life Sciences

Pharmacology - Feb 19
Chloroquine, an antimalarial medicine that has been on the international market since 1934, proves to be active against the novel SARS coronavirus type 2 (COVID-19). The antiviral activity of chloroquine was already discovered in 2004 by a team of virologists at KU Leuven.
Pharmacology - Feb 10

The lab of professor Xavier Saelens (VIB-Ghent University) is quickly mobilizing to try to find a treatment for the viral infection caused by the corona virus. Since the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak was reported by China in December 2019, the number of confirmed cases of the virus is increasing rapidly, with cases now reported in 28 countries.

Health - Jan 29

Biomedical scientists at KU Leuven have discovered that a defect in the ATP13A2 gene causes cell death by disrupting the cellular transport of polyamines. When this happens in the part of the brain that controls body movement, it can lead to Parkinson's disease.

Life Sciences - Feb 5
Life Sciences

Insect-based fat is a sustainable and healthy alternative to butter. When in bakery products less than half of the butter is replaced by insect fat, one can hardly taste the difference, according to research at Ghent University in Belgium.

Health - Jan 23

In brief  (18 seconds of reading): Olivier Feron , a UCLouvain researcher, studies how cancer spreads through the body via metastasis His major discovery was that cancer cells multiply by using lipids as food.

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PhD Candidate, Bio-informatician in computational protein modeling Universiteit Antwerpen
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Gene Therapy Engineer - Vector Design Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
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PhD: neural tracking of speech via EEG in persons with aphasia Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
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Viral Capsid Engineer Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
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Post-Doctoral Position in Endothelial Cell Heterogeneity Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
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Postdoctorale positie ’Climate-Smart Ecosystem Management’ - KU Leuven Campus Geel Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)

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