medicine and life sciences

Life Sciences - Feb 26
Life Sciences
In the event of a bone fracture, fatty acids in our blood signal to stem cells that they have to develop into bone-forming cells. If there are no blood vessels nearby, the stem cells end up forming cartilage. The finding that specific nutrients directly influence the development of stem cells opens new avenues for stem cell research.
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 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.

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.

Health - Jan 21

Researchers from KU Leuven and University Hospitals Leuven have managed to engineer living implants in the lab by mimicking how bone tissue is created in an embryo. The technology paves the way for bone-regenerating tissue implants created on an industrial scale using 3D bioprinting.

Selected Jobs
Life Sciences - 27.03
Vacancy for PhD Candidate at KU Leuven Biomat Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
Health - 24.03
Postdoctoral position in Alzheimer’s disease Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
Life Sciences - 19.03
Postdoc position: Exploration of gut microbial community dynamics in vitro Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
Pharmacology - 16.03
Doctoral Researcher (pre-)clinical Research on Prostate Cancer Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
Health - 16.03
Assistent - Human Centric Lighting Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
Life Sciences - 12.03
Postdoctoral Position in Stem Cell and Developmental Epigenetics Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
Life Sciences - 11.03
PhD position: Developmental fate of fetal chromosomal instability Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)

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