Study shows structural discrimination against ethnic minorities, wheelchair users and blind people with assistance dogs. Tuesday, April 6, 2021 — Professor Pieter-Paul Verhaeghe and Billie Martiniello of the Sociology Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel have investigated discrimination on the rental housing market of the city of Leuven.
Researchers evaluate relationship between pandemic and occupational health. Wednesday, April 7, 2021 — Commissioned by the ETUI, the research institute of the European Trade Union Confederation, Damini Purkayastha, Christophe Vanroelen and their colleagues at VUB's Interface Demography research group examined the relationship between occupational health and the Covid-19 pandemic.
An interdisciplinary team led by KU Leuven and Stanford has identified 76 overlapping genetic locations that shape both our face and our brain. What the researchers didn't find is evidence that this genetic overlap also predicts someone's behavioural-cognitive traits or risk of conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.
University of Louvain discovers a protein capable of preventing diabetes and obesity Patrice Cani , a WELBIO researcher at the Louvain Drug Research Institute of the University of Louvain (UCL, Belgium), and his team in cooperation with Willem de Vos, professor at the University of Wageningen (WU), have just made two major advances in the fight against obesity and type 2 diabetes.