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Health - 19.12.2018
Stress related responses regulate immune function
Natural killer T cells form a specialized immune cell that protects against a variety of diseases. This is because of their ability to make large amounts of cytokines, which act as major communicators between different cell types.

Health - Event - 06.12.2018
Half a million for cardiovascular anomalies research
The first Generet Award, which was launched this year, has gone to Professor Miikka Vikkula (de Duve Institute - UCLouvain) for his research seeking a genetic explanation for vascular anomalies.

Health - Life Sciences - 28.11.2018
Defective protein factories in disease: a double-edged sword of cell division
Ever since the 1960s, the medical world has wondered why some patients who suffer from illnesses resulting from inadequate cell division are much more susceptible to cancer which is conversely characterized by excessive cell division.

Life Sciences - Health - 07.11.2018
Nobel Prize winner John Gurdon: "Growing body parts is not science fiction"
Sir John Gurdon's ancestry at www.nobelprize.org could easily be mistaken for a crash course in English history.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.11.2018
Scientists taking up arms in the fight against silent killer HTLV-1
On 10 November, a team of international scientists will organise World HTLV Day, giving attention to a deadly virus no one's heard of. HTLV-1 hacks our genetic code and silently spreads amongst communities. It's estimated that worldwide twenty million people are infected. First discovered in 1978, the HTLV-1 virus has already claimed millions of lives.

Health - 05.09.2018
New technology improves diagnosis after brain scan
Introduction: University of Antwerp leading major European project to increase MRI scan efficiency. Radiologists have been using MRI brain scans for years.

Health - Life Sciences - 25.06.2018
T-cell leukaemia: cancer cells take advantage of ’survival protein’
Cancer researchers have shown that some patients with T-cell leukaemia produce too much of the BCL-2 protein.

Health - 07.06.2018
GPs more cautious when prescribing antibiotics
Introduction: New reimbursement rules make GPs more cautious when prescribing antibiotics. UAntwerp's iCAREdata project shows immediate impact of stricter conditions.

Health - 28.05.2018

Life Sciences - Health - 25.05.2018

Innovation / Technology - Health - 27.04.2018
University of Louvain and Wageningen University launch
A-Mansia is the latest co-spin-off from the University of Louvain (UCL) and Wageningen University . It aims to develop Akkermansia -based products .

Health - Business / Economics - 22.04.2018

Life Sciences - Health - 19.04.2018
"Neck or back pain? Move without worries!"
The extensive study was published in this week's edition of the leading scientific journal JAMA Neurology.

Health - Administration - 10.04.2018

Health - Innovation / Technology - 28.03.2018

Life Sciences - Health - 20.03.2018
Natural sniper kills hospital bacterium
Microbial geneticists at KU Leuvenáhave unravelled how a specific type of protein eliminates the hospital bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Linguistics / Literature - Health - 02.03.2018

Health - Life Sciences - 22.02.2018
The Australian government’s plan for the biocontrol of the common carp presents several risks
Belgian, English and Australian scientists are calling on the Australian authorities to review their decision to introduce the carp herpes virus as a way to combat the common carp having colonised the country's rivers.

Health - Environment - 15.02.2018
Morogoro virus may affect survival of its natural host
Introduction: This is counterintuitive to expectations: a negative effect of the virus on its host potentially diminishes its own spreading capability. To understand and predict the spread of infectious diseases from animal hosts to humans, it is essential to know how parasite transmission relates to host density.

Health - 08.02.2018

Health - Social Sciences - 07.02.2018
Longer Christmas holidays would reduce number of flu cases
Introduction: Researchers at UAntwerp/UHasselt call for 'social distancing' to contain flu epidemic.

Health - Life Sciences - 10.01.2018

Health - 21.12.2017
New contrast liquid to increase accuracy in surgery
Researchers of Vrije Universiteit Brussel developed a new type of fluorescent contrast liquid for use in cancer surgery. This allows the surgeon to carry out operations in a more precise and accurate way. Both patient's survival rates and quality of life should improve significantly as a result of the new technique.

Health - Innovation / Technology - 16.11.2017

Life Sciences - Health - 09.11.2017
Scientists figure out how timer for cell division works
Human cells use a timer to divide: each cell gets at least 30 minutes to divide its genetic material between the nuclei of two daughter cells. Researchers at KU Leuven have unravelled how this timer is switched on and off. Their findings open up perspectives for the treatment of cancer, as keeping the timer going would stop cancer cells from dividing.