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human cells

Computer Program Detects Differences Between Human Cells

Even though each of the cells in our body carries the exact same DNA sequence, there’s a huge variety of cell types and functions....
stem cells

VIB-KU Leuven Scientists Discover Neuron-producing Stem Cells in the Membranes Covering...

Scientists’ understanding of brain plasticity, or the ability of the brain to grow, develop, recover from injuries and adapt to changing conditions throughout our...
white blood cells

White Blood Cells That ‘Steal’ Sugar May Prevent Cancer from Spreading

The white blood cells known as macrophages are an essential part of our immune system. However, a specific type of macrophages is also found...
Breast Cancer

Spreading Cancer Adapts to the Organs It Invades

Thanks to increased screening and improved treatments, fewer and fewer people die from breast cancer. But as much as 90% of the deaths still...
respiratory syncytial virus

Vaccine Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus Is Tested in Humans

An experimental vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) developed at the Flanders Inter-University Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) in Belgium is beginning the first phase...
alzheimer's

Potential new avenues for early intervention in Alzheimer’s

A research team led by Professor Wim Annaert (KU Leuven/VIB) has shed new light on the role of different enzymes in the development of...
bacteria

Fruit flies can taste the bacteria in food

Fruit flies have a taste for rotten fruit, but they avoid eating and laying eggs in contaminated food. Professor Talavera and his colleagues have...
Alzheimer’s

Link between Alzheimer’s and gut bacteria?

Recent research with mice points to a link between the composition of gut flora and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from KU Leuven...
liver disease

Gut bacteria may help diagnose liver disease

Researchers from KU Leuven, University Hospitals Leuven, and VIB have found a way to diagnose the chronic liver disease PSC on the basis of...
cortical neurons

Research on largest network of cortical neurons to date

Robust network of connections between neurons performing similar tasks shows fundamentals of how brain circuits are wired