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Nature Biotechnology article describes new Dutch technology that improves DNA sequencing
27 August 2014
Cergentis, in collaboration with the Hubrecht Institute, has developed a new technology for DNA sequencing. The new technology and various applications are described in an article appearing this week in the journal Nature Biotechnology.
ALS Ice Bucket challenge - VIB HQ
27 August 2014
With pleasure we joined this initiative to raise awareness for ALS diseases and to raise funds in the fight against ALS.
The Ghent University and the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology conclude a strategic alliance with Eiland Zwijnaarde plc
21 August 2014
Ghent University and VIB will co-operate in the development of a new industrial site for R&D companies on Eiland Zwijnaarde, fostering the establishment of R&D intensive companies and enabling 2.000 jobs in the Ghent Region.
Zebrafish help to unravel Alzheimer’s disease
19 August 2014
A new by VIB/KU Leuven scientists gives new knowledge about the regulation of stem cells in the nerve tissue of zebrafish embryos results in surprising insights into neurodegenerative disease processes in the human brain.
Malaria medicine chloroquine inhibits tumor growth and metastases
11 August 2014
A study by investigators at VIB and KU Leuven has demonstrated that chloroquine also normalizes the abnormal blood vessels in tumors. This blood vessel normalization results in an increased barrier function and in enhanced tumor perfusion.
Structural dynamics in cellular communication
6 August 2014
VIB invites you to ‘Structural dynamics in cellular communication’, a high-level science conference taking place in the heart of Europe (Brussels, Belgium) from 9-10 February, 2015.
Revolutionizing Next-Generation Sequencing-Tools and Technologies
31 July 2014
VIB’s Tools and Technologies meeting series aims to provide a forum for both academic top speakers and scientists from emerging companies to present their latest scientific achievements and exciting technological solutions.
Cell-VIB - The Multifaceted Roles of Type 2 Immunity
28 July 2014
On December 10-12, 2014, VIB and Cell host a symposium about Type 2 Immunity in Bruges.
A million peptide motifs for the molecular biologist
17 July 2014
There might be over a million instances of peptide motifs in the human proteome. While this number suggests that peptide motifs are numerous and the most understudied functional module in the cell, it also holds great opportunities for new discoveries.
9 VIB researchers in Highly Cited Researchers list 2014
15 July 2014
The ‘Highly Cited’ tool was adapted to select and identify highly cited researchers. 9 researchers of the VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, UGent ranked as highly cited researchers in the field ‘Plant and Animal Sciences’.
Wake-up call for more research into cell metabolism
9 July 2014
New therapeutic avenues for diabetes, inflammatory conditions & cancer.
Quick overview of VIB's research 2nd quarter 2014
2 July 2014
Research on inflammasomes opens new therapeutic avenues for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
1 July 2014
Scientists at VIB and Ghent University have demonstrated with their research into inflammasomes that rheumatoid arthritis should be considered as a syndrome rather than a single disease.
VIB and CNIO, a synergistic partnership for drug discovery
30 June 2014
Industry is in most cases reluctant to explore innovative but risky therapeutic hypotheses and increasingly relies on academic research for proof of concept (POC) studies. VIB tries to meet that challenge.
Responsible use of human primary materials
27 June 2014
Human primary cells, whether from blood or tissue biopsies, are used in many types of biomedical research. They are very valuable for furthering our understanding of a variety of human diseases.
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