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Next-Generation Antibodies and Protein Analysis - Tools and Technologies
9 December 2014
VIB’s Tools and Technologies meetings provide a forum for top academic speakers and scientists from both establish and emerging companies to present their latest scientific achievements and exciting technological solutions.
MMP inhibitors back in therapeutic business?
8 December 2014
Claude Libert and Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke have been studying matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) since many years and recently reviewed the therapeutic opportunities for MMP inhibitors.
Structure and mechanism of ryanodine receptor revealed - step forward in understanding muscle diseases
1 December 2014
Every single moment our life depends on the reliable functioning of muscles. Even slight malfunction of muscles results in diseases.
Has a possible new lead been found in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases?
24 November 2014
Researchers from VIB and KU Leuven have succeeded in completely suppressing neurodegeneration in fruit flies, by partially inhibiting the breakdown of 'defective' proteins in brain cells.
Top Talk Peter Carmeliet 'Breaking Boundaries'
18 November 2014
On Tuesday November 18, Peter Carmeliet (VIB Vesalius Research Center, KU Leuven) took his audience on an exploration of the world of blood vessels.
New insights that link Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
17 November 2014
Crucial role for FMRP (Fragile X Mental Retardation Protein) in embryonic development of the brain cortex
Failed Alzheimer’s test shows in which direction the research should continue
6 November 2014
Disappointing results in clinical Alzheimer’s studies discourage scientists from continuing their research. Alzheimer’s expert Bart De Strooper argues that these studies are not pointless, but merely indicate what the next steps should be.
International recognition for Peter Carmeliet - VIB,KU Leuven - as influential biomedical scientist
6 November 2014
Peter Carmeliet's research has a significant impact, this has been confirmed by an international study who has placed Peter Carmeliet amongst the global top 400 most influential scientists in biomedical research.
New perspectives for development of an RSV vaccine
16 October 2014
Scientists at VIB and Ghent University have succeeded in developing a promising vaccination strategy to counteract this common virus infection.
Scientists reveal why beer tastes good to us and to flies!
9 October 2014
Beer yeasts produce chemicals that mimic the aroma of fruits in order to attract flies that can transport the yeast cells to new niches, report scientists from VIB, KU Leuven and NERF in the reputed journal Cell Reports.
Highly Cited Papers 2009 - 2013
3 October 2014
It’s a tradition ‘to bring’ an overview of those papers in the most recent 5-year window that have made the highly cited list (>=100 citations by end 2013).
Peter Carmeliet patron of the Andreas Vesalius exhibition in Leuven
1 October 2014
Peter Carmeliet was asked to be the patron of the Vesalius exhibition ‘Vesalius gets under your skin’ at the M-Museum in Leuven, where he will hold a lecture for a broad audience on Tuesday, November 18.
New genes identified with key role in the development of severe childhood epilepsies
25 September 2014
An international team of researchers, including scientists from VIB and Antwerp University identified novel causes for severe childhood epilepsies.
A look at new breeding technologies from a regulatory viewpoint
24 September 2014
There are now new breeding technologies (NBTs) out there and, under European GMO legislation, it is far from clear what classification should be applied to the plants they produce.
Plant Organ Growth Symposium
23 September 2014
You are invited to the ‘Plant Organ Growth Symposium’ that will take place in Ghent (Belgium) from 10-12 March, 2015 . The aim of the meeting is to discuss state of the art knowledge on the mechanisms that govern plant organ growth and size control
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