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New strategy to accelerate blood vessel maturation has therapeutic potentials for ischemic diseases
10 October 2011
In Nature, VIB-K.U.Leuven researchers describe a new mechanism to enhance the restoration of the blood flow in ischemic diseases, which are among the leading causes of death worldwide.
Genetic basis of gynecological cancers
19 September 2010
Diether Lambrechts identified – in collaboration with several international teams – susceptibility loci for different gynecological cancers. Their findings resulted in three Nature Genetics papers.
Gene therapy for treating haemophilia working to correct the body’s blood clotting software
27 April 2010
VIB and Cellectis, the French genome engineering specialist, today announced that they are going to collaborate on research into new approaches to cure haemophilia.
Research on heart and vascular diseases earns Peter Carmeliet of VIB and K.U.Leuven the Ernst Jung Medical Award 2010
8 January 2010
His pioneering research on heart and vascular diseases and thrombosis has earned Peter Carmeliet the prestigious Ernst Jung Medical Award, one of the highest European prizes for biomedical research.
Septic shock, nitric oxide beneficial after all
15 December 2009
Scientists at VIB and Ghent University in Flanders, Belgium have found an unexpected ally for the treatment of septic shock, the major cause of death in intensive care units.
New strategy to combat cancer - Streamlining blood vessel walls
12 February 2009
Our blood vessels have a built-in rescue-mechanism that springs into action when there is insufficient oxygen in our tissues. VIB scientists at K.U.Leuven have now discovered that this mechanism can be mobilized in the battle against cancer.
Administering stem cells to patients with myocardial infarction leads to a reduction of the size of the infarct
9 January 2006
Scientists are publishing a major breakthrough in the treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction
Tadpole soon to help in the fight against cancer and lymphedema
16 August 2005
Is the zebra fish leading us to new therapies?
28 October 2004
VIB researchers have shown that new blood vessels do not grow in random directions, but that they are guided by specific signal molecules. This is a major step in the development of new targeted forms of therapeutic angiogenesis.
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