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12 March 2014
Our brain has switch board to guide behavior in response to external stimuli
14 February 2014
NERF-scientists demonstrate that the habenula, a specific part in our brain consisting of neural circuits, acts as a gate for sensory information, thus regulating behavior in response to external stimuli.
Plants recycle too
7 February 2014
A research team from VIB and Ghent University (Belgium), and Staffan Persson from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam (Germany) has now identified a new protein complex which is crucial for endocytosis in plants.
Researchers at UGent and VIB, discovered potential novel treatment against septic shock, one of the leading causes of mortality in intensive care units
7 February 2014
Scientists of VIB and UGent demonstrated that a potential novel treatment for sepsis may consist of the simultaneous neutralization of two harmful cytokines in the blood circulation, namely interleukin-1 and interleukin-18.
VIB and CD3 enter into a License and Collaboration Agreement with AstraZeneca for the development of MALT1 inhibitors
31 January 2014
VIB and CD3 (KU Leuven) today announced the signing of a license and collaboration agreement with AstraZeneca for the development of novel MALT1 inhibitors as therapeutics in inflammatory and oncological diseases.
VIB scientists find new strategy to combat bacterial infections
29 January 2014
Alvin Lo and Han Remaut (VIB/Vrije Universiteit Brussel) have identified a chemical substance with the potential of acting as a new drug to treat bacterial infections, particularly urinary tract infections.
Plant scientists unravel a molecular switch to stimulate leaf growth
24 January 2014
An intl research team led by VIB/UGent scientists identified a protein complex that controls the transition from cell division to cell specialization. These insights can be used to guide plant breeding initiatives towards higher plant productivity.
New technology for the detection of genetic abnormalities which lead to serious epilepsy
22 January 2014
An international consortium including researchers from VIB, the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven demonstrates that defects in the CHD2 gene lead to Dravet Syndrome, a serious form of epilepsy.
New clues to the developmental origin of alveolar macrophages
20 January 2014
M. Guilliams, I. De Kleer & B. Lambrecht (VIB/UGent) found that AMFs derive from fetal monocytes that seed the lung before birth, differentiate into AMFs under the influence of GM-CSF within three days after birth, and then self-maintain throughout life.
Promoting our science via biopartnering events
3 January 2014
Translating science into new applications is one of VIB’s key objectives.
Field trial with lignin modified poplars shows potential for bio-based economy, but also that work still needs to be done
30 December 2013
The results of a field trial with genetically modified poplar trees in Zwijnaarde, Belgium, shows that the wood of lignin modified poplar trees can be converted into sugars in a more efficient way.
Understanding the specificity of RAL signaling
30 December 2013
A study by Michal Simicek and Anna Sablina, VIB-KU Leuven demonstrates that ubiquitylation within the effectorbinding domain of RAL GTPases provides the molecular switch for the dual functions of RALB in autophagy and innate immune responses.
Phenovision, a new infrastructure to determine plant traits in a non-destructive manner
27 December 2013
The state-of-the-art platform, called PHENOVISION, has a capacity of 392 plants and is currently devoted to maize phenotyping.
Quick scan science topics December 2013
23 December 2013
VIB's quics scan of science topics December 2013.
Flemish Government gives the green light to the expansion of a VIB research group at the University of Hasselt
20 December 2013
On 20th December 2013 the Flemish Government gave the green light to the expansion of a VIB research group at the University of Hasselt.
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