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Sigma-Aldrich® and VIB Form Alliance to Provide Scientists with Enhanced and Faster Access to Novel Translational Research
22 January 2015
Alliance will leverage Sigma-Aldrich’s leading manufacturing and global distribution capabilities to provide accelerated access to VIB’s innovative research products, tools and technologies.
Quick scan science topics December 2014
13 January 2015
Stem cell research offers new insights into how dementia develops
5 January 2015
Researchers at KU Leuven and the Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) have succeeded in correcting a genetic mutation thought to cause frontotemporal dementia.
Interview with Brian Kobilka and Jan Steyaert
18 December 2014
Brian Kobilka shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Robert Lefkowitz. A couple of months ago Kobilka was in Brussels to give a talk about his work on invitation of Jan Steyaert (VIB/Vrije Universiteit brussel).
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).
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