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Quick scan of VIB's current Research
Responsible animal experimentation - effects of new legislation
28 March 2014
Animal experimentation is an issue that raises important bioethical questions.
Biosynthesis of sterol and plant defence compounds share conserved elements
24 March 2014
Jacob Pollier and Alain Goossens discovered a new mechanism by which the plant hormone jasmonic acid regulates the production of triterpenoid saponins—plant defense molecules whose biosynthesis pathway shows similarities to sterol synthesis in mammals.
TRAINING AT VIB - your guide to become a professional researcher
20 March 2014
Today and more than ever, VIB recognizes the many challenges young researchers face on the road to becoming established professionals.
New discoveries place lack of energy at the basis of Parkinson’s Disease
20 March 2014
Neuroscientists Vanessa Moraïs and Bart De Strooper from VIB and KU Leuven have demonstrated how a defect in the gene Pink1 results in Parkinson’s disease.
The VIB Alumni Network
13 March 2014
Interconnecting those alumni helps us to expand our links to labs and institutes around the world, provide role models for VIB scientists and increase VIB’s visibility as a whole.
3View Users Group Meeting and Symposium
12 March 2014
How the virus resistant papaya rescued the local papaya industry in Hawaii
11 March 2014
Researchers from Cornell University (USA) and the University of Hawaii developed a genetically modified papaya that is resistant to papaya ringspot virus. The GM papaya has been cultivated since 1998 in Hawaï and saved the local papaya cultivation.
Drug discovery at VIB
8 March 2014
For many academic scientists, the term ‘drug discovery’ is not one that fills them with excitement.
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.
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