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VIB science in groundbreaking DNA sequencing technology
23 July 2016
A collaboration between VIB and Oxford Nanopore Technologies has led to the development of a new key element of state-of-the-art DNA sequencing tools. The lab of Han Remaut conducted groundbreaking research on a pore protein.
Novel component in pin recycling steers auxin-mediated development
18 July 2016
At the VIB Department of Plant Systems Biology, UGent, scientists identified the ROTUNDA3 protein as a regulator of the protein phosphatase 2A-driven PIN-FORMED recycling
VIB scientists develop best methods for automated flow cytometry analysis
16 July 2016
Flow cytometry has been widely used by immunologists and cancer biologists for more than 30 years as a biomedical research tool to distinguish different cell types in mixed populations based on the expression of cellular markers.
Promising new insights into ALS
14 July 2016
Research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) conducted by VIB-KU Leuven has led to interesting and unexpected conclusions. This research was conducted in the VIB Laboratory of Neurobiology, led by professors Ludo Van Den Bosch and Wim Robberecht.
How orbitrap helps VIB researchers expand the frontiers of science
11 July 2016
Since its introduction in 2005, the Orbitrap mass spectrometer has quickly become a star in the research firmament. It has contributed to numerous significant breakthroughs in life sciences, especially in the fields of proteomics and metabolomics.
Technology: the tools and methods to observe and to intervene in Nature
9 July 2016
In molecular life sciences, the incredible ingenuity of scientists and engineers such as those at VIB leads to increasingly accurate analytical methods. These are used to study the structure of the molecules that make up living matter.
Positive Interim Phase 1 Data for DepoVax™-based Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Vaccine Candidate
6 July 2016
Immunovaccine Inc. announced that a team of investigators has completed an interim analysis of the safety and immunogenicity of its DepoVax™ prophylactic RSV-vaccine candidate (DPX-RSV) in a Phase 1 clinical trial in healthy older adult volunteers.
EMBL-ABR interviewed Frederik Coppens (VIB-UGent)
5 July 2016
Frederik Coppens is Project Leader, Applied Bioinformatics and Biostatistics at the Department of Plant Systems Biology (VIB-UGent). EMBL-ABR network interviewed Frederik Coppens.
VIB researchers reveal new therapeutic avenue in the fight against cancer
4 July 2016
A team of researchers led by professor Jean-Christophe Marine (VIB-KU Leuven) has identified NEAT1, a non-coding RNA, as a potential therapeutic target in the fight against cancer.
Nobel laureates ask Greenpeace to cease its opposition to GMOs
1 July 2016
More than 100 Nobel Prize winners have signed a letter asking Greenpeace to abandon their campaign against GMOs in general and Golden Rice in particular.
A closer look at VIB’s ‘technology suites for better science’
28 June 2016
Geert Van Minnebruggen, Head of Core Facilities, about the institutional value of VIB’s Core Facilities: leading-edge platforms that enable scientists to exploit the latest technologies to the fullest, supported by the best techno-scientific expertise.
VIB scientists announce unexpected breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease research
15 June 2016
A research team led by professor Wim Annaert (VIB/KU Leuven) has presented new insights into the roles of different γ-secretases in the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
Insects can taste and therefore detect poisonous foods
14 June 2016
Our senses of smell and taste are particularly important for survival: they allow us to know if some food is potentially tainted, poisoned, or expired, thanks to sensory neurons. Are these protection mechanisms also present in animals?
Unraveling the food web in your gut
13 June 2016
Using a manually curated metabolic module framework for (meta-)genomic data analysis, Sara Vieira-Silva, Gwen Falony and colleagues from the Jeroen Raes lab (VIB/KU Leuven) studied species-function relationships in gut microbial genomes and microbiomes.
Link between Alzheimer’s and gut bacteria
9 June 2016
Researchers from KU Leuven and VIB have now joined a European research project that will investigate this link in greater detail and develop possible treatments based on their findings.
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