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A new strategy required in the search for Alzheimer's drugs?
24 May 2013
Alessia Soldano and Bassem Hassan (VIB/KU Leuven) were the first to unravel the function of APPL – the fruit-fly version of APP – in the brain of healthy fruit flies.
Faulty energy production in brain cells leads to disorders ranging from Parkinson’s to intellectual disability
16 May 2013
Neuroscientist Patrik Verstreken of VIB (Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) and KU Leuven has shown for the first time that dysfunctional mitochondria in brain cells can lead to learning disabilities.
Fruit flies can help us for the development of improved anesthetics
20 March 2013
General anesthetic result in a loss of consciousness and insensitivity to pain, apparently in the same manner in all animals, from invertebrates to humans.
Vitamin K2: new hope for Parkinson's patients
10 May 2012
Patrik Verstreken, associated with VIB and KU Leuven, succeeded in undoing the effect of one of the genetic defects that leads to Parkinson's using vitamin K2.
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