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Bacterial defense mechanism against bleach assault uncovered

As a response to infection, our immune cells release antimicrobial ‘bleach’ to destroy surrounding bacteria. Researchers at the de Duve Institute and the UCL, in collaboration with the University …

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Belgian scientists in Nature with cancer breakthrough

Scientists Peter Carmeliet and Sarah-Maria Fendt (KU Leuven/VIB) published in the prestigious Nature journal on their fundamental breakthrough in cancer research. They found a new way to prevent b…

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Zostera Marina’s dive into the blue - Published in Nature

Zostera Marina’s dive into the blue - Published in Nature

Seagrass genome provides insights into the way marine ecosystems might adapt to climate change Coastal ecosystems are highly productive and diverse, and seagrasses form the bedrock of these ha…

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Sammson gene causes melanoma

Sammson gene causes melanoma

In collaboration with big N2N researchers from UGent, VIB scientists from KU Leuven have revealed a remarkable link between malignant melanoma and a non-coding RNA gene called SAMMSON. The SAMMSON…

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Folate-rich rice to combat vitamin deficiency

Folate-rich rice to combat vitamin deficiency

I was published in Nature Certain biological functions require essential nutrients; these are molecules that the body cannot produce itself and must be taken up through the diet. Folate is one…

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UCL and de Duve institute publish the structure of a transmembrane reductase in Nature

UCL and de Duve institute publish the structure of a transmembrane reductase in Nature

Transmembrane reductases form an important group of enzymes in the thiol-redox chain, the mechanism by which bacteria cope with oxidative stress. Despite the significance of these electron carrier…

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Targeting the shape of protein aggregates to treat Parkinson’s

Targeting the shape of protein aggregates to treat Parkinson’s

Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in the world. Similar to Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), it is linked to the aggreg…

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Regenerative cells for treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Regenerative cells for treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Recent research conducted by Marinee Chuah and Thierry VandenDriessche (Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine) is being featured on the cover of the latest issue of Nature Protocols. They provide…

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Starving cancer with a fat free diet

Starving cancer with a fat free diet

During the development of cancer, our metabolism is hijacked, and new blood vessels are formed to provide nutrients to the growing tumor. Scientists from VIB and KU Leuven are working on how to st…

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I was published in Nature!

I was published in Nature!

Peter Vandenabeele is senior full professor at the Inflammation Research Center (IRC), a VIB department at the Ghent University. He recently published in Nature an original research paper on the r…

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