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Adrian Liston teamed up with illustrator Sonia Agüera-Gonzalez to tell the story of Tim, a regular 7-year-old boy, who happens to have a primary immunodeficiency.
Our DNA determines a large part of our risk for Alzheimer’s disease, but it remained unclear how many genetic risk factors contribute to disease. A team led by Prof. Bart De Strooper (VIB-KU Leuven) and Dr. Mark Fiers now show that many of those risk factors affect brain maintenance cells called microglia, and more particularly their response to amyloid-beta, one of the proteins aggregating in the brains of Alzheimer patients.
Meet Van Den Bosch lab alumna Kim Staats.
A new edition of The Optimist is out! The central theme is mental health.
Today, VIB and KU Leuven present a new venture, Augustine Therapeutics, with the mission to develop innovative therapeutics for patients suffering from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Augustine raises a seed-round of 4.2 million euro with V-Bio Ventures, PMV, Advent France Biotechnology, Gemma Frisius Fund and VIB.
While big international funding initiatives might be the most eye-catching science funding sources, local foundations often play an equally pivotal role. They are often more in touch with the local scientific landscape and patients. VIB research would not be where it is now without their support. Here you can find a small sample of generous givers and their interactions with VIB researchers.
Funding for scientific research is not easy to come by. At the same time, many foundations generously pledge significant amounts to scientists and research programs they believe can further their cause. Below is a snapshot of foundational funding for VIB research.
Human neurons integrate as single cells into the mouse cortex where they display human-like prolonged development and functionally integrate into the visual circuits of the mouse brain. Read all about it in the latest publication of the Vanderhaeghen lab, on collaboration with the Bonin lab at NERF.
A team of researchers led by Pierre Vanderhaeghen and Vincent Bonin (VIB-KU Leuven, ULB and NERF) showed how human nerve cells can develop at their own pace, and form highly precise connections with the surrounding mouse brain cells. These findings shed new light on the unique features of the human brain and open new perspectives for brain repair and the study of brain diseases.
Each year, Clarivate analytics identifies the world’s most influential researchers who have been cited most frequently by their peers over the last decade. No less than 18 VIB researchers are part of this highly acclaimed group of influential scientists.