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Brain Art exhibition at Liege Guillemins featuring works by several CBD scientists!
Each of our immune systems acts a little bit differently. Environmental factors have an impact, but so do our genes. A team of researchers in Leuven went looking for links between more than 10 million genetic variations and more than 50 immunological traits. Their findings help to explain why some people have a higher risk for immune diseases than others.
2018 edition of our yearly PhD Class and Symposium, organized together with NERF.
Researchers at VIB and KU Leuven have uncovered a new molecular interaction that governs the formation of specific functional connections between two types of neurons. It gives an important clue as to how unique interactions give shape to precisely organized neuronal networks in the brain.
VIB team maps each individual fly brain cell throughout the aging process. Stein Aerts (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research) and his team have accomplished a world first: a gene expression map of every cell within the brain of an aging fly. While fly brains are comparatively simple, consisting of only 100,000 different cells, they are still complex networks that aptly serve as models for the human brain. Thus, the atlas is a key step toward a better understanding of human disease development.
Verge Genomics, a drug discovery company utilizing machine learning to develop new therapeutics, launched an initiative to study gene expression in the brains of Parkinson’s patients at single-cell resolution, generating the first dataset of its kind in the field. To do this, the company joins forces with VIB and the University of California San Diego.
In 2020, we'll move into a brand new facility!
Researchers from the Verstreken lab (VIB-KU Leuven) have identified a completely novel function for Hsp90, one of the most common and most studied proteins in our body. In addition to its well-known role as a protein chaperone, Hsp90 stimulates exosome release. These findings shed new light on treatment strategies for both cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
The Vanderhaeghen labs latest findings covered in the EU magazine Horizon.
Aelin Therapeutics featured as one of the most promising biotech start ups in Flanders.