Catholic University of Leuven

Catholic University of Leuven

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Oude Markt 13, 3000 Leuven
Health - Oct 6
Researchers at the KU Leuven Rega Institute and CD3 have developed an ultrapotent inhibitor of the dengue virus, which causes the tropical disease known as dengue. The teams collaborated closely with Janssen Pharmaceutica, N.V. The antiviral molecule is exceptionally effective against all known dengue variants and could be used for therapeutic and prevention purposes. The teams have published their findings in Nature. 
Environment - Oct 4

A team of scientists from KU Leuven, UAntwerp and Ghent University have mapped the temperatures of all European forest tracts. The results show that the summer temperatures in certain forests can cool down by as much as 10°C compared to the surrounding area. This cooling function is important in the battle against climate change.

Pedagogy - Aug 30

The regions that form the reading network in the brain mainly develop in the first two years of primary school. After that, the growth of these brain regions stabilises. This has been shown by a year-long study conducted by KU Leuven.

Health - Aug 18

No fewer than six projects of KU Leuven will receive substantial financial support as part of the post-COVID recovery plan of the Flemish Government, called 'Flemish Resilience'. The plan focuses on sustainability, digitisation and health, all areas in which our University is very strong.

Health - Jul 22

Some antibiotics appear to be effective against a form of skin cancer known as melanoma. KU Leuven researchers examined the effect of these antibiotics on patient-derived tumours in mice.

Environment - Jun 30

Olive oil and other unsaturated fats are liquid, but researchers have now developed an unsaturated fat that still remains solid at room temperature. Their product can help food companies to develop healthy alternatives to existing high-fat products.

Computer Science - May 12
Computer Science

New research has identified various flaws in the security of Wi-Fi connections. Attackers could take advantages of these weaknesses to get access to private data. New security updates were announced yesterday.

Life Sciences - Sep 15
Life Sciences

Coconut trees grow slowly and are difficult to clone. Scientists at KU Leuven and the Alliance multiplied seedlings faster and conserved coconut genetic resources for the long term.

Life Sciences - Aug 24
Life Sciences

KU Leuven researchers expose some surprising similarities with animals that are 600 million years of evolution removed from us.

Pharmacology - Jul 23

KU Leuven researchers have revealed the importance of a newly identified mechanism of kidney transplant rejection. These results could increase the chances of a successful transplantation in the future. 

Health - Jul 5

More than half of the COVID-19 strains that were circulating in the late summer of 2020 in Europe were only introduced after 15 June. This indicates that the relaxing of rules and international travel have played an important role in the emergence of the second wave.

Health - Jun 25

A study involving virtual instead of real patients was as effective as traditional clinical trials in evaluating a medical device used to treat brain aneurysms, according to researchers from the University of Leeds and KU Leuven. Furthermore, the 'virtual' approach required far less time and money.

Environment - May 12

The chance of us finding brook lamprey or brown trout in our brooks and rivers again in a few years is particularly small. An international study led by KU Leuven shows that we are only taking baby steps with the policy currently in force. More radical measures will be needed for diverse, and therefore healthy, fish stocks.

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