Catholic University of Leuven
Catholic University of Leuven Flemish Region
So-called thermoelectric generators ('thermoelectrics') convert ambient heat into electricity. They can be used to power a broad range of applications, from wearables and sensors to remote electronic systems like satellites. But to realize all these applications, thermoelectrics must also be flexible and be available in many different shapes. Moreover, they must be relatively easy to make. Materials researchers at KU Leuven tackled these demands by developing an innovative manufacturing process.
The World Health Organization reveals a sombre reality: cancer ranks as the world's second-leading cause of death.
Flemish Minister for Economy, Science and Innovation Jo Brouns has inaugurated a new research facility for innovative gene therapy at KU Leuven.
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded its Consolidator Grants. Two KU Leuven researchers are among this year's recipients: Merlijn Hurx and Olivier Namur.
Many young people struggle with somber feelings, stress or anxiety symptoms. In a large-scale study, with support from the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (FWO) and in the context of Red Noses Day (now "Jez!"), KU Leuven investigated whether mindfulness at school could help. For eight weeks, several class groups in eleven Flemish secondary schools followed mindfulness training. Would this have positive effects on their mental well-being?
Researchers have built the first ever map showing how every single neuron in the nervous system of a tiny worm communicates wirelessly. This huge step forward in understanding how neurons communicate through extremely shor
New software, developed at KU Leuven, can use brain waves to determine whether a person understands speech well.
KU Leuven and the University of Melbourne (UoM) have signed a new agreement during the Belgian Economic Mission in Australia which will further deepen their existing research collaboration.
KU Leuven researchers discover how to break the negative feedback loop to improve cancer immunotherapy. Over the past years, immunotherapy has improved the outlook for many cancer patients.
Producing renewable fuel anywhere in the world, based on light and air? It can be done with the unique hydrogen technology developed at KU Leuven.
Peter Claes has successfully identified the genetic factor that accounts for the large variation in the shape of human skulls and faces, before subsequently identifying which of these genes play an important role in the ri
A team of European astronomers, co-led by researchers from the Institute of Astronomy, KU Leuven, used recent observations made with the James Webb
Just recently, the European Commission launched an investigation into cheap Chinese electric vehicles 'flooding' our market. This is just one of the challenges that Europe is facing in its transition towards electric mobility and reducing CO2 emissions.
The cells in our body continuously keep each other informed. They do this by exchanging, among other things, virus-like vesicles. Pascale Zimmermann's group, from the Department of Human Genetics, has been studying these vesicles for many years. Her fundamental research is necessary to use these intercellular messengers in medicine.
KU Leuven and the Danish BioInnovation Institute (BII) will jointly look for new therapeutic drugs for the gynecological disorder endometriosis over the next three years.