Université libre de Bruxelles

Université libre de Bruxelles

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Once upon a time, there was a cerebral blood vessel...

Health - Apr 4

A ULB team has discovered how blood vessels in the brain are formed and how they differ from other vessels in the body. A major breakthrough that could lead to new therapeutic approaches . Cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction and stroke, is the world's leading cause of death, claiming around 18 million lives a year.

Health - Mar 7

Taking women’s bodies into account: the impact of the menstrual cycle and contraception on sports performance


Researcher Marine Carpentier (Laboratoire de physiologie cardio-respiratoire à l'effort) tackles a blind spot in motor science research: the influence of the menstrual cycle and hormonal contraception on sports performance.

Health - Jan 11

Lung cancer: molecular advances

New discoveries in the treatment of lung cancer: the role of the Bcl-xL protein in the aging of neutrophils, the white blood cells that contribute to tumor development.

Health - Dec 6, 2023

Towards a new leukemia therapy?


A major discovery in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of leukemia... Research led by François Fuks - Cancer Epigenetics Laboratory, ULB Faculty of Medicine, ULB Cancer Research Center and Institut Jules Bordet, H.U.B

Life Sciences - Nov 23, 2023

Rotifers: what explains the exceptional resistance of these microorganisms?

Life Sciences

Bedeloid rotifers, those mysterious microorganisms, display remarkable resistance to desiccation, ionizing radiation and even freezing.

Témoignages : réalisations Ouïghoures à travers l’exil

Cette initiative cherche à comprendre les nouvelles formes de témoignages de la diaspora ouïghoure à travers sa production artistique.

Environment - Dec 11, 2023

Mission to Antarctica: snow to understand the climate


This December 12, Sibylle Boxho, a doctoral student in geology, leaves on a 2-month mission to Antarctica... and for the first time! The aim - to install a new sampling instrument and bring back snow for analysis in Belgium. This study will contribute to a better understanding of atmospheric circulations and global climate change

Environment - Nov 29, 2023

Capturing water from the clouds to combat water shortages in deserts


Affordable, effective and sustainable "fog nets" to capture droplets and combat water scarcity in deserts.

Physics - Nov 23, 2023

Luttinger’s theorem at the center of topology


The laws of physics are based on universal principles, often associated with mathematical theorems.

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