Catholic University of Leuven

Catholic University of Leuven
Oude Markt 13, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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Environment - Jul 20
Researchers from the bio-economics department at the KU Leuven investigated the effects of trade on hunger in the world as a result of climate change. The conclusion is clear: international trade can relieve regional food shortages and reduce hunger, particularly where protectionist measures and other barriers to trade are eliminated.   Climate change has consequences for agriculture worldwide, with clear differences between regions.
Health - Jul 9

The world is eagerly awaiting one or more vaccines to protect us against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We will only be able to fully resume our lives when we are immune to the infection. According to the World Health Organisation, around 150 vaccines are currently in development.

Innovation - Jul 8
Innovation

A couple of months ago, when corona was still mostly known as a brand of beer, Rector Luc Sels and Vice Rector Peter Lievens travelled to Australia with a KU Leuven delegation.

Health - Jun 19
Health

The measles virus may have emerged as early as the 6 th century BCE, an international team of researchers reports.

Physics - May 27
Physics

At the European nuclear and particle physics laboratory CERN, physicists can produce extremely rare short-lived atoms and molecules.

Astronomy - Apr 30
Astronomy

An international team of astronomers has captured fifteen images of the inner rims of planet-forming disks located hundreds of light years away.

Pharmacology - Jul 9
Pharmacology

Virologists at the Rega Institute at KU Leuven (Belgium) have developed a vaccine candidate that protects hamsters from infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Pharmacology - Jul 3
Pharmacology

Breast cancer patients who are overweight or obese might benefit less from treatment with docetaxel, a common chemotherapy drug, than lean patients.

Physics - Jun 18
Physics

Plasma astrophysicists at KU Leuven have created the first self-consistent simulation of the physical processes that occur during a solar flare.

Environment - May 26
Environment

Hydropower plants can support solar and wind power, rather unpredictable by nature, in a climate-friendly manner.

Health - Apr 30
Health

The accumulation of one particular protein in the brain is at the basis of three very different age-related conditions.




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