Catholic University of Leuven

Catholic University of Leuven

Catholic University of Leuven  
Life Sciences - Apr 10
Life Sciences
Our brain relies on 2D information to create a 3D image of the world. Human beings use a different part of their brain to do this than monkeys, says an international team of researchers led by neurophysiologists Marcelo Armendariz and Wim Vanduffel (KU Leuven & Harvard Medical School) in collaboration with a team from Cambridge.
Physics - Apr 8

What is the impact of weathering processes on microplastics, and how do the particles spread across seas and oceans' Computer models developed by hydraulics engineers from KU Leuven may help to find the answers.

Chemistry - Mar 25

How did bioscience engineers at KU Leuven manage to convert water vapour directly into hydrogen gas, with record efficiency? And does their hydrogen panel signal the end of fossil fuels' We asked Johan Martens and Tom Bosserez from the Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis for the answers.

Sport Sciences - Feb 26

Professional football players need to keep a cool head during a match, but some are better at this than others. Cristiano Ronaldo seems to be immune to pressure, while Neymar's performance crumbles under it.

Environment - Feb 7

On 19 February, nine Belgian scientists will embark on a unique mission to study marine biodiversity and microplastics in the Southern Ocean.

Life Sciences - Jan 30
Life Sciences

Monkey brain scans have revealed new information about the part of the brain that processes visual information.

Careers - Mar 28

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded its Advanced Grants. These prestigious grants, awarded to individual researchers for a five-year period, are usually worth about 2.5 million euros each.

Environment - Feb 26

Bioscience engineers at KU Leuven have created a solar panel that produces hydrogen gas from moisture in the air.

Astronomy - Feb 25

Red giants are old stars that eject gaseous material and solid particles through a stellar wind. Some red giants appeared to lose an exceptionally large amount of mass this way. However, new observations reveal that this is not quite the case.

Life Sciences - Feb 4

Researchers at VIB-KU Leuven have identified several gut bacteria that may be linked to depression. Their findings provide further evidence that our intestinal bacteria produce substances with a potential impact on our mental health.

Life Sciences - Dec 19, 2018

Scientists at the KU Leuven Rega Institute have developed a new vaccine against the Zika virus. This vaccine should prevent the virus from causing microcephaly and other serious conditions in unborn babies.  In 2015 and 2016, the world was shocked by the sudden and massive outbreak of the Zika virus in Latin America.

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