Preview: Blueprint of visual information processing in the mouse brain

Blueprint of visual information processing in the mouse brain

Researchers at NERF characterize the functional diversity and specificity of visual areas in the brain cortex

Pioneering new treatment leads to improved recovery from brain trauma in mice

Pioneering new treatment leads to improved recovery from brain trauma in mice

Researchers have designed a targeted therapeutic treatment that restricts brain inflammation. The effectiveness of this approach in improving outcomes was demonstrated following brain injury, stroke or multiple sclerosis in mice.

Neuroscience, Molecular & Cellular Biology
Staying alive – delaying floral aging improves seed set in maize

Staying alive – delaying floral aging improves seed set in maize

Plant Biology
How autophagy shapes the lymphatic system

How autophagy shapes the lymphatic system

Our lymphatic vasculature is part of our circulatory system and it carries 'lymph' through our body. This is crucial to maintain internal fluid levels, transport immune cells to their location, and for fat absorption. New work by the team of Prof. Patrizia Agostinis (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology and the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at KU Leuven) shows how autophagy shapes our lymphatic system. Their results appear in the journal Nature Communications.

Cancer Biology, Molecular & Cellular Biology
The signal that tells breast cancer cells to travel

The signal that tells breast cancer cells to travel

Breast cancer became the world's most diagnosed cancer in 2021. While survival rates are high, metastasis can reduce these drastically. New research by the team of Prof. Dr. Sarah-Maria Fendt (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology) and international partners shows how changing levels of the protein PHGDH enable breast cancer cells to travel through the body. The results appear in the leading journal Nature.

Cancer Biology
Clearing obstacles on the road to recovery

Clearing obstacles on the road to recovery

Leuven research team identifies a cellular switch that blocks spinal cord circuit reorganization after injury and suggests a way to reverse it

First stone Bio-Incubator in Ghent

First stone Bio-Incubator in Ghent

All News
Some forms of Alzheimer’s disease hit early in life, can we predict when?

Some forms of Alzheimer’s disease hit early in life, can we predict when?

Research on rare, hereditary forms of Alzheimer’s points to a direct link between amyloid-beta fragment length and the age at which symptoms first arise

Neuroscience, Molecular & Cellular Biology
Christine Durinx joins VIB as co-managing director

Christine Durinx joins VIB as co-managing director

Alzheimer’s disease: the identification of 75 genetic risk factors brings new insights

Alzheimer’s disease: the identification of 75 genetic risk factors brings new insights

Researchers in Europe, the US and Australia have identified 75 regions of the genome that are associated with Alzheimer's disease. Forty-two of these regions are novel, meaning that they have never before been implicated in the disease.

Neuroscience, All News, Molecular & Cellular Biology
New incubator biotope launches to support biotech startup teams on their journey to success

New incubator biotope launches to support biotech startup teams on their journey to success

“Yes, we still need animals”

“Yes, we still need animals”

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s experts weigh in on the debate on animal research

Proteins of a feather flock together

Proteins of a feather flock together

Leuven researchers predict how highly similar proteins speed up or halt protein aggregation in Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases

Neuroscience, All News, Molecular & Cellular Biology
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