Neuroscience

Explore the fascinating science of the brain

New study discovers how neurons die in Alzheimer’s disease

New study discovers how neurons die in Alzheimer’s disease

Neurons are triggered into programmed cell death following exposure to amyloid plaques and tau tangles

September 15, 2023

Fight or flight? It depends…

Fight or flight? It depends…

Research hone in on how a brain region called the superior colliculus integrates sensory information with contextual cues to respond appropriately to danger.

August 31, 2023

The key to a healthy aging brain

The key to a healthy aging brain

Targeting the aging brain’s immune system might restore its cognitive function

April 5, 2023

New protein function could explain cause of neurological disease

New protein function could explain cause of neurological disease

Linking actin bundling to Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

March 9, 2023

New study shows how protein aggregation can help fight cancer

New study shows how protein aggregation can help fight cancer

Targeting KRAS with Pept-ins™: a new therapeutic strategy for difficult-to-drug proteins

February 28, 2023

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VIB’s core mission is to generate disruptive insights in the molecular underpinning of life and to translate these actively into impactful innovations for patients and society. VIB is an independent research institute where some 1,800 top scientists from Belgium and abroad conduct pioneering basic research. As such, they are pushing the boundaries of what we know about molecular mechanisms and how they rule living organisms such as human beings, animals, plants, and microorganisms. Based on a close partnership with five Flemish universities – Ghent University, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and Hasselt University – and supported by a solid funding program, VIB unites the expertise of all its collaborators and research groups in a single institute. VIB’s technology transfer activities translate research results into concrete benefits for society such as new diagnostics and therapies and agricultural innovations. These applications are often developed by young start-ups from VIB or through collaborations with other companies. This also leads to additional employment and bridges the gap between scientific research and entrepreneurship. VIB also engages actively in the public debate on biotechnology by developing and disseminating a wide range of science-based information. 

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