Why don't antidepressants work for everyone?

As many as one in five Belgians struggle with depression at some point in their lives. Doctors then often opt for therapy and medication, including antidepressants. Yet 1/3rd of patients do not respond to those antidepressants. For them, anti-inflammatories may offer relief. Céline Wessa tells you how in this video.
Céline Wessa

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Lessons from our coal past

Since we chose coal en masse at the end of the 18th century, we have never moved away from fossil energy. Why did we ever take that step? To find out, Wout Saelens (UAntwerpen - VUB) dives into the past. Via inventories, he studies the contents - think hearths, stoves, and cookers - of 18th-century houses.

X-ray scanners: the port's detectives

Every day, drugs, weapons and other smuggled goods arrive at the port, hidden in containers. Unfortunately, customs currently cannot even check 10% of all containers. Caroline Bossuyt and her colleagues want to change that. How? With x-ray scanners, the port's future detectives.

Alzheimer's puts you off balance

Alzheimer's not only affects memory, but also balance and orientation. "People with Alzheimer's move more slowly and unsafely, putting them at greater risk of falls and broken bones than their healthy peers," Joyce Bosmans explains. She advocates helping people with Alzheimer's to get balance training.
Vander Donck

How vagina-friendly is your underwear?

Did you know that as many as 3 in 4 women suffer from a vaginal yeast infection at some point in their lives? But does the type of underwear they wear play a role in this? That's what Leonore Vander Donck (UAntwerpen) is looking into.

The sewer as a mirror of society

Tim Boogaerts (UAntwerp) dives into sewers for his research. "Why would you do that?", we hear you thinking. Well, because sewage offers a wealth of information on the use of drugs, alcohol, and medicines in our society. Tim explains how that works.
De Kerf

Discover a hidden world with the hyperspectral camera

Bees, snakes, or birds: they see things that we humans do not. Until now, because with hyperspectral cameras, we will soon surpass the entire animal kingdom, as Thomas De Kerf (UAntwerp) explains.

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