Finding the weak spot of breast cancer cells

Despite recent advances in breast cancer treatment, too many women still die once this cancer has spread throughout their body. That's why Matteo Rossi is looking to find weaknesses of breast cancer cells, in order to defeat them.
Matteo Rossi
KU Leuven - VIB

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How far can we go to save extremely premature babies?

Extremely premature babies often need to be resuscitated at birth. While this might help them to survive, they will sometimes live on with severe disabilities. Is resuscitation therefore always in the best interest of the babies? Alice Cavolo wants to help parents and physicians in making this extremely difficult decision.
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Didi, the epileptic zebrafish

Did you know that 80 million people worldwide have epilepsy? Thanks to genetically engineered zebrafish such as Didi, Annelii Ny (KU Leuven) hopes to find new drugs to treat these patients.
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How can we make hearing implants smarter?

A cochlear implant makes it possible for the deaf and hearing impaired to hear well. This is a wonderful invention, but it requires some work to properly set up and keep the device up to date. But Ben Somers has a solution for that!

The impact of Variable Message Signs on our driving behaviour

Do you ever feel overloaded with information when you drive by a digital sign displaying traffic information on a highway? Nora Reinolsmann investigates the impact of these displays on our driving behaviour. Do they really help us to better respond to a driving situation ahead?

How to grow healthy crops on bad lands

Once upon a time there was a bright and passionate young microbiologist who dreamt of growing healthy crops on bad lands. But how on earth could she grow crops on land devoid of life? ... Are you wondering how this fairy tale continues? Let Tori Langill take you along in her 'magical' research story.

How lung cancer leaves useful traces in the blood

Every year about 8,000 people in Belgium develop lung cancer. These people may get the same diagnosis, but their bodies react differently. Elien Derveaux (Universiteit Hasselt) examines whether, on the basis of these differences, we can predict which treatment is most suitable for the patient.

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