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Saelens
UAntwerpen
VUB

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.
Caroline
Bossuyt
UAntwerpen

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.
Joyce
Bosmans
UAntwerpen

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.
Leonore
Vander Donck
UAntwerpen

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.
Tim
Boogaerts
UAntwerpen

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.
Thomas
De Kerf
UAntwerpen

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.
Rani
Kronenberger
VUB

Fast and furious hearts: on a quest for a cure

One in 100 people suffer from a chronic heart condition. For example, their heart beats too fast even at rest, leaving these patients completely exhausted. Fortunately, surgery can help, but the procedure is risky and can lead to damage to the heart. To eliminate this risk, Rani Kronenberger (VUB) and her colleagues turn to 3D printing ...
Aarushi
Caro
KU Leuven
VUB

Ovarian cancer: treating ourselves with our cells!

Every 3 minutes, a woman dies of ovarian cancer somewhere in the world. "Ovarian cancer is very sneaky. Most of the patients respond positively to the therapies initially provided to them, but eventually, the cancer comes back and is much more aggressive. As a result one in two ovarian cancer patients die within 5 years after diagnosis." But what if we were able to treat ovarian cancer with a new therapy using our cells?
Flore
Van Maldeghem
FWO
VUB

Space dust on your roof

Once in a while, a meteorite hits Earth, which then becomes world news. But did you know that there is a constant rain of micrometeorites falling on Earth? These are meteorites smaller than 2 mm, some of which, if you look closely, you can find on your flat roof. What makes micrometeorites so interesting that VUB researcher Flore Van Maldeghem even travels to remote Antarctica to find them? She tells us in this video.
Carmen
Mazijn
VUB

How smart algorithms learn unacceptable patterns

Your next job or loan application might well be assessed by AI. But what if this AI is biased, and wrongly reasons that women are not fit for the job or singles should not get a loan? Carmen Mazijn (VUB) created a technique to detect discriminatory AI models.
Zoé
Jardon
VUB

How can we make airplane parts smart and healthy?

Imagine a world where planes aren't just checked, but they can actually tell us how they're doing! VUB researcher Zoé Jardon wants to turn this dream into reality by developing smart metal parts. Such smart components can tell by themselves if they are in good condition or not, and inform us about a problem and where it is occurring.
Kenza
Mostaqim
VUB

Getting ahead of cancer treatment's side effects

What if there might be a way to tackle the side effects of cancer treatments, such as fatigue, chronic pain and anxiety, even before the treatment begins? Kenza Mostaqim (VUB) introduces you to 'prehabilitation'.