Skyscrapers in your gadgets

New smartphones and laptops with increased memory capacity are released all the time. We've become used to have more storage available at a lower price continuously. Anastassiia Kruv (imec) explains how scientist and engineers are constantly challenged to assure this trend.
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Anastasiia Kruv
imec - KU Leuven

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Arnout
Bruggeman
UGent
VIB

How do intestinal bacteria affect Parkinson's disease?

Imagine if you could influence Parkinson's disease by altering the intestinal bacteria of patients? That sounds strange at first glance, but Arnout Bruggeman explains why it might work.
Joren
De Ryck
UGent
VIB

How do bacteria hack the immune system of plants?

Like humans, plants are constantly attacked by diseases. Joren De Ryck (VIB - UGent) does research on a bacterium called Ralstonia, which can infect and kill all these crops in a few weeks time.
Sebastian
Proost
KU Leuven
VIB

Bytes and bacteria: software to explore the intestinal flora

What happens when you as thousands of Flemish people to send samples of their stools for scientific research? Well, you get this huge pile of... right, data. Sebastian Proost makes this data readily available to doctors and scientists so that they can acquire new insights from this data in an efficient manner.
Lieselotte
Vermeersch
KU Leuven
VIB

Brewing beer faster with the same taste

Did you know that insights from genetics can help to brew beer faster without losing taste? Lieselotte Vermeersch (VIB - KU Leuven) explains how this works. Cheers! 🍻
Guillermo
Solis Fernandez
KU Leuven

Finding the tools cancer uses to spread through the body

Many types of cancer are still being diagnosed too late. The disease has then often already spread, making it difficult to treat the patients. Can we improve early diagnostics in cancer? The answer is hidden in the proteins of the cell, as Guillermo Solis Fernandez explains. 
Quinten
Marcelis
VUB

Female intimate products under the microscope

Did you know that there is no specific legislation for female intimate products? Fortunately, Quinten Marcelis researches these products for toxic substances in order to have unsafe products removed from the market.

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