Are all those pills really needed as the end approaches?
Up to 91 pills a week. That's how many medicines people take at the end of their lives. Kristel Paque is investigating whether all these pills are really necessary.
When good guys become bad
During cancer treatments medicines sometimes tend to remain in the kidneys of patients, which can be a problem because they can cause damage to healthy cells there. Maxine Crauwels is carrying out research to help guide the medication to the exit.
Tumours, masters in disguise
Jessica Bridoux, researcher at the University of Brussels (VUB), is developing a diagnostic tool to track tumourcells that are trying to hide from our immune system.
Independence in children: it matters how they travel
Did you know that how children travel can affect childhood obesity, air quality and even gender equality? Kandice Kreamer Fults (VUB - Vrije Universiteit Brussel) clarifies how this is linked in this video.
Viruses as allies in the fight against cancer
With the current corona pandemic, viruses are seen as more dangerous than ever. But did you know that some viruses can help us fight cancer? Jolien De Munck is studying the potential of these so-called 'oncolytic viruses'.
Keeping epidemics under control thanks to artificial intelligence
The current corona crisis is having a huge impact on our lives. Artificial intelligence can help keep such a pandemic better under control, with less drastic measures and thus a more limited impact on our social lives. Pieter Libin explains how this works in this video.
A dog's nose in your smartphone
A dog's nose is one of the most powerful sensors we have. Trained dogs are even able to detect early signs of certain diseases by sniffing our breath. As this would not be very practical, Alex Cruz is looking to integrate a doglike 'nose' in our smartphones to do the trick.
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.
Are there harmful substances in my cookie?
Did you know that some chemical components in food packaging can penetrate into the packaged food? Annelies Van Heyst examined 200 food products and reassures us: you can still feast on your favorite cookies
A quick method to detect liver fibrosis through the blood
Joeri Lambrecht (VUB - Vrije Universiteit Brussel) developed a simple blood test that allows for a faster, safer and cheaper detection of liver fibrosis.