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.
Safeguarding intangible cultural heritage
Jiyun Zhang is developing tools to safeguard intangible cultural heritage practices, such as shadow puppetry, in this era of modernization of globalisation.
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.
The science of light and our cultural heritage
Last year, we all witnessed the horrible fire in the Notre Dame de Paris. While the magnificent stained-glass windows survived the inferno, they suffered damage and need to be repaired. But how can you repair such historic artefacts, of over 900 years old? That's where the 'science of light' comes in, as Mathilde Patin explains in this video.
Using the glue of geckos during surgery
A gecko, a post-it and a tube. Let these 3 things stick into your mind for just one minute. Giorgio Russo (VIB - VUB - Vrije Universiteit Brussel) explains how a gecko could potentially help to heal wounds after surgery. 🦎👩⚕️
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.
The limits of our sporting brain
Muscles are important for those who want to perform at the top of their game. But also the brain has to be in top condition. Jeroen Van Cutsem should know: he investigates the effect of mental fatigue on sports performance.
How social entrepreneurs change the world
We all know Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, but why isn't Muhammad Yunus equally well-known? As a social entrepreneur, he brought something much more noble to the world. Philippe Eiselein wants to help social entrepreneurs grow their impact.
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