Videos

Jan-Pieter
Ploem
UHasselt

Flatworms help track down carcinogens!

Every year, many mice are sacrificed for science. These animals are used, among other things, to test whether certain substances are carcinogenic. Jan-Pieter Ploem is working on a new test method that uses flatworms, that will hopefully help save a lot of mice.
Dean
Paes
UHasselt

Alzheimer's disease: forget about it?

What is the link between a bucket of water and Alzheimer's disease? Dean Paes (Hasselt University & Maastricht University) will tell you all about it, as well as explain why he is looking for a molecular cork.
Joke
Spildooren
UHasselt

Loose pebbles in the organ of balance will make you dizzy

What if your balance organ suddenly registers movements that aren't there? Well, you'll become dizzy, something that the elderly in particular sometimes have to contend with. This dizziness is often seen as an inevitable aging disorder. But this specific type of vertigo cán be treated, as explained by Joke Spildooren.
Danny
Vanpoucke
UHasselt

Virtual experiments with real materials

Imagine a world in which you can see and manipulate atoms of your own choice and in which you can rig the forces of nature to your liking. Danny Vanpoucke introduces you to the wonderful world of computational material research.
Frone
Vandewiele
KU Leuven
VIB

The heart to the right rhythm

Frone Vandewiele investigates why not every heart beats to the right rhythm. In her research she wants to further help unravel the complex mechanism behind cardiac arrhythmias in order to help save lives.
Steven
Puttemans
KU Leuven

How to teach smart computers to see and understand their surroundings

Steven Puttemans (KU Leuven) trains smart computers so that they learn to see and understand their surroundings. He for example worked on a strawberry picking robot. He explains how this works in this video.
Rosalie
Coolkens
KU Leuven

How to get your school moving

Children should exercise about 60 minutes a day, but figures show that children in Belgium do not meet that standard. Rosalie Coolkens wants to use schools to help children reach that recommended hour of exercise.
Hannelore
Bové
KU Leuven
UHasselt

Soot: the invisible culprit

Hannelore Bové developed a new technique that allows for the first time to detect and count the number of soot particles a person has in his or her body. This is an important step in order to determine the precise impact of soot on our health.
Nena
Testelmans
KU Leuven
VIB

Organ transplants: life-saving, yet sometimes lethal

While an organ transplant will often save the life of a patient, it also leads to a higher risk of developing cancer. Nena Testelmans (KU Leuven) is determined to help unravel why transplants might induce cancer in patients.
An
Verfaillie
KU Leuven

From green water to green raw material!

An Verfaillie (KULAK) is developing a technique for harvesting microalgae. Because those algae could well become the green raw material of the future!
Jiyun
Zhang
VUB

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.
Maxine
Crauwels
VUB

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.