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2012-04-03 09:14:45

Plant leaves are protected from drying out by an airtight wax layer.

2011-07-26 13:57:09

G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are popular drug targets, accounting for about one-third of approved drugs and many hundreds of drugs currently in development.

2011-04-20 12:00:00

BRUSSELS, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Every person's intestinal system falls into one of three clearly distinguishable types of gut microbiota, comparable to blood types.

2011-02-18 16:05:50

Nele Festjens and Nico Callewaert of VIB and Ghent University have improved the efficacy of the vaccine for tuberculosis.

2011-01-07 11:21:42

Scientists attached to VIB and K.U.Leuven have succeeded in decoding a potential new anti-cancer mechanism.

2010-08-11 14:54:09

As a result of the worldwide growing population, the output of agricultural crops has to double by 2050.

2009-12-15 21:55:06

Scientists at VIB and Ghent University in Flanders, Belgium have found an unexpected ally for the treatment of septic shock, the major cause of death in intensive care units.

2009-10-15 13:56:47

Flemish technology at VIB: Ghent University creates revolution in protein research.

2009-06-23 10:07:21

"By putting mutant genes from human patients into fruit flies, we've created the first ever fly model for this kind of neuromuscular disease," says Albena Jordanova.

2009-06-03 09:52:07

IMEC, Europe’s leading independent nanoelectronics research center, VIB, Flanders’ leading life science institute, and the Leuven University, K.U.Leuven, set up a joint basic research initiative to unravel the neuronal circuitry of the human brain


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.