Latest Vrije Universiteit Brussel Stories

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.

2011-01-12 18:16:42

Adrenaline, the hormone that prepares our body to fight or flight, acts on a hyperdynamic receptor.

2009-10-26 07:30:00


2009-04-22 11:27:50

Belgian scientists have created a plush green robot that is intended to ease the minds of young children in hospitals.

2008-10-06 12:00:30

Ablynx, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of nanobodies, has received a grant worth E1.8 million from the Institute for the Promotion of Innovation by Science and Technology in Flanders.

2008-09-04 03:00:25

Ablynx and Merck Serono to equally contribute to discover and develop Nanobodies(R) against two targets in oncology and immunology and equally share the resulting profits Ghent, BELGIUM, 4 September 2008 - Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX], a pioneer in the discovery and development of Nanobodies(R), a novel class of antibody-derived therapeutic proteins, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, to...

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.