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Silica dust toxicity exposed

The inhalation of silica dust in mines, quarries and construction sites causes serious diseases such as silicosis and bronchial cancers. Its toxicity, while proven, hasn’t been well understood – until now. Through a study published in PNAS our researchers are creating a small...
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Brahmi plant extract prevents cardiac hypertrophy

Cardiovascular disease remains the world’s number one killer and advanced heart failure is a major contributor. Drawing inspiration from the plant world, WELBIO-IREC researchers have discovered how heart muscle enlargement occurs. In addition, Brahmi extract, a plant used for centuries in...
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2019 IREC Activity Report

                                                               The PDF version of the 2019 IREC Activity Report is now available...
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Princess Lilian Foundation Visiting Professorship 2020-2021

The Princess Lilian Foundation offers yearly a visiting professorship with a specific aim to stimulate, young, active, Belgian (and European) student-investigators. The proposed candidate should have demonstrated excellence in medical sciences as evidenced by breakthroughs in research,...
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Prof. Lengelé: Knight of the Legion of Honour and...

Our Institute is pleased to announce the two distinctions recently awarded to Prof. Benoît Lengelé, member of the IREC Morphology pole. Knight of the Legion of Honour On July 9th, the French Ambassador, Mrs. Claude-France Arnould, honoured him with the insignia of...
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