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Radio-resistant rotifers on radio

On Saturday September 8th, Bernard Hallet (UCLouvain, LIBST), Karine Van Doninck (UNamur) and Francesco Lo Bue (UMons) were invited by journalist Fabienne Vande Meerssche at the radio program "les éclaireurs" (RTBf, La Première) to talk about DNA, transposons, rotifers, evolution, sex, … and...
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When a virus sticks to a cell surface

LIBST researchers have discovered the essential role played by a herpesvirus surface glycoprotein. These viruses are responsible for numbers of illnesses that can be harmful to some people. However, treatments are lacking… The herpesviruses family includes viruses responsible for oral or...
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Cyclometallase : a new enzyme for a nickel

The Nickel Pincer Nucleotide (NPN) is a cofactor recently discovered by our group. It harbors a nickel ion coordinated by one carbon and two sulfur atoms, forming a pincer complex well known in organometallic chemistry but previously unseen of in enzymes. The last step of its biosynthesis is...
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Alarm! Peroxiredoxin-5, more than an enzyme!

Inflammation is a protective response of the immune system to infection or physical damage that is mediated in part through the recognition of molecular patterns associated with microbes or released by necrotic cells following tissue injury. In a study published in Cell Chemical Biology (see...
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Martin Delguste selected for the international final of...

Thursday evening the 25th May, the Belgian final of the contest ‘Ma thèse en 180 secondes’ took place in Brussels, on the campus of the ULB. 19 candidates from the Belgian French speaking universities presented a talk explaining their thesis project to a broad and potentially...
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