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Discovery of a genetic factor that quadruples the risk...

Press release - UCLouvain Brussels research In brief: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects over 10% of the world’s population, including over one million people in Belgium. Genetic mutations are a major cause of CKD. Some mutations are very rare and have...
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Blocking spike captors to counter Covid

UCLouvain Research In brief: It’s a very promising world first! Scientists at University of Louvain (UCLouvain) have managed to identify the key that allows the Covid virus to attack cells Better still, they have also managed to close the lock to...
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To prevent human breast cancer recurrence and metastasis

In brief: Scientists at University of Louvain (UCLouvain) have succeeded in preventing the recurrence and spreading of a human breast cancer in mice, in conditions very similar to clinical practice, thanks to a new drug (the molecule MitoQ) What...
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UCLouvain team discovers link between sugar metabolism...

Press release - Research UCLouvain In brief: Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, but we still do not understand why this disease occurs. Scientists from the UCLouvain de Duve Institute have discovered a new type of...
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The soft spaghetti of proteins

IN BRIEF: University of Louvain (UCLouvain) scientists have identified destructured segments, still unexplored to date, in proteins necessary for the life of bacteria The result? These segments, shaped like soft spaghetti, are essential for the life...
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