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Eco-responsibility: child’s play

Today’s children are tomorrow’s adults and decision-makers. And in this world in transition, they can shake things up from an early age, for example, by protecting our planet. How? Via the effect of proudly displaying the ‘eco-friendly’ label. UCLouvain researcher Karine Charry...
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Health

Preventing the coronavirus-cell bond

While some scientists seek a vaccine against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), others try to understand the virus’s entry mechanism. For months Prof. David Alsteens's laboratory team has been trying to answer two questions: How does SARS-CoV-2 enter our cells and how can it be prevented...
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Science and health

Piecing together the primary lymphoedema puzzle

What causes lymphoedema, the swelling of parts of the body from the build-up of lymph fluid? Until recently, no one knew. This was before research carried out by Prof. Miikka Vikkula and his Human Molecular Genetics Laboratory, which has identified a new gene responsible for primary...
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Environment

Never before seen fusion of giant black holes!

© Ingrid Bourgault Huge black holes that aren't supposed to merge have ... merged! Thus forming a monster 142 times the mass of the sun. It’s a totally unexpected observation that calls into question the models of black hole formation. UCLouvain’s Sébastien Clesse and Giacomo Bruno...
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Environment

Where’s the water on Venus?

The presence of water on planets composed mainly of rocks and metals, such as Earth, Mars or even Venus, dates back to the earliest stages of their formation. This is shown by numerical simulations by a group of Belgian researchers whose results are published in Nature Geoscience....
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