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Construction robots

  ‘How can we build differently?’ Prof. Pierre Latteur first answered this question some time ago: the drone enthusiast initiated research on how drones could be used on a construction site. Today he has another answer: after construction drones, construction robots! A brief...
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Science and health

Just a number at work? Beware of the dangers

  Beware of organisational dehumanisation. The phenomenon, which has been studied for some years by work and organisational psychology researchers, is spreading, and causing damage. Employees who feel their company sees them as just a tool or a number are forced to deal with...
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Environment

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...
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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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