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April 25, 2016
MammoNote: facilitating diagnosis of breast cancer
Breast cancer afflicts one in eight Belgian women. Early detection increases the chance of survival, thus screening is recommended. The Mammotest screening programme was introduced in Belgium and significantly improved through MammoNote, an ambitious project of UCL’s Institute of Information...Click to know more
April 25, 2016
A treatment for heart failure?
One in five people suffer from heart failure: the heart fails to pump blood correctly. This eventually leads to death, but UCL researchers and doctors may have found a treatment. The heart is a muscle with four ventricles. It functions like a double pump. Blood pumped from the two right...Click to know more
April 21, 2016
Refugee and immigration crises: at what cost to Belgium?
Anxieties have persisted ever since the arrival of thousands of Syrians and Iraqis on Belgian soil. But the frightful perceptions of the economic effects are erroneous, according to Dr Frédéric Docquier, a researcher at the UCL Economic and Social Research Institute. In Belgium, the...Click to know more
April 20, 2016
What happens in the mind of an anxiety sufferer?
In Belgium, between 7 and 10% of the population suffers from anxiety disorder (AD). What exactly goes on in their minds? There are different types of AD: phobias, OCDs, generalised anxiety disorder or panic disorder. Their common thread? Perceived threats that generate irrational,...Click to know more
April 07, 2016
Immunotherapy: arming the body against cancer
Immunotherapy is one of the most promising treatments for certain cancers. At UCL, several research teams are studying our immune mechanisms to find new treatments. Every day our bodies face internal and external attack from viruses, bacteria, fungal infection, cellular reproduction...Click to know more