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Lock the door on coronavirus

How does the new coronavirus enter our cells and how do we keep it from entering? The team of David Alsteens (LIBST) will tackle these two questions with the help of state-of-the-art equipment, the atomic force microscope, and expertise on the interactions between viruses and their host...
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Did scholars make the West?

Were scientists and scholars crucial to the West’s growth and development? Research at the crossroads of demography, economics, and history got the go-ahead on 31 March, when economist David De la Croix won a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant. As the humanist,...
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The great dilemma: isolate or immunise

Modelling the impact of isolation measures is what authorities turn to when making decisions concerning COVID-19. UCLouvain researcher Emmanuel Hanert has adapted a mathematical model developed by Chinese researchers in order to predict the evolution of the health situation in Belgium...
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Towards an anti-obesity bacteria-inulin cocktail?

Every human being has a unique intestinal microbiota. Its composition in obese patients can influence the response to treatment with inulin, a dietary fibre, as demonstrated by a study led by UCLouvain researchers. Inulin is a dietary fibre found in salsify, Jerusalem artichokes, leeks,...
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Mars, from the inside

The mission’s name sums up its goal: InSight Mars should lead to a better understanding of the planet’s internal structure. Since November 2018, data flows have been analysed by scientists, including Véronique Dehant of UCLouvain and the Royal Observatory of Belgium. The first results have...
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