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KU Leuven Stories
The power of wonder
Predicting the unpredictable
Two economists from Leuven managed to predict the course of the pandemic, at a time when no epidemiologist was able to do so.
Unravelling the mystery of COVID-19
Why do some people get deathly ill from the coronavirus and not others? Intensivist Joost Wauters and his team try to explain.
The search for a vaccine and virus inhibitors
At the Rega Institute, researchers are looking for a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, and testing a record number of possible virus inhibitors.
Scientists in every living room
Virologist Marc Van Ranst and clinical biologist Emmanuel André are keeping the general public informed, while also doing research.
A Leuven vaccine coming soon?
Virologists from the Rega Institute at KU Leuven expect to be able to start clinical studies on humans in the first quarter of 2021.
Hopeful results in the search for a virus inhibitor
Virologists at the Rega Institute discovered that an anti-flu agent has a virus-inhibiting effect in hamsters infected with SARS-CoV-2.
Light as a feather, yet unbreakable
KU Leuven spin-off REIN4CED developed a rock-solid and impact-resistant alternative to carbon racing bicycles.
Heptathlete Noor Vidts has bioscience engineering as an extra discipline
Noor Vidts combines sports and academic studies. After a top performance at the Olympics, she will focus on her master’s thesis this year.
The connections between your intestines and your brain
There is a line of communication between your intestines and your brain, and it may influence your emotions, such as stress and fear.
AI: will intelligence come with time?
KU Leuven researchers attempt to make AI systems more flexible and to ensure that they become genuinely intelligent.