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KU Leuven study sheds new light on how brain stimulation affects brain cells

03 Jul 2019

Brain stimulation is increasingly used as a medical treatment with visible effects. However, the results vary, and doctors don’t know what exactly happens in the brain. Neuroscientists from KU Leuven have now been able to show that the most commonly used type of brain stimulation – TMS – only activates a very small area of the brain in a very powerful way.

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Time gain for cyclist behind motorcycle much bigger than expected

27 Jun 2019

In professional cycling, in-race motorcycles such as TV motorcycles drive in between the riders. In the slipstream behind the motorcycle, cyclists can gain time. For the first time, the exact extent of this advantage has been scientifically investigated.

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Understanding people gets harder when you're over 50, even when you have good hearing

27 Jun 2019

Older people have trouble understanding speech, even if their hearing is fine. That's one of the conclusions of a new study by the Research Group Experimental Oto-rhino-laryngology (ExpORL) of KU Leuven.

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The importance of good science: interview with Nobel Prize laureate Paul Nurse

26 Jun 2019

Unlocking the secrets of the cell cycle won him a Nobel Prize. We talked to Sir Paul Nurse about failure, serendipity, and scientific integrity.

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UNA Europa alliance receives prestigious grant to launch European university of the future

26 Jun 2019

Twenty years after the Bologna Declaration to develop the European Higher Education Area, the UNA Europa alliance has been granted 5 million euros to kick-start its strategy to consolidate a European university ecosystem.

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Leuven Institutes: a promising organisational format for interdisciplinary research

24 Jun 2019

The Academic Council has approved the format and the application procedure for the so-called ‘Leuven Institutes’. By bringing together researchers and resources from various disciplines, these Institutes will help to promote one of the key priorities in the KU Leuven Strategic Plan: interdisciplinarity.  

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New cooperation framework for KU Leuven and its alumni associations

24 Jun 2019

KU Leuven and its alumni have a great deal to offer each other. A new cooperation framework will help keep their connection tangible.

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KU Leuven and its 300,000 ambassadors 

24 Jun 2019

“KU Leuven is there for its alumni, and our alumni are there for KU Leuven,” Vice Rector Peter Lievens and Baron Frans van Daele explain.

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