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Black fly is a possible cause of the terrible nodding syndrome
For decades, researchers have been baffled by the appalling nodding syndrome. But Antwerp researcher Bob Colebunders is following a promising new lead: he thinks that the black fly might be the culprit behind the disorder. On Wednesday evening,
Even the freezing cold can't stop aliens
Jonas Lembrechts (Department of Biology, UAntwerp) investigated the vegetation in the severe environment of the Northern Scandinavian Mountains. His conclusion? Even in freezing circumstances invasive plants, the so-called aliens, are no rarity.
Trial access to Elgaronline ebooks
500 ebooks in economics, business management, law and social and political sciences will be available for free from 3 March until 5 May 2014.
New sensor detects antibiotic in milk
Chloramphenicol (CAP) is an antibiotic that is used in food production for cattle. Because CAP is dangerous for humans, however, it must not enter the human food chain. Prof Karolien De Wael (University of Antwerp) has collaborated with a number of colleagues to develop a sensor for detecting CAP in milk.
Use of biomass reduces CO2 emissions
This week, the biggest bioenergy plantation in the Benelux will have its harvest. A quite special and spectacular feat on its own, but the researchers of the University of Antwerp are also making the roundup of the plantation between 2010 and today.
European Law Moot Court Competition
Four students of the UAntwerp put up a good performance during the regional finals of the European Law Moot Court Competition 2013-2014.
New ACIM Newsletter (February 2014)
The research group ACIM just published a new newsletter.
Video: the Kivu underground
Opportunities and threats of artisanal mining in DR Congo. The Catholic University of Bukavu and the University of Antwerp carry out scientific research on the opportunities of mining for the Kivu region in DR Congo.
Mutations cause autism and intellectual disability
Thanks to new technologies and international collaboration, researchers at the Centre of Medical Genetics (UAntwerp/Antwerp University Hospital) have discovered a new gene in which mutations may cause autism and intellectual disability.
Modern Manuscripts.The Extended Mind and Creative Undoing from Darwin to Beckett and Beyond
The Centre for Manuscript Genetics proudly presents the publication of a new book by Dirk Van Hulle.
Exploring Common Principles for Multi-Duty Bearer Responsibility in International Human Rights Law
On 3 and 4 February 2014, the University of Antwerp hosted the GLOTHRO workshop.
Maintenance: Web of Science
Please be advised that scheduled maintenance for Web of Science will begin on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 11:30 GMT and end by 17:30 GMT.
Report on EU policy on children and armed conflict
On 12 February 2014, Wouter Vandenhole and Yannick Weyns (Law and Development research group, UAntwerp) presented a commissioned report on EU policy on children and armed conflict to the sub-committee for human rights of the European Parliament.
UAntwerp coordinates unique European research on infectious diseases
The objective of PREPARE, the Platform for European Preparedness Against (Re-)emerging Epidemics, is to respond quickly and adequately to epidemic outbreaks.
UAntwerp enters top ten of best young universities
The University of Antwerp has once again done very well in the Quacquerelli-Symonds (QS) Top 50 under 50 classification of the fifty best universities in the world that were founded less than fifty years ago.