Six months ago, Anja Peumans made the decision: she changed her will so that part of her inheritance would go to the Ghent University Animal Clinic. “I felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders. Finally, I thought, I can fulfil my dream after I am gone”.
Serhat Yildirim (26) just completed his final exams in medicine after which he will start at the prestigious Harvard University. He was admitted for the two-year master's degree in Global Health Delivery.
Artificial reproduction methods, such as IVF and ICSI, have already been successfully applied in humans. But this has not been the case for many domestic animals. In horses, for instance, it has seemed to be an impossible task for a long time to fertilise the eggs outside the body. Until Ann Van Soom and her team started focusing on it.
Do you suffer from hay fever? You are not alone: no less than 1 in 3 people worldwide have an allergy, particularly to pollen or dust mites. For people aged between 20 and 45 this amount is as much as 40%. “In fact, we expect this number to keep growing in the future”, predicts professor Philippe Gevaert (department of Head and Skin), clinical head of the Ear, Nose and Throat department at Ghent University Hospital. “But, don’t worry: a solution is on the way.”
De ziekte van Alzheimer, frontotemporale dementie en ALS zijn verwoestende neurodegeneratieve ziekten zonder uitzicht op herstel. UGent-professor Bart Dermaut, klinisch geneticus en arts, realiseert met zijn wetenschappelijk onderzoek een doorbraak die toekomstige therapieën een nieuwe richting kan uitsturen. Mede dankzij schenkingen en erfenissen van patiënten.
Eline Pottie is addicted to drugs, well to researching them anyway. As a postdoc, she is investigating how psychedelics work and where the effects come from. “I find it fascinating that we still don’t know why these drugs make us hallucinate,” she says.
Professor Martin Valcke is facing his very last exam period after a career spanning many years. As an expert, we asked him for the ultimate tips for you to get through the exam period successfully.
De komst van de lente betekent ook de terugkeer van heel wat trekvogels na hun overwintering in warmere landen. Maar hoe vinden die vogels, in tochten die vaak duizenden kilometers lang zijn, hun weg? Niet met Waze of Google Maps, maar wel dankzij de zon, een soort ingebouwd kompas én snelwegen.