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New step towards EMR Einstein Telescope candidacy

Ministers, state secretaries and provincial executive members from Belgium, the Netherlands and the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia took another step today to bring the Einstein Telescope to the border area of the three countries.

To this end, the inter-ministerial conference in Brussels signed the declaration of intent regarding the route to the joint official candidature (the 'bid book') of the three countries. This declaration includes further agreements on cooperation. And in the declaration the ministers give the green light to prepare a consortium.

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New chapter in fight against neglected diseases: Research reveals how Leishmania parasite adapts to drugs

Researchers from the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp discovered the unprecedented potential of the deadly Leishmania parasite to pre-adapt to drugs. These findings, published in the respected journal EMBO Reports, shed light on how versatile pathogens can be and highlight the critical need for innovative approaches in the arms race against parasites.

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Edmond Sterpin receives the Chair Roger Van Geen

Upon the initiative of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK CEN, the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) and the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique-FNRS (F.R.S.-FNRS) grant the SCK CEN Chair “Roger Van Geen” to an eminent researcher in the domain of nuclear sciences and applications. The 2023 laureate is Edmond Sterpin.

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How past health crises can lead us through the current pandemic

Crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic have a major impact on our healthcare system. Maternal, newborn, child, adolescent and older people’s health (MNCAAH) are particularly affected. How did healthcare providers and governments ensure essential services during the COVID-19 outbreak, and how did they do it during previous disease outbreaks, natural disasters and humanitarian emergencies? A scoping literature review by the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp and the World Health Organisation (WHO) draws lessons from the past.

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