- Pathogenesis of thrombosis. - Development of new antithrombotic and thrombolytic agents. - Development of assays for the diagnosis of (a tendency to) thrombosis. - Gene regulation of fybrinolytic components. - Pathogenesis of atherosclerosis; reverse cholesterol transport. - Signal transduction in human platelets and endothelial cells. - Genetics for bleeding and thrombotic disorders. - Diagnosis and monitoring of deep vein thrombosis. - ...
The research group for Rehabilitation in Internal Disorders (GRID) studies the impact of physical inactivity and impaired exercise tolerance in patients with internal disorders. Research expertise is present on the assessment of physical fitness (exercise, skeletal and respiratory muscle) and physical activity in patient groups, as well as in exercise training and rehabilitation programs for patients with respiratory, cardiac and vascular ...
Laboratory for Neuroimmunology KU Leuven
The Laboratory for Neuroimmunology performs research into finding genetic factors that play a role in an individual’s susceptibility to develop Multiple Sclerosis:
- In collaboration with colleagues worldwide of the International Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Consortium we have identified more than 110 genetic risk factors for MS in the last years. As these explain a substantial fraction of but not the entire heritability of the ...
The Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine promotes and supports research within its divisions of Endocrinology, Gerontology and Geriatrics, Thoracic Surgery, Gastroenterology, Pneumology, and Hepatology. The department’s research aims to achieve a better understanding of human diseases and to discover better detection methods and treatments for disorders of the organ systems being studied.
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Epidemiology and Control of HIV/STD Institute of Tropical Medicine
Unit of Epidemiology and Control of HIV/STD
The unit was established in 2005 and works very closely together with the HIV/AIDS Policy Unit led by Professor Marie Laga. The unit is led by Professor Anne Buvé.
The main research topic of the unit is the vulnerability to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among young women in sub-Saharan Africa. This includes the role of the vaginal environment and behavioural and ...
BEE’s ultimate goal is to stimulate and support decision makers in making welfare enhancing decisions, inspire policy makers to design policy in support of such decisions, and as such contribute to a better society.
Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy KU Leuven
The Leuven Institute for Healthcare Policy consists of the following research groups:
- Patient Safety and Quality
- Financing and Organisation Health Care Management
- Communication in Health Care Management
- Ethics of Health Care Management
- Health Law
Abdominal Surgical Oncology KU Leuven
Abdominal Surgical Oncology
- Diagnostic and therapeutic animal models of liver metastasis and peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer
- Detection of circulating cancer cells in colorectal, liver, and pancreatic cancer
- Gene-expression profiling and proteomic studies in pancreatic, liver, and biliary cancer
- Innovations in minimally invasive surgery for colorectal, liver, pancreas, and biliairy cancer
Medical Entomology Institute of Tropical Medicine
The unit conducts research in the biology, behavior, ecology, genetics of insects transmitting diseases to humans, the transmission dynamics of these diseases and vector control.
Partners: CNM-Cambodia, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, WHO, USAID
Main research topics
- Taxonomy of mosquitoes
- Functional biodiversity of vectors (including invasive species)
- Vector population ...