On epigenetics and how 'environmental' factors contribute to the long-term legacy of pediatric critical illness KU Leuven
Critically ill patients are patients who, due to a variety of triggering medical conditions, require vital organ support to avoid imminent death. Despite major progress in intensive care the patients still face a high mortality risk. Moreover, critical illness is hallmarked by features of accelerated aging where many patients experience an adverse legacy of the illness long after hospital discharge. This is mostly described for adults and ...
Long-term effects of metal pollution: linking telomere dynamics, biological aging, infection and fitness. University of Antwerp
FWO travel credit for a long stay abroad at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) Barcelona Spain. Hasselt University
Linking mitochondrial and telomere dysfunction in newborn tissues: TP53, SIRT1 and PPARGC1 alpha as a central hub? Hasselt University
Early life determinants of healthy ageing during the first two decades of life: from the telomere interactome to clinical phenotypes Hasselt University
Early life determinants of healthy ageing during the first two decades of life: from the telomere interactome to clinical phenotypes. Ghent University
The WHO defines health as U+201Ca state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, but not merely as the absence of disease or infirmityU+201D. Ageing starts before birth and depends on factors that operate throughout life, and hence, the concept of healthy ageing also encompasses healthy growing and healthy living. Indeed, disorders in adults often find their origin in risk factors operative in early life. Senescence or biological ...
Developmental and later life effects of light and noise pollution: physiological stress, telomere dynamics and fitness. University of Antwerp
Implementation of a standardized screening program for IPF patients and relatives in Flanders KU Leuven
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most frequent form of
interstitial lung disease, essentially being a fibrotic scarring of the lung.
This fibrotic scarring of the lung leads to deterioration of pulmonary
function and is usually rapidly progressive, ultimately leading to patient
death with 3-5 years following diagnosis. IPF is believed to be the endresults
from a complicated interaction between multiple ...