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Belgian PhD student decodes DNA, wins a Bitcoin
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute) DNA Storage scientist Nick Goldman issued the Bitcoin Challenge at World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, January 2015. One week before the Jan. 21, 2018 deadline, PhD student Sander Wuyts of the University of Antwerp is the first to decode the Bitcoin, and so takes ownership. The decryption of encoded information in the DNA sample demonstrates that the digital storage method is practical. The initiative of the bioengineering PhD student inspires future research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Groups Condemn U.S. Cuts to Palestinian Refugee Agency
Displaced children in a UN-run school in the Shujaiyeh neighbourhood of Gaza.Credit: Khaled Alashqar/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 2018 (IPS)International organizations have criticized the United States’ decision to cut more than half of planned funding to a UN agency serving Palestinian refugees. This week, the U.S. administration announced that it is withholding 65 million dollars from a planned 125-million-dollar aid package for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA).UNRWA serves over 5 million refugees with education, healthcare, social services, and emergency assistan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Education Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

MyHealthTeams works with UCB on new spondyloarthritis-focused social network
San Francisco-based MyHealthTeams has added its 28th disease-specific social network, and is working with Belgian pharmaceutical company UCB on an educational inititative related to the platform. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Powerful Storm Hits Europe, 4 Dead Amid Traffic Chaos
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A powerful storm pummeled Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least four people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping over trucks. Falling trees killed two 62-year-old men in the Netherlands, a woman south of the Belgian capital of Brussels and a 59-year-old man at a camping site in the German town of Emmerich, near the Dutch border. Police spokeswoman Jose Albers told Dutch national broadcaster NOS that authorities also were investigating whether the powerful gusts were to blame for the death of a 66-year-old man...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 18, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Corder, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Scientists see evidence of iridescent rainbow feathers on a dinosaur
A team of Chinese, American and Belgian scientists have unearthed a 161-million-year-old dinosaur fossil showing that the animal may have had vibrant, iridescent plumage like that of peacocks and other birds today.The fossil of the dazzling dinosaur,described in the journal Nature Communications,... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

De Gruyter reaches 1000th open access book milestone
At the beginning of the year, De Gruyter reached the milestone of 1000 open access books on degruyter.com. The books, primarily in English, but also in German and other European languages, have been published by De Gruyter and its imprints, and also by publishing partners – such as Transcript and the Institut für Zeitgeschichte (Institute of Contemporary History) – as a result of cooperation agreements. Highlights of recent open access books that are accessible to anyone with an internet connection include: “Golda Meir:  A Political Biography” by Miron Medzini, a former spokesman for Gold...
Source: News from STM - January 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

Obesity surgery 'halves risk of death' compared with lifestyle changes
Latest study lends support to experts who say more operations should be carried out in UKObese patients undergoing stomach-shrinking surgery have half the risk of death in the years that follow compared with those tackling their weight through diet and behaviour alone, new research suggests.Experts say obesity surgery is cost-effective, leads to substantial weight loss and can help tackletype 2 diabetes. But surgeons say not enough of thestomach-shrinking surgeries are carried out in the UK, with figures currently lagging behind other European countries, including France and Belgium – despite the latter having a smal...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Obesity Medical research Health Science Society Source Type: news

How power-sharing has to adapt
(University of Kent) How power-sharing has to adapt -- lessons from Northern Ireland, Belgium and CyprusUsing three European countries -- Northern Ireland, Belgium (Brussels Capital Region) and Cyprus -- as examples, co-authors Professor Feargal Cochrane, Professor Neophytos Loizides and Thibaud Bodsen use personal experience of each of their native countries to demonstrate where reform has helped build trust and consensus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obesity surgery 'halves risk of death' compared to lifestyle changes alone
Latest study of long-term impact of bariatric surgery lends support to experts who say more operations should be carried out in UKObese patients undergoing stomach-shrinking surgery have half the risk of death in the years that follow compared with those tackling their weight through diet and behaviour alone, new research suggests.Experts say obesity surgery is cost-effective, leads to substantial weight loss and can help tackletype 2 diabetes. But surgeons say not enough of thestomach-shrinking surgeries are carried out in the UK, with figures currently lagging behind other European countries, including France and Belgium...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Obesity Medical research Health Science Society Source Type: news

Should pediatric euthanasia be legalized? - Brouwer M, Kaczor C, Battin MP, Maeckelberghe E, Lantos JD, Verhagen E.
Voluntary active euthanasia for adults at their explicit request has been legal in Belgium and the Netherlands since 2002. In those countries, acceptance of the practice for adults has been followed by acceptance of the practice for children. Opponents of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Namibia resumes poultry imports from Belgium
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia has lifted a ban on poultry from Belgium after outbreaks of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu in the Western European country caused trade to be suspended in June, the government said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Job ads should be worded wisely to encourage women to apply
(Springer) Using the wrong type of words in a job advertisement can discourage women from applying. This is one of the findings from a study by Lien Wille and Eva Derous of Ghent University in Belgium. The research is published in Springer's journal Sex Roles. Wille and Derous recommend that human resources professionals carefully consider the kind of message and type of words they use in job ads when they aim to recruit women. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Exploration of crime-scene characteristics in juvenile homicide in the French-speaking part of Belgium - Gerard FJ, Whitfield KC, Browne KD.
This study explores modeling crime-scene characteristics of juvenile homicide in the French-speaking part of Belgium. Multidimensional scaling analysis was carried out on crime-scene characteristics derived from the court files of 67 individuals under 22 y... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ablynx soars after rejects Novo Nordisk's $3.1 billion biotech bid
COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin maker, went public with a 2.6 billion euro ($3.1 billion) bid for Belgian biotech group Ablynx on Monday, seeking a new source of growth by bolstering its treatments for rare blood disorders. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ablynx shares soar after rejects Novo Nordisk's $3.1 billion bid
COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin maker, went public with a 2.6 billion euro ($3.1 billion) bid for Belgian biotech group Ablynx on Monday as it seeks a new source of growth by bolstering its treatments for rare blood disorders. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk's $3.1 billion Ablynx bid rejected by Belgian biotech
COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest maker of insulin, went public with a 2.6 billion euro ($3.1 billion) bid for Belgian biotech group Ablynx on Monday as it seeks to bolster its treatments for rare blood disorders. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk makes €2.6bn bid for Belgian biotech Ablynx
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Miracor closes $30m Series D
Miracor Medical Systems said today it closed a $30.2 million (EU €25 million) round of funding as part of Series D financing round with funds slated to support further development and commercialization of its PiCSO impulse system, and announced it is moving its headquarters from Austria to Belgium. The company’s PiCSO therapy is designed to be used during stenting procedures for patients affected by acute myocardial infarcts to improve pressure in the coronary venous system to improve microcirculatory flow and improve perfusion in the infarcted area. The round was led by Shenzhen, China-based Ming Capital and co...
Source: Mass Device - January 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Miracor Source Type: news

Can Devices Replace Drugs for Migraine Treatment?
Migraine headache sufferers, particularly those who suffer from multiple debilitating episodes per month, can now ask their physicians about versatile non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive treatment devices that can both prevent migraines and lessen the severity of acute attacks. FDA has granted within the past few months expanded use clearance for two devices that work on the principle of neuromodulation. Interestingly enough, one of the devices, manufactured by Belgium-based Cefaly, had been cleared in 2014 for migraine prevention and was granted expanded approval for acute migraine treatment in November; the other, the Sprin...
Source: MDDI - December 29, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: Electronics Source Type: news

Artificial Ovary Prototype Is in Sight Artificial Ovary Prototype Is in Sight
Increasing the fibrin content strengthens the matrix used for human ovarian follicle encapsulation, potentially paving the way for development of artificial ovaries, researchers from Belgium report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 22, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Severe interpersonal violence against children in sport: Associated mental health problems and quality of life in adulthood - Vertommen T, Kampen J, Schipper-van Veldhoven N, Uzieblo K, Van Den Eede F.
In a recent large-scale prevalence study of interpersonal violence (IV) against child athletes in the Netherlands and Belgium we found that 9% of adult respondents who participated in organized sports before the age of 18 had experienced severe psychologic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How Belfius Bank's response to the terrorist attacks in Brussels helped embed business continuity in the company culture - Jappens L.
Until 2015, major terrorist incidents in Belgium were considered a 'black swan'. However, the suicide attacks in Paris on 13th November, 2015 provided a wake-up call. Investigations revealed that the raid was prepared in Belgium by jihadists who grew up in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ageism is influenced by relationship with grandparents
University of Liege researchers in Belgium have found that the levels of ageism in children varies depending on the type of relationship they have with their grandparents. (stock) (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quality of contact with grandparents is key to youths' views of ageism
(Society for Research in Child Development) A new study from Belgium sought to identify the factors underlying this form of discrimination. It found that ageist stereotypes in children and adolescents generally decrease around ages 10 to 12, and that young people who say they have very good contact with their grandparents have the lowest levels of ageism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Storming the castle: New discovery in the fight against bacteria
(PLOS) Exciting new research reveals a previously unappreciated aspect of bacterial exterior membranes, which could be exploited to render antibiotic-resistant bacteria beatable. The research, publishing Dec. 19, in the open access journal PLOS Biology by Jean-Fran ç ois Collet at UCLouvain's de Duve Institute in Belgium and colleagues from the University of Utah and Imperial College London, potentially opens the door to promising new treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Florbetapir shows promise in preclinical Alzheimer's study
A preclinical study from Belgium has shown promising results with the PET tracer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: High amyloid levels on PET may indicate early Alzheimer's PET plays key role in preventive Alzheimer's study PET links midlife vascular risk factors to more amyloid Lilly touts latest study on florbetapir's efficacy Brain connection changes could serve as Alzheimer's biomarker (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Scientists develop new artificial ovary prototype
(Springer) Belgian researchers have taken important steps towards creating transplantable artificial ovaries. Once successful, these could be of value to women struggling with infertility or cancer patients who cannot conceive after undergoing radiation or chemotherapy. The research team has identified a protein formulation that closely resembles the structure and rigidity of the natural tissue lining a woman's ovaries, says Marie-Madeleine Dolmans of the Universit é Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, in an article in Springer's Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Philips acquires cloud-based pop health co VitalHealth
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said last Friday it acquired cloud-based population health management company VitalHealth for an undisclosed amount. The new acquisition, also headquartered in the Netherlands, produces products and services used by more than 100 healthcare networks globally in countries including the US, India, China, Sweden, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. “We are delighted and proud to become part of Philips. It will accelerate our mission to enable better health for millions of people around the world. Our digital health solutions are highly complementary to the ones that Philips provides. Toge...
Source: Mass Device - December 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Software / IT royalphilips vitalhealth Source Type: news

Geographic distribution of suicide and railway suicide in Belgium, 2008-2013: a principal component analysis - Strale M, Krysinska K, Overmeiren GV, Andriessen K.
This study investigated the geographic distribution of suicide and railway suicide in Belgium over 2008--2013 on local (i.e., district or arrondissement) level. There were differences in the regional distribution of suicide and railway suicides in Belgium ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

What makes a happy working mom?
(Springer) A happy working mom feels competent in interacting with her child, experiences a sense of freedom and choice in her actions, while having a warm and affectionate relationship with her baby. She is also not too hard on herself about how she is faring as a mother. So says Katrijn Brenning of the University of Ghent in Belgium who led research that investigated what affects a working mother's sense of well-being. The study is published in Springer's Journal of Happiness Studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists shed light on a tumor-suppressive protein in metastases
(VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)) ?A new study conducted at the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology in Belgium has labeled the protein Caveolin-1 as a high-potential pursuit in the fight against cancer. Many research projects have already implicated this protein in both tumor-promotive and suppressive functions, but its exact role remained elusive. By examining macrophages at the sites of metastases, the scientists have now described the 'anti-metastatic surveillance' role of Caveolin-1 for the first time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 5, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Belgian Red Cross chapter instructs its branches to REMOVE the Christian cross from their walls in latest PC attack on Western culture
(Natural News) The politicization of charity has now taken place in at least one European country, as officials with the Belgian branch of the International Red Cross have instructed their offices to remove…crosses…from their offices. As reported by Breitbart London, volunteers with the organization are criticizing leaders after being sent a communication with the new... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coming soon: GMO wine experts have discovered the gene in yeast DNA that alters flavor
(Natural News) If the biotech industry has taught the world anything, it’s that they just can’t leave well enough alone. The number of foods being targeted for genetic modification continues to grow and now, the industry has set its sights on a popular adult beverage: Wine. Researchers from the VIB Institute in Flanders, Belgium have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Applied Rigaku Technologies, Inc. Presents Latest EDXRF Solutions at...
X-ray analytical instrumentation from Applied Rigaku Technologies will be presented at PEFTECH 2017 in Antwerp, Belgium(PRWeb November 28, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/11/prweb14962034.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rwanda:Belgian Doctors to Train Local Counterparts in Surgery
[New Times] At least seven specialist doctors from Belgium arrived in Rwanda yesterday for a weeklong teaching mission in minimally invasive surgery at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Suicidal ideation while incarcerated: prevalence and correlates in a large sample of male prisoners in Flanders, Belgium - Favril L, Vander Laenen F, Vandeviver C, Audenaert K.
Prisoners constitute a high-risk group for suicide. As an early stage in the pathway leading to suicide, suicidal ideation represents an important target for prevention, yet research on this topic is scarce in general prison populations. Using a cross-sect... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Socioeconomic risk factors for hospital admittance due to a suicide attempt in Belgium: a population-based study using administrative data - Roelands M, Vanoverloop J, Maron L, Bilsen J.
PURPOSE: This population-based study aims to investigate socio-economic factors, depression and psychosis as independent risk factors for a suicide attempt that requires hospitalization, and estimate the incidence of suicide attempts. METHODS: Indi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

The dancing manias: psychogenic illness as a social phenomenon - Lanska DJ.
The dancing mania erupted in the 14th century in the wake of the Black Death, and recurred for centuries in central Europe - particularly Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium - finally abating in the early 17th century. The term "dancing mania" was derive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Evidence-based guidance to assist volunteers working with at-risk children in a school context - De Buck E, Vandekerckhove P, Hannes K.
AIM: One of the activities of the Belgian Red Cross is the 'Bridging the Gap' project, in collaboration with local schools. In this project, volunteers join the teaching staff to improve personal development goals in at-risk children with poor performance.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

How a DNA revolution has decoded the origins of our humanity
Mapping the genomes of our ancestors has allowed scientists to uncover secrets and discover new mysteries in our evolutionScientists made a remarkable discovery at Trou Al ’Wesse in Belgium earlier this year. Inside a cave that overlooks the Hoyoux river they found clear evidence it had been occupied by Neanderthals tens of thousands of years ago. Yet the cave contained no skull fragments, no teeth – nor any other skeletal remains of this extinct species of human being.The team, from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, were sure of their ground, however. Their genetic analysis of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie, Observer science editor Tags: Evolution Archaeology Genetics Neanderthals Anthropology Science Biology Source Type: news

Scientists figure out how cell division timer works
(KU Leuven) Human cells use a timer to divide: each cell gets at least 30 minutes to divide its genetic material between the nuclei of two daughter cells. Researchers at KU Leuven, Belgium, have unravelled how this timer is switched on and off. Their findings open up perspectives for the treatment of cancer, as keeping the timer going would stop cancer cells from dividing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Medtronic & #039;s Tiny Pain Treatment Device Approved in Europe
Medtronic has seen its pain stimulation sales slip in recent quarters, but that could be about to change.  The company just received a CE mark for its Intellis platform for both spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) as an aid in the management of certain types of chronic pain. This clearance to sell Intellis in Europe follows FDA approval of the Intellis SCS in September. The platform has a lot going for it, including its size. According to Medtronic, this is the world's smallest fully implantable SCS neurostimulator. The device is designed to simplify and improve the patient experience ...
Source: MDDI - November 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Medtronic wins CE Mark for Intellis SCS, PNS systems
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Intellis spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation systems designed to treat chronic pain. The Fridley, Minn.-based company touted the Intellis as the world’s smallest fully implantable SCS neurostim. The newly-cleared system includes improved battery performance and is managed through the use of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablet. “Medtronic’s goal is to simplify treatment and improve the patient experience with personalized therapy that provides long-term pain relief and helps restore function. The...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Regulatory/Compliance Medtronic Source Type: news

Pregnancy does not increase ‘risk of breast cancer recurrence’
Pregnancy poses no greater risk to breast cancer survivors, according to Belgian researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 26, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

AP Exclusive: Doctors clash over euthanasia for mentally ill
AP Exclusive: Belgian doctors clash over euthanasia cases for psychiatric patients according to confidential documents (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Women are more sexually satisfied if they like their EARS
Researchers from the Universit é Catholique de Louvain in Belgium found being svelte does not boost women's sexual confidence as much as having attractive facial features, but does play a role. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA grants orphan designation to TiGenix ’s Cx601 for Crohn’s disease
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to Belgian biopharmaceutical firm TiGenix ’s Cx601 to treat patients with fistulizing Crohn’s disease. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - October 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The relationships of teacher ethnic discrimination, ethnic identification, and host national identification to school misconduct of Turkish and Moroccan immigrant adolescents in Belgium - D ’hondt F, Eccles JS, Van Houtte M, Stevens PAJ.
We focus on school misconduct and how ethnic teacher discrimination, ethnic identification, and host national identification are associated with school misconduct of male and female immigrant adolescents. Additionally, we verify the moderating role of ethn... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scientists identify 'first responders' to bacterial invasion
(KU Leuven) When bacteria enter our body, they kick-start a powerful immune response. But this chain of reactions doesn't fully account for our immediate responses. Researchers at KU Leuven, Belgium, show that so-called ion channels play a key role as 'first responders.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bringing politics back into the study of policing? A case study on the policing of social disorder in Belgium - Devroe E.
In the latter part of the twentieth century, a trend towards the 'pluralisation' of policing emerged, and that trend is continuing in most European countries. In this article, we use Foucauldian governmentality theories to understand plural policing develo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news