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Terrestrial ecosystems at a carbon tipping point?
In a new study in Nature Ecology and Evolution, an international science team, including Ivan Janssens (UAntwerpen), shows that ecosystems are on the verge of capturing lower amounts of carbon.
First institutional review has resulted in a good report
External commission is particularly positive about University of Antwerp during institutional review: "This university really knows where it wants to go."
Melting glaciers strongly impact productivity in Greenland fjords
Meltwater runoff from the Greenland Ice Sheet has doubled in the last two decades as a result of climate warming. New data suggest indicate this drastically alters the productivity in the coastal zone around Greenland.
Humans create stepping stones for exotic plants
All that is needed is some disturbance of the natural vegetation combined with a warmer environment (e.g. on a south-facing slope), an international team of ecologists states.
Researcher studies plastic pollution in Bermudan Islands
UAntwerp researcher Camille C. Carteny studies plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Garbage Patch.
UAntwerp-MICA winner of the 2017 MILabs Image of the year
The publication* on TumorVue™, by the University of Antwerp's Molecular Imaging Center Antwerp and MTTI, was selected as the winner of the 2017 MILabs Image of the year at the 2017 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging conference.
Scientists head to Congo in search of Ebola source of infection
Antwerp scientists head to remote province in Congo with an international team in search of the source of the recent Ebola infection.
Our brains adapt in outer space conditions and we can measure it
In their newest discovery published researchers from the University of Antwerp and University of Liège show that our brains modify their activity in conditions of altered gravity, like weightlessness.
Researchers unlock the secret of nitrogen fixation
Chemists from the University of Antwerp have discovered the underlying mechanism behind 'nitrogen fixation'. Nitrogen from the air can now be transformed sustainably into the basic building blocks of mineral fertilisers.
Students from disadvantaged groups score significantly lower
University of Antwerp maps intake and study progress of at-risk students. Young people from ethnic minority backgrounds generally score lower than the overall student population.
Polluted air can generate power
Antwerp and Leuven researchers come up with innovative process.
"Academic freedom – that's why we were marching"
On Saturday 21st of April, scientists around the world took to the streets to defend their academic freedom. Rector Herman Van Goethem explains why he participated.
UAntwerp supporting efforts to eradicate polio
The Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccinations (UAntwerp) will test a new oral polio vaccine on 15 volunteers.
Belgian researchers reveal original paint layers on Ghent altarpiece
Considered the pinnacle of mediaeval painting, the Ghent Altarpiece was painted around 1432 by Jan Van Eyck and probably his brother Hubert. It is currently undergoing the most extensive conservation treatment for more than a century.
YERUN extends support to colleague universities UK
Ahead of the start of the negotiations between the UK government and the EU Institutions, YERUN extends its deepest support to its colleague universities in the UK that have been subject to the uncertainties caused by Brexit.
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