VUB Professor coordinates €15 million heart disease research project

VUB Professor coordinates €15 million heart disease research project

The European Union has allocated nearly €15 million to a research programme on new approaches to gene therapy for the treatment of heart diseases. The project aims to discover the best methods for gene transfer to the heart will. The project will include a clinical study of the most promising gene therapy approaches and is coordinated by Professor Marinee Chuah of the Free University of Brussels (VUB). “This is a very exciting and important opportunity for this research consortium to find new ways to manage and treat heart disease,” said…

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City makes meat compulsory at vegetarian picnic

City makes meat compulsory at vegetarian picnic

The city fathers of the fair city of Diksmuide (West Flanders) have taken a decision that will spark controversy. The “fair trade picnic” in the town is being obliged to serve meat for a first time. Until now the fair only served vegetarian fare. Burgomaster Lies Laridon believes the order is a statement: “You can do fair trade with meat too. Fair trade is about honest trade, honest trade with the South, but also with local producers. The city authorities believe people should have the choice to eat meat.” The…

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