Discovery of a novel gene involved in primary lymphedema
Identifying the genetic causes is crucial for a better management of the disease
The Human Molecular Genetics laboratory headed by Miikka Vikkula (WELBIO – UCLouvain) identified a gene responsible for primary lymphedema, a discovery essential for proper diagnosis and opening possibilities for the development of treatments.
Anna Maria Marini et Mélanie Boeckstaens (ULB) with teams from Strathclyde and Dundee show that the AmtB protein from the bacteria E. coli separately translocates ammonia and the proton, the ion being carried out by two chains of water molecules.
A team led by Jean-François Collet (WELBIO investigator at UCLouvain), offers an unprecedented perspective on the defense mechanisms of bacteria, contributing to the global effort to respond to antibiotic resistance.
Developmental progenitors control the optimality of postnatal
Cédric Blanpain (ULB) and his team uncover the mechanisms mediating postnatal tissue development. They found that a unique developmental stem cell population mediates tissue expansion by a constant self-duplication throughout postnatal development.
Isabelle Migeotte (WELBIO 2015-2019 - ULB) and her colleagues clarify a key stage of embryonic development. This data is essential for improving the production of synthetic embryos and limit the use of animal embryos.
COVID-19 : research, innovation and expertise in Wallonia and Brussels
Find on a dedicated wesite all the projects set up at ULiège and in many other organisations in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation to fight against the virus and its consequences on health, society and the economy.
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La régulation de la réponse stringente des bactéries par les alarmone
L’équipe d’Abel Garcia-Pino (investigateur WELBIO – ULB) et ses collègues des universités de Hasselt et d’Umeå, percent les mystères de la régulation de la réponse stringente des bactéries par les alarmones.