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Everything back under control at the Gasthuisberg campus after fake bomb scare

27 January 2021
On Wednesday morning between 9 and 9:30 there was an incident at UZ Leuven. The general reception hall was evacuated temporarily. In the meantime business is back to normal at the Gasthuisberg campus.

Top Employer 2021

25 January 2021
Despite the challenges we've had to meet in 2020, UZ Leuven has managed to remain a Top Employer. It is the thirteenth time that UZ Leuven was awarded this title.

Leuven study shows immune reaction in the lungs of seriously ill COVID-19 patients

21 January 2021
UZ Leuven, KU Leuven researchers and the VIB have examined the immune reaction in COVID-19 patients in the hospital. Analyses of the lung fluid showed new factors that play a role in the excessive immune reactions against the virus, which are crucial for the development of treatments.

Radiation boost lowers risk of prostate cancer recurrence

21 January 2021
A large international trial has shown that an extra radiation boost delivered directly to the tumour can improve the prospects of men with non-metastatic prostate cancer, without additional adverse effects. For these men the chance of a relapse in 5 years is smaller than for men that did not receive the boost.

Vaccination campaigns in hospitals temporarily put on hold

20 January 2021
The Flemish government has put the vaccination campaigns in the hospitals temporarily on hold. This means that UZ Leuven will plan no further vaccinations for its care employees.

UZ Leuven starts the vaccination of healthcare staff

19 January 2021
On Tuesday 19 January the first UZ Leuven employees received their coronavirus vaccine. There are 1,407 vaccines available for a number of priority target populations.

Scientists reveal mechanism that causes irritable bowel syndrome

13 January 2021
KU Leuven researchers have identified the biological mechanism that explains why some people experience abdominal pain when they eat certain foods. The finding paves the way for more efficient treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and other food intolerances.

European project for the diagnosis of rare systemic autoinflammatory diseases started in Belgium

12 January 2021
In December 2020 a new clinical trial was launched at UZ Leuven. The trial is part of the ImmunAID-project, which also wants to discover new tools for the diagnosis of systemic autoinflammatory diseases (SAID).

Medicine students follow surgery through the surgeon's eyes thanks to smart glasses

11 January 2021
Following a bypass-heart operation from the surgeon's perspective: it was a first for a few KU Leuven master students medicine. With the help of smart glasses – camera glasses – the operation was live streamed for the students at home.

Leuven care centre for victims of sexual abuse to open at the end of 2021

7 January 2021
At the end of 2021 UZ Leuven campus Gasthuisberg will open a care centre post sexual violence. This was recently confirmed by signing an agreement with the Institute for the Equality of Women and Men. The Leuven centre will be one of the seven new post sexual violence care centres in Belgium.

Second vaccination pilot in four care homes in Flemish-Brabant

30 December 2020
Earlier this week a first load of COVID-19 vaccines was distributed from UZ Leuven to a care home in Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia. Today, part of the remaining vaccines of the first symbolic Pfizer/BioNTech delivery will be distributed to four other care homes in Flemish-Brabant.

First set of thawed COVID-19 vaccines on their way to care homes

28 December 2020
On Monday 28 December at 8:40 am, the first thawed Pfizer/BioNtach vaccines left UZ Leuven for a care home in Flandres, Brussels and Wallonia. At 11:00 am, the first three Belgians will get COVID-19 vaccine.