Botany

Saffron, an effective spice to fight against depression

We have all heard of serotonin, the happiness hormone that contributes to our well-being. You should know that this hormone produced in our brain and in our intestines is essential for the survival of mammals. Because it is what prompts us to reduce risk taking! […]

Belgian inventors

Peter Piot and the discovery of the Ebola virus

Peter Piot, also called Baron Peter Piot, is a Belgian microbiologist, born in Leuven in 1949.

He grew up in a rural village in Flemish Brabant, and very early on he was interested in science and disease. It’s no surprise that he first studied science and then medicine at the University of Ghent. […]

Medecine

Why do we cry?

Tears are made by glands that are above the eyelid. They are called the lacrimal glands […]

Medecine

Why do we hear? How it works ?

To understand how we hear, we must know that sounds are movements of the air. When we speak or when we play music, we create vibrations in the air. […]