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The protective mask through History

If there is one object that symbolizes the coronavirus pandemic that affects the entire planet these days, it is the mask. A small square of plastic or fabric that has become essential to protect ourselves from the spread of Covid-19. This accessory, which acts as a barrier to microbes and other harmful substances, is not new. Thanks to the observation of the first “scientists” and doctors of the past, the mask was created, it must be said, to protect us. Here is the little story of the mask. […]

Belgian inventors

Andreas Vesalius, the father of anatomy

Anatomy is the science that studies the shape, structure, and positioning of the organs in our body. And the father of anatomy is none other than the Belgian André Vésale. […]

Belgian inventors

Jean-Baptiste Van Helmont

Jean-Baptiste Van Helmont Jean-Baptiste Van Helmont’s life Jean-Baptiste Van Helmont was born in Brussels, into […]

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. […]