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Infections 2017.11.16

Garlic Can Fight Chronic Infections

In a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen use a compound from garlic to destroy biofilm of resistant bacteria and make antibiotics work again. The study shows that the compound inhibits small regulatory RNA molecules.

Allergy 16/11 2017

Having a Cat Can Benefit New-Borns

The gene types that normally double the risk of asthma are neutralised when families with new-borns have a cat. This is the result of a study from the Danish Pediatric Asthma Center conducted by researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Herlev-Gentofte Hospital and Næstved Hospital. The study has been published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Cancer 10/11 2017

Researchers exploit rhythm of DNA replication to kill cancer cells

Human cells divide and create new cells throughout life. In this process, a steady – even rhythmic – supply of DNA building blocks is needed to create new DNA. Now researchers from the University of Copenhagen are the first to show exactly how human cells regulate this process so it does not fail and cause illness. The researchers also show how they can manipulate the rhythm and suggest how this can be used in the future to kill cancer cells. The study is published in Science.

Grants 07/11 2017

Three SUND Researchers Receive Prestigious Prizes from the Lundbeck Foundation

Three young researchers from SUND have received the Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship, Talent Prize and Research Prize for Young Scientists, respectively.

Video 06/11 2017

Stem Cells Pave the Way for new treatment of diabetes

A new stem cell study conducted at the University of Copenhagen shows how we may increase the vital production of insulin in patients suffering from diabetes. The discovery helps to more efficiently at less cost make insulin-producing beta cells from human stem cells. Therefore, the research paves the way for more effective treatment of diabetes. The method may also prove significant to the treatment of a series of other diseases.

NORDIC PHARMACOLOGY PRIZE 06/11 2017

Nordic Pharmacology Prize to Professor Thue W. Schwartz

Professor Thue W. Schwartz receives the BCPT Nordic Prize 2017 in Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology for more than 40 years’ research into molecular pharmacology.

Cycling 01/11 2017

Riding the Bike to Work Is Just as Effective as Leisure Time Exercise

A new study conducted at the University of Copenhagen shows that inactive, overweight people can lose fat mass just as effectively by riding the bike to work than by exercising in their leisure time. It is a time-effective solution if you want to be physically active, but lead a busy everyday life, the researchers say.

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