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Alliance 23/05 2018

DanStem embarks on a strategic partnership with Helmholtz Zentrum München

Translational stem cell research for type 1 diabetes therapy is in prime focus with a new strategic alliance between The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) and Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU). Through the establishment of a strong R&D platform for manufacturing of human pluripotent stem cell-derived pancreatic islet cells for future stem cell-based cell therapy in type 1 diabetes, the cooperation offers a unique opportunity for advancement of translational stem cell diabetes research and therapy.

Diabetes 22/05 2018

Married Couples Share Risk of Developing Diabetes

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University have discovered a connection between the BMI of one spouse and the other spouse’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers therefore believe that efforts to detect undiagnosed diabetes and so-called prediabetes should not focus exclusively on the individual, but also on couples and households.

Erhoff Prize 18/05 2018

Dean Ulla Wewer Rewarded for Unselfish Effort for Research in the Health and Medical Sciences

An excellent researcher, a quality-conscious and unselfish leader and a future-oriented promoter of Danish health and medical research. On 18 May Dean Ulla Wewer from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen receives the Erhoff Prize as a token of professional recognition and admiration.

Protein research 14/05 2018

Researchers uncover up to 100 potential drug targets for cancer

In a new study based on mouse cells internationally leading protein researchers have identified several new potential targets using state-of-the-art technology, many of which could be employed for future treatment of different types of cancers and diseases.

Protein research 14/05 2018

Professor Guillermo Montoya elected member of EMBO

Professor Guillermo Montoya from Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research at the University of Copenhagen has been accepted into the prestigious research network EMBO, which counts 1,700 highly esteemed European researchers, including 87 Nobel Prize winners.

Grants 04/05 2018

Independent Research Fund Denmark awards DKK 100m to SUND researchers

On Thursday 3 May, Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF) released the names of the recearchers who have been awarded grants. 35 grants totalling DKK100.2m go to researchers at The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Obesity 03/05 2018

Researchers Defy Biology: Mice Remain Slim on Burger Diet

Our bodies are extremely efficient at storing fat from food into our fat tissue. In a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have managed to completely block the development of obesity. The researchers deleted an enzyme and made it impossible for mice to increase their amount of fat tissue, despite the mice eating an extremely fatty diet. They are hoping the findings will open new avenues for better treatment of obesity.

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