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Protein research 23/02 2018

New Knowledge About the Human Genome Paves the Way for New Drugs

Leading Danish and international protein researchers have mapped two large unexplored parts of the human genome. Their work paves the way for the development of many new drugs.

Illegal dogs 22/02 2018

DNA Test Can Identify Illegal Dog Breeds

The breed of both purebred dogs and cross-breeds can now be determined with great accuracy using DNA tests, also called DNA markers, a new study conducted at the University of Copenhagen shows. The researchers behind the study and the Danish Veterinary Association are pleased with the result, which may cause the current administration of the Danish Act on Dogs to be changed.

Bacterias 15/02 2018

A New Customised Biological Product Will Improve the Health of Pigs

The project BioPiglet involving researchers from SUND has received DKK 13.6 million from Innovation Fund Denmark. The project aims to develop a new product preventing weaning diarrhoea among piglets, and the goal is a biological alternative to the current use of the heavy metal zinc and antibiotics.

Personalised Medicine 09/02 2018

GenomeDenmark: The Goal Is to Make a Difference for the Patients

Danish patients can benefit significantly from research and development in personalised medicine. Because of that, Dean Ulla Wewer and all other Deans of health and medical sciences in the country fully support National Genome Center.

Genetic research 09/02 2018

Schizophrenia, Autism and Depression Share Genetic Activity

Many diseases are more or less genetically carried on from one generation to the next. But in many cases the researchers do not know how the genetic disposition causes the disease in question. A study by an international team of researchers published in Science has come a step closer to solving the mystery for mental disorders such as schizophrenia, autism and depression.

Alzheimer's 08/02 2018

Dietary Supplement Repairs Brain Damage in Mice with Alzheimer’s

A mouse study conducted by the Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen and the American National Institute of Health shows that neurological damage to the brain in connection with Alzheimer’s disease may be repaired by a kind of dietary supplement. The substance also improves the cognitive and physical abilities of the mice, and the researchers believe the prospects for human testing are good.

Brain Research 02/02 2018

Low doses of alcohol may help clean the brain

Low levels of alcohol consumption can tamp down inflammation in the brain and help clear away toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer’s disease. This shows a new study conducted in mice, which appears in the journal Scientific Reports.

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