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Pesticides 17/08 2017

Ban is best solution to global pesticide suicide problem

Over 14 per cent of all world suicides involve the consumption of toxic pesticides. Pesticide suicide is a huge problem in low-income Asian countries in particular. New research involving the University of Copenhagen shows that the suicides are best prevented by national bans on the most toxic substances, rather than safe storage and sale regulations.

Breast Milk 09/08 2017

Premature babies may benefit more from UV-treated than pasteurised breast milk

New research on pigs conducted at the University of Copenhagen shows that UV-irradiated breast milk may have a better effect on preterm individuals than pasteurised breast milk, which is the type of milk used today. According to the researchers, the result paves the way for studies in babies and, in the long term, a change of practice in relation to breast milk in Denmark.

Dementia 03/08 2017

New genetic study establishes causal relationship between biomarkers in the blood and dementia

In a new major study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Rigshospitalet as well as Herlev and Gentofte Hospital have found that genes which are strongly linked to low apolipoprotein E levels in the blood increase the risk of developing dementia.

Healthy aging 01/08 2017

Artificial intelligence is used to fight premature aging

Molecular researchers from the University of Copenhagen have joined forces with an artificial intelligence company specialising aging mechanisms to stop premature aging. Hopefully, the collaboration will lead to the development of drugs to treat age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and cardiovascular diseases.

Genetic research 28/07 2017

Researchers map genetic make-up of Danish population

A new research project has taken a big step toward treating and preventing genetically determined diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. A consortium of Danish researchers from all over Denmark have mapped the genetic make-up of the Danish population.


New Research Uncovers a Cause of Schizophrenia

A new study from the University of Copenhagen shows that genetic defects may damage the supporting cells of the brain - the glial cells - which may lead to a number of brain disorders, including schizophrenia. The study is based on ground-breaking tests with mice whose brains were colonized with human glial cells.

cells 13/07 2017

The earliest stages of life might be simpler than we thought

In the very earliest stages of life, mammalian cells multiply and form the embryo. New research from the University of Copenhagen suggests that this process might be much simpler than we thought. The development of the embryo can be cut down to the cell’s ability to count their neighbouring cells.

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