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Stem cells 21/09 2017

Production of key diabetes cells can be improved

In the future diabetics might benefit from getting insulin-regulating beta cells transplanted into their body because their own beta cells are destroyed or less functional. However, according to new stem cell research at the University of Copenhagen, the current way of producing beta cells from stem cells has significant shortfalls. The beta cells produced have some features resembling alpha cells.

Genetics 21/09 2017

Researchers Discover New Cattle Disease and Prevent It from Spreading

Following genetic studies of deformed calves research conducted at the University of Copenhagen is able to uncover a hitherto unknown disease found among Holstein cattle. The breeding bull from which the mutation and thus the deformation originate has now been put down to prevent the disease from spreading further.

Grants 21/09 2017

Prestigious EU Grants for SUND Researchers

Three researchers from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen have received prestigious grants from the EU Innovative Training Networks (ITN).

Ethics 13/09 2017

The Anthropologist Who Explores the Ethics of Personalised Medicine

How do we administer the good life? This question runs like a red threat through the research of Professor with Special Responsibilities Mette Nordahl Svendsen. She was recently awarded the Carlsberg Foundation’s Semper Ardens Grant of DKK 15 million for her innovative research project MeInWe. The project will be exploring how we as a society can facilitate ethically justifiable and socially just integration of personalised medicine into the Danish society.

Antibiotic resistence 08/09 2017

Researchers Break Resistant Bacteria’s Defence Against Antibiotics

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered a method with which antibiotics can have an effect on pathogenic bacteria that are naturally resistant to treatment. In brief, the method targets the bacterium’s energy centre, making it easier for antibiotics to penetrate the bacteria cell and kill it.

New Emergency Force 07/09 2017

Merger of Human and Veterinary Emergency Forces Strengthens the Fight Against Disease Outbreaks

In 2020 Statens Serum Institut and the University of Copenhagen will take over the veterinary emergency force. According to Minister for Health Ellen Trane Nørby, this opens up new possibilities for preventing and fighting diseases from a One Health perspective, because many bacteria and diseases transfer to humans from the environment and animals.

Exhibition 05/09 2017

Sugar Sweet Theatre Unites Art and Research

What happens when art studies research? For the exhibition Sugar Theater artists have created four works of art on sugar in cooperation with researchers from the University of Copenhagen. The result is an unusual exhibition that toys with our knowledge of sugar and explores the space between art and research.

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