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2018
16 JAN

New knowledge to help people with hidden hearing loss

Exposure to loud noise in the environment is causing nerve damage in the ears of ever more people. New research will enable diagnosing and treating such hearing loss in...

Electrotechnology Sound Hearing aids Health and diseases
15 JAN

New interdisciplinary project supported by the Novo Nordisk Foundation

Novo Nordisk Foundation awards 15 mio DKK for an interdisciplinary synergy project on "hidden" hearing loss.

Electrotechnology Information technology Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems
11 JAN

Novo Nordisk Foundation awards EUR 6 million to health research

Three grants from the Novo Nordisk Foundation will enable DTU researchers to create new knowledge about brain functions, gut bacteria, and nerve damage in the ears.

Health and diseases Medicine and medico technology
2017
27 DEC

10 fat American pigs to DTU Risø Campus

Over 47 per cent of adult Danes are overweight and more than 320,000 have diabetes. A fat American pig is the means towards better treatment.

Health and diseases Biotechnology and biochemistry
20 DEC

Supercomputer baner vejen for præcisionsmedicin

På Rigshospitalets Enhed for genomisk medicin foregår analyserne af patienternes gener ikke længere på hospitalets egne computere. Når patientens DNA er blevet sekventeret...

Information technology Health and diseases Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Enzymes and proteins Genes and genomes Synthetic biology Viruses
20 DEC

Ultrasound images in a class of their own

A generous grant from Innovation Fund Denmark has enabled the world’s leading researchers in the field of 3D ultrasound images to develop new, ultra-high resolution imaging...

Electrotechnology Medicine and medico technology
19 DEC

Electronic monitoring of heart rhythm can prevent strokes

A simple method for electronically monitoring patient heart rhythm can improve the treatment of heart rhythm disorders and prevent strokes.

Electrotechnology Medical equipment and systems Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
01 DEC

Klar til den digitale verden?

CACHET er kommet med en lang række input til det seneste nummer af Lægemiddelindustriens (LIF) medlemsblad " med. "

Medicine and medico technology
29 NOV

Grant for Research in Cardiac Ultrasound Imaging

Researcher at Center for Fast Ultrasound Imaging receives grant for his research in cardiac ultrasound imaging

Medical equipment and systems Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
13 NOV

Researchers hunt for tomorrow’s antimicrobial agents in the Christiania topsoil

The world desperately needs new types of antimicrobial agents to combat resistant bacteria. Researchers are therefore searching high and low for new antimicrobial agents...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Health and diseases
10 NOV

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...

Medicine and medico technology
09 NOV

High-tech duvet can alleviate atopic eczema

Three BEng students have developed an anti-itch duvet using materials from NASA’s space suits. The project secured development funding in international competition.

Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Materials
03 NOV

Hearing Systems Presentation Day

Friday, October 27 th , Hearing Systems invited collaboration partners, colleagues and alumni for the annual Presentation Day to give an overview of the activities in...

Electrotechnology Physiological modelling Medical equipment and systems Artificial organs Health and diseases Computer calculations Information technology
02 NOV

Hanna Johansson PhD thesis

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
02 NOV

Several reasons why whole grains are healthy

When overweight adults exchange refined grain products – such as white bread and pasta – with whole grain varieties, they eat less, they lose weight and the amount of...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases Nutrition and dietary habits
24 OCT

ARC Research Hub for Digital Enhanced Living

The Australian Research Council (ARC) funds Hub for Enhanced Living with 3 million $. CACHET is part of project through DTU and UCPH.

Medicine and medico technology Information technology
23 OCT

Come explore and hear about life science and bioengineering at DTU

Come to an open day on 29 November 2017, where cooperation partners are invited to have a look at some of the new, state-of-the-art facilities in DTU's largest building...

Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry Chemistry Medicine and medico technology Environment and pollution
22 OCT

Uterine bacteria can affect the foetus

According to new research, women can have bacteria in their uteri which may have an impact on foetuses’ immune systems. Until now, the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and the...

Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
19 OCT

Biomedical Engineering Students awarded 1st Prize for research in Parkinson's...

At this year's national congress, The Danish Society for Biomedical Engineering awarded students, Aske Bluhme Klok and Joakim Edin, from DTU/KU, 1st prize for the presentation...

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Electrotechnology
18 OCT

Volunteers' day

Like last year, the Hearing Systems’ researchers invited all the people that have participated in their experiments this year. The event which took place on October 10...

Electrotechnology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Information technology Computer calculations
18 OCT

Alarm gives epileptics peace of mind

Doctors and scientists have joined forces with a commercial enterprise to develop an alarm that makes life easier for patients and their relatives.

Electronics Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems
11 OCT

HRH Crown Prince Frederik and HRH Crown Princess Mary on Playware Moto Tiles

During the current royal visit to Japan, on Wednesday 11 Oct, HRH Crown Prince Frederik and HRH Crown Princess Mary, had the chance to engage in playful interaction with...

Electronics Robot technology and automation Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
03 OCT

Diamonds track cancer

Knowing whether a cancer therapy is 100 per cent effective, or merely 99.9 per cent, can be a matter of life and death. Quantum mechanical phenomena in diamonds are helping...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Lasers Health and diseases
20 SEP

Non-invasive monitoring of response to treatment in cancer patients - Molecular...

23 November 2017 Professor Jan Henrik Ardenkjær-Larsen will give a talk to DTU alumni together with collaboration partner Professor, MD Andreas Kjær from Copenhagen University...

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
19 SEP

New knowledge paves way for better hearing aids

Hearing aids amplify sounds in our surroundings. New research makes it possible to distinguish between wanted sounds, e.g. a voice, and unwanted noise.

Sound Hearing aids
19 SEP

Improved compensation strategy for hearing aids

Hearing aids amplify all the sounds around us – even the ones we don’t want to listen to. New research makes it possible for hearing aids to distinguish between direct...

Sound Hearing aids
14 SEP

Novel way of identifying chemicals in paper and board packaging

A novel approach to identify problematic chemicals in food contact materials made from paper and board has been developed at the National Food Institute, Technical University...

Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
08 SEP

ISAAR 2017‘Adaptive Processes in Hearing’

Nearly two hundred professional researchers, scientists, and PhD students from all over the world travelled to Nyborg, Denmark in order to participate in the sixth International...

Electrotechnology Information technology Medicine and medico technology Physiological modelling Medical equipment and systems
27 JUL

Danish reference genome now mapped

Danish researchers now have unprecedented and extremely precise knowledge of the genetic makeup of the Danish population, having analysed the genes of 50 families. The...

Information technology Health and diseases Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Enzymes and proteins Genes and genomes Synthetic biology Viruses
14 JUL

Better immunotherapy for cancer patients

Does immunotherapy work better in cancer patients who, for example, have had influenza? This will be studied in a research project at Herlev Hospital involving DTU.

Information technology Health and diseases Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Enzymes and proteins Genes and genomes Synthetic biology Viruses
14 JUL

Better immunotherapy for cancer patients

Does immunotherapy work better in cancer patients who, for example, have had influenza? This will be studied in a research project at Herlev Hospital involving DTU.

Health and diseases Cells Enzymes and proteins Genes and genomes Bacteria and microorganisms Viruses Fermentation
13 JUN

Ten researchers receive grants for 'wild' experiments

VILLUM FONDEN is giving ten researchers up to DKK 2 million (EUR 268,000) each in funding to explore novel ideas. The money is earmarked for innovative and ‘wild’ ideas...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Energy Physics Information technology Medicine and medico technology
13 JUN

Prolonged lifetime for orthopedic implants

Populations in modern societies have an increased expected lifetime, as the development has been in Denmark for the last 16 years, and so accordingly the number of patients...

Materials Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
09 JUN

H. C. Ørsted COFUND - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoc Fellowship

Postdoc Andrea Capozzi has received a H. C. Ørsted COFUND fellowship grant.

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems
07 JUN

Medicine delivered with microcapsules

‘Oral drug delivery’—i.e. medication in pill form—does not work when it comes to diabetes patients, for example. DTU researchers have come up with a proposal for solving...

Polymers Nanomedicine Medicine and medico technology
06 JUN

Health sciences also an engineering discipline

There is great potential in developing new technology that can address health challenges—and DTU aims to be part of the solution.

Biological systems Organic chemistry Medicine and medico technology
29 MAY

Brain knowledge may solve cocktail party syndrome

Insight into the brain’s audio perception will revolutionize hearing aids of the future, enabling them to focus on the sounds the hearing-impaired want to hear.

Electrotechnology Sound Hearing aids
17 MAY

Microscopic solar cells could give vision to blind

Postdoc Rasmus Schmidt Davidsen conducts research into optimizing solar cells. Now, with the help of micro-sized photovoltaic cells, he will restore sight to the blind...

Medicine and medico technology Micro and nanotechnology Solar energy
16 APR

Novo Nordisk Foundation Grant

RESEARCHERS AIM AT REDUCING THE EXCESS MORTALITY OF PEOPLE WITH SEVERE MENTAL DISORDERS BY IMPROVING INDIVIDUAL TREATMENT

Information technology Medicine and medico technology
14 APR

"My greatest goal is to find a cure for cancer"

“Some perceive me as one-track minded—and rightfully so,” says Head of Department and Researcher Thomas L. Andresen. His working week is never less than 60 hours. But hard...

Micro and nanotechnology Medicine and medico technology Nanomedicine Health and diseases
30 MAR

PhD student at Center for Fast Ultrasound Imaging wins New Investigator Award...

Congratulations to Tommaso di Ianni, who has won The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine's New Investigator Award 2017 for his presentation "Quantitative vector...

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
03 MAR

Whitepaper on Comorbidity in Denmark

English summary : Whitepaper published, for the first time documenting comorbidity in Denmark. The book documents the problems facing patients, when they are in contact...

Health and diseases
02 MAR

DTU share in EU recognition of four chemicals as endocrine disruptors

Following a proposal from Denmark, the EU in February 2017 decided to recognize four phthalates as human endocrine disruptors. The National Food Institute, Technical...

Food safety Health and diseases
28 FEB

Pure precision

The Portable Ultrasound Scanners project—running from 2013 to 2018—has received DKK 75 million (EUR 10 million) in funding from Innovation Fund Denmark out of a total budget...

Medicine and medico technology
27 FEB

Head of department receives EliteForsk award

Professor Thomas Lars Andresen, Head of DTU Nanotech , receives one out of five EliteForsk awards. At the same time, four PhD students from DTU are awarded EliteForsk...

Nanomedicine Health and diseases
27 FEB

The pharmaceuticals of the future depend on engineers

In my opinion, engineers will change the way we make pharmaceuticals—and DTU is to supply the graduates.

Medicine and medico technology
27 FEB

Major prize for portable ultrasound

Innovation Fund Denmark awarded five new prizes at the EliteForsk conference on 23 February. Four current and former DTU researchers were among the recipients.

Electronics Wind energy Image analysis Hardware and components Software and programming Computer calculations Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship Medicine and medico technology
27 FEB

Ultrasound scanner goes portable

Ultrasound is an effective and harmless means to look inside the body. It is used by specially trained doctors, for example to monitor the foetus during pregnancy, but...

Medicine and medico technology
24 FEB

Visiting Professor at Hearing Systems

At the moment Laurel Carney, Marylou Ingram Professor in Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester, New York, is Visiting Professor at Hearing Systems, DTU Electrical...

Electrotechnology Medicine and medico technology Physiological modelling Computer calculations
23 FEB

EliteForsk 2017 travel grant to HYPERMAG PhD student

HYPERMAG PhD student Rie Beck Hansen  is awarded an EliteForsk travel grant of DKK 200,000 at the Danish Elite Research Initiative (EliteForsk) Conference on 23 February...

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
09 FEB

One step closer to personal antimicrobial treatment

Harmless intestinal bacteria may transfer resistance genes to pathogenic bacteria, making the dangerous bacteria resistant to antimicrobial agents. A new method makes it...

Genes and genomes Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
08 FEB

Robot to ensure oxygen supply to COPD patients

Innovation Fund Denmark has just granted DKK 7 million for the further development of a new robot that will ensure COPD patients of the right amount of oxygen. DTU sees...

Robot technology and automation Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
08 FEB

Oxygen under pressure increases effect of antimicrobial agents

New research from DTU will extend the life expectancy of chronic patients with cystic fibrosis, and delay the need to replace artificial hips and knees.

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
07 FEB

Brain dopamine factory

By implanting dopamine-producing cells in the brain, patients may regulate their own dopamine level.

Medicine and medico technology Micro and nanotechnology
03 FEB

Millions for research into the treatment of heart patients and psychiatric and...

Innovation Fund Denmark has granted DKK 27 million to two major health-promoting projects carried out at the  Copenhagen Center for Health Technology, CACHET...

Data analysis Computer calculations IT systems Software and programming Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Mathematics
27 JAN

Membrane can help patients with chronic wounds

Age. Obesity. Diabetes. Threats to our health that are both widespread and rising. They are also the most common causes for chronic wounds – not only painful to the patients...

Polymers Materials Medicine and medico technology
26 JAN

Millions for research into antibiotic resistance and better drugs

In a press release issued today, the Novo Nordisk Foundation reveals that it is grating a total of DKK 300 million (EUR 40 million) to five ambitious research projects...

Cells Synthetic biology Genes and genomes Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
26 JAN

Towards global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance

Analysis of waste water from 100 countries worldwide will be used to monitor the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance in up to half the world’s population. This is...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
23 JAN

Leading-edge protein researcher moves his research to DTU Bioengineering

How do complex protein networks interact to create skin and heal it following injury? What happens to these networks in skin that is inflamed or won’t heal properly?...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Health and diseases Health-promoting compounds
02 JAN

Cancer research at DTU

A joint cancer research project at DTU, Rigshospitalet, and Bispebjerg Hospital has received 90,000 DKK for equipment from The A.P. Møller Foundation for the Advancement...

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
02 JAN

CACHET Receives Funding for two Large Projects from the Innovation Fund Denmark

The projects seek to develop and evaluate new healthcare monitoring technology for heart rhythm and psychiatric and neurological diseases. The goals are to enable early...

Information technology Medicine and medico technology
02 JAN

Plants and animals lead to new sports technology

Emperor penguins, pine cones, and mussels all feature special mechanisms that Torben Lenau is working to transfer to the world of sport.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
2016
21 DEC

New products to prevent and treat food allergies

It is currently not possible to prevent or treat food allergies. However, a new project aims at improving quality of life for allergy sufferers by developing new prevention...

Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture
14 DEC

PhD thesis successfully defended by Kasper Lipsø

On 13 December 2016 Kasper Lipsø successfully defended his PhD thesis A novel MR contrast agent for angiography and perfusion: Hyperpolarized Water.

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems
07 DEC

Design preamplifiers for MRI with PhD Daniel Højrup Johansen

How do you design preamplifiers for MRI?

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems
01 DEC

Foodborne salmonella infections in Denmark reach historic low

A record low number of foodborne salmonella cases were registered in Denmark in 2015. While travel remains the leading cause of salmonella infections, no cases have been...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
29 NOV

Monitoring antimicrobial use in Denmark important in the fight against resistance

Denmark has monitored the use of antimicrobials and the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance among animals, humans and foods for the past 20 years, making it possible...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
Photo: Joachim Rode
28 NOV

World Champions in radioactivity

Researchers at DTU Nutech develop and apply knowledge about radioactive substances and ionizing radiation. Nuclear technologies are put to uses as diverse as curing cancer...

Radioactivity Environment and pollution Radioactive pharmaceuticals and isotopes Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Physics
23 NOV

New technology to save cancer patients' lives

Small sensors on the bodies of cancer patients who have recently undergone surgery aim to ensure timely response to complications. The technology is being jointly developed...

Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
21 NOV

Danish scientific contribution to EU Human Brain Project launched

DTU is the only Danish scientific participant in the EU's flagship Human Brain Project to map the human brain. An agreement covering the Danish part of the project has...

Robot technology and automation Health and diseases
18 NOV

Gut bacteria affect our metabolism

Mice that receive gut bacteria transplants from overweight humans are known to gain more weight than mice transplanted with gut bacteria from normal weight subjects...

Health and diseases
15 NOV

Grand Opening of NMR Center DTU on 13 December 2016

On 13 December 2016 the NMR Center DTU is officially inaugurated.

Medicine and medico technology
Poster session
11 NOV

Hearing Systems Presentation Day

Friday, November 4 th , Hearing Systems invited collaboration partners, colleagues and alumni for this year’s Presentation Day to give an overview of the activities in...

Electrotechnology Physiological modelling Medical equipment and systems Artificial organs Health and diseases Computer calculations Information technology
10 NOV

Bespoke products printed in 3D

Organs, jet engines and sports equipment. 3D printing opens up opportunities to design one-of-a-kind products. And this naturally provides the perfect conditions for niche...

Construction and mechanics Innovation and product development Medicine and medico technology Artificial organs Hearing aids Food production
08 NOV

Alessandro Coi New Erasmus Student at Center for Magnetic Resonance

Alessandro Coi from Università degli Studi di Padova will do an internship at Center for Magnetic Resonance as part of the Erasmus Student Mobility Program.

Medicine and medico technology
01 NOV

CACHET to participate in €4 million European Research Network focused on technology...

TEAM, a new €4 million research and training network focused on developing new technologies that can support mental health services for young people, was formally announced...

Information technology Medicine and medico technology
31 OCT

PhD defence by Kasper Wigh Lipsø on 13 December

PhD student Kasper Wigh Lipsø will defend his PhD thesis A novel MR contrast agent for angiography and perfusion: Hyperpolarized Water .

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
27 OCT

Two researchers receive Lundbeck Foundation fellowships

Each year, t he Lundbeck Foundation awards fellowships to a number of particularly promising young researchers who are qualified to establish or expand their own research...

Medicine and medico technology Viruses Biological systems Nanomedicine Health and diseases
10 OCT

CMR/HYPERMAG at European Microwave Week 2016

Postdoc Oleksandr Rybalko participated in European Microwave Week 2016 3-7 October in London.

Electromagnetism Microwave technology Electrotechnology Medicine and medico technology
10 OCT

Supercomputer answers life science questions

DTU researchers are using the biggest life science supercomputer in Denmark to analyse complex volumes of data and put doctors in a position to improve our health.

Information technology Biotechnology and biochemistry Genes and genomes Health and diseases Mathematics
03 OCT

Several awards to Medicine & Technology students at the Danish Biomedical Society...

At the Danish Biomedical Society's Annual Congress 2016, taking place from  20 to 22 September, several students in Medicine & Technology were presented with awards for...

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
23 SEP

DTAS Meeting 2016

On September 9-10, our Hearing Systems group participated in the yearly meeting of the Danish Technical Audiological Society (DTAS).

Electrotechnology Information technology Medicine and medico technology Physiological modelling Health and diseases
Sine Reker Hadrup og (i baggrunden) ph.d.-studerende Amalie Kai Bentzen, som har stået for det meste af det eksperimentelle arbejde omkring afprøvningen af den nye teknologi. Foto: Mikal Schlosser
21 SEP

New method finds cancer's attack points

A new method makes it possible to find far more cancer attack points than before. The method is yet another advance for immunotherapy treatments, which have demonstrated...

Cells Enzymes and proteins Genes and genomes Health and diseases
16 SEP

Open Seminar on Acoustics in Bialowieza

Postdoc Michal Fereczkowski and PhD student Borys Kowalewski from the Hearing Systems group participated in the 2016 Open Seminar on Acoustics, which took place on September...

Electrotechnology Information technology Medicine and medico technology
05 SEP

External research stay at KAIST

PhD student Cristina Paquinelli has left Center for Magnetic Resonance for a one-year external research stay at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejeon...

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems
05 SEP

Voice can be used to detect depressive and manic episodes in bipolar disorder

Analysis of everyday speech from smartphone has shown to be a sensitive and valid measure of depression and mania in bipolar disorder.

Medicine and medico technology Information technology
01 SEP

New Postdoc at Center for Magnetic Resonance

Andrea Capozzi has joined Center for Magnetic Resonance on 1 September for a two-year Postdoc position.

Medicine and medico technology
31 AUG

Seniors drop their walking aids when playing on DTU Playware

Seniors throw away their canes and rollators after playing with the Moto tiles developed at DTU Elektro's Center for Playware.

Electrotechnology Medicine and medico technology
30 AUG

World-class data research centre opens

A new data management and software centre linked to the European Spallation Source (ESS) recently opened in Copenhagen. Among other things, the centre will help to underpin...

Materials Energy Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry Information technology Medicine and medico technology
29 AUG

HYPERMAG on DNP Summer School 2016

DNP researchers from all around the world gathered as HYPERMAG Center Leader Jan Ardenkjær-Larsen and team members Ronja Malinowski, Christian Kjeldsen, Andreas Boeg...

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems
29 AUG

Celebration of the Volunteers

On Friday August 26 Hearing Systems’ researchers had invited all the people that have participated in their experiments this year. The event gave the researchers the opportunity...

Electrotechnology Information technology Computer calculations Hearing aids Artificial organs Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
13 JUL

Specific Gut bacteria cause reduced insulin sensitivity

Currently, scientists think the major contributors to insulin resistance are excess weight and physical inactivity, yet ground-breaking new research, with leading Danish...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases