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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
2016
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

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
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
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
31 MAY

Engineers and doctors develop new healthcare technologies

New healthcare technologies are needed to prevent, diagnose and treat the increasing number of cases of disease associated with increases in life expectancies. And this...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Micro and nanotechnology Optics Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Hospital layout and design Health and diseases Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship
19 MAY

New method for analysing and separating cells in blood

With the help of DTU Physics, researchers from MIT and the University of Lund have developed a new method to analyse and separate cells in blood. The method can accelerate...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Cells Health and diseases
11 MAY

Invitation to Professor Tine Hald’s inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting Professor Tine Hald’s inaugural lecture on Friday 3 June 2016. Tine Hald will give a lecture on...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
14 MAR

11 Million for research into cancer and T-cells

Associate Professor Sine Reker Hadrup from DTU Vet receives DKK 11 million in an ERC Starting Grant where she will be developing new technology that can enable our own...

Health and diseases Genes and genomes
07 MAR

Cancer cells contain the seeds of their own downfall

Researchers from departments including DTU Vet have made a ground-breaking discovery that enhances our understanding of how our immune system can exploit the genetic...

Health and diseases Cells Genes and genomes
26 FEB

Fungal cells can survive treatment through hibernation

Researchers from DTU Vet have demonstrated why fungal infections are difficult to treat in patients with a weakened immune system, and have thus taken the first steps...

Health and diseases Bacteria and microorganisms Cells
18 JAN

Global figures for the burden of foodborne disease

Every year one in ten people around the world gets sick from food they eat and 420,000 die as a result. This is the finding of a report from the World Health Organization...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
2015
29 OCT

“Indispensable entrepreneurs”

Drug delivery is all about getting the active substance in medicine to target the right place in the body at the right time. American researcher and business founder...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
10 MAR

New theory about water may revolutionize biology

An Italian researcher who has recently completed a visiting professorship at DTU claims that water contains hidden properties which may have a major impact on areas such...

Biological systems Cells Electromagnetism Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
04 MAR

Seven-figure grant to help researcher understand sclerosis

A DTU researcher is seeking to understand what causes the immune system to attack the body’s own healthy cells in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, and how to prevent...

Health and diseases Enzymes and proteins Cells
23 FEB

Young researchers receive millions from the Danish Council for Independent Research

Eight researchers receive a total of DKK 19.6 million to boost their research. The postdoc grants will be allocated to research in the categories ‘Technology and Production...

Materials Lasers Micro and nanotechnology Electronics Optics Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Biotechnology and biochemistry
23 FEB

Young researcher to let nanosubmarine repair cells in sick children

Backed by a Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship, Leticia Hosta-Rigau plans to develop a new nanomedical approach to repairing damaged cells, which may benefit newborns with...

Cells Nanomedicine Health and diseases Medicine and medico technology
09 JAN

Support for research into brain diseases and cancer treatment

Research groups from DTU are participating in two interdisciplinary projects that receive millions in funding from the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Data analysis Nanomedicine Health and diseases Medicine and medico technology
2014
12 NOV

The real disease burden of foodborne infections

Campylobacter is the foodborne bacteria that contributes most to the burden of disease in Denmark. This is the finding of a study from the National Food Institute, Technical...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Mathematical modelling Health and diseases
31 OCT

PhD Camilla Ingvorsen, DTU Systems Biology

PhD Camilla Ingvorsen, DTU Systems Biology: 'Perinatal programming of metabolic dysfunction and obesity-induced inflammation'

Genes and genomes Biotechnology and biochemistry Health and diseases Biological systems
11 AUG

Gut microbiota affects intestinal integrity

Bacteria in the gut help the body to digest food, and stimulate the immune system. A PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, examines...

Bacteria and microorganisms Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
05 AUG

New methods to identify MRSA in pigs

It is important to keep the number of MRSA infections at a low level. In a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, the latest technologies...

Food safety Production animals Health and diseases Biotechnology and biochemistry Genes and genomes
24 JUL

New methods of detecting Salmonella in pork meat processing

Infections caused by foodborne microorganisms are an increasing public health burden. In a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production Health and diseases Bacteria and microorganisms
07 JUL

Researchers uncover new knowledge about our intestines

DTU researchers have identified and mapped 500 previously unknown microorganisms and more than 800 bacterial viruses in our intestinal flora. A discovery which—in the long...

Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases Biological systems
24 JUN

Researchers mapping your route from illness to illness

Researchers from Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the University of Copenhagen (KU) have followed six million Danes for 15 years through patient and disease registers...

Data analysis Biological systems Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Enzymes and proteins
13 JUN

More ESBL bacteria at farms with high consumption of antibiotics

There is a connection between previous consumption of cephalosporin antibiotics and the amount of ESBL bacteria in pigs. At the same time, there is an increased occurrence...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Production animals Health and diseases
07 MAY

Breastfeeding promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut

The nutritional factor that has the greatest impact on the development of a child's gut flora is whether the child is breastfed, according to a new study by the National...

Food safety Nutrition and dietary habits Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
02 MAY

PhD defence on bacteria in the human gut

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, invites you to Ellen Gerd Christensen’s PhD defence which examines whether changes in the composition of gut...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food quality Health and diseases Bacteria and microorganisms
04 MAR

DNA analysis can derail aggressive bacteria

A tough strain of bacteria adapts its DNA to suit life in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. The bacterial genome has now been mapped, however, and this could lead...

Genes and genomes Bacteria and microorganisms Medical equipment and systems Biotechnology and biochemistry Health and diseases Biological systems
2013
18 DEC

Faster diagnosis and treatment possible

Danish researchers from National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, DTU Systems Biology and Hvidovre Hospital have demonstrated how—within the space of a...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Genes and genomes Health and diseases
09 DEC

Support to analyse chemical compounds’ harmful effects in humans

The new biotech company Saxocon offers companies direct access to the high-quality knowledge of researchers at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Food quality Food safety Food technology Biotechnology and biochemistry Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture Computer calculations
20 NOV

Researchers discover new gene implicated in asthma

Danish researchers have found a gene that makes children susceptible to developing serious asthma early in life. The discovery may impact our understanding of how and...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Biological systems Genes and genomes Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
18 SEP

More and more Danes infected with MRSA bacteria

The increase in the number of Danes infected with MRSA bacteria continued in 2012, and the total number of those infected has almost doubled since 2009. The vast majority...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases
03 SEP

Gut microbial communities reveal risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes

Having a particular set of bacteria in your gut places you in the high-risk group for developing metabolic disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Genes and genomes Health and diseases