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2016
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
28 APR

Waste and wastewater management in the Arctic require locally adaptable solutions

There is an increasing interest in new technological solutions for waste and wastewater management in remote towns and settlements in the Arctic. That is one of the conclusions...

Polar research Health and diseases Waste management Waste water and water discharge
28 APR

Waste and waste water management in the Arctic requires locally adapted solutions

There is growing interest in technological solutions that can handle waste and waste water in the remote towns and villages in the Arctic. 

Polar research Health and diseases Waste management Waste water and water discharge
18 APR

Bisphenol A in low doses can affect the reproductive system and behaviour

If rats are exposed to bisphenol A in low doses during early development it can lead to reduced sperm count, obesity and changes to breast development and behaviour...

Food safety Health and diseases
08 APR

Researchers getting together at Eriksholm Research Centre

On Tuesday April 5th, Hearing Systems researchers went on an excursion to Eriksholm Research Centre to meet with the researchers from the centre.

Electrotechnology Information technology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
07 APR

The beginning of commercial quantum technology

So far, quantum physics has mainly been a theoretical discipline. Now, a major EURO 10,7 million investment by Innovation Fund Denmark will further develop the mysterious...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Sensors Systems and data security Health and diseases
05 APR

New method for studying cancer cells

Cancer cell growth and proliferation are closely related to the mechanical properties of the cells. Researchers from DTU, Pavia University, and CNR Milano have developed...

Physics Micro and nanotechnology Optics Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
18 MAR

Sanitation on the agenda in Greenland

In April, Arctic Technology Centre (ARTEK) hosts an international conference in Sisimiut, Greenland. The conference focuses on existing and new technologies that are tailored...

Polar research Health and diseases Waste management Waste water and water discharge
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
26 JAN

Engineers refine doctors’ tools

Sleep is the brain’s way of spring cleaning—and effectively removing toxins. During deep sleep, the body is normally completely at rest and unreactive to the brain’s signals...

Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems Physiological modelling Data analysis Electronics
26 JAN

Colour research

There is increasing evidence to suggest that a particular sleep disorder producing abnormal movements during dream sleep may be an early marker for Parkinson’s disease...

Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems Physiological modelling Data analysis Electronics
20 JAN

Weight-loss supplements containing raspberry ketone may be harmful

If your trousers are feeling a little too tight post-Christmas and a weight-loss supplement seems tempting in an attempt to shed the extra weight, researchers from the...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety Computer calculations Mathematical modelling Health and diseases
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
06 JAN

Invitation to Professor Tine Rask Licht’s inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting Professor Tine Rask Licht’s inaugural lecture on Friday 22 January 2016. Tine Rask Licht will...

$name Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
2015
30 OCT

Erasmus Mundus Network celebrating BRAMS anniversary

On October 21th-23th, several Hearing Systems researchers went to Quebec, CA, to celebrate the tenth anniversary symposium of the international laboratory for Brain, Music...

Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Electrotechnology
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
23 OCT

Sophisticated sound laboratory provides new knowledge about hearing

Today Friday October 23th, the News Magazine ‘Ingeniøren’ brings an article about the new Audio-Visual-Immersion-Lab at Hearing Systems.

Electrotechnology Sound Hearing aids Medical equipment and systems Artificial organs Health and diseases
20 OCT

Health Technology in the hands of citizens

The Danish National Health Service is under pressure, with increasing numbers of elderly suffering from chronic disorders and a growing demand for healthcare services...

Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
15 SEP

Endocrine disrupters can affect breast development

Studies in rats indicate that endocrine disrupters can affect breast development in humans. Their effect on breast development can however be overlooked by current methods...

Food safety Health and diseases
09 SEP

ISAAR 2015 'Individual hearing loss'

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

Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems
28 AUG

Guidance value on fluorinated substances in food packaging

The Danish food authorities have introduced a guidance value on fluorinated substances in food packaging to reduce the use of these substances, which can be harmful to...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
06 AUG

Play your way to improved health

Elderly people and children with disabilities are jumping their way to improved life quality using interactive robot tiles developed at the Center for Playware.  

Electrotechnology Robot technology and automation Health and diseases
09 JUL

MRI Simulation Course attracted 43 participants

Lars G. Hanson from DTU Biomedical Engineering/DRCMR co-organized the ESMRMB course "MRI simulation for sequence development, protocol optimization, and education"

Medicine and medico technology Physiological modelling Medical equipment and systems Radioactive pharmaceuticals and isotopes Health and diseases
01 JUL

Lab opening

More than a hundred people filled the new buildings on Friday, June 26, at the opening of the Hearing Systems laboratories, DTU Elektro. After the speeches, everybody...

Electrotechnology Information technology Hearing aids Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
02 JUN

Method provides more knowledge about harmful substances in food packaging

A new method for faster analysis of chemicals in paper and board food packaging materials has been developed in a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical...

Food safety Health and diseases Computer calculations
01 JUN

Renovation and new labs for CoE HyperMag

The HyperMag group has relocated to building 375, while our floor of building 349 is being renovated.   Our HyperLab will be upgraded and supplemented with a cell...

Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
19 MAR

New knowledge strengthens risk assessment of chemical cocktails in food

Denmark's largest research project on chemical cocktail effects in food, spearheaded by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has just...

Food safety Health and diseases
18 MAR

Paper and board food packaging contains endocrine active chemicals

For paper and board food packaging only little regulation and legislation exists, and the composition of the packaging is in many cases unknown for the consumer and the...

Food safety Health and diseases
17 MAR

PhD defence on chemical compounds with unwanted health effects

National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, invites you to Kristine Grønning Kongsbak’s PhD defence on computational systems biology methods as a supplement...

Food safety Health and diseases Computer calculations
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
09 MAR

Visiting PhD students at Hearing Systems

The Hearing Systems group has got two new visiting PhD students: Rachel Bou Serhal from Université de Quebec, Montréal in Canada and Arturo Moncada-Torres from KU Leuven...

Electrotechnology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Physiological modelling
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

National Food Institute maintains its assessment of bisphenol A

After having examined the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA's new health assessment of bisphenol A, the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, maintains...

Food safety Health and diseases
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
02 DEC

Aircraft fuels must be sustainable in the future

In the near future car traffic will be able to run on electricity but air traffic remains dependent on liquid fuel. The National Food Institute, Technical University of...

Environment and pollution Bioenergy Health and diseases Food production Food technology
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
27 AUG

Leading scientists call for a stop to non-essential use of fluorochemicals

A number of leading international researchers, amongst others from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, recommend that fluorochemicals are only...

Food quality Food safety Health and diseases
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
10 JUL

Food-producing animals as a source of Salmonella in humans in the European Union

Part of the occurrence of Salmonella in humans comes from food-producing animals. A PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, estimates...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Production animals Health and diseases
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

The Center for Playware hosts 27 International Journalists interested in Playware...

Journalists from international media services such as WIRED, Spiegel, ARTE, ZDF, Il Sole 24 Ore, visited the Center for Playware on the 24th of June

Medical equipment and systems Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
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
18 JUN

Playware Keynote at World Conference on Gerontechnology

Professor Henrik Hautop Lund will give the keynote talk “Playful Rehabilitation with Playware for Older Adults” at the 9 th World Conference on Gerontechnology (ISG 2014...

Robot technology and automation Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
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
07 APR

Study of five bisphenol A analogues

Bisphenol A, used in plastic packaging and paper, is suspected of having health-damaging effects in humans. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Food quality Food production Food safety Health and diseases
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
30 JAN

An alternative to phthalates is on its way

The harmful phthalates, which have been used as softeners in e.g. plastic toys and food packaging, will possibly be replaced by a plastic softener produced from sunflower...

Food safety Food technology Health and diseases
16 JAN

Effect of disinfectants on bacteria developing resistance

Biocides, e.g. disinfectants, are used to fight disease-causing bacteria in hospitals and in the food industry, as well as to fight pests and fungi. A PhD project at the...

Food safety Health and diseases
2013
20 DEC

Chemical mixtures - Challenges for research and risk assessment

On 10 and 11 December 2013 an international conference was held in Paris on the research and risk assessment challenges posed by chemical mixtures. The goal of these two...

Food safety Health and diseases
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
03 DEC

Exposure to chemical mixtures - challenges for research and risk assessment

Together, the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, ANSES, French Institute for Risk Assessment, and BfR, Germany's Federal Institute of Risk Assessment...

Food safety Health and diseases
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
27 OCT

Conference on endocrine disrupters

National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark invites as co-organizer to a international conference on challenges and risk assessment of simultaneous influence...

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

Extensive use of fluorinated substances with potentially harmful effects

More and more scientific studies indicate that perfluorinated substances are carcinogenic or otherwise hazardous to health. In the Nordic countries, new per- and polyfluorinated...

Food safety Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture
09 OCT

10 years with CAHR - A real fairy tale

” CAHR is a story or maybe more correctly a fairy tale so wonderful that not even Hans Christian Andersen could have made it,” Head of Elektro Department Kristian Stubkjær...

Hearing aids Sound Electrotechnology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Information technology
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
17 JUL

PhD defence on endocrine disruptors

The National Food Institute invites you to attend Karen Riiber Mandrup’s PhD defence on endocrine disruptors and their impact on breast tissue and sexual organs. The defence...

Health and diseases
16 JUL

Invitation for an international workshop on fluorinated substances

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, in its capacity as co-organiser, invites you to the international workshop on fluorinated compounds in materials...

Food safety Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture
05 JUL

Pesticide residues in our diet Q1 2013

None of the pesticide residues detected in fruit, vegetables and corn constitute a health risk, show the results of the Danish pesticide control in Q1 2013 from the Danish...

Food safety Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases
03 APR

PhD defense on endocrine disruptors

The National Food Institute invites to Pernille Rosenskjold Jacobsen’s PhD defense on environmentally relevant substances with endocrine disrupting effects. The defense...

Health and diseases
20 FEB

PhD defence on food enrichment

The National Food Institute invites to Henna Lu Fung Sieng’s PhD defence on the applicability of marine phospholipids intended for food enrichment. The defence takes place...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety Health-promoting compounds Food, fish and agriculture Food technology Health and diseases
30 JAN

Pesticide residues in our diet Q3 2012

None of the pesticide residues detected in fruit, vegetables and corn constitute a health risk, show the results of the Danish pesticide control in Q3 2012 from the Danish...

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

European assessments of a GMO study

Several European institutions have evaluated the much spoken-about French study of the effect on rats’ consumption of genetically modified corn and the herbicide Roundup...

Food safety Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture