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2019
05 APR

Personalized medicine for children with cancer

In a joint project involving Rigshospitalet and DTU, parents of all Danish children with cancer will be given the offer to have the genetic characteristics of their children...

Genes and genomes Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Computer calculations
05 APR

How close are we to personalized medicine?

Mapping patients’ genetic make-up could lead to better treatment for a wide range of diseases.

Medicine and medico technology Genes and genomes Computer calculations Information technology
2017
Photo: Iben Julie Schmidt
15 MAR

The hunt for rainforest’s secret recipes

A new research project from DTU will map the genetics of the rainforest’s potent plant compounds, making them available to research and industry.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Genes and genomes Biological systems Computer calculations
2016
01 SEP

Vital new understanding of the microbiome

The common perception among researchers is that our intestinal bacteria compete and cooperate in a complex network of interactions. But no-one has as yet fully understood...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Computer calculations Data analysis
2015
26 NOV

Denmark’s biggest computer specially designed for life science

It took thirteen years—from 1990 to 2003—and cost USD 3 billion to map the human genome. Today, using a small sample of human DNA—from a person living or dead—we can...

Computer calculations Data analysis Hardware and components Genes and genomes Bacteria and microorganisms
23 NOV

Companies are given new tool to check for harmful chemical substances

New database containing more than 600,000 chemical structures gives companies a unique opportunity to quickly get an overview of the harmful effects associated with substances...

Biological systems Food safety Computer calculations
05 OCT

Groundbreaking computer program diagnoses cancer in two days

In by far the majority of cancer cases, the doctor can quickly identify the source of the disease, for example cancer of the liver, lungs, etc. However, in about one in...

Cells Genes and genomes Computer calculations Data analysis
18 AUG

Toilet waste provides knowledge about diseases’ global transmission routes

Analysis and genome sequencing of disease-causing microorganisms and antimicrobial resistance bacteria in toilet waste from international aircraft could be a first step...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food safety Computer calculations
28 JUN

Computers predict effects of chemicals on human health

Computer models can group chemicals according to their health effects and can contribute to calculating and predicting cocktail effects on human health. These are some...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Computer calculations Biological systems
28 JAN

The disease outbreak detection system of the future

An internet-based tool can analyse the genetic material of bacteria and help detect disease outbreaks as well as find the source of an outbreak. The tool uses a new technique...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Genes and genomes Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety Computer calculations