3.5 million Danes have a Facebook profile and most of us check the Facebook-newsfeed daily, or even several times a day. However, the constant stream of friends’ baby photos, skiing holidays and job-successes seems to make us less satisfied with our own life, shows study from Department of Sociology, which is published in the Official Cyperpsychology.
Why are some overweight people affected by conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases whilst others who are overweight stay fit and healthy? New research from the University of Copenhagen may have found part of the explanation, which lies in three specific genes. In time, it may be possible to use the discovery for diagnosing and better treatment of metabolic diseases.
More CO2 is being released from the Earth system as a result of rising temperatures than previously thought. This is the conclusion of an interdisciplinary analysis based on a study involving the controlled warming of 49 sites all over the world.
Four innovative upper-secondary-school students are the winners of this year's Project Junior Researcher with such diverse topics as private stock trading risks, the deselection of German as a foreign language, depression in youngsters and wireless energy in space.
The newly started spin-out company GlycoDisplay has discovered how to alter the properties of proteins by changing their sugar structures – a discovery that is sure to help pharmaceutical producers optimize their products.
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have developed new compounds that affect receptors in the brain in such a way that side effects in treatments of e.g. sleeping disorders, anxiety and epilepsy could potentially be a thing of the past.
The University of Copenhagen has been invited to join LERU, an exclusive European network of research universities. The membership gives the University more influence on decision-makers in the EU and even better opportunities to attract EU funds.
The Board of the University of Copenhagen has found the person to succeed Ralf Hemmingsen as leader of the university for the next five years. On 1 March 2017, the current Provost at the Technical University of Denmark, Henrik C. Wegener, will become Rector of the university. A total of 26 persons applied for the position.
Physical activity benefits diabetics and others with insulin resistance. One of the reasons is that a single bout of physical activity increases the effectiveness of insulin. Thus, physical activity helps to reduce the… »
Weight loss has a significant and prolonged positive impact on psoriasis symptoms and quality of life. The findings stem from a study conducted by Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, in collaboration with the University of… »
Researchers from the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports and the University of Copenhagen are continuing to make important discoveries at Lechaion, the main harbour town of ancient Corinth. Among them structures that… »
Why are some overweight people affected by conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases whilst others who are overweight stay fit and healthy? New research from the University of Copenhagen may have found part… »
New research investigating how the liver finds its place in the body during development. In a recently published study, the Ober group from the Danish Stem Cell Center at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the… »
The managing director of the research and innovation consortium BIOPRO, Jesper Bryde-Jacobsen, is educated as a dairy engineer. The education gives him a solid background for making strategic decisions, which are rooted… »