News – University of Copenhagen

Diabetes 13/07 2016

Gut bacteria imbalance increases diabetes risk

New knowledge about the billions of gut bacteria we carry around may improve our understanding of health disorders like type 2 diabetes.

Alzheimers 06/07 2016

Testing for Alzheimer's before the disease sets in

New research lead by the Danish professor Maiken Nedergaard suggests that a diagnostic test will be able to identify who is at risk of being hit by Alzheimer’s disease in later life.

Artificial evolution 29/06 2016

Humans artificially drive evolution of new species

A new study summarises causes of manmade speciation, and discusses why newly evolved species cannot simply replace extinct wild species. The study was led by the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate at the University of Copenhagen.

Climate 27/06 2016

Warning from the past: Future global warming could be even warmer

By reconstructing past global warming and the carbon cycle on Earth 56 million years ago, researchers have used computer modelling to calculate the potential perspective for future global warming, which could be even warmer than previously thought.


Salts in the brain control our sleep

New research shows that the level of salts in the brain plays a critical role in whether we are asleep or awake. This discovery may be of great importance to research on psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and convulsive fits from lack of sleep.

INNOVATION 13/06 2016

INFUSER wins a Copenhagen business prize

Cleantech company INFUSER has won the Copenhagen business prize - København Erhvervspris - for innovation. Infuser produces ground-breaking air cleaning system based on research from Department of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen.

Energy 24/05 2016

Green efforts save DKK 35 million a year

An ambitious effort to save energy at the University of Copenhagen has paid off, yielding both green results and large economic gains.

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