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FACEBOOK 23/12 2016

Facebook makes you #unhappy and #lonely

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.

obesity 19/12 2016

Are all obese individuals unhealthy?

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.

climate change 13/12 2016

The Earth releases more CO2 to the atmosphere when temperatures rise

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.


2016 Junior Researchers celebrated

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.

Spin-out 07/12 2016

New company to optimize pharmaceuticals

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.

Origins of agriculture 05/12 2016

Prehistoric plant remains highlight diverse origins of cereal domestication

A new study shows that the process of cultivation and domestication of cereals occurred at different times across southwest Asia.

Pharmacology 30/11 2016

Research paves the way for new treatments of the brain

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.

New network 21/11 2016

The University of Copenhagen joins strategic alliance

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.

New Rector 11/11 2016

Experienced researcher and leader to be the new Rector

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.

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