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Biodiversity accumulation in deep time reveals the importance of climate on today’s abundance of life

For the first time, it is now possible to compare the impact of climate on global biodiversity in the distant past.

Sleep 27/03 2019

New Proof that Narcolepsy Is an Autoimmune Disease

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered autoreactive cells in persons suffering from narcolepsy. This is a new, important proof that the sleep disorder is an autoimmune disease. This knowledge may lead to better treatment of the chronic condition, the researchers behind the new discovery believe.

GRANTS 04/04 2019

150 million to four University of Copenhagen professors

How do we halt the loss of biodiversity on our planet? How will quantum physics and quantum computing reshape our future? And what secrets can we glean from plant cells that will allow us to produce sustainable biofuels and advanced new medicines.

Microbiome 08/04 2019

Researchers establish global microbial signatures for colorectal cancer

Patients with colorectal cancer have the same consistent changes in the gut bacteria across continents, cultures, and diets — a team of international researchers, from University of Copenhagen among others, find in a new study. The hope is the results in the future can be used to develop a new method of diagnosing colorectal cancer.

Climate 08/03 2019

Melting ice sheet transports sand worth billions

New research shows that the continuing increase in melt from the Greenland Ice Sheet leads to enormous sand deposits along the Greenland coast. And the deposits create a great income opportunity for the country struggling with a fragile economy.

counterfeit goods 25/02 2019

New weapon to combat counterfeit goods

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have invented a chemical fingerprint that, when used with a phone app, reveals whether a product is genuine or a fake. The fingerprints have been tested and earned a 100% success rate.

Grants 27/03 2019

Five Projects Receive Innovation Fund Denmark Funding

Each year, the fund awards Grand Solutions funding to collaboration projects which, through research, seek to create tangible solutions to large social challenges. This year the funding will go to research into healthier fish, pig vaccines, historical disease patterns, blood clots and the MMR vaccine.

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