News from the Faculty of Science

  • 28.05.2020

    New book from Philip Hallenborg

    Philip Hallenborg, research development manager at the Faculty of Science, has just released his second thriller, "Fenris". As his first thriller, it deals with a scientific theme.

  • 27.05.2020

    Artificial bird voices may improve throat surgery

    When performing surgery on a patient with throat cancer, it is crucial to know exactly where to operate in order to preserve the patient's voice in the best possible way. New SDU research into bird voices shows the path to the least harmful intervention.

  • 13.05.2020

    You cannot avoid microplastics

    No human being on this earth comes through life without breathing, drinking water and consuming salt. For the vast majority of us, this also means involuntary ingestion of microplastics.

  • 07.05.2020

    Cannibalism helps invading invertebrates survive severe conditions

    Investing in the future: Researchers show how cannibalism among the invasive comb jelly enables adults to survive severe conditions at the edge of their ecological range with implications for the use and evolutionary origins of cannibalism.

  • 01.05.2020

    Breakthrough in molecular machines

    Molecular machines have the potential to revolutionize the future - if we can find a way to control them. SDU researchers now report that they have found a way to control the small machines so that they move in a certain direction - for example, into the bloodstream.

  • 30.04.2020

    Oral exam via Zoom+

    Anders Gersdorff Toft is a fourth-semester Mathematics student at SDU. He was the first out of seven students who sat their oral examination in Riemannian Geometry on 21 April 2020.

  • 30.04.2020

    Sea wrack on the beach: Disgusting or valuable?

    Insulation, fertilizer and animal feed: For centuries, humans have been using sea wrack and washed-up eelgrass on the beach in a myriad of ways that also make sense today, scientists say and call for better utilisation.

  • 01.04.2020

    Surprising hearing talents in cormorants

    The great cormorant has more sensitive hearing under water than in air. This new knowledge may help protect vulnerable bird species.

  • 31.03.2020

    The number of new coronavirus infections in Denmark expected to fall before Easter Monday

    Francesco Sannino, professor of theoretical physics at the University of Southern Denmark, estimates that we will see the Danish coronavirus curve turn this week or next.

  • 26.03.2020

    Female lifespan is longer in wild mammal animals than in humans

    Longer lives are not only for female humans: Mammalian female’s average lifespan is 18.6% longer than that of males. In humans the female advantage is on average 7.8%

  • 24.03.2020

    New study: Cannabis helps fight resistant bacteria

    Bacteria are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics. By combining antibiotics with the cannabis compound, cannabidiol, researchers have found a way to enhance the antibiotic effect.

  • 19.03.2020

    Businesses await graduates from Data Science

    The demand for graduates in Data Science is significant, although no one has graduated yet.

  • 17.03.2020

    Bone analyzes tell about kitchen utensils in the Middle Ages

    Who in the Middle Ages cooked their dinner in copper pots? And where did they do it? Such information can be revealed by chemical analyzes of human bones.

  • 10.03.2020

    SDU intensifies its research in artificial skin

    Researchers want to develop and 3D print skin for humans. The Novo Nordisk Foundation provides DKK 15 million for a new research project.

  • 09.03.2020

    Closing in on liver fibrosis: Detailing the fibrosis process at unprecedented resolution

    Today, there is no effective way to treat liver fibrosis. In a new study, researchers from University of Southern Denmark present a new technology to investigate the cellular processes as they change during fibrosis development. Key findings are being validated in studies of human patients, paving the way for possible novel diagnostics and treatments.

  • 24.02.2020

    A good story makes math problems more relevant

    Professor Claus Michelsen is an author of math teaching material and likes to write small stories to accompany his math problems. He recently published a new set of math stories and problems.

  • 19.02.2020

    Citizens contribute to biology research

    In recent years, Citizen Science, where citizens contribute to researchers' data gathering, has gained a foothold in the research environments. According to Associate Professor Sara Egemose, this is partly due to the synergy that arises when both researchers and citizens experience clear benefits from collaboration.

  • 23.01.2020

    Science researchers draw four prestigious grants from Villum

    At this year's award ceremony of Villum Young Investigators, as many as four out of fifteen recipients are researchers from the Faculty of Science at SDU.

  • 23.01.2020

    Phantom genes keep diabetes at bay

    Until now, the purpose of a ‘phantom gene’ was largely unknown. New research suggests that it helps to ensure a healthy metabolism and could be involved in the development of lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D).

  • 23.01.2020

    US Navy supports Danish research into porpoise hearing

    Studies of porpoises’ and dolphins' ability to navigate at sea may lead to the development of new advanced equipment for underwater locating of submarines, mines and drowned persons.

  • 23.01.2020

    Will the future’s super batteries be made of seawater?

    The race is on to develop even more efficient and rechargable batteries for the future. One promising option is to make batteries based on sodium, which is found in abundance in seawater.

  • 20.01.2020

    Parrots collaborate with invisible partners

    New study shows that peach-fronted conures have a surprisingly advanced talent for collaboration when it comes to finding food. This is important knowledge for biologists working with conservation of wild bird populations.

  • Streptococci: Starve them to death!

    Streptococcus is one of the bacteria that takes most lives globally. A new study suggest that the bacterium may be starved to death and thus become harmless.