News archive 2018
Students arranged business start-up at New Year's party
By the second semester of his Computer Science degree programme, Jonatan Møller Gøttcke had already spoken to one of his fellow students about starting up his own business.
New, rapid and robust method for single cell profiling
Hope for better understanding of the inner works of cancer and other serious diseases.
Ocean acidification stimulates mass development of toxic algae
Long-term experiment reveals disruption of the pelagic food web under high CO2 conditions
Harbour porpoises have a new enemy: They grey seal
Biologists have long suspected this, but now there is DNA evidence: Grey seals hunt, kill and eat harbor porpoises.
Nine ”new” endocrine disrupting chemicals identified
Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Southern Denmark have established that there is solid scientific evidence that nine ”new” chemical substances are endocrine disruptors.
Top 5 most efficient ecosystems for carbon storage
Where on Earth can we store carbon?
Patients should have more control of their own data
Computer scientists want to improve patient data safety
New study on obesity: We inherit the dangerous fat from Dad - and the good fat from Mom
Brown fat cells burn off a lot of calories, whereas an excess of white fat cells make us overweight and ill. Now researchers have identified a new gene in brown fat cells; a gene that may be crucial for the future's treatment of obesity.
Nanoparticles in the environment can be more hamful than we think
Researchers warn that a combination of nanoparticles and contaminants may form a cocktail that is harmful to our cells. In their study, 72 pct. of cells died after exposure to a cocktail of nano-silver and cadmium ions.
Congratulations to the first graduates of Computational Biomedicine
Five Danes, two Poles and one Greek are the first graduates who can call themselves Master of Science in Computational Biomedicine from SDU. Several of them already have jobs.
Supercomputers give impact to research
More and more researchers are publishing research articles using computing power from a supercomputer. This often results in great international impact, a study shows.
Signs of life in gemstones
Microbes bore through hard crystal.
What have electrons ever done for you?
It is best for you when they jump
Odd microbial partnerships
Human activities have contributed to global warming subsequently leading to increasing erosion of land. This results in conductive particles being washed increasingly into water streams. This inflow can enable unusual electric partnerships between microbes leading to additional emissions of methane.
New study: What happens when sea levels rise and coastal land gets flooded?
Don’t just expect a disaster: Coastal land has a strong potential to develop into well-functional marine ecosystems, if it gets flooded with seawater.
Scientists return from the deep Atacama Trench
Uncovering the secrets of the deep-sea ecosystem
Bubbles of life from the past
Tiny bubbles of oxygen got trapped 1.6 billion years ago
Scientists to explore the depths of the Atacama Trench
The aim of the expedition is to explore life at 8,000 m water depth and to understand the importance of the trench for regional carbon and nitrogen cycling.
Recycling phosphorous: More food for an increasing world population
The world is running out of phosphorus and is thus facing a potential famine. It is therefore important to recycle as much phosphorus as possible, and this can now be done more effectively.
Here is the perfect spot for a birds’ inner compass
Migratory birds use a magnetic compass in their eye for navigation. Its basic sensory mechanisms have long remained elusive, but now researchers reveal exactly where in the eye, the birds’ control center for navigation is situated.
Pharmacists to bring personalized medicine into daily lives of patients
Personalized medicine is becoming more and more widespread. Pharmacists are meeting the challenge by developing and producing personalized medicine for patients. This requires significantly different products than are available today, according to a new Nordic research network that has received a grant of DKK 38.2 million.
New collaboration puts drones and robots on the timetable at high school
11 January was a big day for pupils at Mulernes Legatskole. On that day LSUL, the Faculty of Science, the Drone Centre at the Faculty of Engineering, the University Library of Southern Denmark and Mulernes Legatskole signed an agreement to focus on drones and robots in the Odense high school's new study line in mathematics, physics and chemistry.
Novel hypothesis on why animals diversified on Earth
Can tumors teach us about animal evolution on Earth? Researchers believe so and now present a novel hypothesis of why animal diversity increased dramatically on Earth about half a billion years ago. A biological innovation may have been key.