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  • 15.12.2022

    Danish children, adolescents and young adults are using more psychotropic drugs after the COVID-19 pandemic

    Compared to before the pandemic, there has been an increase in psychotropic drug use and psychiatric disorders in Danish children, adolescents and young adults. This is shown by a large Danish study including all 5-24-year-old in Denmark with data until June 2022.

  • 14.12.2022

    When was the first time life began to predate on each other?

    In the early oceans billions of years ago organisms lived peacefully side by side. Today, there are predators among us - when and how did this change happen? New research indicates that our single-celled ancestors began to feed on each other almost a billion years earlier than previously thought.

  • 08.12.2022

    A few minutes of intense activity during daily tasks can prolong your life

    Researchers from Australia with an SDU researcher on the team have examined the benefits of short-term intense physical activity as part of everyday life.

  • 06.12.2022

    Thin-film technology to boost green transition

    Thin-film technology plays a crucial role in combating climate change, and The Mads Clausen Institute at SDU in Sønderborg is a world leader in organic solar cell research. The researchers are working to make ultra-thin, flexible and transparent solar cells an integral part of our everyday lives. Their expertise and experience will also be used in the research and development of energy storage and green hydrogen technologies.

  • 05.12.2022

    New life emerges as the ice melts in the Arctic Ocean

    The Arctic Ocean is one of the most rapidly warming regions on Earth and is headed towards being ice free in the summer. However, this provides opportunities for new ecosystems to develop, biologist Karl Attard argues.

  • 29.11.2022

    Bats growl like death metal singers and Mongolian throat singers

    Bats produce an extreme range of sound frequencies far exceeding human ability. Now researchers have for the first time directly filmed how they produce their extraordinary range of sounds.

  • 22.11.2022

    Less mold, more food

    Foods like fruit, vegetables and dairy products often get attacked by mold or fungus and therefore must be discarded. If we can extend the shelf life just a few days, we can save a lot of food from being thrown out. SDU researchers are trying to contribute to that.

  • 04.11.2022

    Nobel Prize chemistry in a more sustainable version

    Nobel Prize chemistry in a more sustainable version This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to the discoverers of click chemistry – an invention used every day by chemists all over the world. This technique can be carried out more sustainably, SDU researcher reports.

  • 31.10.2022

    Will this yeast fungus become the world's next big health problem?

    In a race against time, SDU researchers are trying to understand how to combat the dreaded yeast fungus Candida auris.

  • 26.10.2022

    COVID-19 had least impact on life expectancy in Nordic countries

    COVID-19 pandemic has led to life expectancy losses in Europe and overseas in the past two years but not in Denmark and its Nordic neighbours.

  • 12.10.2022

    New, blue fish found in deep-sea trench

    Snailfish live at the deepest parts of the ocean. Now an expedition has found a new species; it is small, blue and looks anything but a deep-sea monster.

  • 27.09.2022

    New artificial blood vessel to prevent occlusion and infection

    Researchers from SDU and Odense University Hospital aim to develop a revolutionary artificial blood vessel. The EU has backed the project with DKK 40 million.

  • 27.09.2022

    New artificial blood vessel to prevent occlusion and infection

    Researchers from SDU and Odense University Hospital aim to develop a revolutionary artificial blood vessel. The EU has backed the project with a budget of DKK 40 million.

  • 05.09.2022

    Artificial intelligence can save nurseries one fifth of electricity bills

    Gas and electricity prices have skyrocketed in recent months, for several nurseries in Denmark, this means laying off staff or turning the key. Now researchers at SDU have created a system that optimises lighting control in nurseries in relation to electricity prices, saving nurseries 20 percent on electricity bills.

  • 02.09.2022

    With quantum computers, hackers can access all your sensitive information

    Quantum computers are coming, and they will benefit society. But they also have a downside: their superior computing power can break today’s protection of sensitive electronic information on conventional computers. Help is on its way.

  • 19.08.2022

    Which animals can best withstand climate change?

    A new study investigates how different mammals react to climate change. Animals that live for a long time and produce less offspring – like bears and bison - are more resilient than small animals with a short life – like mice and lemmings.

  • 16.08.2022

    New details from the black hole's backyard

    Details are beginning to emerge as researchers work their way through image data from the black hole M87. Now a sharp ring of light, created by light particles whipping around the back of the supermassive black hole, has been discerned.

  • 12.08.2022

    Here's the secret of man's ability to speak clearly

    No other animal can speak and sing like humans, and there is especially one reason for that: Evolution has simplified our larynx.

  • 11.08.2022

    New technology brings researchers close to the people of ancient times

    Digitisation and new technology now allow researchers to access the hidden layers in ancient texts so that it is actually possible to sense the emotions of the authors and what they were thinking.

  • 27.07.2022

    Can math help us understand the gut system of obese people?

    Obesity has become a global epidemic and there is no effective cure yet. Some evidence indicates that the bacterial composition of our intestinal system plays a role. A new research project will use advanced math and computer science to investigate.

  • 14.07.2022

    Floors in Greek luxury villa were laid with recycled glass

    Several decorative mosaic floors have been excavated in a luxury villa located in present-day Turkey, once overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. New chemical analyzes reveal that recycled glass was used in laying the mosaic floors.

  • 23.06.2022

    Humans can’t, but turtles can…

    Reduce weakening and deterioration with age. Evolutionary theories of ageing predict that all living organisms weaken and deteriorate with age and eventually die. Now, researchers show that certain animal species, such as turtles and tortoises, may exhibit slower or even absent senescence when their living conditions improve.

  • 21.06.2022

    Can we save more lives if we let resistant bacteria live?

    Every day, people die of simple inflammation because bacteria can no longer be killed with antibiotics. So what do we do? Maybe we should spend less energy on killing them and more on "only" making them harmless while they are in our body, researchers suggest.

  • 10.06.2022

    Bacteria to wear protection

    Bacteria can contribute to a more sustainable production of chemicals, so providing a good working environment for them is a good investment. Now SDU- researchers present a nano protection suit, developed for bacteria, in Nature Communications.

  • 23.05.2022

    Who hear best underwater - human or seal?

    We humans do better on land than under water - also when it comes to our hearing. But now a new study shows that we actually have better underwater hearing than previously thought - at certain frequencies we hear just as well as the seal.

  • 12.05.2022

    New, healthy lakes in Denmark

    Many new lakes are being established in Denmark in these years, and with that comes, of course, a desire for them to be healthy and have good water quality. SDU biologists show the way.

  • 12.05.2022

    This is the first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy

    Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own galaxy, The Milky Way. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, thought to reside at the center of most galaxies.

  • 25.04.2022

    Offspring weakens, when parents are given antibiotics

    New study shows the immune system of zebrafish weakens if one parent has been exposed to antibiotics. Antibiotics can have unwanted effects for several generations, researchers discover.

  • 08.04.2022

    Artificial intelligence can help detect life-threatening liver disease

    Every year, two million people die globally - in Denmark, five percent of all Danes have significant liver fibrosis, often discovered too late. SDU and OUH are behind a new AI-model, where technology reveals the disease much earlier.

  • 06.04.2022

    Lakes are threatened by rising temperatures

    Lakes in cold and temperate climates are important tools for sequestering carbon. But with rising temperatures, we are losing this tool, a new study shows. Instead, we should look for other places to store carbon, says expert.

  • 04.04.2022

    Forget about biodiversity for the first 10-20 years

    If we stop cultivating low-land fields and let nature take over, we will get more biodiversity, we often hear. Correct, says expert: but the best thing we can do for biodiversity is to harvest everything that comes up for the first 10-20 years.

  • 29.03.2022

    Men’s use of diabetes medicine may cause malformations in children

    The diabetic preparation metformin may be associated with a risk of malformations if consumed while the sperm for a pregnancy is produced.

  • 21.03.2022

    Finally, the eelgrass is coming back

    Scientists’ effort to bring the eelgrass back to Danish waters has proven very successful: After 2 years, there are now 70 times more eelgrass shoots in Horsens Fjord in Denmark.

  • 11.03.2022

    What happened in this forgotten cave in the Holy Land?

    Due to both coincidences and political circumstances, several boxes of finds from a cave on the west bank of the Dead Sea ended up in a museum cellar, where it was forgotten for 40 years. Now new scientific analyzes provide insight into 5,000 years of human presence in the cave.

  • 02.03.2022

    Cyber expert: Hackers can increase Russians' awareness of the war in Ukraine

    Opinion of cyber security expert after Ukraine has urged hackers around the world to help: The Russian army in Ukraine is a difficult target for hackers. Hacking of systems affecting ordinary Russians daily life may have greater effect.

  • 24.02.2022

    “There hasn’t really been much interest in the dead”

    Our oceans are filled with tiny, dead animals and jellyfish. But that is not bad news: without all these carcasses, the planet would not be a very nice place to live on, scientists are discovering. As all these carcasses seem to play an important role in the transportation and recycling of carbon and nitrogen on our planet.

  • 09.02.2022

    Put a gecko-inspired robot on the teachers’ heels: More lively lectures

    Lizards like geckos and agamas have inspired scientists to develop a new robot-controlled camera that can make streamed lectures less dull.

  • 31.01.2022

    For young people with meniscal tears, surgery and exercise are equally effective

    The first study in the world comparing surgical and non-surgical treatment of meniscal tears in young people shows that exercise and patient education provide similar results as surgery.

  • 27.01.2022

    Swarms of robots will assist farmers and rescue workers

    A group of researchers led by an SDU Professor and two private robot companies are behind the HERD project, enabling rescue workers to deploy multiple drones on a mission or farmers to have groups of robots working in the field simultaneously.

  • 10.01.2022

    Will this new superpower molecule revolutionize science?

    In a new study, researchers report the creation of an artificial molecule with superpowers. It has the potential to revolutionize nanotechnology – and it also explains one of Nature’s intriguing enigmas; why do we have a right hand and a left hand?

  • 06.01.2022

    Microbes produce oxygen in the dark

    There would be no oxygen on Earth were it not for sunlight; the key component in photosynthesis. Now researchers have made the surprising discovery that oxygen is also produced without sunlight, possibly deep below the ocean surface.

  • 22.12.2021

    Carnivores are more prone to cancer

    A new study on cancer risk across mammals in zoos shows. Researchers also find that ungulates appear resistant to the disease. Could they hold clues to natural, non-toxic cancer treatments for humans?

  • 16.12.2021

    Our urine is full of medicine – soon we will be drinking medicine residues

    More and more medicine residues are contaminating our drinking water. Most of these are flushed with the urine down the toilet when we take medication, and this increases the risk of cocktail effects in our water. Therefore, there is a need for new approaches to quality assurance of the consumers’ drinking water, SDU expert emphasises.

  • 10.12.2021

    Drones will check 7000 km of high voltage cables

    Drones can get an overview of the supply network and replace time-consuming manual inspection and helicopters, which cost millions in inspections annually, results from the Drones4Energy project at SDU show.

  • 02.12.2021

    Researchers find inspiration from insects to give robots a better grip

    Researchers from universities in five countries are behind insect-inspired robot technology that break with 25-year-old gripping technology - the result is creating international attention.

  • 29.11.2021

    Do you want to go to a museum on the computer?

    More and more cultural institutions are going online, and after the Covid-19 lockdowns, the EU wants to make our common cultural heritage more digitally accessible to the many who cannot visit the sites physically. At SDU computer scientist Stefan Jänicke is finding new digital ways to communicate cultural heritage for example with the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

  • 25.11.2021

    The welfare state is more of a piggy bank than Robin Hood

    Welfare states are often criticized for not being good enough at reducing inequality. But in practice they mainly do something else – namely distributing society’s resources across generations – as opposed to socio-economic status. This is shown by a new analysis of the European welfare states, and SDU Professor Pieter Vanhuysse therefore calls for less criticism of the welfare state.

  • 12.11.2021

    Hadal trenches continue to surprise researchers

    New study reveals certain bacteria, that are attracted to nitrogen, have relatively easily adapted to the extreme pressure 10 km below sea level.

  • 22.10.2021

    Article about gorillas and COVID-19 has been withdrawn

    Researchers conducting the study on how COVID-19 can affect the population of wild gorillas have chosen to withdraw the scientific publication citing the need to conduct furhter studies. Therefore, Ny Viden has also chosen to withdraw the article about the study as of 12 December 2021.

  • 08.10.2021

    SDU researchers are able to remove pesticides from drinking water

    No one wants to drink water containing pesticide or chemical residues. Nevertheless, a record number of Danish groundwater wells now show traces of the unwanted contaminants in the groundwater. SDU researchers have found a scientific solution that can neutralise and remove the toxic residues.

  • 06.10.2021

    COVID-19 has led to great life expectancy losses

    The COVID-19 pandemic triggered life expectancy losses in most of the world - not seen since World War II. Denmark and Norway on the contrary experienced increase in life expectancy during the pandemic.

  • 13.09.2021

    Now more GMOs are reaching the consumers

    More genetically modified foods are on their way to the consumers after the EU granted permission to import GM maize, soya, rape and cotton. But are the genetically modified crops safe? And should we grow them in Denmark?

  • 09.09.2021

    Breakthrough study establishes a clear connection between traffic noise and dementia

    Exposure to traffic noise is associated with a higher risk of developing dementia, especially Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a study from Denmark published in the BMJ today. The study is the first of its kind in the world.

  • 03.09.2021

    How do new technologies challenge democracy?

    Tech giants have enormous power – not only over public discourse, but also over free research. Recently, researchers from New York University were excluded from Facebook when they were in the process of uncovering ad targeting issues on the platform. Professor Claes de Vreese points out that two sets of clear ground rules are missing.

  • 26.08.2021

    SDU puts eyes and ears on the robot

    Researchers at SDU have managed to make a mobile robot capable of interacting with people. The technology opens up new opportunities for mobile robots, says Professor Norbert Krüger, who is behind the project

  • 11.08.2021

    Loss of eelgrass - a severe threat to climate account

    Eelgrass is disappearing in many places in the world, and with it disappears nature’s own effective binding of carbon and nitrogen.

  • 05.07.2021

    Hans Christian Andersen – a part of Disney’s DNA

    We all know Disney’s heartbreaking interpretations of The Little Mermaid and the Snow Queen. But the Hans Christian Andersen Centre can now document that Walt Disney’s inspiration from Hans Christian Andersen has been of great importance ever since the film group was founded.

  • 01.07.2021

    Supercomputer to help researchers develop more sustainable tires

    Every year, an estimated 1.3 billion tons of particles are worn off car tires and roads in Europe. A significant portion of this ends up in the environment as microparticle pollution. SDU Researchers and tire manufacturer Continental are now working together to find a solution.

  • 16.06.2021

    We cannot cheat ageing and death

    Philosophers, artists and scientists - and probably all the rest of us – have long obsessed over the key to human immortality. Now, a new study gives us evidence for our inevitable death.

  • 09.06.2021

    Video conferencing: Women do worse than men

    Researchers from SDU and the University of Magdeburg have investigated how different voices are perceived via online tools such as Zoom, Skype, or Teams. Not all frequencies are fully transmitted, which affects women, whose voices are perceived as less competent, expressive, and charismatic than men's voices.

  • 08.06.2021

    Porpoises seem to cooperate in sophisticated group hunting

    Drone footage shows that porpoises may be more social and cooperative than previously thought.

  • 07.06.2021

    Songbirds can control single vocal muscle fibers

    Singing is crucial for the recognition, sex life and speciation of songbirds. New research published in Current Biology shows songbirds have extremely high-resolution control over their vocal output and can even control single muscle fibers.

  • 17.05.2021

    Fetal exposure to parabens may reduce reproduction

    Infants exposed to parabens in utero show signs of reduced reproduction already at 3 months of age.

  • 07.05.2021

    Corona is making people, especially women, comfort eat more

    During the first corona lockdown, a third of us ate more sweet things and rinsed it down with copious amounts of soda and alcohol, according to a study from the University of Southern Denmark. The strange thing is that Italians and Spaniards, who experienced tougher lockdowns, ate healthier.

  • 28.04.2021

    Mangroves and seagrasses absorb microplastics

    Microplastics do not just end up in the open sea – in fact, a lot also end up in the ecosystems of the coastal zones, a new study shows and this may threaten wildlife.

  • 26.04.2021

    Space may become the new Wild West

    No state can lay claim to space. But adventurous billionaires and other private parties dreaming of space are currently challenging the treaties which have, until now, regulated obligations and rights in space. Researcher at SDU is helping to sort out the legal mess in space.

  • 16.04.2021

    A new look at evolution in the oceans

    The primeval ocean – or at least parts of it – may have been more reminiscent of the oceans of today than previously thought.

  • 25.03.2021

    In five years, algorithms will drive corporate investments

    In a few years, algorithms will help determine which products will be developed. Therefore it is extremely important that we discuss the transparency and the basis of decisions of the algorithms, Professor of Innovation Alf Rehn from SDU points out.

  • 22.03.2021

    Future planes will fly on CO2 and hydrogen

    Researchers have received DKK 37 million from the EU to produce sustainable aviation fuels from CO2 and hydrogen. The project is groundbreaking because the aircraft does not need to have new engines in order to fly sustainably.

  • 19.03.2021

    New drug candidate against COVID-19

    There are no drugs that can cure people who are infected. But researchers at SDU have now developed a substance that can form the basis for the development of drugs against COVID-19.

  • 15.03.2021

    Cli-fi teaches us about the future

    Climate literature is becoming one of the most prominent genres of the time. It is highlighted for its contributions to the climate debate, because it makes a future with climate change tangible for us. Students at SDU now have the chance to try out the effects of climate fiction in the competition Write the Future.

  • 15.03.2021

    Women in research: Eva Arnspang Christensen

    On the occasion of the International Women’s Day on 8 March, please meet some of our women researchers from SDU and learn their perspectives on being a woman in research.

  • 13.03.2021

    Women in research: Mette Søgaard Nielsen

    On the occasion of the International Women’s Day on 8 March, please meet some of our women researchers from SDU and learn their perspectives on being a woman in research.

  • 11.03.2021

    Women in research: Aglae Pizzone

    On the occasion of the International Women’s Day on 8 March, please meet some of our women researchers from SDU and learn their perspectives on being a woman in research.

  • 10.03.2021

    Women in research: Carolin Löscher

    On the occasion of the International Women’s Day on 8 March, please meet some of our women researchers from SDU and learn their perspectives on being a woman in research.

  • 10.03.2021

    Face masks are a ticking plastic bomb

    Every minute of the day we throw away 3 million face masks. Many end up as potentially toxic micro- and nanoplastic or carriers for other toxicants in the environment, researchers warn.

  • 10.03.2021

    Women in research: Louise Nyholm Kallestrup

    On the occasion of the International Women’s Day on 8 March, please meet some of our women researchers from SDU and learn their perspectives on being a woman in research.

  • 09.03.2021

    Women in research: Charlotte Skau Pawlowski

    On the occasion of the International Women’s Day on 8 March, please meet some of our women researchers from SDU and learn their perspectives on being a woman in research.

  • 08.03.2021

    ‘I always feel listened to’

    Marianne Holmer took office as Dean at the Faculty of Science a year ago, and she is the only woman in the university management. She certainly feels different from her male colleagues but believes it’s as much due to her personality as her gender.

  • 04.03.2021

    Frogs’ lungs help them find a mate

    Male frogs call to attract females, but how can females tell that it is a male of the same species calling? Green tree frogs use the same principle as in noise-cancelling headphones – and they are far better at it.

  • 02.03.2021

    Will this solve the mystery of the expansion of the universe?

    Physicists’ new proposal that a new type of extra dark energy is involved is highlighted in scientific journal.

  • 26.02.2021

    The battle for phosphorus is intensifying

    Phosphorus is a very simple element that forms the foundation of all life on Earth. However, phosphorus is also a limited resource. Phosphorus is therefore also part of a game of geopolitics between superpowers that is intensifying these days.

  • 25.02.2021

    Solar cells must be designed to be sustainable

    The heavy metal lead and strong polymer are used in solar cells, but green technologies should be designed for recycling, researcher in innovation from the University of Southern Denmark point out. Organic solar cells are a good example of a completely new generation of green technology.

  • 17.02.2021

    Experts are humans, too: Frederik Waage

    In this interview series, we meet four researchers. They are COVID-19 experts and widely used in the media. But they’re perfectly ordinary people, too.

  • 11.02.2021

    Aaaargh, this is driving me nuts!!!

    Most digitizations are intended to make everyday life easier for users but can also lead to frustration and powerlessness.

  • 10.02.2021

    How much CO2 did your grandparents emit?

    How much CO2 did a family emit during the black transition of the 1850s? How much does a family emit during the green transition? A new project visualizes CO2 emissions to make us realise how much we really need to change our lives to live up to the UN climate goals.

  • 09.02.2021

    New weapon against resistant bacteria

    Researchers have developed a new antibiotic that can help in the fight against resistant bacteria, and they hope it will reach the patients.

  • 09.02.2021

    Experts are humans, too: Hans Jørn Kolmos

    In this interview series, we get to know four researchers better. They are experts on COVID-19 and diligently used by the media with everything it entails. But they’re perfectly ordinary people, too.

  • 02.02.2021

    Experts are humans, too: Christine Stabell Benn

    In this interview series, we get to know four researchers better. They are experts on COVID-19 and diligently used by the media with everything it entails. But they’re perfectly ordinary people, too.

  • 01.02.2021

    Scientific investigations of the believed remains of two apostles

    A Roman church has since the sixth century AD held relics, believed to be the remains of two apostles. Now, they have undergone scientific analysis, casting light on their age and origin.

  • 26.01.2021

    Experts are humans, too: Morten Sodemann

    In this interview series, we get to know four researchers better. They are experts on COVID-19 and diligently used by the media with everything it entails. But they’re perfectly ordinary people, too.

  • 19.01.2021

    New drone from SDU is ready to inspect powerlines

    A team of researchers from the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at the University of Southern Denmark has developed an intelligent drone with AI that can inspect high-voltage cables for faults and corrosion.

  • 14.01.2021

    Why does breast cancer often spread in obese women?

    Every year, approx. 5,000 Danish women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Obesity makes the cancer cells more aggressive, so they spread to other parts of the body. This is the focus of Rasmus Siersbæk’s research and he hopes to be able to find better treatment methods for this disease.

  • 07.01.2021

    Tomatoes from warm countries are better for the environment

    Tomatoes from greenhouses emit about eight times more CO2 than those that grow under the open sky. Scientists have uncovered the world’s most eaten vegetables´ climate footprint, and greenhouses are the big CO2 culprit.

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    Can Circular Economy save the earth?

    The challenge lies in understanding and overcoming all the complex mechanisms in society in order to materialise the necessary changes. At SDU we are working hard towards just that. Take part in our research by sharing your consumer preferences.