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2019
19 MAR

Narcolepsy may be caused by the body attacking itself

Researchers from DTU and the University of Copenhagen are now pointing out that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disease. This may be important to future treatment of this chronic...

Health and diseases
08 MAR

Sewage reveals levels of antimicrobial resistance worldwide

Sewage can reveal the occurrence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria among healthy populations, an international study led by the Technical University of Denmark shows...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food safety Health and diseases
26 FEB

Do risk assessments of endocrine disruptors provide sufficient protection?

Risk assessments of endocrine disruptors should take better account of uncertainties relating to harmful effects to ensure the risk is not underestimated.  

Food safety Health and diseases
19 FEB

Cocktail of common antibiotics can fight resistant E. coli

Scientists from The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU) have discovered that a combination of two common antibiotics is able to eliminate multi-drug...

Health and diseases Bacteria and microorganisms
05 FEB

Grains are beneficial to health

A six-year-long, large-scale research cooperation has documented that a diet, which includes whole-grains helps to prevent type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease...

Bacteria and microorganisms Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
28 JAN

Four DTU researchers chosen as Villum Young Investigators

Four young DTU researchers will each receive DKK 10 million for their research. This takes place at the annual appointment of Villum Young Investigators, at which VILLUM...

Aquaculture Hardware and components Telecommunication Building design Building construction Health and diseases Ecosystems
23 JAN

New study programme focuses on healthcare technology materials

From autumn 2019, DTU offers a new MSc programme in advanced materials and healthcare engineering.

Medical equipment and systems Biotechnology and biochemistry
22 JAN

Portrait: “I wish there was a parallel world”

Mother during the day. Researcher at night. Meet Fatima AlZahra’a Alatraktchi who has developed a nanosensor to understand the language of bacteria.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Medicine and medico technology
21 JAN

Rechargeable hearing aids becoming ever smaller

A young researcher has discovered a solution for using rechargeable batteries in hearing aids without increasing their size or creating unwanted noise.

Electrotechnology Electronics Hearing aids Medicine and medico technology
10 JAN

Danish antimicrobial surveillance model inspires in Asia

In their efforts to monitor and control antimicrobial use in humans and animals, Asian authorities have been learning from the experience gained by Danish experts at...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
07 JAN

Dental implants soon to be completely white

New technology will soon make the surface of titanium used for dental implants completely white. This will be immensely important for the growing part of the population...

Materials Metals and alloys Physiological modelling Artificial organs
2018
20 DEC

Artificial intelligence may future-proof Danish healthcare services

Artificial intelligence and big data are building blocks in the development of personal health technologies. 

Medicine and medico technology Information technology
06 DEC

New knowledge to protect against endocrine disrupting chemicals

Researchers from the Technical University of Denmark are partners in two new EU projects on hormone disrupting substances that aim to protect women's reproductive health...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
30 NOV

New paper in Nature Biotechnology

An international research team, headed by Professor Sine Reker Hadrup from DTU Nanotech, has developed a new screening tool to improve cancer immunotherapy.

Cells Health and diseases
29 NOV

Turning stem cells into bone with nanoclay-reinforced hydrogel

Assistant professor Alireza Dolatshahi-Pirouz and colleagues have developed a hydrogel that combines synthetic materials with living cells, and can turn stem cells into...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Cells Health and diseases
13 NOV

Medical attention around the clock

A new project will revolutionise monitoring of hospitalised patients at special risk, thus reducing the incidence of complications and deaths. 

Medicine and medico technology Electrotechnology Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems
01 NOV

Extraordinary effort in the study of gut bacteria recognized

Postdoc Martin Laursen from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has received a Young Researcher Award from the university for his study of the...

Nutrition and dietary habits Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
31 OCT

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...

Food safety Health and diseases
11 OCT

Students want to combat Alzheimer’s with light

A newly developed light seeks to reduce degradation of the brain in patents with Alzheimer’s disease.  

Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
10 OCT

App gives dietary advice based on data on DNA and gut bacteria

Genetic data combined with new knowledge about the genetic make-up of gut bacteria opens the door to personal dietary recommendations.

Medicine and medico technology Information technology
26 SEP

New high-tech health solutions based on big data

In recent years, high-tech robotic solutions have found their way from the universities’ laboratories to the healthcare system.

Electrotechnology Robot technology and automation Health and diseases
25 SEP

Top researcher: digitize your health data

One of the most cited researchers in Denmark, Professor Jun Wang, participates in DTU High Tech Summit and urges all Danes to digitize their health data.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology
06 SEP

DTU researcher behind new design of antennas for hearing aids

A unique model of how radio waves travel around the head as well as ideas for a new design of the antenna in hearing aids is the result of a collaboration between GN Hearing...

Electrotechnology Antennas Hearing aids Medicine and medico technology
03 SEP

Hearing aids fit for the future

New DTU research is paving the way for matching hearing aids more closely to user needs. The aim is for more people to be happy with their hearing aids—and actually use...

Electrotechnology Sound Medicine and medico technology Hearing aids
23 AUG

Unborn children better protected against endocrine disruptors

Researchers from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, have helped improve on international testing of chemicals to enable better detection of...

Health and diseases Food safety Food, fish and agriculture
03 JUL

Wound healing start-up wins Venture Cup

DTU distinguished itself at the Venture Cup National Startup Competition 2018. Medical equipment for treatment of chronic wounds was the big winner of the competition.

Medicine and medico technology
28 JUN

Innovative instruments solve problems for midwives and surgeons

DTU start-ups develop new eco-friendly disposable products for hospitals. Common for these solutions is that they are simple, innovative, and easy to use.

Medicine and medico technology
06 JUN

Magnetic contrast agent behind clear MRI images

The Danish National Research Foundation Center for Hyperpolarization in Magnetic Resonance, HYPERMAG, at DTU  conducts research into technologies that can reveal...

Micro and nanotechnology Magnets Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems
01 JUN

Nature's defence mechanisms can reduce the use of antibiotics

Researchers at DTU have identified natural peptides that fight bacteria, thereby reducing the need for antibiotics.

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases Production animals
17 MAY

Danish welfare-tech wins award in Singapore

Modular welfare technology Moto Tiles, developed at DTU for eldercare, wins Product Innovation of the Year at the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards.

Electrotechnology Robot technology and automation Medicine and medico technology
17 MAY

Major EU grants to pioneering research

Grants Researchers receive funding from the European Commission for pioneering research.

Metals and alloys Biotechnology and biochemistry Materials Medicine and medico technology
17 MAY

InstaPatch receives 5.6M DKK in funding from Independent Research Fund Denmark...

The CACHET PhD project InstaPatch  has received funding from Independent Research Fund Denmark . This funding will be used to further expand the project with an additional...

Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Micro and nanotechnology
15 MAY

A first step to tomorrow’s hearing aid

Researchers at DTU have identified the brain signals that help us to focus on a particular sound, for example speech from a single person.

Electrotechnology Hearing aids
03 MAY

Digitalization, health, food and biotech set the stage for High Tech Summit 2018

DTU’s High Tech Summit is attracting considerable interest from the business community who have already bought or booked 60 of the 70 stands.

Information technology Biotechnology and biochemistry Medicine and medico technology Food, fish and agriculture
20 APR

High-tech patch wins innovation competition

A patch which can measure movement patterns in persons with Parkinson’s disease won DTU’s Open Innovation X final .

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems
19 APR

Open Innovation X HEALTH - Case competition

A smart patch that can measure movement patterns in Parkinson's disease was awarded the first place in DTU Skylab's Open Innovation X final.

Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
28 FEB

DTU Nominated for 3 'Oscars' of the Eldercare Industry

DTU and Professor Henrik Hautop Lund from  Center for Playware, DTU Electrical Engineering, are nominated for the development of the Moto Tiles for eldercare.

Electrotechnology Health and diseases
22 FEB

Invitation to Professor Rene Hendriksen’s inaugural lecture

Come to an inaugural lecture and learn how whole genome sequencing can be used in the global surveillance of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance.

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
30 JAN

Learn more about how One Health makes the world healthier

Summer school in Denmark once again gives students from all over the world the opportunity to learn how the One Health concept can tackle challenges related to the health...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
23 JAN

European method to determine iodine content in animal feed

New method has been developed to ensure that iodine content in animal feed stays below the European maximum levels limits set to protect both animals and consumers...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
16 JAN

New knowledge to help people with hidden hearing loss

Exposure to loud noise in the environment is causing nerve damage in the ears of ever more people. New research will enable diagnosing and treating such hearing loss in...

Electrotechnology Sound Hearing aids Health and diseases
11 JAN

Novo Nordisk Foundation awards EUR 6 million to health research

Three grants from the Novo Nordisk Foundation will enable DTU researchers to create new knowledge about brain functions, gut bacteria, and nerve damage in the ears.

Health and diseases Medicine and medico technology
2017
27 DEC

10 fat American pigs to DTU Risø Campus

Over 47 per cent of adult Danes are overweight and more than 320,000 have diabetes. A fat American pig is the means towards better treatment.

Health and diseases Biotechnology and biochemistry
20 DEC

Ultrasound images in a class of their own

A generous grant from Innovation Fund Denmark has enabled the world’s leading researchers in the field of 3D ultrasound images to develop new, ultra-high resolution imaging...

Electrotechnology Medicine and medico technology
19 DEC

Electronic monitoring of heart rhythm can prevent strokes

A simple method for electronically monitoring patient heart rhythm can improve the treatment of heart rhythm disorders and prevent strokes.

Electrotechnology Medical equipment and systems Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
13 NOV

Researchers hunt for tomorrow’s antimicrobial agents in the Christiania topsoil

The world desperately needs new types of antimicrobial agents to combat resistant bacteria. Researchers are therefore searching high and low for new antimicrobial agents...

Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Health and diseases
09 NOV

High-tech duvet can alleviate atopic eczema

Three BEng students have developed an anti-itch duvet using materials from NASA’s space suits. The project secured development funding in international competition.

Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Materials
02 NOV

Several reasons why whole grains are healthy

When overweight adults exchange refined grain products – such as white bread and pasta – with whole grain varieties, they eat less, they lose weight and the amount of...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases Nutrition and dietary habits
23 OCT

Come explore and hear about life science and bioengineering at DTU

Come to an open day on 29 November 2017, where cooperation partners are invited to have a look at some of the new, state-of-the-art facilities in DTU's largest building...

Food, fish and agriculture Biotechnology and biochemistry Chemistry Medicine and medico technology Environment and pollution
22 OCT

Uterine bacteria can affect the foetus

According to new research, women can have bacteria in their uteri which may have an impact on foetuses’ immune systems. Until now, the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and the...

Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
19 OCT

Biomedical Engineering Students awarded 1st Prize for research in Parkinson's...

At this year's national congress, The Danish Society for Biomedical Engineering awarded students, Aske Bluhme Klok and Joakim Edin, from DTU/KU, 1st prize for the presentation...

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Electrotechnology
18 OCT

Alarm gives epileptics peace of mind

Doctors and scientists have joined forces with a commercial enterprise to develop an alarm that makes life easier for patients and their relatives.

Electronics Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Medical equipment and systems
03 OCT

Diamonds track cancer

Knowing whether a cancer therapy is 100 per cent effective, or merely 99.9 per cent, can be a matter of life and death. Quantum mechanical phenomena in diamonds are helping...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Lasers Health and diseases
14 JUL

Better immunotherapy for cancer patients

Does immunotherapy work better in cancer patients who, for example, have had influenza? This will be studied in a research project at Herlev Hospital involving DTU.

Health and diseases Cells Enzymes and proteins Genes and genomes Bacteria and microorganisms Viruses Fermentation
29 MAY

Brain knowledge may solve cocktail party syndrome

Insight into the brain’s audio perception will revolutionize hearing aids of the future, enabling them to focus on the sounds the hearing-impaired want to hear.

Electrotechnology Sound Hearing aids
16 APR

Novo Nordisk Foundation Grant

RESEARCHERS AIM AT REDUCING THE EXCESS MORTALITY OF PEOPLE WITH SEVERE MENTAL DISORDERS BY IMPROVING INDIVIDUAL TREATMENT

Information technology Medicine and medico technology
07 MAR

Digital solutions help patients to better health

Personal health technology will play a greater role in the future healthcare system, which will be characterized by a growing number of chronic patients and a strong patient...

Medicine and medico technology
02 MAR

DTU share in EU recognition of four chemicals as endocrine disruptors

Following a proposal from Denmark, the EU in February 2017 decided to recognize four phthalates as human endocrine disruptors. The National Food Institute, Technical...

Food safety Health and diseases
28 FEB

Pure precision

The Portable Ultrasound Scanners project—running from 2013 to 2018—has received DKK 75 million (EUR 10 million) in funding from Innovation Fund Denmark out of a total budget...

Medicine and medico technology
09 FEB

One step closer to personal antimicrobial treatment

Harmless intestinal bacteria may transfer resistance genes to pathogenic bacteria, making the dangerous bacteria resistant to antimicrobial agents. A new method makes it...

Genes and genomes Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
08 FEB

Robot to ensure oxygen supply to COPD patients

Innovation Fund Denmark has just granted DKK 7 million for the further development of a new robot that will ensure COPD patients of the right amount of oxygen. DTU sees...

Robot technology and automation Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
26 JAN

Millions for research into antibiotic resistance and better drugs

In a press release issued today, the Novo Nordisk Foundation reveals that it is grating a total of DKK 300 million (EUR 40 million) to five ambitious research projects...

Cells Synthetic biology Genes and genomes Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
2016
21 DEC

New products to prevent and treat food allergies

It is currently not possible to prevent or treat food allergies. However, a new project aims at improving quality of life for allergy sufferers by developing new prevention...

Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture
Photo: Joachim Rode
28 NOV

World Champions in radioactivity

Researchers at DTU Nutech develop and apply knowledge about radioactive substances and ionizing radiation. Nuclear technologies are put to uses as diverse as curing cancer...

Radioactivity Environment and pollution Radioactive pharmaceuticals and isotopes Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases Physics
27 OCT

Two researchers receive Lundbeck Foundation fellowships

Each year, t he Lundbeck Foundation awards fellowships to a number of particularly promising young researchers who are qualified to establish or expand their own research...

Medicine and medico technology Viruses Biological systems Nanomedicine Health and diseases
10 OCT

Supercomputer answers life science questions

DTU researchers are using the biggest life science supercomputer in Denmark to analyse complex volumes of data and put doctors in a position to improve our health.

Information technology Biotechnology and biochemistry Genes and genomes Health and diseases Mathematics
31 AUG

Seniors drop their walking aids when playing on DTU Playware

Seniors throw away their canes and rollators after playing with the Moto tiles developed at DTU Elektro's Center for Playware.

Electrotechnology Medicine and medico technology
13 JUL

Specific Gut bacteria cause reduced insulin sensitivity

Currently, scientists think the major contributors to insulin resistance are excess weight and physical inactivity, yet ground-breaking new research, with leading Danish...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
07 JUL

Butylparaben can have several endocrine disrupting effects

Research suggests that butylparaben – which is used in cosmetics and skin care products such as sunscreen – have more endocrine disrupting effects than previously thought...

Health and diseases
29 JUN

Compounds in meat may be carcinogenic

Population studies indicate a possible link between intake of meat and cancer. Meat may contain carcinogens, but it is also an important nutritional source of iron. This...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
27 JUN

Food’s transit time is a key factor in digestive health

The time it takes for ingested food to travel through the human gut – also called transit time – affects the amount of harmful degradation products produced along the...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
01 JUN

Endocrine disrupters accelerate reproductive aging in rats

Female rats exposed to endocrine disrupters during early development end up with fewer eggs in their ovaries and are at risk of losing their ability to reproduce at an...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases
31 MAY

Openness is gold

It was a perfect match when Associate Professor Winnie E. Svendsen met Dan Høgdall, a doctor. Together they developed a chip for diagnosing early-stage cancers. In January...

Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems Nanomedicine Health and diseases Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
Photo: Rana Al-tayar
26 MAY

Equipment from hospitals are reused in developing countries

Engineering World Health’s local department at DTU repairs medical equipment for developing countries.

Medicine and medico technology
28 APR

Waste and waste water management in the Arctic requires locally adapted solutions

There is growing interest in technological solutions that can handle waste and waste water in the remote towns and villages in the Arctic. 

Polar research Health and diseases Waste management Waste water and water discharge
18 APR

Bisphenol A in low doses can affect the reproductive system and behaviour

If rats are exposed to bisphenol A in low doses during early development it can lead to reduced sperm count, obesity and changes to breast development and behaviour...

Food safety Health and diseases
08 APR

New issue of Technologist out now

The feature story in the new issue of DTU’s international magazine, Technologist, is about how we will be moving around in our big cities in the future.

Transport behaviour Transport economy Mobility Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development Medical equipment and systems Computer calculations Mapping and surveying Biological systems
15 MAR

Private investor helped DTU idea take off

The company Saxocon was born of a good idea and an enterprising investor. And the researchers behind the idea voluntarily declined to be directly involved in the project...

Medicine and medico technology Chemistry
07 MAR

Cancer cells contain the seeds of their own downfall

Researchers from departments including DTU Vet have made a ground-breaking discovery that enhances our understanding of how our immune system can exploit the genetic...

Health and diseases Cells Genes and genomes
18 JAN

Global figures for the burden of foodborne disease

Every year one in ten people around the world gets sick from food they eat and 420,000 die as a result. This is the finding of a report from the World Health Organization...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
2015
29 OCT

“Indispensable entrepreneurs”

Drug delivery is all about getting the active substance in medicine to target the right place in the body at the right time. American researcher and business founder...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
26 OCT

Antenna Specialist receives 'Elektroprisen 2015'

This year a former DTU Elektro PhD student and two MSc students received prizes when the Elektrofondet celebrated its 50th anniversary and distributed the 'Elektroprisen...

Electrotechnology Antennas Electromagnetism Hearing aids
23 SEP

Knowledge of proteins to guide pharmaceutical industry

Knowledge of the properties of proteins right down to atomic level is essential for making it easier and faster for the pharmaceutical industry to manufacture protein...

Medicine and medico technology Biotechnology and biochemistry Information technology
15 SEP

Endocrine disrupters can affect breast development

Studies in rats indicate that endocrine disrupters can affect breast development in humans. Their effect on breast development can however be overlooked by current methods...

Food safety Health and diseases
28 AUG

Guidance value on fluorinated substances in food packaging

The Danish food authorities have introduced a guidance value on fluorinated substances in food packaging to reduce the use of these substances, which can be harmful to...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
02 JUN

Method provides more knowledge about harmful substances in food packaging

A new method for faster analysis of chemicals in paper and board food packaging materials has been developed in a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical...

Food safety Health and diseases Computer calculations
19 MAR

New knowledge strengthens risk assessment of chemical cocktails in food

Denmark's largest research project on chemical cocktail effects in food, spearheaded by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has just...

Food safety Health and diseases
18 MAR

Paper and board food packaging contains endocrine active chemicals

For paper and board food packaging only little regulation and legislation exists, and the composition of the packaging is in many cases unknown for the consumer and the...

Food safety Health and diseases
23 FEB

National Food Institute maintains its assessment of bisphenol A

After having examined the European Food Safety Authority, EFSA's new health assessment of bisphenol A, the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, maintains...

Food safety Health and diseases
23 FEB

Young researcher to let nanosubmarine repair cells in sick children

Backed by a Lundbeck Foundation Fellowship, Leticia Hosta-Rigau plans to develop a new nanomedical approach to repairing damaged cells, which may benefit newborns with...

Cells Nanomedicine Health and diseases Medicine and medico technology
2014
17 DEC

European centre for serious pig disease established in Denmark

DTU Vet  is participating in a new major EU project and will serve as a European monitoring centre for Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), which has a...

Viruses Genes and genomes Food production Livestock diseases Production animals Health and diseases
16 DEC

Quantum mechanical shortcut to new medicine

The dream of being able to predict whether medicine works and its potential side effects—even before you start producing the drug—lives again. This is the potential for...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Medical equipment and systems
02 DEC

Aircraft fuels must be sustainable in the future

In the near future car traffic will be able to run on electricity but air traffic remains dependent on liquid fuel. The National Food Institute, Technical University of...

Environment and pollution Bioenergy Health and diseases Food production Food technology
12 NOV

The real disease burden of foodborne infections

Campylobacter is the foodborne bacteria that contributes most to the burden of disease in Denmark. This is the finding of a study from the National Food Institute, Technical...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Mathematical modelling Health and diseases
01 OCT

Cancer treatment is all about precision

Cancer patients can look forward to much more effective radiation treatment involving a new technology: a nano-scale marker that establishes the position of tumours in...

Medicine and medico technology
01 OCT

Improved cancer treatment with premium equipment

A generous grant from The John & Birthe Meyer Foundation for radiation therapy equipment at DTU has paved the way for new breakthroughs with the potential to improve radiation...

Medicine and medico technology
30 SEP

We want to make a difference

What started out as a BSc project a few years ago has now developed into a company attracting international attention in partnership with UNICEF and the Clinton Health...

Medicine and medico technology
29 SEP

Robot supplies oxygen to COPD patients

A public-private partnership project has laid the foundations for significantly improved treatment of COPD patients.

Medicine and medico technology Electrotechnology Robot technology and automation