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2014
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
27 AUG

Leading scientists call for a stop to non-essential use of fluorochemicals

A number of leading international researchers, amongst others from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, recommend that fluorochemicals are only...

Food quality Food safety Health and diseases
11 AUG

Gut microbiota affects intestinal integrity

Bacteria in the gut help the body to digest food, and stimulate the immune system. A PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, examines...

Bacteria and microorganisms Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
05 AUG

New methods to identify MRSA in pigs

It is important to keep the number of MRSA infections at a low level. In a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, the latest technologies...

Food safety Production animals Health and diseases Biotechnology and biochemistry Genes and genomes
24 JUL

New methods of detecting Salmonella in pork meat processing

Infections caused by foodborne microorganisms are an increasing public health burden. In a PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production Health and diseases Bacteria and microorganisms
07 JUL

Researchers uncover new knowledge about our intestines

DTU researchers have identified and mapped 500 previously unknown microorganisms and more than 800 bacterial viruses in our intestinal flora. A discovery which—in the long...

Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases Biological systems
24 JUN

Researchers mapping your route from illness to illness

Researchers from Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the University of Copenhagen (KU) have followed six million Danes for 15 years through patient and disease registers...

Data analysis Biological systems Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases Enzymes and proteins
14 JUN

InnovationsFonden grants DKK14 mio for new project

InnovationsFonden was established as of 1 April 2014 by bringing together research, technology development and innovation grants from the Danish Council of Strategic Research...

Electrotechnology Energy Environment and pollution Medicine and medico technology Wind energy Construction and mechanics IT systems Innovation and product development
28 MAY

Personal ventilation reduces spread of infection

A promising new ventilation system for hospital beds captures airborne infection and supplies patients with fresh air.

Medicine and medico technology Hospital layout and design Health and diseases
20 MAY

World-class equipment for research into radiation therapy for cancer

The John & Birthe Meyer Foundation has donated DKK 18.7 million to finance investment in market-leading and state-of-the-art equipment for measuring doses in connection...

Medicine and medico technology
14 MAY

Collaboration strengthens hearing research

In March, Professor Torsten Dau received Brinch’s honorary award for his hearing research at the highest international level. His is currently engaged in giving DTU’s research...

Hearing aids Medical equipment and systems
07 MAY

Breastfeeding promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut

The nutritional factor that has the greatest impact on the development of a child's gut flora is whether the child is breastfed, according to a new study by the National...

Food safety Nutrition and dietary habits Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
11 APR

Researchers to find new paths into the brain

Researchers are searching for new ways to ‘smuggle’ medicine past the brain’s efficient defences. A new multidisciplinary research partnership involving DTU Nanotech...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Medical equipment and systems
04 MAR

DNA analysis can derail aggressive bacteria

A tough strain of bacteria adapts its DNA to suit life in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. The bacterial genome has now been mapped, however, and this could lead...

Genes and genomes Bacteria and microorganisms Medical equipment and systems Biotechnology and biochemistry Health and diseases Biological systems
30 JAN

An alternative to phthalates is on its way

The harmful phthalates, which have been used as softeners in e.g. plastic toys and food packaging, will possibly be replaced by a plastic softener produced from sunflower...

Food safety Food technology Health and diseases
20 JAN

Least pesticide residues in Danish fruits and vegetables

Danish fruits and vegetables contain fewer pesticide residues than similar foreign foods. Furthermore, more than one residue was more frequently found in samples of foreign...

Food safety Health and diseases
03 JAN

DTU and three hearing aids businesses set up new research centre

DTU, Oticon, Widex and GN Resound open a new research centre on 1 January 2014. The centre is named CAMM—Centre for Acoustic-Mechanical Micro Systems—and will focus on...

Sound Mapping and surveying Construction and mechanics Hearing aids
2013
18 DEC

Faster diagnosis and treatment possible

Danish researchers from National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, DTU Systems Biology and Hvidovre Hospital have demonstrated how—within the space of a...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Genes and genomes Health and diseases
17 DEC

Diamonds to track brain illnesses

Researchers at DTU Physics have recently received DKK 14 million from  The Danish Council for Strategic Research to develop tiny diamond sensors with the capacity to...

Electrotechnology Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Micro and nanotechnology Medicine and medico technology Medical equipment and systems
20 NOV

Researchers discover new gene implicated in asthma

Danish researchers have found a gene that makes children susceptible to developing serious asthma early in life. The discovery may impact our understanding of how and...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Biological systems Genes and genomes Medical equipment and systems Health and diseases
23 OCT

Extensive use of fluorinated substances with potentially harmful effects

More and more scientific studies indicate that perfluorinated substances are carcinogenic or otherwise hazardous to health. In the Nordic countries, new per- and polyfluorinated...

Food safety Health and diseases Food, fish and agriculture
19 SEP

Play keeps elderly fit

Welfare technology Hip fractures reduce quality of life and cost the state millions. But a study has shown that exercise using interactive tiles from DTU is fun and...

Electrotechnology Medicine and medico technology
18 SEP

More and more Danes infected with MRSA bacteria

The increase in the number of Danes infected with MRSA bacteria continued in 2012, and the total number of those infected has almost doubled since 2009. The vast majority...

Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases
03 SEP

Gut microbial communities reveal risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes

Having a particular set of bacteria in your gut places you in the high-risk group for developing metabolic disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Genes and genomes Health and diseases
19 AUG

Fast Company on Playware

Fast Company on Playware - These Musical Cubes Remix the Way We Play With One Another

Medical equipment and systems
24 JUN

The Center for Playware at the People's Public Meeting on Bornholm

The Center for Playware at the People's Public meeting in Bornholm Center for Playware på Folkemødet på Bornholm

Medical equipment and systems