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A Danish research project aims to show whether women wishing to become pregnant should stay away from painkillers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen and codeine. It is hoped that trials with fertilised eggs from mice and humans will help us understand whether headache medication plays a role when pregnancies terminate spontaneously in the early stages. ‘We...
The aim of a collaboration between researchers in Denmark and the USA is to glean new knowledge about the many different types of neurons that make the human brain work. It could have implications for the design of drugs for conditions such as dementia and for rehabilitation of patients after a stroke. The project is...
A research project funded by the Lundbeck Foundation will analyse the health data of 2.8 million Danish mothers. The aim is to develop a kind of ‘red flag’ that will detect the onset of postpartum depression. Around 10-15% of all new mothers experience postpartum depression. It is extremely stressful for both mother and baby, partly...
A major scientific study funded by the Lundbeck Foundation will analyse the genetics underlying febrile seizures – and seek to answer a question that has long challenged scientists: Do febrile seizures increase the risk of developing epilepsy later in life? Any parent’s alarm bells will begin to ring when their babies or toddlers have febrile...
How is our gut flora affected when our immune system is compromised during illness? This is the question a team of researchers at Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, would now like to answer by analysing 1,200 faecal samples. The biological samples lie, side by side, in small plastic tubes with airtight lids in the freezer at...
In recent years, researchers in a number of countries, including Denmark, have been experimenting with the use of psychedelic substances in the design of drugs for mental disorders. The preliminary results are promising. Just imagine if you could take a psychedelic trip to relieve persistent, severe depression. Or maybe to get rid of it once...
Scientists from Denmark and Japan have peeked inside the engine room of the pumps that maintain the acid level in the stomach. And it was no easy task – the pumps are ultra-small! These pumps – in fact proteins, each measuring only about five millionths of a millimetre – are produced in special cells in...
In trials with rats, scientists at Aarhus University have confirmed a theory that it is likely that many cases of Parkinson’s disease start in the gut. A cohort of lab rats, which were genetically manipulated and programmed to produce extremely large amounts of the protein alpha-synuclein, are the main protagonists in a research article on...
Scientists at Aarhus University are in the process of developing a new type of adhesive to glue together human tissue. It’s all about building a variety of the chemical tricks already mastered by mussels into man-made materials. A surgeon has completed surgery: whatever needed to be removed or corrected has been attended to, and the...
Experiences gained by doctors in this field may also have a positive impact on other types of surgery. It is no longer uncommon to see the elderly leaving hospital for home only a few days after they have been given a new knee or hip. A new scientific study, recently published in the Danish Medical...
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Cancer patients donate living brain cells to scientists
17. December 2019
The Lundbeck Foundation grants 60 million Danish kroner to bold scientific ideas
11. December 2019
Six brain professors receive DKK 232 million
10. December 2019

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