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How is it that vultures can live on a diet of carrion that would at least lead to severe food-poisoning, and more likely kill most other animals?
Cancer types such as melanoma, prostate cancer and certain types of leukemia weaken the body by over-activating the natural immune system. Researchers have now demonstrated that selenium – naturally found in, e.g., garlic and broccoli – slows down the immune over-response.
Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of Copenhagen have created the world’s largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics.
A study based on blood samples from more than 55,000 Danes conducted by the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital shows a direct correlation between smoking and mortality.
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen University Hospital have identified a particular genetic mutation that may cause parkinsonism in young people.
This is the first time that researchers have analysed big data relating to an entire country's disease development.
Bookmakers, compulsive gamblers, prostitutes and incredibly rich Indians were last year part of PhD Stine Simonsen Puri’s daily entourage.
Butterflies and dragonflies with a lighter shade of color do better in warmer areas of Europe.
At least one in 100 horses at some point in its life will lose the ability to control of its gait as a result of developing the neurological disorder ataxia.
Responsible research has been put firmly on the political agenda with, for instance, EU's Horizon 2020 program in which all research projects must show how they contribute responsibly to society.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.