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Studying The Influence Of ADHD Medications
2012-11-10 11:07:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Some drugs used to treat ADHD could affect the brain's reward system, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered. The findings make it easier to understand how the medicine works and could ultimately lead to improvements in the development of and the dose determination associated with ADHD treatments, they report in the latest edition of the Journal of Neurophysiology. As part of the study, Jakob Kisbye...

Hereditary High Blood Cholesterol Overlooked By Health Community
2012-11-02 10:00:25

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Copenhagen recently revealed that high blood cholesterol is a serious hereditary disease that has been overlooked and has not been given effective treatments as compared to other illnesses. In particular, the scientists discovered that there are more Danes who have high blood cholesterol than previously thought. They believe that few individuals and families with the disease have been...

2012-10-18 12:51:46

A sociologist of religion from the University of Copenhagen has interviewed 21 young patients diagnosed with a life-threatening cancer about their religious beliefs. She concludes that a cancer diagnosis will not make young people, who are not religious already, turn to religion. But it can confirm already existing beliefs. "My research shows that young cancer patients' views on existential issues show consistency before and after the diagnosis: Their faith and their religious practices...

2012-10-03 14:55:41

Malaria-drug monitoring over the past 30 years has shown that malaria parasites develop resistance to medicine, and the first signs of resistance to the newest drugs have just been observed. At the same time, resistance monitoring at the University of Copenhagen shows that the previously efficacious drug chloroquine is once again beginning to work against malaria. In time that will ensure cheaper treatment for the world´s poor. Scientists and healthcare personnel the world over fear...

Bronze Age Trade Connections Revealed By Ancient Stinging Nettles
2012-09-28 14:22:15

A piece of nettle cloth retrieved from Denmark's richest known Bronze Age burial mound Lusehøj may actually derive from Austria, new findings suggest. The cloth thus tells a surprising story about long-distance Bronze Age trade connections around 800 BC. The findings have just been published in Nature's online journal Scientific Reports. 2,800 years ago, one of Denmark's richest and most powerful men died. His body was burned. And the bereaved wrapped his bones in a cloth...

Gut Bacteria Prevalent In Type 2 Diabetes
2012-09-27 08:58:52

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bacteria are everywhere. They not only reside in the outside world, but they also live inside the human body. A recent study by scientists found that there are 1.5 kilograms of bacteria in the intestine, affecting individuals´ heath and wellbeing. The team recently revealed that they had made progress in a metagenomic study targeting the human gut microbiota; they believe that the results could determine whether an individual...

Heart Attack Risk Linked To Low Vitamin D Levels
2012-09-25 09:13:44

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 17 million people die from heart disease every year. With this staggering statistic, it is no wonder that heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for adults around the globe. In order to better understand heart disease, researchers from the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital went about studying vitamin D. The group of investigators recently...

2012-09-20 16:54:17

Scientists have been trying to explain the causes of diabetes for many years. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and Novo Nordisk A/S have now shown that the increased activity of one particular iron-transport protein destroys insulin-producing beta cells. In addition, the new research shows that mice without this iron transporter are protected against developing diabetes. These results have just been published in the prestigious journal Cell Metabolism. Almost 300,000 Danes have...

2012-09-19 16:01:34

A new Cochrane Review concludes that all countries should consider establishing proper home birth services. They should also provide low-risk pregnant women with information enabling them to make an informed choice. The review has been prepared by senior researcher, statistician Ole Olsen, the Research Unit for General Practice, University of Copenhagen, and midwifery lecturer PhD Jette Aaroe Clausen. In many countries it is believed that the safest option for all women is to give birth in...

New Fungal Species Discovered In Denmark
2012-09-04 15:28:55

A new fungal species, called Hebelomagriseopruinatum, has now officially been included in the list of species. The fungus, whose name can be translated into ℠the grey-dewy tear leaf´, was discovered on Zealand in Denmark during a mushroom-hunting tour headed by postdoc Jacob Heilman-Clausen from the University of Copenhagen. During a mushroom-hunting excursion to Eskebjerg Vesterlyng in 2009, postdoc Jacob Heilman-Clausen from the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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