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2012-04-04 20:26:42

Researchers, including plant researchers from the University of Copenhagen, have developed a new type of the corn-like crop sorghum, which may become very significant for food supplies in drought-prone areas.

2012-03-15 23:38:34

Using state-of-the-art technology, scientists at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research at the University of Copenhagen and their international collaborators have successfully obtained "molecular snapshots" of tens of thousands processes involved in DNA damage repair.

2012-03-12 11:33:30

Within all our cells lies two meters of DNA, highly ordered in a structure of less than 10 micro meters in diameter.

2012-03-08 14:50:09

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have documented a previously unknown biological mechanism in the brain's most important line of defense: the blood-brain barrier.

The Blue Planet's New Water Budget
2012-03-06 04:28:52

Investigating the history of water on Earth is critical to understanding the planet's climate. One central question is whether Earth has always had the same amount of water on and surrounding it, the same so-called "water budget".

Sturdy Scandinavian Conifers Survived Ice Age
2012-03-04 05:52:45

Until now, it was presumed that the last glacial period denuded the Scandinavian landscape of trees until a gradual return of milder weather began and melted away the ice cover some 9000 years ago.

2012-03-02 14:20:19

Upon fertilisation, a single cell is formed when egg and sperm fuse.

2012-02-22 21:34:08

Sometimes our immune defence attacks our own cells.

2012-02-22 21:31:29

Sparrows, blackbirds and the great tit are all birds known to sing at a higher pitch (frequency) in urban environments.

2012-02-21 14:06:49

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have designed, produced and patented a new chemical compound for the possible treatment of brain damage caused by stroke.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]