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2012-02-16 14:05:20

Every cell in the body has chromosomes with so-called telomeres, which are shortened over time and also through lifestyle choices such as smoking and obesity.

2012-02-09 23:21:41

Researchers at the Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new nano-technology platform for the development of molecule-based electronic components using the wonder material graphene.

2012-02-03 19:00:34

Refugee children have scant access to medical care and are particularly vulnerable to disease. Fresh research results from the University of Copenhagen show that just a few hours of schooling a week may have a pronounced positive impact on their health not only in childhood but later in life when they achieve adulthood.

X Factor Determined Chimpanzee Development
2012-01-31 04:36:24

Genetic mutations that boost an individual’s adaptability have greater chances of getting through to X chromosomes – at least in chimpanzees, according to new Danish research.

2012-01-20 11:02:11

Biodiversity is declining rapidly throughout the world.

2012-01-19 17:21:24

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most frequent cause of blindness in the Western World.

Breastfeeding Promotes Healthy Growth
2011-12-22 04:44:58

A PhD project from LIFE – the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Copenhagen has shown that breastfed children follow a different growth pattern than non-breastfed children.

2011-12-01 19:08:46

Researchers who have been following Danish HIV patients for more than fifteen years now see that the patients may live as long as other Danes if they take their medicine.

2011-11-17 03:15:20

Amphibian populations are declining worldwide, and their declines far exceed those of other animal groups: more than 30% of all species are listed as threatened according to the Red List of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

2011-11-15 10:00:31

Training basic surgical techniques on toy animals before having to perform operations on living animals makes veterinary students much less anxious.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.