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2014.10.20 | Department of Engineering, Public / media

Researchers embark on new nanocomputer

Researchers at Aarhus University will play a key role in a new international collaboration to develop next-generation computer chips. They will design new types of integrated circuits for nanocomputers with super memory capacity and ultra-low power consumption.

Financial incentives can regulate people’s environmental behaviour.

2014.10.23 | Public / media

Climate policy initiatives under the microscope at global conference

Charging a price for CO2 in combination with reducing income tax could contribute to the battle against global climate change and environmental degradation without adversely affecting employment and welfare.

Schematic illustration of the MhsT transporter, which consists of many thousands of atoms shown here in a surface representation. Red and blue areas are negatively and positively charged, respectively, and grey areas are neutral. The black lines indicate where the protein is located in the cell membrane, and IN and OUT indicate the inside and outside of the cell. The enlarged panel shows the MhsT surface in a semi-transparent version, so you are viewing a centrally located Na<sup>+</sup> ion that, in a crystallised state, achieves entry to the inside of the cell through a narrow tunnel, which opens when the transporter slams completely into the outside. The Na<sup>+</sup> ion can now escape and, because the intracellular environment has a very low content of Na<sup>+</sup>, this drives the transporter to transport into the cell – in this case with amino acids and, for the closely related neurotransmitter transporter, with neurotransmitters from the synaptic cleft. (Figure produced by Lina Malinauskaite)

2014.10.30 | Public / media

New knowledge about neurotransmitter pathways in the brain

Insight into transport mechanisms in brain cells is extremely important in connection with disorders such as schizophrenia, epilepsy and depression, as well as in connection with producing the right medicine. Defects in proteins responsible for the transport of neurotransmitters are actually related to psychological and neurological disorders, and…

Events

Wed 05 Nov
13:00-16:00 |
New accelerator facility to be opened at the Department of Physics and Astronomy
There are very few places in Europe where you can analyse material samples and virtually turn back the clock and discover new details about everything ranging from the Sun to human bones. On 5 November at 13.00, Aarhus University is inaugurating a new facility for purposes such as carbon-14 dating, which can take an even closer look at the past.
Wed 05 Nov
15:00-16:00 | Palle Juul-Jensen/DNC Lecture Theatre, Aarhus University Hospital, building 10, Nørrebrogade 44, 8000 Aarhus C
DANDRITE and NeuroCampus Seminar
Seminar on ‘Identifying the dynamics of Lewy body formation in Lewy body diseases’ by Professor Glenda Halliday, Australia.
Thu 06 Nov
09:00-16:15 | Axelborg, Vesterbrogade 4A, Copenhagen
UBVA symposium on research, ethics and law
There are many rules and regulations regarding good research. When are you a co-author? What responsibility do researchers have for ensuring that their co-authors comply with good scientific practice? Is the enforcement of good scientific practice satisfactory in Denmark? How well do the committees perform regarding scientific dishonesty? And what is the protagonist’s view of the Klarlund case? Read more (in Danish only) here.
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