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Sadegh Nabavi. (Photo: private)
Mark Denham. (Photo: private)
Anne von Philipsborn. (Photo: DANDRITE)
Duda Kvitsiani. (Photo: DANDRITE)
Keisuke Yonehara. (Photo: DANDRITE)

2015.05.29 |

Top team of group leaders now complete at DANDRITE

DANDRITE’s aim of appointing five top researchers as group leaders has just become a reality with the appointment of Dr Sadegh Nabavi, whose research includes how memory is formed, how it can be erased, and how it can subsequently be restored.

The exoskeletal arm looks like something out of Iron Man’s summer wardrobe, but it is designed to train people who have lost the use of an arm due to brain damage. Photo: Peter F. Gammelby
The six engineering students are working hard to get the exoskeletal arm ready to present to the Hammel Neurorehabilitation and Research Centre. From left: Dennis Larsen, Xena Saeéd, Kristian Ekkenberg Nielsen, Jonas Dahl Pedersen, Simone Kazar and Anders Klüver.

2015.06.01 |

Engineering students build robotic arm for people with brain damage

It looks like something out of Iron Man’s summer wardrobe. However, there is nothing hocus pocus nor science fiction about the lightweight white exoskeletal arm being developed by six engineering students in Aarhus. The arm will be used for rehabilitating people who have been paralysed due to brain damage.

A new European Union project will integrate space-based observations of the Earth with land-based observations to develop a warning system that can continuously identify changes in the Earth’s ecosystems. (Photo: Colourbox)

2015.05.27 |

Space observations to provide warnings about changes to Earth’s ecosystems

Researchers at Aarhus University are part of a new interdisciplinary European Union project that will develop a warning system that can continuously identify changes in the Earth’s ecosystems and biodiversity, as well as relating them to societal and climate-related shifts. The project integrates space-based observations of the Earth with…

Professor Jens Kehlet Nørskov

2015.05.27 |

Rigmor and Carl Holst-Knudsen Award for Scientific Research 2015 goes to Stanford professor

The Rigmor and Carl Holst-Knudsen Award for Scientific Research 2015 is valued at DKK 100,000 and has been received by Professor Jens Kehlet Nørskov, who was educated at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, but now works at Stanford University.

2015.05.27 |

Smart robot can send ultrasound scans across the Internet

Two students have built a robotic ultrasound scanner that makes it possible for doctors to carry out image-diagnostic procedures on patients located at a distance from hospitals.

2015.05.26 |

Aarhus University engineers in high demand

In ten years, Denmark will be short of 10,000 engineers, according to a recently published projection of supply and demand trends. The corporate battle for talented staff is greater than ever, and this can be felt in the engineering degree programmes. Read more (in Danish only) here.

The Pearl-bordered Fritillary lives in warm flowery clearings and is a species in sharp decline. The species was previously widespread in Denmark, but is now only found in a few locations in Central Zealand and on the islands of Lolland and Falster. (Photo: Emil Brandtoft)

2015.05.21 |

Danish butterflies are in sharp decline

According to new research from Aarhus University, twelve species of butterflies have been lost for ever during the last fifty years, and the decline is continuing. This is the first mapping of the decline of butterflies in Denmark since 1900. Read the entire story in the latest edition of Rømer – Aarhus University’s free online magazine.

The European wolf. Photo: Colourbox

2015.05.21 |

Four female wolves documented in Denmark

DNA studies show that there have been at least four female wolves in Jutland. These studies come at the same time that new funds have been allocated to research into wolves and communicating the results.

How do the exoplanets find their orbits in their solar systems? This question has been approached by two astrophysicists. (Illustration: NASA)

2015.05.18 |

Circular orbits for small extrasolar planets

Orbits of 74 small extrasolar planets are found to be close to circular, in contrast to previous measurements of massive exoplanets. The results, to be published in The Astrophysical Journal, were obtained by the SAC researchers Vincent Van Eylen and Simon Albrecht.

2015.05.18 |

Aarhus University moves activities from Roskilde to Emdrup

Campus Emdrup is expanding with a new building that will house research and education activities in Biology and Environmental Science from 2021.

Stine Pedersen won this year’s European university competition in indoor environment technology. She built a small machine that registers indoor environment conditions for the first time, as well as providing feedback from people in the room. Her initial empirical study indicates that the way we experience indoor comfort is much more subjective than researchers previously thought. (Photo: Lars Kruse)

2015.05.13 |

MSc Eng student achieves victory for Denmark at the European indoor environment championship

A graduate engineering student from Aarhus University won the REHVA Student Competition 2015 in Latvia. Students from all over Europe competed for the prize for the best invention in the field of indoor environment technology.

2015.05.13 |

The air has become cleaner during the last 40 years

A new publication from DCE – National Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University, describes Danish efforts regarding clean air since 1970. To download the report in English, click on ‘Publikationen’ at the bottom of this link.

2015.05.11 |

Method for determining possible stress marker in blood samples

A research collaboration between the universities of Oslo and Aarhus has resulted in the development of a new method with diagnostic potential. The new method that combines phase extraction with an enzymatic reaction may eventually be used for an improved and faster screening analysis of isatin as a potential indicator of stress and neurological…

It has long been known that the X chromosome develops faster than the other chromosomes. New research indicates that this is because the male and female sex chromosomes battle for a place in the sperm cells. Photo: Colourbox

2015.05.06 |

Do X and Y chromosomes wage war in the testes?

New research from Aarhus University provides a possible explanation of why the X chromosome is exposed to more natural selection than the other chromosomes and is thus an important driving force in the development of new species. The X and Y chromosomes do battle with each other to get into as many sperm cells as possible.

2015.05.05 |

Look through the mirror to reveal the secrets of a new drug

Research results from Aarhus University can help develop anti-inflammatory drugs.

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