The Ecuadorian Hillstar (<em>Oreotrochilus chimborazo</em>) hummingbird lives at an altitude of 3,500 to 5,200 metres above sea level in the Andes Mountains in Ecuador and southern Colombia. No other species of hummingbird lives at such oxygen-poor altitudes. Photo: Joseph C Boone [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons. org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

2016.11.02 |

Expect the unexpected

While it is true that evolution is based on coincidence, science has believed until now that there was a certain system in the disorder – that DNA mutations follow typical patterns from generation to generation. But this is not the case. A new study of South American birds shows that evolution is quite unpredictable.

2016.10.31 |

Rainbow trout breeding will be targeted at different production environments in the world

With the use of genomic selection, Danish researchers will target their breeding of rainbow trout towards adaptations to different production environments worldwide. This could pave the way for an even larger export of eggs from rainbow trout.

2016.11.02 |

Great potential for seaweed in animal feed

New studies show that a small amount of seaweed in their feed is good for both cattle and pigs, and especially good for the global climate. Read more (in Danish only) here.

Alexander N. Zelikin receives the 2016 Lundbeckfonden Research Prize for Young Scientists. (Photo: AU)

2016.10.27 |

Alexander N. Zelikin receives the 2016 Research Prize for Young Scientists

Alexander N. Zelikin is one of the world’s leading experts in the development of medicinal polymer materials and biomedical engineering. He has been honoured with the 2016 Lundbeckfonden Research Prize for Young Scientists for his cutting edge research.

[Translate to English:] I det nye nationale forskerhold BRAINSTRUC deltager fra Aarhus Universitet Professor Poul Nissen, Institut for Molekylærbiologi og Genetik - DANDRITE
... og professor Gregers Rom Andersen, Institut for Molekylærbiologi og Genetik - Strukturel Biologi. Fotos: AU Foto

2016.10.19 |

New initiative will promote brain research in Denmark

Five of Denmark’s leading researchers on structural biology will collaborate on a project to gain insight into the brain’s functions and diseases. The initiative is called BRAINSTRUC and is funded by the Lundbeck Foundation with up to DKK 60 million over a five-year period.

This image shows a cancer tumour located on the foot of a mouse. It contains more than 15,000 vascular branches. The colours show the diameter of the blood vessels. (Laboratory photo: Jens Vinge Nygaard)

2016.10.14 |

Danish researchers behind new cancer images

By combining two different scanning technologies, researchers have succeeded in creating completely new and detailed images of cancer tumours in mice. This could eventually pave the way for the development of more effective drugs.

2016.10.11 |

Large grant for developing the electronics of the future

Aarhus University researchers are spearheading a major European innovation project. The aim is to develop new technology for the electronics of the future.

As early as the 1960s, students got together for the social events held by <em>TÅGEKAMMERET</em>. This picture is one of many collected by the association during the almost sixty years that have passed since <em>TÅGEKAMMERET</em> was founded. (Photo: <em>TÅGEKAMMERET</em>)
Through the course of time, <em>TÅGEKAMMERET</em> has contributed to the social life at the university. Here students are gathered at the dining table in the early 1960s. (Photo: <em>TÅGEKAMMERET</em>)

2016.10.10 |

TÅGEKAMMERET (The Cloud Chamber) turns 60!

TÅGEKAMMERET (The Cloud Chamber) is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary at Aarhus University this autumn. It is probably the oldest lecture and party association in Denmark. TÅGEKAMMERET is run by volunteers consisting of students, and throughout the many years of its existence, the association has created a unique framework…

2016.10.05 |

New research will provide Apple with renewable energy – when the wind is not blowing

Research collaboration between Apple and Aarhus University will help stabilise the supply of renewable energy to Apple’s new data centre. The research will benefit the entire biogas industry.

2016.10.10 |

Super grass to increase cow milk production and reduce methane emissions

A research team will try to optimise grass species that will help cows to burp less, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions – in addition to increasing cow milk production.