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Stem cells make similar decisions to humans

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have captured thousands of progenitor cells of the pancreas on video as they made decisions to divide and expand the organ or to specialize into the endocrine cells that regulate ...

dateMar 25, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Breakthrough in identification of important protein

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen are the first in the world to develop a secure way of measuring the important protein apo-M. This could prove relevant for research into diseases such as diabetes, arteriosclerosis ...

dateMar 23, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Unlikely hydrogen bond discovered

As with magnets and alternating current, positively charged molecules never aim for one another. Indeed, similarly charged poles are repelled. Nevertheless, a team from the University of Copenhagen's Department ...

dateMar 13, 2015 in Materials Science
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Snapshot of cosmic burst of radio waves

A strange phenomenon has been observed by astronomers right as it was happening - a 'fast radio burst'. The eruption is described as an extremely short, sharp flash of radio waves from an unknown source in ...

dateJan 19, 2015 in Astronomy
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Crops can do their own weed control

In conventional farming, the most frequently used herbicides for weed control have a negative impact on the environment. On the other hand, organic farmers enlist machines to battle unwanted growth. These ...

dateJan 13, 2015 in Ecology
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Researchers one step closer to cocaine antidote

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have gained new insight into the mechanism behind a protein dopamine transporter that could help in the development of future medical treatment against cocaine addiction.

dateJan 13, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Stem cells born out of indecision

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have gained new insight into embryonic stem cells and how blocking their ability to make choices explains why they stay as stem cells in culture. The results have just been published ...

dateDec 18, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Reshaping the horse through millennia

Whole genome sequencing of modern and ancient horses unveils the genes that have been selected by humans in the process of domestication through the latest 5.500 years, but also reveals the cost of this domestication. ...

dateDec 15, 2014 in Evolution
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