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[Translate to English:] Der er 650 indskrevne ph.d.-studerende på Health. En stor del af dem var med til PhD Day 14.

2014.02.11 | All groups

Good media coverage can make a big difference

There was no shortage of encouragement to make use of the media when the PhD Day brought research communication into focus.

There is no one single good marker for ageing. Grey hair and wrinkles are often regarded as typical signs of ageing, but they are not good markers. Some people get grey hair as early as their twenties, and a fisherman on the west coast of Denmark typically has more wrinkles that others due to exposure to the sun and the wind. This is why the researchers in the Mark-Age Project are studying ageing markers in the blood.

2014.02.14 | All groups

Your blood reveals your biological age

What is your body’s biological age? There are different answers according to which body age test you take. However, researchers have now shown that it is possible to accurately account for the body’s biological age by means of a blood test. The research results will have important consequences – not only for the health of the individual, but also…

Researchers are giving birth to a new method for the manufacture of bones, cartilage and joints to cure or ease tissue injuries. The method involves the printing of 3D implants for the human body to stimulate the growth of different cell types. The first results look promising, and researchers expect the technology to be ready for surgical treatment of human beings within the next three years. The photo shows Research Director Jens Vinge Nygaard, Department of Engineering, with a piece of cartilage implant – fresh from the printer. Photo: Lise Balsby.

2014.02.20 | All groups

Researchers will print implants for the body

Age-related damages in the locomotor system have taken the lead as the fastest-growing health problem in the European population. The doctors have limited possibilities of eliminating the pains and discomfort that many patients feel. But now the researchers are a step closer to finding a new treatment method that catches attention far beyond the…

Research and practical experience show that new technology always has unintended consequences, and we have to watch out for these in connection with telemedicine, says Associate Professor Finn Olesen. Photo: Maria Randima Sørensen.

2014.02.14 | All groups

Telemedicine changes care of the elderly

Telemedicine goes perfectly with terms such as savings agenda and individualism. However, expectations that the technology itself solves all problems are grossly exaggerated, according to Finn Olesen. He is a technology philosopher who has personally been involved in a Danish telemedicine trial involving the ‘COPD suitcase’.

[Translate to English:] Virtuelle konsultationer kan blive en vigtig del af fremtidens sundhedsvæsen. Men brugerne skal være med til at forme teknologien. Foto: Mikkel Khan Tariq

2014.02.14 | All groups

Telemedicine of the future will be run by users

For new telemedicine solutions to be successful, users must be involved in the development of ideas and design. This is the opinion of one of the world’s leading experts in the field – Professor and Head of Research Morten Kyng, Centre for Pervasive Healthcare, Aarhus University. A new platform for telemedicine is being established at Aarhus…

There are large socio-economic benefits to be gained by being able to target the treatment and make it more effective,” says Professor Torben Ørntoft.

2014.02.14 | All groups

Tailored treatment can prolong life

The number of cancer patients is increasing as the number of senior citizens in society increases. It will, however, be possible to treat many patients more efficiently thanks to advanced mapping of genes.

[Translate to English:] Together with her Danish and international research colleagues Malene Kallestrup-Lamb has developed a model that has been fine-tuned to take into account the parameters that affect mortality in a small population such as Denmark. Photo: Lars Kruse AU Kommunikation.

2014.02.18 | All groups

A mathematical model that may be worth a lot of money

A young researcher at Aarhus University is currently developing a mathematical model, which can predict future mortality with greater accuracy compared to other existing methods. This could potentially be of great value to both the private and public sector in Denmark.

More than ever before, ageing is now a social issue. For instance, the growing proportion of elderly people could become a democratic challenge owing to their increasing power at the ballot box, explains associate professor Karen P. Munk, who has just set up the Ageing Society Research Group. (Photo: Colourbox)

2014.02.14 | All groups

Old age isn’t what it used to be

Should you be allowed to go on working after the age of 70? The Danish law in this area is subject to public debate at the moment, and this kind of discussion looks likely to continue in future because the way we perceive old age is changing. Basic assumptions and social systems are also being challenged, explains Karen P. Munk, an associate…

2014.02.10 | Collaboration


Congratulations to AU alum Lene Vestergaard Hau (Ph.D. '91) for being included as one of the 50 most influential scientists in the world today.

2014.02.13 | Technical / administrative staff

Schedule: Announcement of the number of planned dismissals by the end of week 8

The last liaison committees are meeting this week to discuss the future budget cutbacks. It will then be possible to form an overview of how many lay-offs can be expected. This means that, by the end of week 8, the senior management team will be able to announce the expected number of voluntary retirements, senior staff schemes and planned…

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