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2019.06.28 | Administrative

Summer Newsletter 97 June 2019

Dear all Please find the latest news:

[Translate to English:] Foto: Lars Kruse

2019.06.28 | Administrative

An old Danish song proclames: "Danish summer, I love you even though you have let me down before"

University Director Arnold Boon sends his warm wishes for a lovely summer holiday in this summer-blog, and gives his "six month-forecast" for the administration at AU. Sustainability, WPA and the division of Science and Technology are among the subjects.

2019.06.28 | Conference

The playful University 2019

The purpose of the conference is to provide a venue for the diffusion of research and practice for the playful university at the interface of a variety of approaches from several disciplines, including education, sociology, philosophy, media studies, design, literature, game studies and political science.

[Translate to English:] Aarhus Universitets Forskningsfond inviterer den 31. august til jubilæumsbyfest i den nye Universitetsby. Foto: Jørgen Weber.

2019.07.02 | Event

The Research Foundation celebrates 75 years with a big party for the whole city in the new University City

On 31 August, the Aarhus University Research Foundation is throwing a party for the entire city at the former municipal hospital, which will soon be transformed into the University City. The Foundation has been supporting research at Aarhus University for 75 years, and this will be celebrated with lectures, walks in the old hospital and live…

Chronic pain can occur all over the body, and the patients have in common that they could fill a shopping basket with pain killers ranging from local anaesthetic ointments to morphine without ever really getting any good results. Illustration by Csaba Deli, Colour Box.
Mette Richner explains that sortilin – and now things get a little convoluted - appears to 'put the brakes on the brake’ which, at the molecular level, stops the body's pain development. Photo: Private.
Christian Vægter says that some of the fundamental mechanisms are quite similar in humans and mice, and therefore the study gives an indication of what is happening in people suffering from chronic pain. Photo: Lars Kruse.

2019.06.28 | Research

One step closer to chronic pain relief

While effective drugs against chronic pain are not just around the corner, researchers from Aarhus University have succeeded in identifying a protein as a future potential target for medicinal drugs. Basic research shows that blocking a protein named sortilin prevents pain – initially in laboratory mice.

Pregnant women with migraine have an increased risk of miscarriage, caesarean sections and giving birth to a child with low birth weight.
Nils Skajaa is the study’s lead author. He is employed as a researcher at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital.

2019.06.26 | Research

Migraine increases the risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth

Pregnant women with migraine have an increased risk of miscarriage, caesarean sections and giving birth to a child with low birth weight. This is shown by a comprehensive register-based study from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital. The study also suggests that prescription migraine drugs may alleviate the complications.

Students from all over the world travel to Aarhus for the Summer University courses. Photo: Martin Gravgaard.

2019.07.02 | Education

AU Summer University continues to grow

Intensive summer courses are becoming more and more popular among students. This applies not only to Danish students, but also to international students from Au's partner universities.

2019.06.27 | Research

One in five haematological cancer patients suffer blood clots or bleeding

In the years following haematological cancer, one in five survivors suffer a blood clot or bleeding which requires hospital treatment. A new comprehensive survey from Aarhus University could contribute to the prevention of these serious complications.

2019.06.18 | Research

Infant mortality is higher for low-skilled parents

Infants of women with a short-term education are more likely to die within the first year of life. In more than half of cases, the cause of death is premature childbirth and low foetal weight. This is shown by research from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital.

(Ill: Colorbox)

2019.06.25 | Administrative

Common PhD principles introduced at AU

AU has adopted a number of basic principles for the university's four graduate schools. The principles will help establish a common foundation for educating the next generations of researchers to our challenge conventional wisdom with ground-breaking and independent research.

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