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The different joints of the lizard’s tail (Photo: Jan Enghild)
A) The lizard’s released tail stump observed from the side. This image shows the wedge-shaped structures. B) Zoom on one of these structures. C) The part of the tail stump that remains on the animal. The grooves visible just below the surface fit the wedge-shaped structures shown in A) (Figure: Kristian W. Sanggaard)

2012.12.21 | Public / media, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

How does a lizard lose its tail?

Researchers at Aarhus University have now found the answer to this question, attracting enormous international attention.

Christian Bendixen

2012.12.17 | Public / media, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Coding for curdling: genetics and the good cheese

Not all cows are equal when it comes to producing milk that is suited for cheese-making. Scientists are close on the trail of the specific genes that code for milk with good curdling ability.

Tinna V. Stevnsner has been given a grant to study how we can ensure that cognitive functions are maintained with age (photo: Lisbeth Heilesen).

2012.12.12 | Public / media, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

We live longer, but how are we doing?

The Danish population is getting older and older, and holding on to cognitive functions – such as memory – among the elderly is important for maintaining their quality of life, particularly so because there is no effective treatment as yet – nor any aids – to compensate for the loss of their intellectual capacity. So how do we ensure that…

Sir John B. Gurdon gives a talk at Aarhus University on Monday 17 December 2012.

2012.12.07 | Public / media, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Nobel Laureate makes a stop in Aarhus

Sir John B. Gurdon, University of Cambridge, will be presented next week with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012. Following a tour around Sweden, he will make a stop at Aarhus University on his way home. On Monday 17 December 2012, he will present his Nobel Lecture.

Suresh Rattan

2012.12.06 | Public / media, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Suresh Rattan granted honorary visiting professorship in the Czech Republic

Suresh Rattan, PhD, Dr.scient. has been granted an honorary visiting professorship at the Faculty of Science, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, for a period of four years.

2012.12.03 | Public / media, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Research funding rains millions over MBG

The Department of Molecular Biology (MBG) and Genetics hit the jackpot three times in this round of funding when the Danish Council for Strategic Research announced the projects to funded. A whopping seven out of nine projects which have received support from the Danish Council for Strategic Research’s Programme Commission for Health, Food and…

Photo: Colorbox

2012.12.03 | Public / media, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Milk is good for memory

Researchers at Aarhus University are working on creating a milk-based product that ensures good absorption of vitamin B12. Elderly people in particular are at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency, and this can affect functions such as memory.