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Peter Refsing Andersen (left) and Torben Heick Jensen. Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen.

2014.11.20 | Research

A novel strategy to sort functional from non-functional RNA

The human genome is promiscuously transcribed yielding RNA from >75% of its DNA. It is presently intensely debated how much of this material is functional. Danish researchers have devised a method to help address this problem.

Morten Kjeldgaard

2014.11.19 | People

MBG researcher on the top 100 list of most cited ever

Associate Professor Morten Kjeldgaard is co-author of an article that is on the top 100 list of most cited.

The strange plant Welwitschia mirabilis, which grows in the deserts of Namibia, is a veritable Methuselah with leaves that are 2-3 meters long. Now, researchers from Aarhus University will use the long-lived plant as a model for aging in humans. Photo: Janne Hansen.

2014.11.19 | Grant

Unlocking the secrets of Methuselah?

Some organisms can live for thousands of years, while we humans may achieve at the most 100-120 years. Researchers are delving into the cells of plants and humans to explore what it is that makes the difference.

MSc student Morten Thybo (the tall guy in the middle), who did his bachelor project at MBG, was on the winning team in the FoodTech Challenge. Photo: Tony Brøchner / MCH

2014.11.19 | Awards

Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology student on the winning team

A milk drink with purified water won the FoodTech Challenge. A bachelor student from MBG was on the winning team.

Detector Gadget is a detective made of RNA. He can study cells and molecules, and he uses fluorescent substances when detecting. Illustration: Ebbe Sloth Andersen, iNANO, Aarhus University.

2014.11.19 | Awards

Aarhus nanoscale detectives on the podium in Harvard competition

A team of BSc students from Aarhus University won two third places in the biomolecular design (BIOMOD) competition at Harvard University.

The research team from Aarhus University behind the new results (left: Professor Torben Heick-Jensen, Senior Researcher Søren Lykke-Andersen and PhD student Britt Ardal). Photo: Lisbeth Heilesen

2014.11.18 | Research

Host genes under the knife

A Danish research team has analysed the use of a particular cellular RNA degradation mechanism, which has revealed how the expression of the most complex class of genes in human cells is controlled. The study contributes to an understanding of the cell’s basic regulatory tools, and the results may eventually lead to a better understanding of the…