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Research reveals recipe of Tollund man's last meal

Researchers have re-examined the last meal of the famous Tollund Man bog body, consumed shortly before he died around 400 BC. The analysis reveals that he likely ate an ordinary Iron Age meal of porridge and fish, consumed 12-24 hours before his death.

High-tech equipment for biological mass spectroscopy

With a grant from the Novo Nordisk Foundation of EUR 2 million (DKK 15 million), Professor Jan J. Enghild can pursue his vision of establishing a "state-of-the-art" platform within biological mass spectroscopy.

Researchers study the secrets of blood

The factors controlling blood coagulation have been known for a long time. New research shows that the last factor – Factor XIII, which stabilises the healing process – plays a much more complicated role than previously thought.

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How does a lizard lose its tail?

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

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New method provides researchers with efficient tool for tagging proteins

Aarhus University researchers have developed an easier method to create DNA–protein conjugates. The method can potentially strengthen the work involved in diagnosing diseases.

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Prey digestion by the carnivorous Venus flytrap

A newly published study by researchers from Aarhus University provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of the protein composition in the digestive juice of a carnivorous plant, and this contributes significantly to the understanding of prey digestion in these plants. The identified, unique digestive enzymes identified by the researchers could be a source of inspiration for the enzyme industry.

Aggregation of proteins in cells may result in diseases

Changes in the structure of proteins can lead to various diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes and corneal dystrophy. A research team from Aarhus University has now discovered how a particular protein can damage cells. These results may lead to the development of drugs to treat corneal dystrophy in the future.

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Identification of new unique cornea proteins

With the identification and quantification of a large number of cornea proteins, a research group at Aarhus University has taken a big step closer to characterising the protein profile required to maintain corneal homeostasis (balance). This information may be used for exploring the basic molecular mechanisms involved in corneal health and diseases, and hopefully pave the way to better diagnosis and medical intervention before the occurrence of visual impairment.

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New mass spectrometry platform the first of its kind in Scandinavia

With this new equipment, the researchers hope to verify the findings from some of the earlier projects and to identify novel early-stage biomarkers for the development of lung, ovary and prostate cancers, in collaboration with the Aarhus University Hospital..

40 million Danish kroner for protein research

Researchers from Aarhus University participate in a new national project to ensure that protein researchers will have access to the latest advanced equipment. The goal is to maintain Denmark’s leading position in protein research and to strengthen infrastructure and technological development.

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Potatoes as a sustainable alternative to animal protein

Research will make it possible to replace animal protein with potato protein extracted from the production of potato starch. Thus, the potatoes will be exploited better and contribute to a more sustainable feeding of the world's growing population.

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