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Celldivision induces tissue ordering

08 December 2014

Celldivision induces tissue ordering If there is a blood clot preventing blood from flowing across the endothelial cells, they begin to divide actively. New research from NBI demonstrates that cell division is very ordered and create a dynamic movement with...

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60 million kroner for a new Center of Excellence, StemPhys led by Lene Oddershede

08 October 2014

60 million kroner for a new Center of Excellence, StemPhys led by Lene OddershedeStem cells have the potential to develop into any type of cell and now the Danish National Research Foundation has awarded 60 million kroner for a new Center of Excellence, StemPhys, that will conduct research into how to control stem cell

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Biophysicist Pernille Yde receives prestigious award

18 August 2014

Biophysicist Pernille Yde receives prestigious awardThe Society for the Dissemination of Natural Science, SNU has awarded the prestigious Kirstine Meyer Grant to Pernille Yde for her research in biophysical computer models with special focus on inflammation and diabetes.

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Grants from FNU to Astrophysics and Biophysics

30 June 2014

Grants from FNU to Astrophysics and BiophysicsTwo researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute, Marianne Vestergaard at the Dark Cosmology Centre and Lene Oddershede in Optical Tweezers have both received grants of approx. 6-6½ million kroner from FNU

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FNU grants to Biophysics and Oceanography

25 June 2014

FNU grants to Biophysics and OceanographyTwo professors at the Niels Bohr Institute, Mogens Høgh Jensen, Professor of Biophysics, and Markus Jochum, Professor of Oceanography, have both received a grant of 2.4 million kroner from FNU

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Biophysicist Lene Oddershede receives the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences Silver Medal

24 November 2011

Biophysicist Lene Oddershede receives the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences Silver Medal Lene Oddershede is working with experimental molecular biophysics. She is being awarded the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters Silver Medal 2011 for her outstanding research into the development and application of optical tweezers.

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Physicists rethink cancer treatments

31 October 2011

Physicists rethink cancer treatmentsAt the Niels Bohr Institute, Lene Oddershede, who heads the biophysics group Optical Tweezers, has received a grant of 2½ million kroner from the Lundbeck Foundation along with the Panum Institute. Together they will investigate an entirely new...

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New insights into DNA under the influence of strong forces

24 May 2011

New insights into DNA under the influence of strong forces Researchers in biophysics, including members from the Niels Bohr Institute, have discovered new properties of DNA and observed a number of phenomena of great importance for cellular mechanisms.

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New X-ray method for understanding brain disorders better

12 May 2011

New X-ray method for understanding brain disorders better Researchers from NBI have developed a new method for making detailed X-ray images of brain cells. The method can map the myelin sheaths of nerve cells, which are important for conditions such as multiple sclerosis...

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Dynamic systems in living cells break the rules

25 January 2011

Dynamic systems in living cells break the rulesThere is considerable interest in understanding transport and information pathways in living cells. It is crucial for both the transport of, for example, medicine into cells, the regulation of cell life processes and their signalling...

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