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High cholesterol is related to obesity and physical inactivity, but can also be hereditary.

2014.02.07 | Health, Department of Biomedicine, Research

Research results show new way for cholesterol treatment

A basic research project from Aarhus University now sheds new light on the pharmaceutical industry’s new hope in the field of cholesterol treatment. The results show that there is apparently another and just as effective way of reducing so-called bad cholesterol, which is the cause of the world’s largest killer - cardiovascular diseases.

Thesis student in molecular medicine Pernille Ommen Andersen from Aarhus University, Department of Clinical Medicine.

2014.02.18 | Health, People, Department of Clinical Medicine

Student from Aarhus receives Novo Scholarship 2014

Pernille Ommen Andersen is writing her MSc thesis in molecular medicine at Aarhus University. She will now receive a scholarship from Novo Nordisk and Novozymes for her research into fibroblasts and psoriasis.

Newly appointed Professor Jens Georg Leipziger is affiliated with the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University.

2014.02.11 | Health, People, Department of Biomedicine

Aarhus University appoints kidney professor

Jens Georg Leipziger has recently taken up the position of professor at Aarhus University. His speciality is the kidneys and their function.

Birgitte Enemark Iversen and Ragnhild Søndergaard have just passed their final project and can now call themselves dental assistants with a further education in odontological practice.

2014.02.11 | Health, Education

SKT turns out Denmark’s first further educated dental assistants

In January 2014 The School for Dental Assistants, Hygienists and Clinical Technicians (SKT) could congratulate the two students who have become the first dental assistants with a further education in odontological practice.

The foreign employees at Health can now find information about the main academic area on an English staff website.

2014.02.06 | Health, Staff

Health’s staff page is now available in English

Health’s website for employees is now ready in an English version. And the employees can now find relevant information about the faculty via a new and improved site. The site is also available in English.

Bjørn Richelsen’s research focuses on the consequences that may be associated with a weight loss operation.

2014.02.11 | Health, Grant, People

Grant puts the focus on weight loss surgery

Bjørn Richelsen, who is professor of clinical nutrition at Aarhus University and consultant at Aarhus University Hospital, has just received substantial funding from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. The grant will help to improve the treatment relating to weight loss surgery.

Read Health’s new profile brochure and get an insight into what the foundations are used for.

2014.02.04 | Health

SPOT Health - see Health’s new profile brochure

Health has a profile brochure. It is called SPOT Health and provides an insight into how the main area’s funding from both public and private foundations is translated into results and improved patient treatment.

Morten Würtz was the recipient of the largest portion of the grant, DKK 50,000
Morten Schmidt also received DKK 25,000.
Søren Dinesen Østergaard received DKK 25,000.

2014.02.04 | Health

PhDs battled it out for research awards

Three PhD students from Aarhus University took to the stage at the annual PhD Day on 24 January. They were competing to see which of them could communicate their research best. Their efforts were honoured with the Fogh Nielsen grant of DKK 100,000 in total.

The board of the Organization of Danish Medical Societies act as the committee, while the sum will be donated by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, when Torsten Lauritzen receives the award on 24 January 2014.

2014.01.24 | Awards

Diabetes researcher receives the Marie and August Krogh Award

Professor at Aarhus University Torsten Lauritzen has just been honoured with the Marie and August Krogh Award. The award is one of the most distinguished medical awards in Denmark and is awarded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Organization of Danish Medical Societies.

Consultants will be able to see damaged and viable brain tissue after a thrombosis in less than a minute with the new technology.

2014.01.24 | Research

Faster treatment will save lives and the quality of life

A new scanning technology will save critical minutes in the treatment of thrombosis in the brain. The researchers behind the technique expect it to help reduce permanent injury for the many Danes who are struck down by thrombosis in the brain each year.

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