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Investigating family trees in the fetal pancreas reveals that some cells contribute more than others

27 September 2017

Investigating family trees in the fetal pancreas reveals that some cells contribute more than othersIn this recent study published in the journal Nature Communications, the group of Professor Anne Grapin-Botton at DanStem shows that some of the cells in the community forming the pancreas will make large...

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A new role for Insulin as a Vital Factor in Maintaining Stem Cells

25 September 2017

New research shows that insulin is a key determinant of embryonic stem cell potency in mammals. When large amounts of Insulin are around, stem cells retain their ability to make all the cell types in the body.

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Production of key diabetes cells can be improved

21 September 2017

In the future diabetics might benefit from getting insulin-regulating beta cells transplanted into their body because their own beta cells are destroyed or less functional.

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The earliest stages of life might be simpler than we thought

13 July 2017

In the very earliest stages of life, mammalian cells multiply and form the embryo. New research from the University of Copenhagen suggests that this process might be much simpler than we thought.

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PhD studentship in 'Liver formation: dissecting mechanisms of organ size control in development and regeneration'

28 April 2017

Investigating “how progenitor cells monitor and control organ size during normal growth and during regeneration following liver injury” is offered by the Ober group at the Danish Stem Cell Centre (DanStem). 

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Large ERC grant for Kim Sneppen

05 April 2017

Large ERC grant for Kim SneppenAn advanced ERC grant for Kim Sneppen of DKK 16.500.000 was awarded for development of new methods and models to explore the diverse and complex world within and between cells, for investigating how diversity emerges and is maintained...

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Newly discovered mechanism in cells can regulate the immune system

21 December 2016

Special proteins are important for the function of cells and play an important role in processes and effectiveness of the immune system. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have observed how concentrations

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Scientific ‘facts’ could be false

20 December 2016

When is a scientific result true or false? Experiments always have a certain proportion of positive results and negative results, but scientific journals prefer to publish the positive results and new research from the Niels Bohr Institute...

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Trust fosters networking and knowledge sharing

11 October 2016

Trust fosters networking and knowledge sharing A group of researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have examined how a communication network can arise within a new experiment called Expert Game. They discovered that the driving mechanism for...

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Researchers unravel process for the formation of rainstorms

29 August 2016

Researchers unravel process for the formation of rainstorms Violent thunderstorms can often cause torrential rain, which poses a threat for both humans and the infrastructure. Until now such extreme weather phenomena have been very poorly understood.

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