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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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Gentle cancer treatment using nanoparticles works

02 August 2016

Cancer treatments based on laser irridation of tiny nanoparticles that are injected directly into the cancer tumor are working and can destroy the cancer from within. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute and the Faculty

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Bacteria avoid age defects through collective behaviour

14 July 2016

As they age, more and more defects arise in most organisms. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered that microorganisms like bacteria can keep a colony young by practicing a common strategy...

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Mogens Høgh Jensen new president of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

19 April 2016

Mogens Høgh Jensen ny præsident for Videnskabernes SelskabMogens Høgh Jensen, a professor of biophysics at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen has been appointed president of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.
 

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Seven researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute receives grants from the Villum Foundation

21 January 2016

Seven researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute receives grants from the Villum FoundationThe Niels Bohr Institute has obtained seven grants from the Villum Foundation’s Young Investigator Programme which is awarded to young up-and-coming scientific researchers. The awards are typically worth between 5 and 7 million kroner

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Pól Martin Bendix receives Sapere Aude grant

23 June 2015

Associate professor of biophysics at the Niels Bohr Institute, Pól Martin Bendix has received a Sapere Aude grant from the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation’s special research career programme for research leaders. The grant is for 7 million

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Biophysicist receives EliteForsk Award 2015

26 February 2015

Biophysics professor Lene Oddershede of the University of Copenhagen's Niels Bohr Institute at the Faculty of Science will receive an EliteForsk Award - Denmark's largest public research award - on Thursday, February 26. Lene Oddershede's work mainly focuses on an interdisciplinary research domain where physics, biology and medicine merge. 

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Lene Oddershede appointed professor

19 January 2015

Lene Oddershede appointed professorLene Oddershede, head of the research group Optical Tweezers at the Niels Bohr Institute, has been appointed professor of experimental biophysics. In the last year, Lene Oddershede has received a grant from the Danish National Research Foundation

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14.5 million DKK for interdisciplinary cancer therapy project led by Lene Oddershede

07 January 2015

A new research project will work to develop a treatment that only affects cancer tumours locally. The treatment involves injecting tiny nanoparticles into the tumour, where they are irradiated and destroy the cancer from within.

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Cells ‘feel’ their surroundings using finger-like structures

22 December 2014

Cells ‘feel’ their surroundings using finger-like structuresCells have finger-like projections that they can ‘feel’ their physical surroundings with using ultrasensitive sensors. New research from NBI shows how the structures, called filopodia can extend themselves, contract and bend in...

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