University of Copenhagen

New gene for familial high cholesterol

New research from Denmark reveals the gene that explains one quarter of all familial hypercholesterolemia with very high blood cholesterol. Familial hypercholesterolemia is the most common genetic disorder leading to premature ...

May 12, 2016
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Obesity less dangerous than 40 years ago

New research from Denmark involving more than 100,000 individuals suggests that the excess risk of premature death associated with obesity has decreased over the past 40 years. All-cause mortality was higher in obese individuals ...

May 10, 2016
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Cancer treatment on a cellular level

The most common treatments for cancer are radiation and chemotherapy. However they have side effects and also damage healthy tissues. Moreover, their effectiveness is limited when the cancer has spread through out the body. ...

Mar 02, 2016
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Researchers uncover new piece of the HIV puzzle

New research has revealed that a key immune system component—innate lymphoid cells (ILC)—is destroyed during acute HIV infection. This may play a key role in understanding the progression of the disease from HIV to AIDS. ...

Feb 03, 2016
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New tool to determine the risk of prostate cancer death

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have identified a new prognostic biomarker: the neuropeptide pro-NPY, which may help determine the risk of dying from prostate cancer. This particular type of protein is very specific ...

Jan 27, 2016
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