University of Copenhagen

With over 40,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is one of the largest institutions of research and education in the Nordic countries.

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Medical research

New discovery could phase out medications from pig intestines

The most expensive part of the pig is neither the tenderloin nor the neck chop, but part of the intestine used for medicine against blood clots. There are about 2,000 pigs required to produce a kilogram of the drug heparin, ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Improving treatment for Parkinson's

Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease where dopaminergic neurons progressively die in the brainstem. Tremor and difficulties walking are recognizable movement symptoms for many people suffering from Parkinson's. Over ...

Overweight & Obesity

Well-functioning fat may be the key to fewer old-age ailments

Fat tissue plays an important role in human health. However, our fat tissue loses function as we age, which can lead to type 2 diabetes, obesity, cancer and other ailments. High levels of lifelong exercise seem to counteract ...

Health

Reusable plastic bottles shown to release hundreds of chemicals

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have found several hundred different chemical substances in tap water stored in reusable plastic bottles. Several of these substances are potentially harmful to human health. There ...

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