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6 september 2018


Popular gene scissors can be used to mimic cancer cells
A Danish study shows that CRISPR technology, which can cut and paste in genes, can be used to form circular DNA. This form of DNA can carry cancer genes, meaning that this new knowledge could be key to understanding how cancer occurs.

Children suffering from tics can be helped by both group and individual therapy
Nonvoluntary stressful movements or sounds are everyday reality for children and adolescents with Tourette Syndrome, but the symptoms can be significantly reduced – both when help comes individually and in a group. This is shown by the first Scandinavian effect study of the treatment of tics which Aarhus University and the Centre for Child and Adol...

Mie Østergaard challenges clinical tradition – with a principal PhD supervisor from BSS
Mie Østergaard from the Department of Clinical Medicine will depart from usual practice and write her PhD with a principal supervisor from BSS. The project is an example of the interdisciplinarity which the faculty wishes to promote, but the collaboration also complicated an approval, because two different research approaches collided.

Internal focus

VIDEO: Help celebrate the faculty's biggest research talent
Support the faculty's brightest research talent when the Skou award is made for the third time this October. That is Vice-dean Ole Steen Nielsen's message in the video.

What should Campus 2.0 look like?
It’s up to you. At least partly. Health is now initiating a broad consultation process where all employees and students are encouraged to provide input for the development of Campus 2.0 and the new University City. A great opportunity to exercise your influence, according to the Dean.

90th anniversary celebration in the University Park
This year, Aarhus University is celebrating its 90th anniversary. The occasion will be marked by a big party in the University Park on 21 September, where all students and staff members are invited. The hosts are the Student Council, AU Sport and Aarhus University.

Do you have a new co-worker who needs an introduction to AU?
There will be an introduction day for new AU employees on 5 October. Remember to encourage your new co-workers to participate.

people news

Jeff Michael Sands to be named honorary doctor at Aarhus University
Aarhus University appoints the American researcher Jeff Michael Sands as honorary doctor. This will take place in connection with the University's annual celebration on 14 September 2018.

New professor studies long-term consequences of urological diseases
As of 1 July 2018, Consultant Mette Nørgaard is affiliated with Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital as professor of urological epidemiology. She conducts research into the long-term consequences of benign and malignant urological diseases.

upcoming events

PhD defence: Sara B. Jager
Doctoral defence: Brian Hansen
PhD defence: Adrian Bauer

You can find further PhD defences, inaugural lectures and other events in Health's calendar

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