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4 october 2018


Cannabidiol from the cannabis plant works against depression
A team of researchers from Aarhus University and the University of São Paulo have demonstrated that the compound cannabidiol from the cannabis plant works effectively against depression in rats and mice. Professor Gregers Wegener predicts great potential for the compound – perhaps already within the next five years.

Fatty acids can slow down an overheated immune system
The STING protein is normally an important part of our immune system, but in some autoimmune diseases it is itself the source of the disease. The pharmaceutical industry is therefore engaged in a race to find a drug that can inhibit STING. Now, researchers from Aarhus may have found it.

Pilot study: Migraine can be treated without medicine
Some migraine patients can cut down on medication or stop using it completely by using a newly developed inhaler which changes the composition of the air we breathe. This is the result of a pilot study conducted at Aarhus University, Denmark

The risk of dying during pregnancy is five times higher for women with epilepsy
The absolute risk is small, but Consultant, DMSc, Jakob Christensen from the Department of Clinical Medicine and the Department of Neurology, Aarhus University Hospital, is nevertheless worried about significantly increased mortality for pregnant women with epilepsy in Denmark. This needs to be closely monitored, he says.


Health's Education Fair: We need to make the transition to the university easier
Everyone is welcome to attend Health's Education Fair on 13 December 2018. The day will feature presentations by students and experts that are intended to provide inspiration for how we can create better transitions to the university for both Bachelor’s and Master's degree students.

from science to sale

Over the course of the summer and the autumn, INside Health will be focusing on some of the entrepreneurial doctors and researchers at Health who might also add ‘developer’ or ‘inventor’ to their business cards. In every newsletter, we offer you a fresh take on how to go from ‘Science to Sales’.

Niels Katballe went all the way from a pig in a basement to the world market
"Just do it! Working on inventions is instructive and fun” is the advice from Consultant, PhD Niels Katballe. As a surgeon and clinical researcher, he has taken the step from publishing articles about inserting drains to actually developing a pulmonary surgical instrument that will now be marketed from the United States.

Internal focus

Health cuts the ribbon to inaugurate Denmark's most intelligent research building
On 8 October, the Faculty of Health will inaugurate the Department of Biomedicine's new research building, which is named after the recently deceased Nobel Prize winner Jens Christian Skou. Fittingly, the inauguration takes place on what would have been his 100th birthday. The Minister for Transport, Building, and Housing, the Mayor of Aarhus ...

The programme groups under Human First have begun work
Last week, two new programme groups in the Human First partnership, which comprises VIA University College, the Central Denmark Region and Aarhus University, had their kick-off meetings. These groups will prepare proposals for how collaboration on research, education and development can be strengthened.

It’s time for this year’s staff development dialogues
During September, October and November of 2018, all employees will meet with their managers for the staff development dialogues (SDD) at Aarhus University.

New hotline offers support and advice on matters concerning personal data
As a result of the great demand for advisory services concerning protection of personal data, Corporate Relations and Technology Transfer (TTO) now opens a new hotline on a trial basis. The new hotline can be used by members of AU staff who have specific questions concerning protection of personal data.

A single university-wide WPA in 2019
In the spring of 2019, AU will conduct a workplace assessment (WPA). Unlike in previous years, the upcoming WPA survey will include questions about both the physical and the psychological workplace environment at AU. The questionnaire will also be simplified compared to previous years.

people news

AU researchers receive DKK 20 million to develop the healthcare solutions of the future
Citizens must take responsibility for their own health data. This is the idea behind an interdisciplinary project which Carsten Obel from the Department of Public Health is behind together with Kaj Grønbæk from the Department of Computer Science. The project has received DKK 20 million from Innovation Fund Denmark.

Cancer researcher appointed as new professor at Aarhus University
Per Rugaard Poulsen has been appointed professor at Aarhus University. Here he will conduct research into how to give the best radiation therapy with the fewest possible side effects.

Aarhus has a new Doctor of Medical Science specialising in traumatic experiences
Jaimie Lorenne Gradus, associate professor and new recipient of a higher doctoral degree at Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University, carries out research into how both physical and mental health is affected in people who have been exposed to serious, stressful and traumatic events.

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