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Berlusconi would never win a Danish election

In Denmark, religion plays a very special role. That’s why someone like Silvio Berlusconi would never be as successful in Denmark as he has been in Italy.

Living power cables discovered in Danish bay

Scientists have found bacteria that function as live electric cables at the bottom of the sea.

Nanoparticles travel through the stomach and intestines

Nanoparticles impair blood vessels’ ability to change size – a precursor to arteriosclerosis. Surprisingly, they not only affect the lungs, but they also travel through the stomach and intestine – and thus possibly through food too.

Health registry helps doctors assess vaccine safety

Our worries about side effects after vaccination can be kept in check by using data on actual disease incidences in the population.

Money won’t buy freedom from social inheritance

Children of social security recipients go on the dole; children of high school teachers go to university. But giving more money to socially disadvantaged families is not the solution.

Should we keep the Vikings’ stolen goods?

The National Museum of Denmark regularly receives objects that appear to be stolen goods from the Viking Age. Shouldn’t these objects be returned to their original owners?

Why we can’t avoid bacteria in hospitals

Bacteria use a hitherto unknown weapon to resist sterilisation of medical equipment. Our attempts to fight these bacteria in hospitals only make them stronger.

How cool is your disease?

In terms of prestige, doctors do not rank all diseases equally. Here’s a list of the ‘coolest’ and the ‘uncoolest’ diseases.

Dying women brought new life to PhD project

Observing several episodes of faulty treatment at a Tanzania hospital inspired a Danish doctor to change the focus of his PhD project.

The right intestinal flora may reduce your stress

A study with mice shows that our intestines can host both bacteria that promote stress and bacteria that work against stress.