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Genetic clues to MS win research prize

A major breakthrough in multiple sclerosis research secured the top prize at the Danish Research Awards 2011.

The future of farming: pig cities

Ambitious research project aims to bring pig production into urban areas.

Why we still copy music illegally

Pirate copying is widespread because people do not back copyright laws. A new study shows why.

New key to better drugs

Researchers have uncovered an important mechanism that will result in more effective drugs.

Mentally ill have greater risk of suicide

Patients suffering from schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder have a risk of suicide that is ten times greater than the general public’s, says a new report.

Open access working papers not good enough

Scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals receive four times as many citations as working papers in openly accessible archives.

New boost for sustainable food production

A new technology is being used to analyse and help purify water used in the food industry. A quantum leap for sustainable production, says researcher.

Solving the wave energy puzzle

Tests of a new wave power plant have been “exceedingly promising”, say researchers.

Geology behind mass extermination

New study challenges the established view that a sudden climate change caused a sharp reduction in the number of animal species.

Violent knights feared posttraumatic stress

Knights in the Middle Ages were not the brutal and merciless killing machines depicted on film. New research draws a different picture of the medieval military elite.