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We ignore food labels

Politicians and organisations may have too much faith in food labelling. We read the labels but we rarely register the message. If something is said to be extra healthy, we become suspicious, new Danish research suggests.

Danish-Chinese research centre shows early promise

The Danish-Chinese university centre in Beijing is enjoying a flying start thanks to strong relations between the two countries – and the Chinese fascination with Hans Christian Andersen's fairytales.

Value-based leadership – not orders

Qualified leadership features highly on the agenda of many knowledge-intensive firms. The rapid growth of these corporations has exposed the need for professional management.

Sport is good for integration

Sport can be a good way to integrate foreigners into society, new study finds.

Vaccines change our immune defences

Vaccines against measles save more lives than we think. Research shows that the measles vaccine is effective against other fatal infections too.

Depression can damage the brain

People suffering from depression run the risk that their brains shrink and will remain smaller after the disease is over. The discovery provides new knowledge about the brain and new understanding of how antidepressants work.

Doctors get hangovers from night work

Night work leaves doctors fatigued, uneasy and unfocused, a new hospital survey reveals. Researchers fear these 'hangovers' could affect the patients.

Good sperm extends lifespan

High sperm quality is a sign of a long life for men, a new study suggests.

Hypnosis makes multitasking a breeze

People with brain damage can become better at performing multiple tasks by using hypnosis, new studies indicate.

Big Bang mission relies on Danish technology

Danish researchers will supply crucial technology for a new mission to find evidence for the Big Bang theory. The mission requires technology that can measure distances of five million kilometres with the precision of a picometre – that's 0,00000000001cm.