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Surgery gives you jetlag

The inner clock of patients who undergo surgery is disrupted in the same way as when flying eastwards over several time zones. This jetlag stresses their already severely tried bodies enough to be life-threatening.

Global warming won't make plants grow any faster

Climate change will likely not result in increased plant growth as once thought. A new Danish research project shows that future periods of drought will limit growth – and that is bad news for the climate.

Uncharted area of the brain discovered

Researchers have unveiled a previously unknown area of the brain, a discovery which could lead to new kinds of psychiatric drugs.

Treadmill for fish is an export success

Danish marine biologist left the world of university bureaucracy and started a niche company developing fish respirometers. His past in the field of research has led the company to international success.