Articles by Thomas Hoffmann

  • Pollen may increase suicide rates

    Scientists have established a correlation between pollen count in the air and suicide rates in Denmark.
  • Only few eat too much salt

    We can easily eat 12 grams of salt a day without getting sick, and too little salt can be harmful, new study suggests.
  • Danish students win prestigious Harvard award

    A team of Danish undergraduate students has won both the Audience Choice Award and the prize for the best presentation at Harvard University’s international bio-molecular design competition.
  • New asthma susceptibility gene identified

    Scientists have identified a gene that helps trigger asthma attacks in children. The gene has no effect on asthma in adults. The discovery thus confirms the hypothesis that ‘asthma’ covers a variety of diseases.
  • Political colour is half genetic

    New study provides definitive evidence that heritability plays a significant role in the formation of political ideology, regardless of how ideology is measured, the time period or population sampled.
  • Young dropouts get the most work injuries

    If we want to prevent work injuries among young people, we shouldn’t stereotype young people into a single group using only age as a factor. There are great differences in how the various groups of youths are injured at work.
  • Babies learn lullabies in mother’s womb

    Babies can recognise lullabies they have heard inside their mother’s womb up to four months after birth. This mechanism may support later speech development, argue Finnish researchers.
  • Positive people live longer with cardiovascular disease

    If you have a positive outlook on life, you’ll live longer with your cardiovascular disease, new study suggests. The reason is probably that positive people have more energy to exercise.
  • What makes ’The Wire’ so special?

    Biting realism, fantastic character portrayals and a controversial description of society that’s on a par with the great novels. New Nordic research takes a closer look at the popular TV series The Wire.
  • Common cold can trigger asthma

    If a child’s body contains certain genetic variants, a common cold is enough to trigger asthma, new study reveals.

Thomas Hoffmann

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