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AU-Forsker ny vært på Radio4

2019.11.05Biolog Rasmus Ejrnæs bliver fast vært på det ugentlige naturprogram ’Vildspor’ på den nye Radio4.

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Ants fight plant diseases

2019.10.21New research from Aarhus University shows that ants inhibit at least 14 different plant diseases. The small insects secrete antibiotics from glands in the body. On their legs and body, they also host colonies of bacteria that secrete antibiotics. It is probably these substances that inhibit a number of different diseases and researchers now hope to find biological pesticides that may conquer resistant plant diseases.

Fruit flies help in the development of personalised medicine

2019.10.21It is common knowledge that there is a connection between our genes and the risk of developing certain diseases. In a study on fruit flies, researchers from Aarhus University and Aalborg University have found that gene mapping can also be used to predict response to a given treatment.

Novel method uses drones to weigh whales

2019.10.03AIAS fellow Fredrik Christiansen and collaborators have devised a way to accurately estimate the weight of free-living whales by using only aerial images taken by drones. The method is presented in the British Ecological Journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

The pink diamonds indicate sediment samples taken along the planned route of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, north of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, by scientists from Aarhus University. (Photo: Orbicon)

Scientists deem CWA threat at Nord Stream 2 negligible

2019.09.25The sea bed around the new Nord Stream 2 pipe line has been surveyed for the environmental risks posed by Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) dumped in the sea at the end of WW2. The results show the threat to be negligible according to a scientific report from DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy.

Presentation of www.waterwebtools.com forecasting prototypes for an audience at World Water Week (Sweden, 29. August 2019). Photo by Tadhg Moore.

InnoExplorer Grant to Bioscience and Enginering

2019.09.06Three scientists at AU have joined forces and pitched a project idea in front of a panel for the InnoExplorer program by Innovation Fund Denmark.

Integrated Assessment of Atlantic Marine Ecosystems in Space and Time

2019.09.04iAtlantic will take an interdisciplinary scientific approach to unifying stakeholder efforts to better inform sustainable management and enhance human and observational capacity throughout the Atlantic.

The origins of cable bacteria

2019.08.30An international team lead by professor Andreas Schramm from the Center for Electromicrobiology has recently published a paper in PNAS about the origins of cable bacteria.

Methane vanishing on Mars: Aarhus researchers propose new mechanism as an explanation.

2019.07.03The processes behind the release and consumption of methane on Mars have been discussed since methane was measured for the first time for approx. 15 years ago. Now, an interdisciplinary research group from Aarhus University has proposed a previously overlooked physical-chemical process that can explain methane's consumption.

Over the next three years, the researchers will strategically supplement the open source DNA sequence library for marine seabed animals from the North Sea. The database will remain accessible even after the GEANS project ends. (Photo: GEANS).

Mapping North Sea bottom-dwellers via automated DNA-recognition

2019.05.20A new DNA library of life in the North Sea is the aim of new Interreg research project GEANS.

How to make wild and autonomous nature

2019.05.02An international team of researchers have worked to clarify what rewilding actually is, and how best to design and implement rewilding as a practical tool to reverse the global losses of biodiversity.

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