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Coronavirus immunoassay

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In a time, where many European countries are taking their first, tentative steps towards re-opening after lockdown, it is becoming more and more important to be able to test if people has already had the COVID-19 infection. Detection of antibodies against the virus (SARS-CoV-2 / nCov-2019) is one of the best measures for this. Antibodies […]

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COVID-19 / nCov-2019 test (RT-PCR)

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We hear a lot about corona-testing these days! Currrently, the most used (and fastest) test is based on an assay, that is named PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction). With this technology, it is possible to detect the presence of COVID-19 in a patient sample by purification and amplification of specific gene sequences from the viral RNA […]

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Coronavirus / COVID-19 infection mechanism

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Three coronaviruses, originating in animals, have crossed the species barrier to cause deadly pneumonia in humans within the last two decades; SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrom), MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and now the current pandemic of COVID-19 / nCov-2019 / SARS-CoV-2. But exactly how does the nCov-2019 infect us? The spikes (that can be […]

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ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

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salmonella bacteria

Although all the focus rigth now is on coronavirus / Covid-19, the problem with antibiotic resistance has never been more important. Because virus infections is often the prime cause  / initiators of bacterial infections. It is close to a century ago that Penicillin was discovered (by serendipity) by Alexander Fleming – and it led to […]

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DIABETES TYPE 1

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I have just helped the australian biotech-company Captixbio with an animation about a new device/implant to be used in Type 1 diabetes. I can’t show the animation here yet, but this is an image from the animation that shows a transparent person with the pancreas highlighted in pink. The full animation will be added to […]

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HYPOXIA NOBEL PRIZE

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The nobel prize in physiology / medicine was recently announced. And it went to a research area I have worked with myself (at Lundbeck), namely HIF / hypoxia biology.  We published a paper on our findings, it can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4061615/pdf/ISRN.NEUROSCIENCE2013-598587.pdf All animal cells need oxygen in order to use the energy from food […]

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BIOMASS ON EARTH

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I read the book ”Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari (everyone should read it!) and got very inspired – and sad! Especially about one statement about the relation between the biomass of humans and animals on Earth. So, I made an animation to illustrate this: https://youtu.be/mtHAq_eIaAg