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The discovery of monkey pox – by Preben von Magnus

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The virus infection monkey pox (abe-kopper in Danish), which has appeared in several, European countries during the last weeks, was first identified, described and named in 1958 by the Danish medical doctor Preben von Magnus (1912-1973). Preben von Magnus worked as a researcher at ’Statens seruminstitut’ in Copenhagen. At that time, cynomolgus monkeys (a type […]

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Visit to European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund, Sweden

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Previous Next Together with the association for Danish Science Journalists (Danske videnskabsjournalister), I went to visit the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Lund in Sweden. It was super-interesting! ESS is a huge research facility under construction. When finished in a couple of years from now, it will be the world’s largest and most powerful neutron […]

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The Glymphatic System

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WHY DO WE NEED TO SLEEP? There are many good answers to this question, but one of them is – we need brain wash! This is taken care of by the GLYMPHATIC system, an amazing system that – during sleep (especially deep sleep) – helps the brain to get rid of cellular waste, that could […]

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Pulmonar alveoli animation

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I am currently working on an animation about air pollution for Aarhus University. In that project, I have modelled the alveoli, which is the place for exchange of gases (oxygen, carbondioxide) between the exterior and the blood. Unoxygenized blood arrives from the heart, pass by the capillary network surrounding the alvoli sacs (the wall of […]

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My animation about EEG was used in research paper

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I have produced an animated film for a research team at Lundbeck. It describes the methodology of EEG (electroencephalography) in rodents, used to study the effects of neuropharmacological compounds. The research was published in a research paper in Frontiers in psychiatry by Christien Bowman and Kjartan Herrik, where my animation (in three parts) can be […]

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Use of my animation about ground water pollution

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Last year, I made an animation about ground water pollution and its impact on human health – for Torben Sigsgaard at Aarhus University. Read his tweet about it here: pic.twitter.com/csqdxW6fUi — Torben Sigsgaard (@TorbenSigsgaard) January 12, 2022 The animation can also be found here: https://publichealth.uic.edu/news-stories/global-health-research-connects-nitrate-in-drinking-water-with-birth-defects/  

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Mentorprogram by Women in Tech

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Last year, I was so lucky to get into the mentorship promgram by Women in Tech in Denmark. My skilled mentor was Signe Hjort Hansen. Read the LinkedIn post from Women in Tech about it here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/women-in-tech-dk_womentor-mentorprogram-womenintechdk-activity-6879404993456214016-di66

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Happy New Year 2022

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It’s the end of 2021 – and the beginning of 2022. I hope for a great year – hopefully without too much COVID-19 and with new and better solutions for great challenges like the climate changes. With this image of a crack in the ice (on the lake close to my Swedish summerhouse) that really […]

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Marie Hammer – a brilliant, Danish Zoologist!

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Another* forgotten and overlooked, brilliant female scientist from the 20th Century: Marie Hammer (1907-2002) was a Danish zoologist, who – by her extensive collections and studies of microscopic tics named Oribatides and Collemboles – finally confirmed the theory of continental drift, formulated by Alfred Wegner in the early 20th century . The theory of continental […]

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COVID-19 vaccines

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In many countries – at least in Europe and North America – a large proportion of the population has been vaccinated against COVID-19. In Denmark, the vaccines that have been used are the ones from BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca (the latter has however been discontinued). The two first ones use mRNA-based technology – the last […]