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Researchers have transferred DNA from the vitamin B12 binding protein in the human intestine to a plant. Now they are able to use the leaves of the plant for early diagnosing and treatment of lack of vitamin B12. (Photo: Colourbox)

2012.12.13 | Research, Department of Engineering, Nature and technology, Health and disease

Genetically modified plant may cure lack of vitamin B12

A team of researchers from Aarhus University has genetically modified a plant of which the leaves are of great value. They can be used to diagnose lack of vitamin B12 very precisely at an early stage and at the same time cure the disease.

Snow was falling on 3 December 2012, when the topping-out ceremony was held for the Navitas building. With its distinctive architecture, the brand new building almost looked like a Christmas star in the middle of the wintry harbour. (Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Communication)

2012.12.10 | Events, Public / media, Department of Environmental Science, Department of Engineering


Three years ago, murky water was lapping at the dock. Today, a 38,000-square-metre star-shaped building is now waiting for students, researchers and companies to move in by 2014. The topping-out ceremony for Aarhus University’s new waterfront engineering building in Aarhus was held on Monday 3 December.