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The use of automatic milking systems in dairy production has radically reduced the number of cows on grass. A new research project involving scientists from Aarhus University will try to rectify this by combining grazing with milking robots. Photo: AU

2013.05.07 | Nature and technology

New technology can lead to extended use of grazing

The number of cows on grass is set to rise if a new research project involving scientists from Aarhus University succeeds in finding a practical solution for combining automatic milking systems with grazing

Is it possible to simulate a heart on a computer with a perfect reproduction of the complicated interaction between the myocardium and the heart valve? Two engineering students have come up with a model that might have a large impact on international heart research.
Today an animal experiment with pigs costs around DKK 25,000. First, it takes up to twenty experiments to document a research result or test a surgical implant. Afterwards, the clinical trials on human beings can begin. A computer model of a pig's heart can simulate surgeries non-stop. The photo illustrates Bjørn Østli (right) and Jacob Lundsgaard who are both MSc Eng. students at Aarhus University. (Photo: Henrik Olsen)

2013.04.23 | Research, Education, Department of Engineering, Health and disease, Nature and technology

Computer model may speed up heart research

Two students have developed the first computer model of a pig's heart that shows in detail the interaction of the left ventricle with the mitral valve. This may bring heart research one big step further. Now, researchers get new possibilities of experimenting freely with virtual heart surgery and at the same time reducing the number of costly…

By means of electrical attraction, antibodies for cancer have been transported through the membrane of infected cells for the first time. The method may have an impact on the future medical treatment of a number of diseases. Two engineering students are behind this new lab finding. The photo shows Dennis Vestergaard Pedersen in the lab. Photo: Henrik Olsen. 
A cancer cell treated with medical antibodies or so-called immunotherapy.
The same cancer cell a few hours later. The antibody is marked with a luminescent green dye to clearly illustrate how it has settled in a bubble surrounded by membrane from where it seeps into the cell.

2013.04.09 | Research, Public / media, Department of Engineering, Nature and technology

Students discover method to kill cancer

A new lab finding may have an impact on the medical treatment of cancer. For the first time, antibodies have been transported through the cell membrane and this can kill even the most tough type of cancer. Two engineering students (MSc Eng) have discovered this method that might turn out to be ground-breaking.