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Mini-pig on the ‘dummy sow’!
Mini-pig on the ‘dummy sow’!

Of Mini-Pigs and Men?

It’s not just mice and rats that are used for metabolic research at CBMR. Research Assistant Ann Normann Hansen from the Barrès Group has been working with a different kind of animal to help her understand how diet can change the epigenetic marks that are passed onto offspring through sperm – the mini-pig! First of … Continue reading Of Mini-Pigs and Men?

My muscles are diabetic! – Understanding the genetics of organ-specific Type 2 Diabetes

By Sufyan Suleman, Research Assistant Are you always thirsty? Has your appetite increased, or do you urinate more often than you used to? Do you feel tired even when you are well rested? If you answer yes to these questions, there’s a chance that an important hormone called insulin is not working properly. Insulin helps … Continue reading My muscles are diabetic! – Understanding the genetics of organ-specific Type 2 Diabetes

The lockdown thaws as CBMR’s labs start to slowly reopen

On Monday, some CBMR staff returned to their laboratories for the first time since the University of Copenhagen closed its doors six weeks ago. But it’s not a return to normal – far from it. The government has allowed for a controlled and limited reopening, which have required new comprehensive health and safety guidelines limit … Continue reading The lockdown thaws as CBMR’s labs start to slowly reopen

Love in the Time of Corona

By Postdoc Opal Huang The nationwide shutdown in Denmark due to the coronavirus outbreak was not entirely unexpected, observing other European countries’ trajectory of mounting infected cases and deaths. The first few days was unbearable, with the overwhelming amount of news on the media brewing into fear and anxiety in isolation. The unflinching reality of … Continue reading Love in the Time of Corona

Some members of the Barrès Group on a Teams meeting.

Productivity starts with positivity

Cells have been frozen, flights have been canceled, data quickly stored on shared drives, and lab meetings have become virtual. With the lockdown set to continue for another two weeks, here’s how CBMR’s Barrès Group has been coping with our new reality.  The lockdown is forcing us, and many others, to be creative how we … Continue reading Productivity starts with positivity

Staying social and productive during the coronavius quarantine

CBMR PhDs and postdocs reflect on the impact of Denmark’s social distancing measures, and what it means for their work, family and social lives Danes were given little warning before the prime minister introduced stark social distancing measures on March 11 – measures that are now expected to last through until the middle of April. … Continue reading Staying social and productive during the coronavius quarantine