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2013.05.28 | Research news

The family silver from a Nobel prize winner

(Article only in Danish) Nobelprisvinderen Jens Chr. Skou har udgivet sine erindringer om sin karriere på Aarhus Universitet og den lange vej for at få sin teori anerkendt. Det blev den, og i kølvandet på hans arbejde fik Aarhus Universitet en pionerposition i forskningen. Den blev blandt andet skabt gennem en omfattende tværvidenskabelig…

2013.05.15 | Awards

Award to the first step towards designing less toxic cardiovascular drugs

New results from Aarhus University show the first, crucial step in dissecting the molecular mechanism behind drugs with an important effect on the heart. The scientific article with these important results was nominated “Paper-of-the-Year” by the international Journal of Structural Biology.

2013.03.08 | Research news

Last image in a molecular ‘cartoon strip’ now in place

Researchers from the PUMPkin Centre at Aarhus University have worked together with a newly started biotech company to draw the last image in a scientific ‘comic strip’ that illustrates the migration and function of calcium in the body. Their discovery has been published in the journal Nature and has great significance for product development –…

2013.03.06 | Research news

Lundbeck Foundation Centre in Aarhus for top European brain research

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Europe’s flagship laboratory for the life sciences, is now joining forces with Aarhus University as its Danish partner of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. On the initiative of the Lundbeck Foundation, a new elite research centre – DANDRITE – is to form the prestigious setting for…

2013.03.06 | Research news

PUMPkin and Pcovery pave the way for research in new heart medicine

The Danish specialized newspaper The Engineer ("Ingeniøren") describes the important findings of the new Nature publication by PUMPkin and Pcovery. Results show that it is the interaction between two proteins that controls the heart beat, and this could lead to new possibilities for focussed research in heart medicine. (Article only in Danish)

2013.03.04 | Research news

A gateway to the muscle calcium pump - joint Nature publication by the PUMPkin Centre and PCovery

New publication in Nature on "The sarcolipin-bound calcium pump stabilizes calcium sites exposed to the cytoplasm" by PUMPkin and Pcovery fellows, published online in March 2013

2013.03.01 | Research news

Front cover of Journal of Cell Science - and research article

The front cover of the December 2012 issue of the Journal of Cell Science is made by former PUMPkin fellow Canan Do?anl?, and Jakob Kibsgaard. The beautiful picture shows the zebrafish ATP1a2 in a slow-twitch muscle cell. Transcripts encoding the Na+/K+-ATPase ?2-isoform (Atp1a2) are predominantly expressed in slow-twitch muscles, and not…

2013.03.01 | Research news

"Curiosity pays off" - publication from the Danish National Research Foundation

The Danish National Research Foundation has written a publication on curiosity-driven research at their Centres of Excellence. The publication includes the article "Basic research gives new companys a unique advantage" about the PUMPkin Centre and its spin-off company Pcovery (the article is only in Danish, "Grundforskning giver nye firmaer en…

2013.02.28 | Research news

Aarhus University celebrates elite partnership

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) – Europe’s flagship for basic research in the life sciences – is including Aarhus University as its Danish partner. This will be celebrated in the Main Hall on 5 March with the inauguration of the DANDRITE neuroscience centre, which will make Aarhus a magnet for top international research into…

General overview of the Na+,K+-ATPase E2P:ouabain complex. (C) Cartoon representation of the E2P:ouabain complex determined at 4.6 Å resolution. The ouabain molecule is displayed as a sphere representation in green and red within the TM segment.

2013.02.18 | Research news

JSB Paper-of-the-Year award 2013 to Laure Yatime et al.

The paper "Structural insights into the high affinity binding of cardiotonic steroids to the Na+,K+-ATPase" by Laure Yatime, and Mette Laursen among others, has been awarded the "Paper-of-the-Year" award 2013 by Journal of Structural Biology.

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