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08 OCT

Increased monitoring of multiresistant CPO-bacteria in Denmark

In 2019, the Danish Health Authority added multiresistant carbapenemase-producing bacteria (also called CPO) to their list of notifiable bacteria. While CPO in humans is...

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06 OCT

In the past ten years, antimicrobial use has decreased in Danish pigs, increased...

In 2019, Danish pig producers reached the target for reduction of antimicrobial usage set by the MRSA action plan. In contrast, antimicrobial use in calves has increased...

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05 MAR

DTU helps boost resistance surveillance in Africa and Asia

In three new projects, the Technical University of Denmark, is helping African countries to implement whole genome sequencing and assisting the Asian region in getting...

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Campylobacter. Foto: CDC/ Dr. Patricia Fields, Dr. Collette Fitzgerald
18 FEB

New air testing detects campylobacter in chicken flocks more frequently

The likelihood of detecting campylobacter in chicken has quadrupled with a method developed in an EU project led by researchers at the Technical University of Denmark.

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10 FEB

Wanted: Someone to lead global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance via sewage

In the journal Science, a DTU professor calls for someone to carry on a global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases via sewage.

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Corynebacterium glutamicum. Foto: www.biology101.org
24 JAN

Bacteria increase the sweetness of milk sugar sixfold

Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark have found a way to transform milk sugar in dairy by-products into a sugar syrup, which is six times as sweet as the...

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Vegansk 'yoghurt'. Foto: DTU Fødevareinstituttet
14 JAN

Vegan ‘yogurt’ made with lactic acid bacteria from plants

Researchers at DTU have identified lactic acid bacteria from Danish plants, which can be used to make a 100% vegan yogurt alternative with just three ingredients.

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09 JAN

New device detects diseases in poultry

With a new portable device, it is possible to detect salmonella, campylobacter, and avian influenza in poultry and food production in less than one hour.

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10 DEC

Antimicrobial resistance expert at DTU among the world’s most influential researchers

Professor and antimicrobial resistance expert Frank Møller Aarestrup from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), is among the most influential...

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21 NOV

DTU expands its international advisory services on antimicrobial resistance

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has designated the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) as a new reference centre...

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