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Morten Busch

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Novo Nordisk Fonden | mzbu@novo.dk

Science communication specialist at the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Have worked with science communication in various forms professionally for more than 20 years, as a science journalist, communication consultant, fundraiser and developer of learning concepts, live events and interactive exhibtions. Hold a PhD degree in Biochemistry from University of Copenhagen and Danisco Biotechnology. Areas of expertise: Science communication, Hands-on learning, Science centres, Interactive designs, Science talks and events, Outreach projects, Fundraising
Diet and lifestyle
The same genes determine fitness and fatness
Body and mind
Antibodies for treating Parkinson's on the way
Disease and treatment
New cell research aims to reduce medicine prices
Environment and sustainability
Antibiotic resistance may develop in the sea
Body and mind
Life and death struggle in dreamland
Disease and treatment
Micromolecules undermine the battle against cancer
Environment and sustainability
Thinking less green
Environment and sustainability
Milestone enables medicine to be produced in plants
Disease and treatment
Danish researchers discover why brain cancer is so devastating
Diet and lifestyle
Lack of sleep and exercise may give you a high like cannabis
Body and mind
More women than expected are genetically men
Diet and lifestyle
Overeating changes our DNA
Body and mind
Genetic link between tonsillitis and inflammatory bowel diseases
Disease and treatment
New way of treating deadly teenage cancer
Disease and treatment
Adults with Down's Syndrome rarely develop cancer
Diet and lifestyle
Lack of sleep can make you fat
Body and mind
Splicing ourselves to a longer life
Disease and treatment
A revolution in the code of life
Body and mind
Ill people have to overcome their good health
Body and mind
Flaw in our internal clock can make us depressed
Environment and sustainability
Sterile men with bone-like testicles
Environment and sustainability
Your children suffer as a result of excessive packaging
Disease and treatment
Molecular cause of type 2 diabetes can also cause Parkinson’
Body and mind
Women can write themselves out of a fertility crisis
Disease and treatment
In pursuit of lost beta cells
Disease and treatment
Hope for people with a genetic disorder
Diet and lifestyle
Mom’s sugar intake can make her children fat
Body and mind
Solving a mystery in the brain's plumbing system
Diet and lifestyle
Twice as many young men as young women die from heart attacks
Environment and sustainability
Researchers fighting famine
Diet and lifestyle
Suicide more likely among people undergoing bariatric surgery
Body and mind
Beating epileptic heart attacks
Disease and treatment
More and more people need hospital treatment for tattoos
Diet and lifestyle
Computers will help us to be healthier as we age
Disease and treatment
Childhood vaccination provides a growth bonus
Disease and treatment
A hunt for bacterial treasures
Disease and treatment
One in three people globally harbour a ticking bacteria bomb
Body and mind
Structure is the key
Disease and treatment
The man with the golden DNA scissors
Disease and treatment
Miniscule particles could cure cancer
Diet and lifestyle
Missing link found between stress and mental illness
Disease and treatment
Blood test identifies life-threatening shortness of breath
Disease and treatment
Depressed people sleep better when they stay awake
Disease and treatment
Lipids boost the immune system in combating multidrug-resistant bacteria and cancer
Diet and lifestyle
Slower metabolism may help people live longer
Diet and lifestyle
Many drugs in the blood of young people dying from heart attacks
Environment and sustainability
Tar-eating bacterial duo may transform toxic compounds into new usable materials
Disease and treatment
Chemical fingerprinting can benefit severely ill people
Disease and treatment
Busy doctors prescribe more antibiotics
Disease and treatment
New practices could prevent seniors from being unnecessarily hospitalized
Diet and lifestyle
Sugar-sweetened beverages did not directly lead to diabetes
Body and mind
Predicting whether genetic mutations will lead to cancer
Disease and treatment
Doctors in Denmark refreeze transplanted ovary after woman gives birth
Diet and lifestyle
High-fat marine diet has altered Greenlanders’ genes
Body and mind
Autism and educational attainment are genetically linked
Disease and treatment
Eternal youth could start in 20 years
Disease and treatment
Traditional Chinese anti-cancer medicine in a new fungal recipe
Body and mind
Our genes start to make sense when we share them
Disease and treatment
Children with leukaemia may avoid permanent damage from chemotherapy
Body and mind
Our cells develop through dramatic changes in the 3D structure of the genome
Body and mind
Weight-regulating hormone weakens the bones of obese people
Diet and lifestyle
Increasing numbers of children develop severe liver disease
Body and mind
Four simple rules explain the first 5 days of human life
Disease and treatment
Bacteria poison themselves to survive antibiotics
Body and mind
Cells hack their own genome
Disease and treatment
Reduced oxygen may result in migraine
Disease and treatment
Recent quadrupling of diagnoses of an incurable type of arthritis
Diet and lifestyle
Find the right fuel for the bacteria in your body
Disease and treatment
Using sleep to treat type 2 diabetes: a dream come true?
Diet and lifestyle
Danish treatment model works: 3 of 4 children lose weight and keep it off
Body and mind
The many shades of fat
Disease and treatment
Alzheimer’s risk among diabetics provides key to cure
Disease and treatment
Micromolecules may keep the aorta intact
Diet and lifestyle
Natural sleep hormone increases the risk of diabetes
Body and mind
Only half lose weight on a high-fibre diet
Disease and treatment
New method can resuscitate discarded drugs
Body and mind
Stem cell mystery solved: sense of direction determines their destiny
Body and mind
A malfunctioning body clock makes us ill
Body and mind
Surprised organ researchers: some cells remain single – others create families
Disease and treatment
Virus researchers discover why chickenpox can be fatal
Diet and lifestyle
Genes that make you fat but keep you fit
Disease and treatment
One in four should call their GP instead of out-of-hours primary care
Body and mind
Rare autoimmune disease not so rare after all
Disease and treatment
Struggle between good and bad bacteria reveals antibiotics of the future
Disease and treatment
A Trojan horse can sneak medicine through the gut wall
Body and mind
Women with previous pregnancy-induced diabetes may show how diabetes develops
Disease and treatment
Sneaking antibiotics into multidrug-resistant bacteria
Body and mind
New strategy to battle cancer: get the cancer cells to drive so fast that they crash
Body and mind
Malfunctioning cellular antennae lead to cancer
Diet and lifestyle
Vitamin D affects fertility, but do women or men need to take it?
Disease and treatment
Researchers track the origins of breast cancer
Body and mind
Researchers pursue the molecular elixir of exercise
Environment and sustainability
Bacteria use parasitic open-source weapons against people
Body and mind
No more snapshots: now we can film cell processes
Disease and treatment
Time to cure type 1 diabetes: Danish researchers among the leaders
Body and mind
You probably have more than one brain
Body and mind
Severe maternal thyroid dysfunction in early pregnancy may adversely affect child IQ
Diet and lifestyle
"The pill is not more dangerous than most other things in life"
Disease and treatment
Heartwarming micromolecules save lives
Disease and treatment
Surprising discovery may pave the way for a Danish Ebola cure
Body and mind
On your marks; get set ... how the brain’s excitatory neurons start us walking – or running
Disease and treatment
More effective ways to treat skin cancer being developed
Disease and treatment
Fluorescent tumours will vastly improve survival for people with cancer
Diet and lifestyle
Pregnant women miscarry more often if they smoke or drink too much coffee
Diet and lifestyle
Central regulator discovered: researchers now striving to tune metabolism
Body and mind
Researchers rock the foundations of biology
Diet and lifestyle
Hope for overweight people: one hunger signal stands out
Body and mind
Tall children experience stroke less often later in life
Disease and treatment
The circles of life
Disease and treatment
How life (un)folds
Environment and sustainability
Extreme microbes battle against radioactive contamination
Disease and treatment
Vulnerable population groups participate less often in screening for cervical cancer
Disease and treatment
Viruses help humans in fighting bacteria
Diet and lifestyle
Sugar mystery: gene variant is associated with increased sugar intake but a lower body-fat percentage
Disease and treatment
Major breakthrough in understanding resistance to cancer therapy
Disease and treatment
Researchers now ready for final strike against Zika virus
Disease and treatment
DNA fingerprinting helps to heal brain cancer
Diet and lifestyle
Tall people: more cancer but less heart disease
Body and mind
Genetic needle found in obesity’s enormous haystack
Environment and sustainability
Tiny medicine sponges may prevent the need for daily injections
Body and mind
Enzymatic barcode reader switches our genes on or off
Diet and lifestyle
Oral bacteria differ between vegans and meat-eaters
Environment and sustainability
Electrical partnership between microbes may contribute to global warming
Body and mind
Stored tissue samples can show how people age
Disease and treatment
Synthetic embryos created in the lab could help manage pregnancy more effectively
Body and mind
Pioneering research finds missing pieces in the genomic puzzle
Disease and treatment
New technology could save millions from addiction to painkillers
Disease and treatment
Researchers stimulate the body to combat diabetes and obesity
Body and mind
Female hormones make men’s bones strong
Body and mind
Ducts in the pancreas form similar to river beds
Environment and sustainability
Personal trackers will measure how the environment affects health across the life course
Disease and treatment
More women screened for cancer with self-sampling
Diet and lifestyle
Surprise: smoking reduces blood sugar levels but still leads to diabetes
Disease and treatment
In the future, we will use living medicine
Disease and treatment
Discovery: antibiotic-resistant bacteria can hide for years
Body and mind
Researchers discover a link between genes and sudden cardiac arrest
Disease and treatment
Unexpected solutions for the greatest calamities in the human body
Disease and treatment
After 60 years: “Now we finally understand how this medicine works”
Disease and treatment
Molecular trap can help young children avoid painful bone surgery
Body and mind
Immature cells zap around before settling down
Disease and treatment
New method reveals which cells resist chemotherapy
Disease and treatment
Breast cancer defies new medicine and keeps spreading
Disease and treatment
Drugs used to treat diabetes and obesity can reduce the urge to drink alcohol
Body and mind
Genetic test can detect men at greatest risk of developing prostate cancer
Body and mind
Researchers search for the tremors that stop the heart
Disease and treatment
Gastric surgery works: let’s turn it into a pill
Body and mind
Researchers find a key to understanding how cells remember what type they are
Disease and treatment
Curing brain cancer by heating the tumours
Environment and sustainability
Waterproofing and non-stick pans may lead to earlier puberty among girls
Body and mind
Infections are associated with a greatly increased risk of epilepsy
Body and mind
Danish health data: people develop certain diseases before getting cancer
Environment and sustainability
Getting mould to make anticancer drugs
Body and mind
Certain genes ensure that exercise benefits health
Disease and treatment
Asthma prevention begins before birth
Body and mind
The body’s final line of defence on the route to cancer
Body and mind
New study sorts out how the destiny of cells is determined
Disease and treatment
How life’s building blocks got their freedom of movement
Body and mind
Unexpected chain reaction leads to mass destruction of bad bacteria
Diet and lifestyle
Natural hormone can get you to choose salad instead of candy
Body and mind
Surprising breakthrough: all immature cells in the intestine can become stem cells
Disease and treatment
Surgery can counteract genetically determined obesity
Body and mind
The brain’s fear centre also controls hunger
Disease and treatment
Migraine medicine: we only buy it if it is effective
Body and mind
DNA techniques unravel a prehistoric mass murder