Science Round-Up: Hybrid work is the future, and companies will benefit from it, the study claims

While many companies insist that employees return to the office full time is a new one examination from University suggests that a mix of personal and telework is better for business.

According to the study, which was conducted in collaboration with researchers from Germany and Sweden, hybrid work plans have encouraged innovation and increased efficiency.

The new normal
Franziska Günzel-Jensen, one of the researchers behind the results, says that Danish companies that cannot adapt to this new norm risk losing employees and falling behind.

She urges the business community to seize the opportunity the pandemic has given them – for their own well-being and the well-being of their employees.


Uncovering the role of genetics in cultural preferences
Nature or industry? This is an ancient question, and now researchers from the University of Copenhagen may have some answers. The researchers, Mads Meier Jæger and Stine Møllegaard, have discovered that genes play a significant role in determining one’s cultural preferences. It is this genetic makeup, combined with one’s environment and upbringing, that ultimately explains human tastes for everything from music to amusement parks.

Improved climate models on the way thanks to a Danish-led research team
A team led by experts from has carried out extensive measurements of the and inland ice in the Arctic. The team traveled over 16,000 km through Greenland and the adjacent areas and tested new measurement techniques that involved aircraft, drones and boots on the ground. They shared their findings at a conference hosted by the European Space Agency last week, where they presented new data to improve UN climate models.

New chemicals discovered in the atmosphere
In close collaboration with international colleagues, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered a new class of superreactive chemical compounds under atmospheric conditions. Known as trioxides, these high-oxidizing compounds are likely to have an impact on both human health and the climate. While the presence of trioxides in the atmosphere has been assumed for years, it is the first time that their formation has been proven.

Danes at the forefront of award-winning sustainable infrastructure project
The Living Ports project, a collaboration between DTU researchers and the company Econcrete, has won the International Ports and Harbors Sustainability Award 2022 in the infrastructure category. The project, which is being carried out in Vigo, , aims to reshape the development of coastal and port infrastructure in a way that benefits local ecosystems. Wolfgang Kunther, professor from DTU and leader of the project, says that this type of eco-conscious planning has the potential to both improve biodiversity and benefit local communities.

Aarhus University’s research facilities are among the best in the world
A research facility at Aarhus University is now one of only eight in the world to have received an official stamp from the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC). FACS Core Facility is equipped with high-tech instrumentation for analysis and isolation of cells or microparticles. With its new designation as an ISAC Recognized Shared Resource Laboratory, the facility has solidly cemented itself as a world-class research service unit.

A young researcher’s PhD thesis makes hearts beat
Kasper Glerup Lauridsen has received the Aarhus University Research Foundation’s talent award for his PhD dissertation on treatments. His research focused on the development of a standardized communication model for a hospital’s cardiac arrest, and his work has already led to a rethinking of European guidelines for cardiac arrest.

of Denmark is exploring the environmental benefits of building with land
Earlier this month, the held a symposium with the Builders’ Association to discuss sustainable building practices. The talks focused on the practice of using soil as a building material to reduce raw material consumption and limit CO2 emissions. Together with DTU and a number of partners, the Capital Region of Denmark has launched a project to develop and test noise barriers built from compacted clay soil.

25 years later and the results are clear
In 1997, Professor Katharina Main and her colleagues at Rigshospitalet measured testosterone levels in 259 three-month-old boys. Years later, by measuring the sperm quality of the same individuals as adults, she has become the first to show that babies’ testosterone levels can reflect their sperm quality as adult . Professor Main’s study has confirmed a long-standing hypothesis in reproductive biology that paves the way for early interventions to prevent fertility problems in men.

Source: The Nordic Page

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