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Pregnancy duration influences a woman’s risk of breast cancer

23 October 2018

Giving birth reduces a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer later in life. Danish researchers from Statens Serum Institut (SSI) report that the protective effect arises in a particular week of pregnancy.

Low plasma levels of omega-3 fatty acids associated with preterm birth

3 August 2018

Pregnant women with the lowest plasma levels of long chain omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids - the kind found in fish oil - were at 10 times increased risk of early preterm birth when compared with pregnant women with the highest levels.

SSI receives EUR 13.8 million grant from EDCTP to test new tuberculosis (TB) vaccine

21 March 2018

Statens Serum Institut (SSI) in Copenhagen Denmark has been granted a sum of EUR 13.8 million from the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trial Partnership (EDCTP). The grant will finance the trial of a new and promising TB vaccine developed by SSI in South Africa and Tanzania.

Scientist at SSI receives a grant for further development of a vaccine against resistant enteropathogen

22 December 2017

Scientists at SSI have developed a new potential vaccine against infections from the enteropathogen, Clostridium difficile (CD).

Sweden and Finland are more successful in the fight against tuberculosis than Denmark

9 November 2017

The number of tuberculosis cases among Swedish and Finnish indigenous citizens falls faster than in Denmark shows a new Nordic survey.

Increase in hospital admissions for infections following simultaneous vaccination with MMR and DTaP-IPV-Hib among Danish children

14 November 2016

New research from CVIVA shows that Danish children, who have received the live MMR vaccine together with the non-live DTaP-IPV-Hib vaccine, are admitted to hospital with infections more frequently than Danish children who have received the MMR vaccine alone as recommended.

New technique reveals interesting patterns of infection of tuberculosis in East Greenland

26 September 2016

Statens Serum Institut has participated in a study that describes an outbreak of tuberculosis in East Greenland. Using whole-genome sequencing, the research group examined all Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains from the area. The results have just been published in Scientific Reports.

Morbidity before HPV vaccination is different for women with and without presumed adverse reactions to the vaccine

13 September 2016

Many women with perceived severe adverse reactions to the HPV vaccination showed symptoms before the first vaccination.

The risk of getting blood poisoning from Staphylococci may be found in our genes

7 July 2016

Statens Serum Institut has contributed to the first study that demonstrates that first-degree relatives of people who have been hospitalized with staphylococcal* sepsis (blood poisoning), have up to five times greater risk of getting the disease compared to the Danish population in general - but what causes this increased risk?

Large Grant to Research on Bacteria in the Nose

1 July 2016

Every other one of us carries the staphylococcus bacterium in our nose. But why don’t the other half? The theory is other bacteria in the nose defeat the staphylococcus bacterium —but which bacteria? Researchers from Statens Serum Institut, along with others, received a large grant of 25 million Danish kroner from the American National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NAID) to investigate this question.

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