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Dance Intervention for Adolescent Girls with Internalizing Problems

27 May, 2016 - Örebro universitet

Today the figures for teenage girls who are feeling unwell are alarmingly high. Researcher Anna Duberg at Region Örebro County in Sweden, has in her dissertation looked into the effects and experiences of the adolescent girls participating in an eight month long dance intervention. The dance was shown to function as an oasis from everyday stress for the participating girls.

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Loss of Y chromosome in blood cells associated with developing Alzheimer’s disease

23 May, 2016 - Uppsala universitet

Men with blood cells that do not carry the Y chromosome are at greater risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This is in addition to an increased risk of death from other causes, including many cancers. These new findings by researchers at Uppsala University could lead to a simple test to identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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​New method to create terahertz radiation advances materials science

23 May, 2016 - Uppsala universitet

Uppsala physicists have in an international collaboration developed a new method for creating laser pulses which are shorter, have much higher intensity and cover the THz frequency range better than current sources. The study is published today in the authoritative journal Nature Photonics and is of great importance to materials research.

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Regular testing of drivers is important

19 May, 2016 - VTI – Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut

Several different approaches to measure vision in order to improve road safety have been identified around the world. A trend seen in the literature performed by researchers at VTI (The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute) is that traditional vision tests increasingly are supplemented by cognitive tests.

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