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Genetic risk: Should researchers let people know?

24 September, 2018 - Uppsala universitet

Should researchers inform research participants, if they discover genetic disease risks in the participants? The value of complex genetic risk information for individuals is uncertain. In a PhD thesis from Uppsala University, Jennifer Viberg Johansson suggests that this uncertainty needs to be acknowledged by both geneticists and ethicists.

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Corporate rebranding gone wrong – the GAP logo case

13 September, 2018 - Lunds universitet

In 2010, GAP introduced a new logo, sparking an online backlash and ultimately resulting in the reintroduction of the old logo. A new study from Lund University in Sweden argues that this was the first of many cases where brand creation has had to adjust to a complex, interactive, and sometimes unpredictable online environment. “Looking […]

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Bravery cells found in the hippocampus

7 September, 2018 - Uppsala universitet

Why do some people comfortably walk between skyscrapers on a high-wire or raft the Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel whereas others freeze on the mere thought of climbing off escalators in a shopping mall? In a new study, scientists have found that a certain type of cells in the hippocampus play a key role.

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New project to improve drugs safety in East Africa

4 September, 2018 - Karolinska Institutet

In recent years access to drugs and vaccines has been increasing in many African countries, but the systems for monitoring treatment effects and reporting side-effects require further development. Karolinska Institutet in Sweden will now lead an international collaboration project on pharmacovigilance – drugs safety – in four countries in East Africa.

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