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Three new honorary doctors at Linnaeus University

30 October, 2019 - Linnéuniversitetet

A Dutch professor of literary theory and cultural analysis, an American professor of organisational theory, and a former chief commissioner of Kronoberg County Police Department are Linnaeus University’s honorary doctors for 2020. Mieke Bal is appointed honorary doctor 2020 by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Mieke Bal is professor of literary theory and cultural […]

Tea consumption leads to epigenetic changes in women

31 May, 2017 - Uppsala universitet

Epigenetic changes are chemical modifications that turn our genes off or on. In a new study from Uppsala University, researchers show that tea consumption in women leads to epigenetic changes in genes that are known to interact with cancer and estrogen metabolism. The results are published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics.

Booklaunch – Vicke Lindstrand On The Periphery

18 November, 2016 - Uppsala universitet

Australian design historian Mark Ian Jones launches his new book Vicke Lindstrand On The Periphery- the first English language publication to examine the life and work of the Swedish artist and his place in Scandinavian design history. The author describes the image and reception of an artist and designer who didn’t “fit the mould” but has shown to be more influential than previously perceived.

Uppsala Health Summit 11-12 oktober:

8 September, 2016 - Uppsala universitet

A report has been released for the upcoming Uppsala Health Summit on ending childhood obesity, outlining the challenges, including the effectiveness of the much debated sugar-tax, how to target interventions for immigrants and the role of industry. The report is produced to prepare the 200 delegates for discussions on concrete solutions.

AQUACOSM – evolving European mesocosm research

1 September, 2016 - Umeå universitet

In the new EU project AQUACOSM, twelve European countries will be synchronising their studies on the effects of climate change. Research using large experiment facilities – mesocosms – will be the common denominator in the project. Umeå Marine Sciences Centre at Umeå University will play an important role in the project.

Road safety conference in Rio de Janeiro

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

The 17th RS5C (Road Safety on Five Continents) conference will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 17-19th 2016.

Strategy for increasing survival of mothers and newborns in South Asia

9 February, 2016 - Göteborgs universitet

Malin Bogren has been commissioned by the UN to work in Nepal, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. In her thesis, she presents a strategy on how the midwifery profession can be established in low-income countries – and in this way, improve the health of mothers and newborns.

Public Contributions to Science Increasingly Common

15 January, 2016 - Göteborgs universitet

So-called citizen science has become a significant force in several scholarly disciplines. The phenomenon can be found in both the natural and the social sciences, according to the largest systematic analysis to date on the topic, the results of which are published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.

Conference report points the way in fight against antibiotic resistance

9 October, 2015 - Uppsala universitet

The aim of Uppsala Health Summit, this summer’s international summit about antibiotic resistance, was to make real progress in combatting this threat to public health. The conclusions have now been presented in a report which provides policy makers and medical professionals with a number of concrete recommendations.

Metropolitan hospitals most active in social media

29 May, 2015 - Göteborgs universitet

The hospitals of Stockholm and Västra Götaland counties are the most active social media users. Medical students at Sahlgrenska Academy have just completed a survey on the subject.