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Sweden’s new innovation centre for information driven care

22 September, 2020 - Högskolan i Halmstad

Leap for Life is a new innovation centre for information driven care. It is a joint initiative in the county of Halland for a collaborative effort in future healthcare between Halmstad University, Region Halland, all municipalities in Halland and the region’s business sector.

New high-speed test shows how antibiotics combine to kill bacteria

17 September, 2020 - Uppsala universitet

Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method to determine – rapidly, easily and cheaply – how effective two antibiotics combined can be in stopping bacterial growth. The new method is simple for laboratories to use and can provide greater scope for customising treatment of bacterial infections. The study is published in PLOS Biology.

Higher dementia risk in women with prolonged fertility

17 September, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Women with a longer reproductive period had an elevated risk for dementia in old age, compared with those who were fertile for a shorter period, a population-based study from the University of Gothenburg shows. “Our results may explain why women have a higher risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than men after age 85, […]

Aminoff Prize rewards explosive studies of biological macromolecules

14 September, 2020 - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Gregori Aminoff Prize 2021 to Henry Chapman, University of Hamburg, Germany, Janos Hajdu, Uppsala University, Sweden, and John Spence, Arizona State University, USA, “for their fundamental contributions to the development of X-ray free electron laser based structural biology”. Proteins are large molecules, macromolecules, that […]

The hero’s journey that recurs in fiction

11 September, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Have you ever  noticed that many hero stories follow virtually the same pattern? A new thesis examines how the theory of the hero’s journey, or Monomyth, which was first identified over 70 years ago, stands up in today’s popular culture. In his compilation thesis in English Literary Studies, which consists of five scholarly articles, Houman […]

Systematic approach crucial for person-centred care

10 September, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Systematic efforts and a clear structure are decisive factors in the transition to person-centred health care. A University of Gothenburg study, published in the scientific journal BMJ, reflects what is now a decade of experience and research in the field. Expectations are growing stronger for health care to be person-centered, and therefore emanate from a […]

BATTERY 2030+ – large-scale European initiative for battery research starts up

9 September, 2020 - Uppsala universitet

The European research initiative BATTERY 2030+ is now getting going. The ambition is to make Europe a world-leader in the development and production of the batteries of the future. These batteries need to store more energy, have a longer life, and be safer and more environmentally friendly than today’s batteries in order to facilitate the transition to a more climate-neutral society.

The birth of a male sex chromosome in Atlantic herring

7 September, 2020 - Uppsala universitet

The evolution of sex chromosomes is of crucial importance in biology as it stabilises the mechanism underlying sex determination and usually results in an equal sex ratio. An international team of scientists, led by researchers from Uppsala University, now reports that they have been able to reconstruct the birth of a male sex chromosome in the Atlantic herring.

Possible blood-clotting mechanism in COVID-19 found

2 September, 2020 - Uppsala universitet

Why so many COVID-19 patients get blood clots (thrombosis) remains uncertain. But scientists at Uppsala University and the University Hospital have now identified a mechanism they believe to be implicated. A particular protein triggers a part of our immune system that can boost the blood’s tendency to coagulate and form clots. The study is now published in Thrombosis and Haemostasis.