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Few indications that the new media landscape leads to increasing polarisation in society

25 January, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Increasing political polarisation is often attributed to the internet and the dramatic increase in access to sources of information – also known as the new media landscape. Media researcher Peter M. Dahlgren, however, has not seen any sign of this in Sweden. On the contrary, his new thesis shows that the problem is considerably smaller than […]

Tough childhood damages life prospects

21 January, 2021 - Uppsala universitet

An adverse upbringing often impairs people’s circumstances and health in their adult years, especially for couples who have both had similar experiences. This is shown by a new study, carried out by Uppsala University researchers, in which 818 mothers and their partners filled in a questionnaire one year after having a child together. The study is now published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.

Antibiotic resistance may spread even more easily than expected

21 January, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Pathogenic bacteria in humans are developing resistance to antibiotics much faster than expected. Now, computational research at Chalmers University of Technology shows that one reason could be significant genetic transfer between bacteria in our ecosystems and to humans. This work has also led to new tools for resistance researchers. According to the World Health Organisation, […]

Natural hazard events and national risk reduction measures unconnected

20 January, 2021 - Uppsala universitet

Countries where massive natural hazard events occur frequently are not more likely than others to make changes to reduce risks from future disasters. This is shown in an interdisciplinary Uppsala University study now published in Nature Communications.

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