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Companies sell medical tests with feminist rhetoric  

16 February, 2024 - Göteborgs universitet

Being able to give birth, and predict breast cancer. These are areas where tests and treatments, often lacking scientific support, are marketed using feminist rhetoric. University of Gothenburg is contributing to a critical analysis of this marketing.   Minna Johansson, a specialist physician in general medicine and researcher at the University of Gothenburg, is one […]

Sustainable practices can save Mexico’s blue agave, Tequila and bats

23 January, 2024 - Göteborgs universitet

Many associate Tequila with lime wedges, salt, and parties. But the popular drink also has a negative impact on biodiversity, both on the blue agave from which it is made and, perhaps more unexpectedly, on bats. Both are threatened by one-sided cultivation. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, together with colleagues in Mexico and the […]

Three proposals from researchers to meet EU climate goals

7 December, 2023 - Linköpings universitet

The ability to meet EU climate goals is enhanced by investing in new technologies that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Although it is currently unprofitable for both companies and countries to do so, there are solutions to make it financially viable. This is concluded in a scientific article, whose authors include researchers from Sweden and Germany.

From lab to market: A look at graphene’s societal impact

29 August, 2023 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

For ten years, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has coordinated the EU’s largest research project ever – the Graphene Flagship with a budget of 1 billion euros. Now it is time to highlight the journey of graphene, a single layer of carbon, from the lab to society. In addition to a large number of new products, patents and companies, the research project is estimated to produce over 38,000 jobs in Europe by 2030.

Future car travel may be cheaper – and more expensive

29 June, 2023 - Linköpings universitet

Many of the cars currently speeding through the summer landscape are running on electricity. At the same time, fuel taxes are an important source of income for the government. So where will the money come from in the future when most of the nation’s vehicle fleet has been electrified? Most effective would be increased congestion tax in larger cities. But that raises other questions. This is the conclusion of researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, in a new study.

Researchers have mapped the blind spots for achieving a low-carbon transition

9 June, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

A network of over 60 international researchers has collaborated intensely over 18 months to identify knowledge gaps and opportunities needed to achieve a low-carbon transition in the Global South. They have developed an actionable research agenda to guide funders and scholars to where they should direct their efforts. The review identifies several potential high impacts […]

Prejudice among voters may lead to underrepresentation of ethnic minorities in politics

24 May, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

For a democracy to function as well as possible, it is necessary for the politicians who govern the country to reflect the population. Ethnic minorities are often underrepresented in many countries, including the Nordic countries. This can create problems. A new study seeks to understand why there are so few people with foreign backgrounds in […]

Researchers’ view: Household risks in times of financial stress

28 March, 2023 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

How do rising interest rates, high inflation, and low growth affect the financial health of households? And how does the current economic climate impact wealth inequality as a whole? Researchers at the Swedish House of Finance share their views on the current economic situation.

The pandemic has changed the Swedish fashion industry

7 March, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

The COVID-19 pandemic has had clear consequences for the Swedish fashion industry. Digitalisation has accelerated, while efforts to attract customers to physical stores have stagnated. A development that will continue, according to researcher Gabriella Wulff.

A gender-equality lens on rebuilding Ukraine

7 March, 2023 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

A team of economists argues that if the reconstruction of Ukraine is to result in stable, sustainable development and bring tangible benefits to all Ukrainians, the principles of “building-back better” need to take into account the specificities of gender.