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Invitation to webinar about Russia’s war in Ukraine and Georgia

14 April, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

From 2008 to 2022 – Russia’s wars in Georgia and Ukraine discussed by a panel of international experts Welcome to join this webinar about the ongoing war in Ukraine, hosted by Linnaeus University, with moderator Natia Gamkrelidze, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Linnaeus University and Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian […]

Look into the camera during video meetings

3 February, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

People who look directly into the camera during video meetings are seen as more sociable and sympathetic. This is the finding of a study that investigated how gaze, camera angle and distance affect how we are perceived during video meetings. “Having previously focused on what causes Zoom fatigue, we wanted to investigate the more positive […]

The focus of financial reporting influences business cycles

27 December, 2021 - Uppsala universitet

Editorial choices can impact the amplitude of business cycles even if the information that is reported is correct. On reason is that the focus of the reports can be on sectors that are non-representative of the economy in general. A new study shows that financial reporting can explain up to 20 per cent of the business cycles for GDP and 40 per cent of the business cycles for unemployment.

Zebrafish and AI replace some mouse experiments in cancer research

20 December, 2021 - Uppsala universitet

Researchers at Uppsala University have used AI to develop a new method to study brain cancer. The method is based on transplanting tumour cells from patients to fish embryos, followed by observation with AI. The method, which is described in the scientific journal Neuro-Oncology, can partly replace current mouse models for studying tumour growth and treatment.

Grassroots esports – more than just gaming

23 November, 2021 - Jönköping University

Jönköping has a thriving esports scene and research from Jönköping University has shown that, here in the city of Dreamhack, it’s the local esports activists that have played a big part in making this so. Dr. Brian McCauley, an esports researcher at Jönköping International Business School, has studied esports at the grassroots level and can see that the local actors are serious players in this growing industry

New electronic paper displays brilliant colours

12 July, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Imagine sitting out in the sun, reading a digital screen as thin as paper, but seeing the same image quality as if you were indoors. Thanks to research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, it could soon be a reality.  A new type of reflective screen – sometimes described as ‘electronic paper’ – offers optimal […]

New AI model helps understand virus spread from animals to humans

15 June, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

A new model that applies artificial intelligence to carbohydrates improves the understanding of the infection process and could help predict which viruses are likely to spread from animals to humans. This is reported in a recent study led by researchers at the University of Gothenburg. Carbohydrates participate in nearly all biological processes – yet they […]

Machine learning can help slow down future pandemics

13 April, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Artificial intelligence could be one of the keys for limiting the spread of infection in future pandemics. In a new study, researchers at the University of Gothenburg have investigated how machine learning can be used to find effective testing methods during epidemic outbreaks, thereby helping to better control the outbreaks. In the study, the researchers […]

Does the Russian stock market care about Navalny?

31 March, 2021 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

New research suggests that on the days with most significant news regarding Alexei Navalny, the most prominent opposition leader in Russia today, Russian stock market experienced large negative returns that translate into several billion dollars in lost market value. Torbjörn Becker, Director of the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics, investigates the response in the Russian stock market to news about Navalny, his poisoning, recent arrest, and other events.

Huge potential for electronic textiles made with new cellulose thread

10 March, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Electronic textiles offer revolutionary new opportunities in various fields, in particular healthcare. But to be sustainable, they need to be made of renewable materials. A research team led by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, now presents a thread made of conductive cellulose, which offers fascinating and practical possibilities for electronic textiles. “Miniature, wearable, electronic gadgets […]