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Faster translations with the help of AI

23 September, 2022 - Högskolan i Halmstad

When humans and machines work together, the translation of a book to another language can be made more efficient. This is the opinion of Pontus Wärnestål, Associate Professor at Halmstad University, who has developed a new translation workflow using both artificial intelligence (AI) and human competence.

How the small intestine defends itself against bacteria

23 September, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have now shown how mucus protects the small intestine in mice. In the future, this finding may lead to new ways of preventing relapse in Crohn’s disease in humans. One method used by the scientists has been to film how the intestinal crypts become filled with mucus and expel […]

Cardiovascular disease risks the same in both women and men

21 September, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

For women and men, the risk factors for cardiovascular disease are largely the same, an extensive global study involving University of Gothenburg shows. The study, now published in The Lancet, includes participants in both high-income and medium- and low-income countries. Cardiovascular disease is more widespread in the latter. The data were taken from the Prospective […]

Agriculture drives more than 90 percent of tropical deforestation

8 September, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Halting deforestation will require a step-change in approach, and to be effective measures must address underlying and indirect roles of agriculture, says study. A new study published today in leading journal, Science, finds that between 90 and 99 percent of all deforestation in the tropics is driven directly or indirectly by agriculture. Yet only half […]

High-volume surgeons no better at reducing postoperative incontinence

8 September, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

In men who have had prostate cancer surgery, urinary incontinence is a common side effect. Its frequency varies from one surgeon to the next. In a major University of Gothenburg study, the number of surgeries performed by the urology surgeon made no difference to the patients’ incontinence risk. This surprised researchers. Prostate cancer is the […]

Measuring wastewater coronavirus accurately

7 September, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Monitoring of viruses in wastewater enables the course of a pandemic and its burdens on various parts of the health-care sector to be predicted, independently from official public testing capacity and scope for infection tracking. This has been established in a study from the University of Gothenburg. The measurements and analyses of coronavirus levels in […]

Combing light with sharper teeth

6 September, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Microcombs have widely differing application areas – they can help us discover planets outside our solar system as well as track diseases in our bodies. New research results at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, now gives a deeper understanding of how the line width in the combs works, something that will, among other things, enable […]

Good loser messages support democracy

1 September, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Citizens sometimes just have to live with political decisions they dislike or think are unfair. But if their preferred party leaders communicate that the decisions have been made properly, the feeling of unfairness can diminish according to research from the University of Gothenburg. Accepting political losses is crucial for democracy. But it’s also challenging to […]

The power to change is a key driver for sustainable pension saving

31 August, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Those who actively choose to save for retirement via so-called sustainable funds are not only driven by values of equality, justice and the environment. They also have a tendency to prioritise authority, and attach less importance to wealth. This is shown by a new study from the University of Gothenburg. Individuals who work and pay […]

Possible new cancer treatment target discovered

30 August, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have identified a previously unknown mechanism controlling tumor growth in cultured cells and mice. This discovery may potentially enable future development of new drugs against a range of cancer diseases. In a research article published in the journal Nature Communications, the Gothenburg scientists have described their discovery. It concerns […]