Press releases


Strategy for increasing survival of mothers and newborns in South Asia

9 February, 2016 - Göteborgs universitet

Malin Bogren has been commissioned by the UN to work in Nepal, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. In her thesis, she presents a strategy on how the midwifery profession can be established in low-income countries – and in this way, improve the health of mothers and newborns.

Public Contributions to Science Increasingly Common

15 January, 2016 - Göteborgs universitet

So-called citizen science has become a significant force in several scholarly disciplines. The phenomenon can be found in both the natural and the social sciences, according to the largest systematic analysis to date on the topic, the results of which are published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE.

Conference report points the way in fight against antibiotic resistance

9 October, 2015 - Uppsala universitet

The aim of Uppsala Health Summit, this summer’s international summit about antibiotic resistance, was to make real progress in combatting this threat to public health. The conclusions have now been presented in a report which provides policy makers and medical professionals with a number of concrete recommendations.

Metropolitan hospitals most active in social media

29 May, 2015 - Göteborgs universitet

The hospitals of Stockholm and Västra Götaland counties are the most active social media users. Medical students at Sahlgrenska Academy have just completed a survey on the subject.

Online course on graphene will be available worldwide

21 November, 2014 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

At the beginning of 2015, Chalmers University of Technology will start its first mooc – massive open online course – free of charge and accessible to anyone with a computer. The course will be on the super-material graphene, which has not been the subject for a mooc previously.

Prestigious UNESCO Chair awarded to the University of Gothenburg

4 November, 2014 - Göteborgs universitet

Professor Ulla Carlsson, Director of Nordicom (Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research) at the University of Gothenburg, is the holder of a new Unesco Chair in Freedom of Expression, Media Development and Global Policy.

Brain simulation raises questions

22 October, 2014 - Uppsala universitet

What does it mean to simulate the human brain? Why is it important to do so? And is it even possible to simulate the brain separately from the body it exists in? These questions are discussed in a new paper published in the scientific journal Neuron today.

Swedish instrument will make measurements when a comet passes Mars

15 October, 2014 - Institutet för rymdfysik

On Sunday 19 October at 20:29 CET a comet will pass close to the planet Mars. At the same time the Swedish instrument ASPERA-3 is on board the European satellite Mars Express orbiting Mars and ready to make measurements.

Egyptian papyrus scrolls shed light on a mysterious joint disease

15 September, 2014 - Göteborgs universitet

German doctor Hans Reiter claimed credit during the 1930s for having identified the rheumatic disease reactive arthritis. Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy can now reveal that the disease was known thousands of years ago, a discovery that sheds new light on how diseases become established and spread through the centuries.