Press releases


Male Victims of Partner Violence Outnumber Females

4 October, 2013 - Göteborgs universitet

Men are more likely than women to report they have been the victims of partner violence. Nevertheless, women tend to suffer more severe health consequences. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have just completed two studies on the subject.

People mean most for our collective happiness

25 September, 2013 - Göteborgs universitet

Swedish soccer star Zlatan is associated with happiness, but not iPhones. A new study at the Sahlgrenska Academy and Lund University suggests that our collective picture of what makes us happy is more about relationships, and less about things.

Why humans are musical

23 September, 2013 - Örebro universitet

Why don’t apes have musical talent, while humans, parrots, small birds, elephants, whales, and bats do? Matz Larsson, senior physician at the Lung Clinic at Örebro University Hospital, attempts to answer this question in the scientific publication Animal Cognition.

Melody Modulates Choir Members’ Heart Rate

9 July, 2013 - Göteborgs universitet

When people sing in a choir their heart beats are synchronised, so that the pulse of choir members tends to increase and decrease in unison. This has been shown by a study from the Sahlgrenska Academy that examined the health effects for choir members.

Smart homes technology tested in Örebro

10 June, 2013 - Örebro universitet

A safer and healthier old age – that is the aim of GiraffPlus, an international project led by researchers at Örebro University, Sweden. With a focus of developing sophisticated aids for the elderly in close collaboration with the intended users, the project is now about to test the new technology in real homes.

Pioneering discoveries about the brain and immune defense

29 May, 2013 - Stockholms universitet

It’s true that the brain governs the body, but the body also governs the brain, for example when the immune defense system makes us rest when we’re sick. This is shown in research that the world’s leading researchers and Nobel laureates will be presenting at an international conference in the research field of psychoneuroimmunology in Stockholm in June. This is research that, among other things, has led to new knowledge about the development of depression, severe stress accelerating aging, and how anti-depressive drugs largely function as placebos.

Growing interest in Swedish road safety in Asia

21 May, 2013 - VTI – Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut

In conjunction with the road safety conference, Road Safety on Four Continents, held in China, VTI signed agreements on road safety issues with China and South Korea.

EU project will increase researcher access to biobanks

23 April, 2013 - Expertsvar

All of us stand to benefit from large European health studies, but it is not always easy for researchers to collaborate across national borders. To help enable collaboration, the international EU-funded project BBMRI-LPC will spend the next four years working to increase researchers’ access to samples and data. Researchers at Uppsala University have a key role in the project.

Carl Thunberg’s Japanese plants to be digitised

11 March, 2013 - Uppsala universitet

In stiff competition the Museum of Evolution at Uppsala University, Sweden, has been granted funding for digitising the Japanese parts of the Thunberg collection. The project will make the valuable plants available to the whole world, online.

Scientists have a responsibility for research that can be used to harm

7 March, 2013 - Uppsala universitet

Do scientists have a responsibility for research that is used to harm others? In a doctoral thesis from Uppsala University, Frida Kuhlau discusses to what extent Life Science researchers have a responsibility to prevent their research from being used to develop biological weapons.