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Intensive mobile phone use affects young people’s sleep

11 May, 2012 - Göteborgs universitet

Young adults who make particularly heavy use of mobile phones and computers run a greater risk of sleep disturbances, stress and symptoms of mental health. “Public health advice should therefore include information on the healthy use of this technology,” says researcher Sara Thomée from the Sahlgrenska Academy.

Master students at Umeå Institute of Design win iF concept awards 2012

18 April, 2012 - Umeå universitet

From more than 10.000 valid entries submitted by design students from all over the world, only 100 projects received an iF concept award 2012. Two of these were awarded to Masters students at Umeå Institute of Design: Simon Fredriksson and Gosha Galitsky, Dogan Sekercioglu, all students at the Master’s programme in Advanced Product Design, and Carol Tang from UID’s Interaction Design programme.

Olympic boxing may damage the brain

5 April, 2012 - Göteborgs universitet

Olympic boxers can exhibit changes in brain fluids after bouts, which indicates nerve cell damage. This is shown in a study of 30 top-level Swedish boxers that was conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy in collaboration with the Swedish Boxing Federation, published in PLoS ONE.

SLU will lead new cooperation project in the Baltic Sea region

3 February, 2012 - SLU

The Department of Forest Resource Management at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences has received EU funding of 3.3 million euro for the project “The Baltic Landscape in change – innovative approaches towards sustainable forested landscapes”. The project will run until the end of June 2014.

Traumatic to be on a ventilator treatment while conscious

1 February, 2012 - Göteborgs universitet

More and more people being cared for on ventilators are conscious during the treatment, but what is it like to be fully conscious without being able to communicate with the world around you? A thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy has lifted the lid on a world of panic, breathlessness and unheard pain.

Spinning sessions trigger the same indications as heart attacks

31 January, 2012 - Göteborgs universitet

A short spinning session can trigger the same biochemical indications as a heart attack – a reaction that is probably both natural and harmless, but should be borne in mind when people seek emergency treatment for chest pain, reveals a study from the Sahlgrenska Academy.

Increased clumsiness in former welders

17 January, 2012 - Göteborgs universitet

Welders who are exposed to manganese from welding fumes, risk developing increased clumsiness – and the result may remain decades after exposure has ceased. This is the finding of a study of former shipyard workers in Gothenburg.

Stockholm Prize in Criminology to be Awarded for Global Research on Crime Victims

17 November, 2011 - Brottsförebyggande rådet

The 2012 Stockholm Prize in Criminology has been awarded to Professor Jan van Dijk of the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands, for his sustained leadership of the International Crime Victims Survey (ICVS) since 1989. Professor van Dijk will receive the prize at a ceremony in Stockholm on June 12, 2012.

Flexible covering to combat water damage wins 2011 Innovation Prize

31 October, 2011 - Lunds universitet

In order to promote research, development and entrepreneurship in Skåne, PwC and the Lund University Innovation System (LUIS), in collaboration with Lund Municipality, award an annual Innovation Prize of SEK 250 000. The prize, which this year was awarded for the tenth time, aims to support ideas which are highly innovative and have major commercial potential. First prize this year went to cTrap, a flexible covering which is applied directly onto water-damaged surfaces in order to stop harmful emissions indoors. The inventor of the innovation is Professor Lennart Larsson, who works at the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Lund University.

The new old age – today’s pensioners different to yesterday’s

28 October, 2011 - Göteborgs universitet

Old people today have more sex, are more likely to be divorced, are cleverer and feel better, reveals a long-term research project comparing what it is like to be old today with 30 years ago. “It’s time to start talking about the ‘new old age’,” says researcher Ingmar Skoog.