Press releases


Bladderwrack at risk of destruction as ocean acidity rises

26 September, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Climate change is increasing carbon dioxide levels in the sea, causing bladderwrack seaweed to grow more quickly and to increase in size along the coast. However, a scientific study by researchers from the University of Gothenburg and KTH shows that this growth is illusory as, in more acidic seas, the seaweed will be unable to […]

‘Doubly magic’ oxygen isotope provides new clues to the strong nuclear force

21 September, 2023 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

A first observation of the volatile atomic nucleus oxygen-28 sheds new light on the strong nuclear force that is central to all visible matter in the universe. Chalmers researchers have contributed to the groundbreaking discovery, presented in Nature, with both extensive theoretical calculations and development of the experimental method and complex set of instruments used in the experiment.

A hot summer led to more malaria deaths the following year

20 September, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

A new thesis from the University of Gothenburg examines church records and historical weather data in the Nordic countries to show that the risk of dying from malaria was higher if the previous summer was a hot one.

Pollination by more than one bee species improves cherry harvest

14 September, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

To obtain the biggest cherry harvest, trees should be pollinated by both honey bees and mason bees. A new study led by a researcher at the University of Gothenburg shows yet another benefit of biodiversity. Like many other fruit trees, most sweet cherry cultivars depend on cross-pollination to produce their fruit. This means that there […]

Henrik Drake is part of the Nobel Prize Museum’s exhibition on fungi in art and science

12 September, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

Henrik Drake, associate professor of environmental science at Linnaeus University, is participating in an exhibition about fungi in art and science at the Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm. The exhibition opens on 30 September and explores the world of fungi through artworks, design objects, fashion, and contemporary scientific research. How does it feel to be […]

Better cybersecurity with new material

4 September, 2023 - Linköpings universitet

Digital information exchange can be safer, cheaper and more environmentally friendly with the help of a new type of random number generator for encryption developed at Linköping University. The researchers behind the study believe that the new technology paves the way for a new type of quantum communication.

New research project: Advanced biosensors will detect aggressive tumors, viruses and bacterial diseases

31 August, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

High resolution press photos of Ian Nicholls for downloading: Linnaeus University is developing methodology to diagnose aggressive lung cancer, viral and bacterial diseases in a new project with industry and healthcare. A total of SEK 35 million is invested in advanced biosensors. The project may lead to faster diagnoses and more cost-effective care. Within […]

From lab to market: A look at graphene’s societal impact

29 August, 2023 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

For ten years, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has coordinated the EU’s largest research project ever – the Graphene Flagship with a budget of 1 billion euros. Now it is time to highlight the journey of graphene, a single layer of carbon, from the lab to society. In addition to a large number of new products, patents and companies, the research project is estimated to produce over 38,000 jobs in Europe by 2030.

Paper cups are just as toxic as plastic cups

25 August, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg show that a paper cup that ends up in nature can also cause damage as they also contain toxic chemicals.

Heredity and environment account for people’s love of nature

17 August, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Humans have a positive view of nature. But is this due to an approach we have learned while growing up, or is it something we are born with? The answer is ‘Both’, according to researchers at the University of Gothenburg and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Our love of nature is highly individual and […]