Press releases

Veterinary Medicine

Sensational bird finding in China

19 December, 2011 - SLU

In June 2011, a team of Chinese and Swedish researchers rediscovered the breeding area for the poorly known Blackthroat Luscinia obscura, in the Qinling mountains, Shaanxi province, north central China.

Scientists initiate action plan to advance cultured meat

5 September, 2011 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Late last week, an international group of scientists took a step closer to their goal to produce cultured meat. They agreed on important common positions about how to bring the research forward during a workshop in Gothenburg, Sweden, arranged by Chalmers University of Technology and the European Science Foundation.

Dolphins use double sonar

7 June, 2011 - Lunds universitet

Dolphins and porpoises use echolocation for hunting and orientation. By sending out high-frequency sound, known as ultrasound, dolphins can use the echoes to determine what type of object the sound beam has hit. Researchers from Sweden and the US have now discovered that dolphins can generate two sound beam projections simultaneously.

Back pain in both master and dog

13 January, 2011 - SLU

Both humans and dogs can develop back problems. Slipped discs have similar symptoms and can be treated with the same methods regardless of whether the patient has two legs or four. This is shown in a new dissertation at SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences).

New discovery about how flowering time of plants can be controlled

7 December, 2010 - SLU

Researchers at Umeå Plant Science Center in Sweden discovered, in collaboration with the Syngenta company, a previously unknown gene in sugar beets that blocks flowering. Only with the cold of winter is the gene shut off, allowing the sugar beet to blossom in its second year. The discovery of this new gene function makes it possible to control when sugar beets bloom.

Transmitters Fitted to Golden Eagles Show Effects of Wind Power Exploitation

9 July, 2010 - SLU

What is the effect of large-scale wind power exploitation on the golden eagle? Researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences are about to find out.
At present, a number of juvenile golden eagles are being fitted with satellite transmitters in northern Sweden. The aim is to study how planned wind farms will affect the golden eagle.

High marks for sustainable development research institute

28 June, 2010 - Formas

Research at SEI, the Stockholm Environment Institute, is of consistently high scientific quality, but SEI must get better at marketing its research and itself. The Institute also needs to develop its co-operation with the private sector. These are the findings of the international panel of experts which Formas has engaged for the governmental remit of evaluating SEI’s research.

Lowering pH regulates spider’s silk production

14 May, 2010 - SLU

How can a tiny spider body contain material for several decimeters of gossamer silk, and what governs the conversion to thread? Researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Sweden can now explain this. The new research findings are presented in an article in the scientific journal Nature.