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Coronavirus causes chaos in infected cells’ RNA

29 March, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) hijacks parts of infected cells’ vital RNA machinery, thereby blocking important functions in the cells. These damaging changes in the RNA can likely be reversed, potentially leading to new drugs against COVID-19, University of Gothenburg researchers show.

Researchers’ view: Household risks in times of financial stress

28 March, 2023 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

How do rising interest rates, high inflation, and low growth affect the financial health of households? And how does the current economic climate impact wealth inequality as a whole? Researchers at the Swedish House of Finance share their views on the current economic situation.

Electric roads pave the way for smaller car batteries

28 March, 2023 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

If an electric car charges while driving, the size of the battery can be reduced by up to 70 per cent, and the load on the power grid can be spread out over the day. Charging on the move suits most people, but not everyone. This is shown by a new study from Chalmers University of Technology, where for the first time researchers combine the so-called electric road system with real-life driving patterns of Swedish drivers.

New dissertation: 102 interviewed world leaders reflecting Georgia’s geopolitical situation

27 March, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

To understand Georgia’s strained geopolitical position, one must be aware of the differences in how various political elites within and outside the country view Georgia. Natia Gamkrelidze has examined these differences in a new dissertation by interviewing 102 individuals in a position of power from the U.S., NATO, the EU, Russia, and Georgia. Images of […]

Successful scientific experiment with sounding rocket for space scientists in Kiruna in collaboration with SSC Esrange

24 March, 2023 - Institutet för rymdfysik

At 19:23 local time on March 23, a sounding rocket with a scientific experiment from the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) in Kiruna was launched from Esrange Space Center. Thanks to collected data, IRF’s space scientists can study conditions in near-Earth space, the ionosphere. The information contributes to a piece of the puzzle in […]

Low education and income linked to severe epilepsy

22 March, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Statistically, people with low educational attainment and income who have epilepsy suffer more than others from the condition. Not only are they hospitalized with epilepsy more often than others, but they also have less access to specialized neurological care, a University of Gothenburg thesis shows. Epilepsy is a group of diagnoses covering brain disorders that […]

From living heritage to zombie churches

22 March, 2023 - Uppsala universitet

Churches are preserved by an antiquarian system that risks killing them instead of keeping them alive. The Swedish State and the Church of Sweden therefore need to define new joint visions and goals to enable the ecclesiastical cultural heritage to be used and developed. This is shown by historian of art Henrik Lindblad in a new doctoral thesis from Uppsala University.

A viscious circle: Climate change affects greenhouse gas emissions from stream networks

22 March, 2023 - Linköpings universitet

Natural greenhouse gas emissions from streams and lakes are strongly linked to water discharge and temperature according to a new study led by Linköping University, Sweden. This knowledge is necessary to assess how man-made climate change is altering greenhouse emissions from natural landscapes and has large implications for climate change mitigation measures.