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Pregnancy overshadowed by the pandemic

18 October, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

A pregnancy constantly overshadowed by the unknown. That is how women in Sweden who have been pregnant during the pandemic describe it. A study lead by researchers from University of Gothenburg highlights the insecurity and loneliness they have been experiencing. The study, published in the scientific journal Women and Birth, is based on in-depth interviews […]

Low-status jobs with high vulnerability during pandemic

18 October, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Workplace infection risk and failing crisis information dissemination are both factors contributing to high incidence of COVID-19 among foreign-born workers in low-status occupations, a report from the University of Gothenburg’s Unit of Occupational and Environmental Medicine shows. Prevalence of COVID-19 is not only high among employees in the health and social care sectors. Overrepresentation is […]

Molecular mixing creates super stable glass

14 October, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Image: Researcher Sandra Hultmark works with a sample of the new glass material using a FSC (Fast Scanning Calorimetry) machine. The illustration on the left shows the eight different perylene molecules that were investigated in the study. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in creating a new type of super-stable, durable glass […]

Obesity in four out of ten adults with COVID-19 in intensive care

14 October, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

People with obesity were overrepresented among adults in Sweden receiving intensive care for COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic. Just over 39 percent had obesity, compared with some 16 percent in the population. The risks of prolonged hospitalization and death in intensive care units (ICUs) was also higher for patients with obesity, as […]

More effective cell studies using new AI method

13 October, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

A new study from the University of Gothenburg opens the way for more effective microscopy, making it easier to research diseases. The study shows how artificial intelligence can be used to develop faster, cheaper and more reliable information about cells, while also eliminating the disadvantages from using chemicals in the process. Studying cells and their […]

Invitation: Who decides who decides? Political parties and the selection of leaders

12 October, 2021 - Södertörns högskola

Why do we see such variation in how parties select leaders? Who in the party organisations is favoured or disfavoured by different selection methods? Are some procedures more “democratic” than others? In most of Europe, and in much of the democratic world, the leader of a state is also the leader of a political party. […]

How do probiotic bacteria benefit the intestine?

12 October, 2021 - Uppsala universitet

Interaction between the gut microbiota and the immune system is important for host physiology and susceptibility to disease, but also for the efficacy of e.g., cancer immunotherapies. A multidisciplinary research team have now discovered that specific probiotic bacteria shape the intestinal microbiome by affecting B lymphocytes in the Peyer’s patches to induce, produce and release IgA following t

Rye a better choice than wheat for weight loss

12 October, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Eating whole grain rye products instead of refined wheat alternatives can offer worthwhile health benefits. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, recently published a study showing that people who ate high-fibre products made from whole grain rye lost more body fat and overall weight than those who ate corresponding products made from refined wheat. […]

Brain damage from long stays in space

12 October, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Spending a long time in space appears to cause brain damage. This is shown by a study of five Russian cosmonauts who had stayed on the International Space Station (ISS). Researchers at the University of Gothenburg are among those now presenting the results. The study is published in the scientific journal JAMA Neurology. Its co-authors […]

The role of diet in the rise of modern shark communities

5 October, 2021 - Uppsala universitet

The availability of prey and the ability to adapt to changing environments played key roles in the evolution of sharks. A new study, in which over 3,000 shark teeth were analysed, provides new insight into how modern shark communities were established. The results are published in the journal Current Biology.