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Highest quality in residential elder care homes without profit incentives

27 February, 2024 - Göteborgs universitet

Sweden’s best non-municipal long-term residential care homes are run by non-profit actors, research from the University of Gothenburg shows. The consequences of privatization for Swedish welfare have been discussed for many years, especially concerning elderly care. Today, about 20 percent of all residential care homes are run by non-municipal actors. A new study shows that […]

Uppsala University sets new world record for CIGS solar cells

26 February, 2024 - Uppsala universitet

Uppsala University is the new world record holder for electrical energy generation from CIGS solar cells. The new world record is 23.64 per cent efficiency. The measurement was made by an independent institute and the results are published in the journal Nature Energy.

Researchers overestimate their own honesty

26 February, 2024 - Linköpings universitet

The average researcher thinks they are better than their colleagues at following good research practice. They also think that their own research field is better than other research fields at following good research practice. This is shown in a new study by researchers at Linköping University. The results point to a risk of becoming blind to one’s own shortcomings, according to the Linköping researchers.

Death and grief in Swedish children’s books

21 February, 2024 - Uppsala universitet

Death is blue, or a flying animal. This is how death is most commonly illustrated in Swedish children’s literature, according to a new study from Uppsala University based on analyses of 62 books. Just six out of ten books use the word ‘dead’, which may be a problem.

New cloud model could help with climate research

21 February, 2024 - Göteborgs universitet

When clouds meet clear skies, cloud droplets evaporate as they mix with dry air. A new study involving researchers from the University of Gothenburg has succeeded in capturing what happens in a model. Ultimately, this could lead to more accurate climate modeling in the future. The clouds in the sky have a significant impact on […]

New research project examining Ukraine’s role in the history of nuclear power

20 February, 2024 - Södertörns högskola

Nuclear physics was a research subject in Ukraine long before the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl was built – research that contributed to the development of both nuclear power and the atomic bomb. Despite this, the country’s role in nuclear history is largely unknown, says Tatiana Kasperski, whose research aims to broaden the picture. “When […]

Blood test predicts functional outcome after ischemic stroke

20 February, 2024 - Göteborgs universitet

An ultra-sensitive blood test that reflects brain damage after acute ischemic stroke – and also predicts functional outcome. This is a discovery that is expected to be of great significance in the future. The findings are described in a study from the University of Gothenburg. The study, published in the journal Neurology, was conducted by […]

Increased access to water a threat to nomadic livestock farmers

16 February, 2024 - Uppsala universitet

Increasing access to water in extremely arid parts of sub-Saharan Africa can help nomadic livestock farmers in the short term. However, in the long run it may lead to serious consequences for their livelihoods. This is shown by new research from Uppsala University, published in Nature Climate Change.

Companies sell medical tests with feminist rhetoric  

16 February, 2024 - Göteborgs universitet

Being able to give birth, and predict breast cancer. These are areas where tests and treatments, often lacking scientific support, are marketed using feminist rhetoric. University of Gothenburg is contributing to a critical analysis of this marketing.   Minna Johansson, a specialist physician in general medicine and researcher at the University of Gothenburg, is one […]