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New peak for corona in wastewater: See the trend

19 January, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

In Gothenburg, concentrations of coronavirus in wastewater have risen further in a week. Now, for the first time, the University of Gothenburg scientists have released a trend chart for the whole pandemic. The research group headed by Heléne Norder, adjunct professor of microbiology at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, have chosen this week to make an […]

Lack of craft skills threatens industrial heritage

18 January, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Traces of our industrial heritage in iron and steel are found throughout Sweden, but many objects risk being lost without maintenance. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows how culturally important objects can be preserved and maintained in sustainable and historically relevant ways. Railway viaducts, columns, cast-iron monuments, sheeted roofs or beautiful wrought iron […]

Why did ocean productivity decline abruptly 4.6 million years ago?

18 January, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

By drilling deep down into sediments on the ocean floor researchers can travel back in time. A research team led from Uppsala University now presents new clues as to when and why a period often referred to as the ‘biogenic bloom’ came to an abrupt end. Changes in the shape of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun may have played a part in the dramatic change.

Crowdfunders – who are they and why do they donate?

13 January, 2022 - Jönköping University

Want a successful crowdfunding campaign? Make sure you know who your backers are and what motivates them. This is the advice from Nadia Arshad, PhD at Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University. In her new thesis, she discovered that backers often get engaged in campaigns to support the entrepreneurs, especially those from their own region. Equally, they are far more tolerant of product delays and defects than ordinary shoppers.  

Corona in wastewater at record high

12 January, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

In a week, the levels of the coronavirus in Gothenburg’s wastewater have skyrocketed and increased by about 250% compared to the concentration from the previous weekly survey and the highest measured value so far during the pandemic. University of Gothenburg researchers also say the delta variant has been almost eliminated by omicron. Two weeks ago, […]

Giving birth at 40+ increasingly common

11 January, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

An increasing proportion of women aged 40 and over in Sweden and Denmark are giving birth. Nevertheless, over a recent 10-year period, the need for assisted reproduction for women over 40 in Scandinavia has doubled, a study led by University of Gothenburg researchers shows. The purpose of the study, published in the journal Acta Obstetricia […]

Further increase in corona found in wastewater

10 January, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Coronavirus concentrations in Gothenburg wastewater are continuing to rise, from an already high level, University of Gothenburg researchers have found. The current figures are well above the peak noted during the third wave last spring.  Last week, a sharp rise in SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of Gothenburg was reported. This was the largest increase in […]

Hard to assess work capacity in sickness certification

27 December, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Nearly nine out of ten doctors in primary care think a decision on sickness absence is improved if they are in touch with the patient’s employer — but only four out of ten are. A University of Gothenburg thesis highlights several challenges for doctors when certifying sickness for patients with common mental disorders. “Doctors think […]