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Fewer advertisers but more subscribers to the Nordic news media during the pandemic

15 April, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

The corona pandemic has had a major impact on the Nordic news media. At the same time as advertising revenues have fallen drastically, interest among the audience for professional news coverage has increased, according to a new report from Nordicom at the University of Gothenburg. Several Nordic media companies have also reported record sales of […]

First published study from the research project Sweden-China Bridge

13 April, 2021 - Högskolan i Halmstad

Halmstad University started in October 2020 the research project Sweden-China Bridge ‚Äď Creating A Collaborative Academic Platform for Electrification of Transportation Systems in collaboration with Lund University, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and J√∂nk√∂ping University, J√∂nk√∂ping International Business School. The project is funded by the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket, TRV), Sweden and lasts for two years.

Machine learning can help slow down future pandemics

13 April, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Artificial intelligence could be one of the keys for limiting the spread of infection in future pandemics. In a new study, researchers at the University of Gothenburg have investigated how machine learning can be used to find effective testing methods during epidemic outbreaks, thereby helping to better control the outbreaks. In the study, the researchers […]

Gut epithelium muscles up against infection

12 April, 2021 - Uppsala universitet

To maximise absorption of nutrients from the diet, the intestinal mucous membrane has a large surface area. However, this also makes it vulnerable to attack from aggressive gut microbes. A new study by Uppsala University researchers now shows that the surface layer of the mucosa, known as the epithelium, can rapidly contract when it recognises a bacterial attack.

What are the Opportunities and Challenges of Energy Storage?

12 April, 2021 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and the Forum for Research on Eastern Europe and Emerging Economies (FREE Network) are organising a joint webinar to discuss the economic and environmental effects of energy storage adoption.

Major risk of injury for recreational runners

12 April, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Almost half of all recreational runners incur injuries, mostly relating to knees, calves or Achilles tendons, and the level of risk is equally high whatever your age, gender or running experience. These are the findings of a thesis within sport science. Doctoral student Jonatan Jungmalm recruited a little over 200 recreational runners from the list […]

Exploration of ocean currents beneath the ‘Doomsday Glacier’ by an autonomous underwater vehicle

9 April, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

For the first time, researchers have been able to obtain data from underneath Thwaites Glacier, also known as the “Doomsday Glacier”. They find that the supply of warm water to the glacier is larger than previously thought, triggering concerns of faster melting and accelerating ice flow.¬†

Med hjälp av den obemannade undervattensfarkosten som tagit sig under Thwaites glaciärfront har forskarna gjort en lång rad helt nya upptäckter. Farkosten har bland annat mätt styrka, temperatur, salthalt och syrgashalt hos havsströmmarna som går in under glaciären.

Heart failure and stroke rising in men under 40

8 April, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Heart failure and stroke are unusual diagnoses among younger people. But they are now clearly on the rise in men below the age of 40, according to a University of Gothenburg study. The scientists have found links to obesity and low fitness in the upper teens. The present study, published in Journal of Internal Medicine, […]

Genome sequencing reveals a new species of bumblebee

7 April, 2021 - Uppsala universitet

While studying genetic diversity in bumblebees in the Rocky Mountains, USA, researchers from Uppsala University discovered a new species. They named it Bombus incognitus and present their findings in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution.