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Climate resilient microalgae could help restore coral reefs

27 April, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

Coral species exhibit different temperature tolerances. This is in part due to the composition of their microalgae symbionts. With a new method, researchers from Uppsala University were able to predict how individual microalgae might behave under future temperature stress and identify more tolerant coral symbionts. In combination with forthcoming single cell selection and growth experiments, the

Better residents’ health after switch to electric buses

27 April, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

The health of residents living alongside a bus route in Gothenburg, Sweden, became considerably better when hybrid buses were replaced by buses fully powered by electricity. Along with the noise levels there was a reduction of fatigue, day time sleepiness and low mood, a study at the University of Gothenburg shows. In the fall of […]

Subgroups of glioblastoma associated with disease prognosis

25 April, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

Researchers at Uppsala University have detected different subgroups of the brain tumour form glioblastoma, where the cancer cells’ properties depend on which cell type they originate from. The used analysis method could also separate glioblastoma patients with significant differences in survival. The findings open up for identifying specific therapeutic targets for the new subgroups of […]

Coronavirus level in wastewater lowest in four months

23 April, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

The wastewater concentration of coronavirus in Gothenburg, Sweden, has decreased sharply to a four-month lowest level, the University’s latest measurements and analyses show. The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the most prolonged of all. In 16 weekly measurements in a row, levels of SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of Gothenburg remained as high […]

Extremely quiet fans can improve our health

21 April, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

We spend more of our time indoors than ever. But the noise levels we are exposed to at home, in workplaces and schools have been shown to increase the risk of high blood pressure, mental illness and hearing damage – and may even have a detrimental effect on children’s cognitive development. Now, a unique new […]

Feeling worse after single session with health coach

20 April, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

One appointment with a health coach does not make you feel better. On the contrary, your health as perceived by you may even deteriorate, a University of Gothenburg study shows. Health coaching is a growing area. It has been successfully enlisted in what is known as primary prevention, averting disease before it arises, and improving […]

Drug reduced frequency of breathing pauses in sleep apnea

14 April, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

A new University of Gothenburg study has paved the way for the first drug treatment for sleep apnea. Compared to before receiving the treatment, breathing pauses decreased with on average more than 20 per hour for patients given the drug. The treatment that has been tested is carbonic anhydrase (CA) inhibition, CA being an enzyme […]

Invitation to webinar about Russia’s war in Ukraine and Georgia

14 April, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

From 2008 to 2022 – Russia’s wars in Georgia and Ukraine discussed by a panel of international experts Welcome to join this webinar about the ongoing war in Ukraine, hosted by Linnaeus University, with moderator Natia Gamkrelidze, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at Linnaeus University and Fellow at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian […]

Preponderance on control and security overshadows care at ‘Sis homes’

11 April, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

The compulsory-care regime at Sweden’s special state-run residential homes for young people is a testing one for the residents and staff alike, a University of Gothenburg thesis shows. Instead of the individualized care that these ”Sis homes”, as they are called, are intended to provide, solitary confinement and control are often the order of the […]