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Safe surgical access to the central core of the human cochlea verified

8 November, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

An team of surgeons and scientists from, among others, Uppsala University has confirmed secure surgical access to the central core of the human cochlea. The research, published in Scientific Reports, ÔĽŅis critical to the first in-human trials of new cell, gene and drug therapies for the inner ear, and will assist with treatment for improving hearing loss and deafness over the long-term.

Press Conference with the 2022 Nobel Laureates in Physics and Chemistry and the Laureates in Economic Sciences

8 November, 2022 - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

On 7 December the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will open the Nobel week with a press conference, where we gather 2022 year¬īs Nobel laureates in Physics and Chemistry, as well as the Laureates of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. It will also be possible to conduct individual interviews with the laureates.

The Paris Agreement ‚Äď better measurement methods needed

7 November, 2022 - Linköpings universitet

The Paris Agreement says that we should reduce the emission of greenhouse gases to limit the rise in global temperature to 2 degrees Celsius. But do we have the measurement methods needed to achieve this? This is the question posed by researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, in a study published in Environmental Research Letters. Their answer is disheartening.

Adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with inactive inflammatory bowel disease

7 November, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Inflammatory bowel disease is a risk factor for giving birth preterm even when in apparent disease remission, a University of Gothenburg study shows. If corroborated, the results may eventually affect recommendations for women with ulcerative colitis who tries to conceive. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is chronic inflammatory disease with a prevalence of approximately 0.5 percent. […]

The bleak economic future of Russia

1 November, 2022 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

Is the Russian economy ‚Äúsurprisingly resilient‚ÄĚ to sanctions and actions of the West? The short answer is no. In this policy brief, Maria Perrotta Berlin and Jesper Roine, researchers from the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), discusses the bleak economic future of Russia.

Possible biological explanation for increased cancer risk in dense breasts

31 October, 2022 - Linköpings universitet

The risk of developing breast cancer is higher in what are known as dense breasts, which appear white in mammograms, than in nondense breasts, which appear grey. Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have now shown that there are major biological differences dense breasts and nondense breasts. The results, published in the British Journal of Cancer, suggest that the properties of dense breasts promote cancer growth.

Linnaeus University and the School of Business and Economics become accredited by AACSB

31 October, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

Since 2016, the School of Business and Economics has worked to become internationally accredited by AASCB, which is the world‚Äôs largest accrediting body and network for business schools. The accreditation means that Linnaeus University has earned an internationally recognised quality mark as proof of the high quality and clear focus on the future on its […]

Overfishing of Baltic herring already in 13th century

28 October, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Modern DNA technology in combination with archaeological findings show that herrings from the Baltic Sea were traded large distances already in the 9th century. Herring fishing was early conducted at a considerable scale, and DNA analyses show that populations may have been overfished in the 13th century. These conclusions are presented in a scientific study, […]

New research reveals wastewater treatment plants can catch a cold

28 October, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

The efficient running of wastewater treatment plants is an essential part of modern society. Just like humans, wastewater treatment plants can get sick, due to viral attacks. Now, new research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, reveals the implications for the surrounding environment in case the plant catches a cold. From the study, the researchers have shown there is a clear relationship between virus concentration and the amount of dissolved organic carbon present in the effluent water. More of this carbon in the effluent water, means increased oxygen consumption in the surrounding bodies of water where the effluent is discharged. This could have potential negative impacts on the aquatic ecosystems nearby.