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Converting solar energy to electricity on demand

11 April, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

The researchers behind an energy system that makes it possible to capture solar energy, store it for up to eighteen years and release it when and where it is needed have now taken the system a step further. After previously demonstrating how the energy can be extracted as heat, they have now succeeded in getting […]

Swedish abortion care unimpaired during first pandemic wave

8 April, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Swedish abortion care appears to have withstood the pandemic. During the first wave in 2020, abortion rates remained unchanged, and women did not hesitate to go through with abortions as planned, a study from the University of Gothenburg shows. The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, rests on a quantitative analysis of reported abortions […]

Spruce trees’ reconquest of Sweden after the last Ice Age took 10,000 years

7 April, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

A new study from scientists at Uppsala University shows that it took more than 10 millennia from when the first spruces returned to Sweden after the glacial stage of the last Ice Age until the species became widespread. This sluggish rate of initial dispersal has surprised the researchers, since the spruce might have had good prospects of expanding its range.

Supergenes make cod survivors

7 April, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

The living conditions of fish in the ocean change over a period of time. Still, cod cope. A contributing reason is the cod’s packet of DNA that remains intact generation after generation. These are the findings of a new study in which researchers from the University of Gothenburg participated.

Men’s greater reluctance to seek mental healthcare

6 April, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Many men with mental health problems do not seek treatment for their symptoms. Both knowledge of and attitudes toward mental ill health play their part, as does the men’s educational level. These findings emerge from a thesis from the University of Gothenburg. Previous research has indicated that some 10% of all men in high-income countries […]

Combination of biomarkers can identify common cognitive disease

5 April, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

In recent years, subcortical small-vessel disease has become an increasingly common cognitive diagnosis. Researchers at University of Gothenburg have now shown that it is possible to identify patients with the disease by combining two biomarkers that are measured in spinal fluid and blood, increasing the potential for both treatment and development of medication. Subcortical small-vessel […]

Armed CAR-T cells to better fight cancer

5 April, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

Immunotherapy is increasingly becoming a successful way to treat cancer. Researchers at Uppsala University have now developed armed CAR-T cells that reinforce the immune defence against cancer and that could increase the possibilities to successfully treat solid tumours. The study has been published in the journal Nature BioMedical Engineering.

Mobile app reduces post-traumatic stress

1 April, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

Support offered by a phone app can relieve post-traumatic stress and depression. A new study from Uppsala University’s National Centre for Disaster Psychiatry involving 179 patients shows that a dedicated PTSD app, PTSD Coach, helps adults suffering from mental health issues after traumatic events.

Commercial interests hamper climate work in shipping

31 March, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Instead of prioritising energy-efficient, sustainable sea transport, the focus is often on satisfying commercial interests when planning shipping routes. This has been shown by research at the University of Gothenburg, which highlights the importance of collaboration for more sustainable shipping.

How e-scooters can safely operate in a city

31 March, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

E-scooters have become a familiar sight in cities worldwide in recent years, with many new companies renting them for use. But their arrival has also brought new safety concerns. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, present a framework for comparing how different micromobility vehicles, such as e-scooters, and bicycles move in cities, a […]