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Karlstad University invests in a large experimental freshwater aquarium facility

24 March, 2005 - Karlstads universitet

An experimental freshwater aquarium facility for research and teaching has been built at Karlstad University. The 250 m2 facility consists of five
rooms, equipped with several independent aquarium systems to create stream and lake-like environments. The four large, seven-meter long artificial streams are unique for Sweden, with few equivalents in the rest of the world.

Strong commitment to Swedish research

23 March, 2005 - Vetenskapsrådet

In its bill Research for a Better Life (2004/05:80) the Swedish government presents its appraisal of how SEK 2.34 billion in new funding for research and development should be used with an eye to bolstering the position of Sweden as a research nation. The measures target both pure and needs-specific research and are geared to stimulate new Swedish innovations for growth and sustainable development

Acupuncture alleviates pelvic pain

22 March, 2005 - Göteborgs universitet

Acupuncture, in combination with exercise in the home, is clearly the best way to alleviate pain in pregnant women in connection with symphysiolysis, or slippage in the cartilage holding together bones. This is shown in research from the Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University in Sweden that is being published in the prestigious British medical journal BMJ.

Current measurement by counting of each electron. A new way to measure current

17 March, 2005 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

For the first time in the world, researchers at the Quantum Device Physics Laboratory of the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden, have been able to measure a current by counting the single electrons that pass through a nanoelectronic circuit. This is a fundamentally new way of measuring electrical currents, and may find its application in measurements of extremely small currents with very good accuracy. The results are published in the scientific journal Nature.

More reliable and secure telecommunications via the Internet

15 March, 2005 - Karlstads universitet

Professor Anna Brunström, Karlstad University, is heading a research project that will lead to more reliable and secure telecommunications via the Internet. Reliability is an important aspect when telephony moves over to the Internet, so-called IP-telephony.

New technology for navigating without GPS

12 March, 2005 - Linköpings universitet

A new method for navigation at sea, independent of GPS, is being put forward in a dissertation from Linköping University.

Domesticated pig’s wild origin mapped

11 March, 2005 - Uppsala universitet

Scientists at Uppsala University and the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences have been participating in an international collaborative project to map the wild origins of the domesticated pig. The findings show that the wild boar was domesticated several times in different parts of Europe and Asia. The study is being presented in tomorrow’s issue of the scientific journal Science.

Mouse gene shows new mechanism behind cardiac infarction in man

8 March, 2005 - Karolinska Institutet

A gene that, in different variants, increases or decreases the level of atherosclerosis has been identified in mice. The corresponding human gene has been shown to play a role in the development of myocardial infarction. The results of the study is published this week on Nature Genetics Online.