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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.

Honorary doctors, 2005

3 March, 2005 - Karolinska Institutet

This year’s honorary doctors at Karolinska Institutet are Nelson Mandela, Sir Richard Doll, Margaretha Wallenius-Kleberg and Professor Reijo Vihko. Honorary doctorates are conferred to individuals in recognition of their contribution to the educational, business or research activities conducted at the university.

Is the eye the entryway for avian flu?

3 March, 2005 - Umeå universitet

The avian or bird flu virus can probably use the eye as an entryway for infection in humans before possibly spreading to the lungs or other organs. This is reported in the journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases by a team of researchers including two Umeå University scientists.

Promising new strategy for Swedish medical research

25 February, 2005 - Karolinska Institutet

Research scientists at Karolinska Institutet are planning an international initiative to map out the relationships between health, genes and lifestyle. Discussion partners include world-leading researchers from the USA, Britain, Singapore and Norway.

Uppsala leads new european network on artificial photosythesis

21 February, 2005 - Uppsala universitet

Nature utilizes energy from the sun for its production. Some algae produce hydrogen from water with the help of solar energy. So why not imitate nature to extract renewable energy without harming the environment? The EU is giving European research a boost by allocating €1.8 million to a new network to be led by Uppsala University.

Top-rung research environments singled out

17 February, 2005 - SLU

A panel of acknowledged international experts has identified Sweden’s foremost environments for basic research. The Swedish Research Council will be able to finance ten of the 27 research environments of excellence that have been winnowed from 261 applications. These research teams are from all over the country and represent all disciplinary domains.