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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.

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 - UmeÄ 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 UmeÄ 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.