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New point system enhances prognosis for GIST patients

30 January, 2005 - Göteborgs universitet

A research team at the Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University in Sweden has developed a point system for calculating risk that will help physicians determine prognoses, survival rates, and the best methods of treatment for patients suffering from GIST tumors. The findings are being published in the prestigious medical journal Cancer.

Luleå University of Technology Heading New European Master’s Program

27 January, 2005 - Luleå tekniska universitet

New educational programs at Luleå University of Technology will be one result of collaborative consortiums being granted the right to offer a European master’s program. This is a step on the way to “streamlining” programs in different European countries, opening them to applicants from other countries, which is part of the so-called Bologna Process.

Reforming EU Agricultural Policy

26 January, 2005 - Lunds universitet

EU agricultural policy has its roots in the post-war food shortages and is completely outmoded today. The problems of colossal surpluses of meat and butter and dramatically rising costs indicate that something must be done. But this requires planning models and methods to make it possible to carry out the necessary reforms in a sensible way.

3.77 million euro for a network for graduate education on animal evolution

24 January, 2005 - Uppsala universitet

How did the different forms of animals emerge? With new knowledge of genetics it is now possible to tackle unsolved questions about the evolution of animals. The EU is now giving European research a boost by financing a network for a broad graduate program in the field. One of the nine participants is the Section for Paleobiology at the Department of Earth Sciences at Uppsala University.

Genes in the interferon system important in SLE

19 January, 2005 - Uppsala universitet

Two genes with very strong associations with the disease SLE have been identified by a team of scientists headed by researchers at the Department of Medical Sciences at Uppsala University. The findings are being published today on the Web page of the highly prestigious American Journal of Human Genetics.

IVL expands and takes a leading position in Europe within Environmental systems analysis

14 January, 2005 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

The operations of CIT Ekologik AB have been merged with IVL, The Swedish Environmental Research Institute, from the 1st of January 2005. This merger puts IVL among the leading organisations in Europe within Environmental Systems Analysis and within methods and tools for Sustainable Development – e.g. Design-for-Environment and Cost-Benefit Analysis.

Genome fully mapped for potential biological weapon

12 January, 2005 - Umeå universitet

The bacterium that causes the severe disease known as rabbit fever, Fancisella tularensis, is a potential biological weapon of devastating force. Now scientists at Umeå, in collaboration with several international associates, have mapped the entire genome of the bacterium.

What happens when ice melts?

30 December, 2004 - Stockholms universitet

How molecules are linked together to form liquid water is the subject of a groundbreaking study due to appear Thursday, Apr. 1 in Science magazine’s advance publication web site Science Express. The investigation entitled The Structure of the First Coordination Shell in Liquid Water summarizes the results of an international collaboration headed by researchers at Stockholm University and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) in California.

Stem cells transplanted to female foetus

23 December, 2004 - Karolinska Institutet

In connection with a public deference of a doctoral thesis at Karolinska Institutet, a stem cell transplantation to a foetus has been made public for the first time in Sweden. The result suggest that fetal MSCs are immunologically privileged cells and have potentials for allogeneic transplantation.