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A stem cell protein facilitates relapse of pediatric brain tumours

28 October, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

The malignant brain tumour type medulloblastoma can become resistant to therapy which can cause relapse. Researchers at Uppsala University have discovered a certain protein that makes tumour cells resting and insensitive to radiation treatment. The research group hopes that the results could eventually lead to better treatments for children that have the highest risk to develop relapses.

Nostalgia — A Rhetorical Tool for Populists and the Radical Right

27 October, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Nostalgic rhetoric is used by parties and political movements on both the right and the left, as they imagine and make use of different versions of the past. Research shows that ideas of a homogeneous population are central to the idealization of the past by right-wing populists and the radical right. Globalization, digitalization, war, inflation, […]

The brain cells needed for fever

26 October, 2022 - Linköpings universitet

Researchers at Linköping University have identified in mice the cells in the blood vessels of the brain that are necessary for a fever reaction. The results have been published in PNAS, and answer a long-standing question of which organs are involved in producing fever.

Trust in healthcare is essential for dealing with antibiotic resistance

21 October, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Do many Swedes obtain antibiotics without a prescription, and what drives their behaviour when this happens? The answers are important when it comes to dealing with antibiotic resistance, which is a serious challenge for the entire healthcare sector. Practical philosophers and political scientists at the University of Gothenburg have carried out a large study examining […]

Two million for research in the forestry industry – Canadian and Finnish professor received Swedish award

21 October, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

Both professor Stavros Avramidis, recipient of Carola and Carl-Olof Ternryd’s award 2022, and professor Heli Peltola, recipient from 2020, received their respective awards at a ceremony on Växjö campus on Thursday 20 October For her research on sustainable management of Nordic forest ecosystems in a changeable climate, Heli Peltola, professor of silvicultural sciences at the […]

Overcrowded housing a key factor during pandemic 

20 October, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Residential overcrowding, low educational attainment and low income had a crucial impact on how hard the pandemic hit various groups in the community, a study from the University of Gothenburg shows. The research is based on national register data covering Sweden’s entire population.  For the present study, Statistics Sweden (SCB) and the Public Health Agency […]

Research reveals large emissions from ship scrubbers

19 October, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

The Baltic Sea is considered one of the world’s most polluted seas. Now, new research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, reveals a relatively unknown environmental culprit. The study shows that the discharge water from ships’ exhaust gas treatment systems, so-called scrubbers, is responsible for up to nine percent of certain emissions of carcinogenic and […]

Warmer climate causing acidification of the Arctic Ocean

19 October, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Climate change is causing the Arctic Ocean’s sea ice to melt away. When the polar ocean loses its cover of sea ice, carbon dioxide uptake increases disrupting the food web in the water according to a study in the journal Science co-authored by researchers from the University of Gothenburg. By comparing data from a long […]

The history of pollution is revealed through the Baltic Sea sediments

17 October, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

Decades of pollution from industry, agriculture, and traffic. A new dissertation measures metal contamination in Baltic Sea sediments from preindustrial times to the present. The results give hope for saving the marine environment, but also warns us about the risks of releasing metals from the seabed. Bottom sediments consist mainly of tiny particles from mud, […]