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Neurodegeneration can be studied long before symptoms arise

14 October, 2022 - Linköpings universitet

Many changes take place in the brain long before symptoms appear. This has been shown in mice in two studies of prion diseases in which the brain gradually deteriorates. The results suggest that changes can be studied extremely early in the disease process, which is important if we are to develop treatments. The studies have been carried out by researchers at Linköping University in Sweden.

Discovery of exciting bacteria in underground caves in North Africa

14 October, 2022 - Umeå universitet

A research team from Umeå University, SLU and Algeria has found bacteria, with a number of interesting properties, in previously unexplored caves at a depth of several hundred meters in Algeria. One of these properties is the breakdown of gluten, which can therefore be of interest to people with gluten allergies. The results are published in Spectrum Microbiology published by the American Society

Robots monitor the environmental impact of the gas leak

14 October, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

The University of Gothenburg has deployed three underwater robots in the Baltic waters around the leaks on the Nord Stream gas pipelines. This is done to be able to follow how chemistry and life in the sea changes over time due to the large release of methane gas.

Widespread variation of inherited retroviruses among Darwin’s finches

13 October, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

Vertebrate genomes are repositories for retrovirus code that was deposited into germ line as inherited endogenous retroviruses during evolution. Researchers from Uppsala University and Princeton University now provide new findings about retroviral establishment and distribution among Darwin’s finches. The findings are being published in Nature Communications.

Sewage monitoring method can trace source of child hepatitis outbreaks

13 October, 2022 - KTH (Kungliga Tekniska högskolan)

Researchers in Sweden have created a method that now makes it possible to monitor sewage for a virus that has is believed to be linked to hepatitis outbreaks worldwide. First developed for the Covid-19 pandemic, the method can be adapted for a number of viruses, including monkey pox, offering a valuable addition to the public health toolkit.

More anxiety in children not involved in activities during pandemic

12 October, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Children who did not take part in social and group activities during the pandemic had significantly higher levels of anxiety than those who did not. Elevated anxiety levels were also found among children in households whose incomes fell, a University of Gothenburg study shows. The study, published in The Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, is […]

PRESS INVITATION: Inauguration of the Alva Myrdal Centre for Nuclear Disarmament

12 October, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

Uppsala University is inaugurating the Alva Myrdal Centre for Nuclear Disarmament, a national centre for global knowledge on disarmament issues. UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu will address the inauguration ceremony remotely, while speakers attending the event include Beatrice Fihn, ICAN, recipient of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

Revealing the mysteries of the universe under the skin of an atomic nucleus

12 October, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Massive neutron stars colliding in space are thought to be able to create precious metals such as gold and platinum. The properties of these stars are still an enigma, but the answer may lie beneath the skin of one of the smallest building blocks on Earth – an atomic nucleus of lead. Getting the nucleus […]

New abiotic pathway for the formation of oxygen

12 October, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Oxygen plays a crucial role for all living organisms on Earth. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have now found evidence that double ionised sulphur dioxide contribute to the formation of oxygen molecules. This could, in particular, explain the presence of oxygen in sulphur dioxide-rich atmospheres of several of Jupiter’s moons. How does oxygen form? […]

New discovery: changes in bile acids may be linked to diabetes in young children

11 October, 2022 - Örebro universitet

Disturbances in the interaction of bile acids with the inborn microflora in the intestines can increase the risk of type 1 diabetes. This is shown in a new study on children’s’ first years of life. “We have gained new knowledge about how the disease begins to develop,” says Matej Orešič, professor of medical science at […]