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New material paves the way for remote-controlled medication and electronic pills

15 June, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Biomedicines are produced by living cells and are used to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases among other things. One challenge is that the medicines are very expensive to produce, something that limits global access. Now researchers from Chalmers have invented a material that uses electrical signals to capture and release biomolecules. The new and efficient […]

Uterine transplantation is efficacious and safe

14 June, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Transplanting a uterus is an effective, safe method to remedy infertility when a functioning uterus is lacking. This is the conclusion from the world’s first complete study of uterine transplantation, conducted at the University of Gothenburg. The study, published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, covers transplantation of uteri from living donors. The operations were […]

New inherited retroviruses identified in the koala genome

13 June, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

Historic virus infections can be traced in vertebrate genomes. For millions of years, these genomes have been repositories for retroviruses that incorporated their code into germline cells and were inherited as endogenous retroviruses (ERVs). Researchers from Uppsala University now provide new findings about retroviral establishment in the koala genome. The findings are being published in PNAS.

New light on association between diabetes and heart valve disease

9 June, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Individuals with diabetes display a substantially increased risk of disease in left-sided heart valves compared to controls without diabetes, a comprehensive register study at the University of Gothenburg shows. The statistical analyses also indicate that valvular heart disease can be prevented by lowering blood pressure and reducing other risk factors even more than current treatment […]

Bioarchaeological evidence of very early Islamic burials in the Levant

9 June, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

A new study combining archaeological, historical and bioarchaeological data provides new insights into the early Islamic period in modern-day Syria. The research team was planning to focus on a much older time period but came across what they believe to be remains of early Muslims in the Syrian countryside.

Researchers can customize cavities in new porous material

8 June, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have produced a porous and stable material in which the cavities can be used to store various substances. The material can be used both in the pharmaceutical industry and for filtration at the molecular level. Porous materials are very interesting to scientists since they can interact with guest particles, […]

Waves in space affect the key process that creates solar storms

7 June, 2022 - Institutet för rymdfysik

In the doctoral thesis that Konrad Steinvall, Swedish Institute of Space Physics and Uppsala University, presents on June 8, new results are presented on how waves in electrically charged gas, space plasma, interact with the plasma itself in connection with an explosive process called magnetic reconnection. The process is connected to both solar storms and […]

Newly discovered coronavirus common in bank voles

3 June, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

Researchers from the Zoonosis Science Center at Uppsala University have identified a new coronavirus. Their study of approximately 260 bank voles caught around Grimsö, Örebro County, shows that the virus is well established in Sweden’s red-backed voles. The finding has been published in the journal Viruses.

The non-coding 7S RNA regulates gene expression in human mitochondria

3 June, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

A new study published in the journal Cell shows that a non-coding RNA molecule regulates mitochondrial gene expression in human cells. The work results from a collaboration between the University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institutet, both Sweden, and the University of Cologne, Germany. Mitochondria are the powerhouses of cells and are crucial for converting energy […]