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Major climate benefits when ships “fly” over the surface

2 June, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Soon, electric passenger ferries skimming above the surface across the seas may become a reality. At Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, a research team has created a unique method for further developing hydrofoils that can significantly increase the range of electric vessels and reduce the fuel consumption of fossil-powered ships by 80 per cent.   […]

Industrial manufacturing of wool and wool textiles in the Bronze Age Italy

31 May, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Montale in northern Italy can have been one of the earliest centres in Europe for production of wool during the Bronze Age. Production may also have been on an industrial scale. Archaeologist Serena Sabatini has drawn this conclusion after having analysed archaeological finds in the form of textile tools and teeth from sheep and goats. […]

Women less politically engaged during and after pregnancy

31 May, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

During pregnancy and their children’s infancy, women’s political participation and political information-seeking decreases significantly more than that of their male partners. This often leads to lasting gender differences in political engagement. This can be seen in research from the University of Gothenburg.

Menstruation Involves Complex Everyday Routines

30 May, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Menstruating can be more emotionally taxing and difficult than it needs to be. This according to new research from the University of Gothenburg, showing that many carry a double burden when menstruating. In her doctoral thesis, Josefin Persdotter explores everyday routines associated with menstruation, focusing especially on notions of cleanliness and “dirtiness”. “I have looked […]

Fjords emit as much methane as all the deep oceans globally

30 May, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

During heavy storms, the normally stratified layers of water in ocean fjords get mixed, which leads to oxygenation of the fjord floor. But these storm events also result in a spike in methane emissions from fjords to the atmosphere.

Innovative research project on cultural entrepreneurship receives SEK 25 million from The Kamprad Family Foundation

20 May, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

The Kamprad Family Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Research & Charity funds a research and collaborative project on cultural entrepreneurship with a grant of SEK 25 million to Linnaeus University. The project is led by professor Anders Högberg at the Department of Cultural Sciences at Linnaeus University. It will run for five years, starting in 2022. “The […]

Researchers have developed a potential super wheat for salty soils

20 May, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have developed several new varieties of wheat that tolerate soils with higher salt concentrations. After having mutated a wheat variety from Bangladesh, they now have a wheat with seeds that weigh three times more and that germinate almost twice as often as the original variety.

Rare genetic variants not the major contributing factors to common diseases

16 May, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

Although some rare genetic variants can increase the risk of disease markedly for a few individuals, the genetic contribution to common diseases is mostly due to a combination of many common genetic variants with small effects. This is shown in a comprehensive study by researchers at Uppsala University and SciLifeLab, published in the journal Nature Communications.

Top five reasons why midwives stay in the job

16 May, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Five factors are cited as crucial for midwives’ job satisfaction. They include possibilities for development, role conflict resolution, and burnout avoidance, as a University of Gothenburg study shows. The study is published in BMC Health Services Research. The first author is Malin Hansson, midwife and Ph.D., of the Institute of Health and Care Sciences at […]

MS patients with higher B cell counts have a better vaccine response

12 May, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

MS patients treated with Rituximab have better responses to the COVID-19 vaccine if they have higher B cell counts. This is the finding of a study from Uppsala University published in the journal JAMA Network Open. In patients with B cell counts of 40/µL (microlitres) or more, 9 of 10 patients developed protective levels of antibodies, while significantly fewer with lower counts had similar respon