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Why some Darwin’s finch nestlings have yellow beaks

25 October, 2021 - Uppsala universitet

Carotenoids are the underlying pigment for much of the enormous variety in color found across birds and form the basis for the colors red, yellow, and orange. In a study published in Current Biology, researchers from Uppsala University and Princeton University have uncovered the genetic basis for the yellow beak of some Darwin’s finch nestlings.

Majority of 15–19-year-olds wanted COVID jab

22 October, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Unconcerned for themselves — but willing to protect others. These attitudes were expressed by many teenagers on being asked whether they wanted to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The study, from the University of Gothenburg, shows that a majority were in favor of the idea. The study, published in the scientific journal Vaccine: X, is based […]

Pregnancy overshadowed by the pandemic

18 October, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

A pregnancy constantly overshadowed by the unknown. That is how women in Sweden who have been pregnant during the pandemic describe it. A study lead by researchers from University of Gothenburg highlights the insecurity and loneliness they have been experiencing. The study, published in the scientific journal Women and Birth, is based on in-depth interviews […]

Low-status jobs with high vulnerability during pandemic

18 October, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Workplace infection risk and failing crisis information dissemination are both factors contributing to high incidence of COVID-19 among foreign-born workers in low-status occupations, a report from the University of Gothenburg’s Unit of Occupational and Environmental Medicine shows. Prevalence of COVID-19 is not only high among employees in the health and social care sectors. Overrepresentation is […]

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