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Queues negatively impacted voter turnout

22 September, 2023 - Uppsala universitet

Turnout in the general elections in 2022 fell more sharply in electoral districts that had long queues to the polling stations than in comparable districts without queuing issues. Queuing can only explain a small part of the decrease in turnout between the years 2018 and 2022, however. 87 percent of the population voted in 2018, which fell to 84 percent in 2022.

‘Doubly magic’ oxygen isotope provides new clues to the strong nuclear force

21 September, 2023 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

A first observation of the volatile atomic nucleus oxygen-28 sheds new light on the strong nuclear force that is central to all visible matter in the universe. Chalmers researchers have contributed to the groundbreaking discovery, presented in Nature, with both extensive theoretical calculations and development of the experimental method and complex set of instruments used in the experiment.

Lower risk of haematological cancer after bariatric surgery

21 September, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Obesity surgery is associated with a 40% lower risk of haematological cancer. This has been shown in a study at the University of Gothenburg. This clear link is expected to influence future research in the field. Previous studies have shown that overweight and obesity are risk factors for several types of cancer. It is also […]

Beyond recycling: new role for autophagy protein in membrane repair discovered

20 September, 2023 - Umeå universitet

Maintaining the structure of intracellular membranes is essential for preserving normal cellular function. New research by a team of biochemists at Umeå University identifies a strategy employed by cells to detect and repair membranes that have been damaged by chemical or bacterial stress.

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