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Rules prevent churches from expanding their role

6 May, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

To become more socially relevant, more and more congregations are trying to expand their role and open church facilities to more people. But contradictory rules and different interpretations of cultural heritage preservation are slowing this development, according to a new study from the University of Gothenburg. Secularization, loss of members and deteriorating finances: the Church […]

Low risk of infection in babies born to mothers with COVID-19

29 April, 2021 - Karolinska Institutet

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Public Health Agency of Sweden have studied newborn babies whose mothers tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy or childbirth. The results show that although babies born of test-positive mothers are more likely to be born early, extremely few were infected with COVID-19. The study, which is published in the […]

Decrease in prostate cancer diagnoses due to pandemic

29 April, 2021 - Uppsala universitet

During the first wave of the corona pandemic, 36 per cent fewer men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in Sweden than in previous years. On the other hand, the number of patients receiving curative treatment for prostate cancer was unaffected. This is shown by a new register study led by Uppsala University researchers, whose results are published in the Scandinavian Journal of Urology.

A long way to go before academic careers are equal

29 April, 2021 - Linnéuniversitetet

Gender differences in academic careers persist and the first years seem to be crucial for the development of women’s academic research careers. This is presented in a new research review of Nordic research on equality in academic career, conducted by Charlotte Silander at Linnaeus University together with three colleagues. Despite the fact that Sweden is […]

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