News | Lund university Lund University, Sweden - a top 100 university After Covid-19: "Important that intensive care patients are followed up" Patients who have been so ill they have needed intensive care often have a long recovery ahead of them – both physically and mentally. The problems that can develop include unpleasant memories of nightmares and hallucinations. Previous favourite foods can suddenly taste awful. Many intensive care patients recover well on their own; however, some patients need ongoing care to feel well. Lund researcher and intensive care nurse Karin Samuelson is the course director of the current fast-track course for nurses in intensive care. She knows the danger of sending intensive care patients home without follow-up. 4690 Fri, 17 Apr 2020 12:17:53 +0200 News | Lund university The story behind that earthy smell in spring The earthy smell in spring when the fields are ploughed and the garden soil in flower beds is dug over has a previously unknown purpose. Researchers from Lund University in Sweden, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and other institutions have examined the soil smell and were able to show that it is linked to intricate interplay between millimetre-long insect-like organisms that has existed on Earth for 400 million years - and soil bacteria that are prolific producers of antibiotics. 4685 Wed, 15 Apr 2020 12:50:01 +0200 News | Lund university SARS-CoV2 labs in operation at Lund University Currently, all around the world, urgent research initiatives are underway in the fight against Covid-19 to find both better treatments as well as a vaccine that creates immunity. At Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, researchers have quickly launched two dedicated SARS-Cov2 labs, which are now conducting research on samples from coronavirus patients. 4684 Tue, 14 Apr 2020 12:17:14 +0200 News | Lund university RNA drugs one step closer to be being used in cancer treatment In recent years, RNA molecules, with the ability to affect or turn off pathogenic genes, have become promising drug candidates in several areas. However, it has been a challenge to develop techniques to deliver the RNA molecules into the cells where they have an effect. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now developed a sensitive technique that makes it possible to study the delivery into the cell, and have shown a possible way to effectively deliver RNA drugs to tumours. The study has now been published in Nature Communications. 4683 Tue, 14 Apr 2020 12:09:17 +0200 News | Lund university Researchers successfully repair stroke-damaged rat brains Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have succeeded in restoring mobility and sensation of touch in stroke-afflicted rats by reprogramming human skin cells to become nerve cells, which were then transplanted into the rats’ brains. The study has now been published in the research journal PNAS. 4679 Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:08:09 +0200 News | Lund university Students and teachers share their stories on distance learning due to COVID-19 Better than expected, but not without its challenges, especially socially. That’s how a couple of our students and staff tell the story of how we went from campus education to distance learning methods in a matter of days. 4668 Thu, 02 Apr 2020 13:44:33 +0200 News | Lund university Lund University fast-tracks courses for nurses Many of the patients who become seriously ill with COVID-19 suffer from respiratory failure. Therefore, Lund University will train nurses within Region Sk?ne in advanced care for respiratory failure starting Wednesday. 4667 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:16:04 +0200 News | Lund university Two ERC Advanced Grants awarded to Lund University researchers Two Lund researchers have received the prestigious European Research Council’s (ERC) Advanced Grant of approximately SEK 25 million each: Anne L’Huillier, professor of Atomic Physics and Olle Melander, professor of Internal Medicine and consultant at Sk?ne University Hospital. The grants are for research on atomic physics and quantum mechanics, and diabetes and cardiovascular disease respectively. 4665 Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:27:09 +0200 News | Lund university Sweden under fire for ‘relaxed’ coronavirus approach – here’s the science behind it A growing number of Swedish doctors and scientists are raising alarm over the Swedish government’s approach to COVID-19. Unlike its Nordic neighbours, Sweden has adopted a relatively relaxed strategy, seemingly assuming that overreaction is more harmful than under-reaction. 4664 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:03:28 +0200 News | Lund university COVID-19: Mitigating impact on research through matchmaking The frustration with not being able to contribute to the difficult situation surrounding the covid-19 pandemic led researchers at LUPOP to launch a matchmaking initiative. Their idea is to help researchers with clinical background, now needed in healthcare, by supporting their research and application work. 4663 Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:59:35 +0200 News | Lund university A message from the Vice-Chancellor to Lund University students We find ourselves in trying times. Much of what we know and take for granted is being turned on its head. Around the world, we see the spread of the coronavirus affecting country after country. As an international student, you are far away from your loved ones at a time when your studies, mobility, travel and socialising are being severely tested. 4652 Fri, 27 Mar 2020 12:49:43 +0100 News | Lund university Rapid development of ventilator for COVID 19 ‘With age comes wisdom’ is an old proverb well suited to Bj?rn Jonson, professor emeritus in clinical physiology who is about to turn 80. He is working day and night to develop a ventilator specifically adapted to the treatment of those suffering the most from COVID 19. 4653 Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:45:27 +0100 News | Lund university 3D Printing Centre helping in fight against coronavirus Sk?ne University Hospital’s 3D Printing Centre normally produces surgical equipment and anatomical models used in health care. However, they are now producing protective visors instead, as there is a shortage at hospitals in the region. 4648 Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:07:21 +0100 News | Lund university Air samples from coronavirus patient rooms being analysed There are many questions concerning the coronavirus and infection prevention that need to be answered as soon as possible. One of the key questions is: Is the coronavirus floating around in the air we breathe? In a few weeks, air samples from coronavirus patient rooms will hopefully have been analysed and possibly provide some clues. 4638 Thu, 26 Mar 2020 10:36:47 +0100 News | Lund university Maths tutoring, visors and disinfection – volunteer initiatives continue at Lund University In the current extraordinary situation, voluntary initiatives and ideas have taken off at Lund University, at several different faculties. Everyone is helping where they can. 4632 Wed, 25 Mar 2020 12:15:34 +0100 News | Lund university New imaging method sheds light on Alzheimer&#039;s disease To understand what happens in the brain when Alzheimer&#039;s disease develops, researchers need to be able to study the molecular structures in the neurons affected by Alzheimer&#039;s disease. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have tested a new imaging method for this purpose. The research is published in the journal Advanced Science. 4631 Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:44:43 +0100 News | Lund university Lund University students and staff to support health care system Medical and nursing students will now be able to join the fight against the coronavirus. The Faculty of Medicine and Region Sk?ne have reached an agreement that means students can be employed at hospitals and health care facilities in the region. This will also apply to clinically active staff at the faculty. 4630 Fri, 20 Mar 2020 17:14:17 +0100 News | Lund university Lund University and the coronavirus (Covid-19) The University’s main priority in these difficult times is the safety and well-being of our students, our staff and the community around us. As a centre of education and research in Sweden for more than 350 years, the University has stood through many major events in world history and by working together in solidarity, we will endure through these challenging times as well. 4625 Thu, 19 Mar 2020 10:36:04 +0100 News | Lund university The University makes a transition to distance education Lund University is following the Government and Public Health Authority’s new recommendations regarding measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The University has therefore decided that education and examinations should be conducted using online alternatives (distance education) from 18 March. University facilities will remain open. 4622 Wed, 18 Mar 2020 17:18:28 +0100 News | Lund university Dogs can detect heat with noses, study finds An international research team from Sweden and Hungary have discovered an entirely new sense in dogs: using their cold, wet nose tips, dogs can sense the heat from other animals or a human. 4604 Mon, 09 Mar 2020 11:17:41 +0100 News | Lund university App helps reduce osteoarthritis pain By performing a few simple physical exercises daily, and receiving information about their disease regularly, 500 osteoarthritis patients were able to on average halve their pain in 6 months - and improve their physical function. The participants in the study from Lund University in Sweden used a newly developed mobile app to help them keep track. 4602 Thu, 05 Mar 2020 12:23:02 +0100 News | Lund university Blood test enables early diagnosis of Alzheimer&#039;s disease Diagnosing Alzheimer&#039;s disease is often difficult, as several other conditions can cause similar symptoms. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now discovered a blood marker that can accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s in the early stages of the disease. 4601 Mon, 02 Mar 2020 18:51:22 +0100 News | Lund university Blood test enables early diagnosis of Alzheimer&#039;s disease Diagnosing Alzheimer&#039;s disease is often difficult, as several other conditions can cause similar symptoms. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now discovered a blood marker that can accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s in the early stages of the disease. 4600 Mon, 02 Mar 2020 18:51:20 +0100 News | Lund university Large grant for research on the genetics of alcoholism Professor Kristina Sundquist&#039;s research group at Lund University in Sweden has been awarded USD 2 million by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US. 4598 Fri, 28 Feb 2020 12:08:04 +0100 News | Lund university The world&#039;s largest stem cell biobank launched Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson&#039;s and Alzheimer&#039;s disease make up the world’s most common diseases. A new biobank at Lund University in Sweden - the largest of its kind - with stem cells from both those affected and healthy individuals, will contribute to an increased understanding of how these diseases arise. 4596 Wed, 26 Feb 2020 13:08:05 +0100 News | Lund university Worms discovered in the brain of lizard embryos for the first time Researchers have discovered nematodes, or worms, in the brains of lizard embryos. This is the first time they have been found in reptile eggs, and it was previously believed that egg laying prevents parasites from being transmitted in this way. 4593 Fri, 21 Feb 2020 11:48:44 +0100 News | Lund university Extreme weather could increase power outages Today&#039;s energy system is not equipped to deal with the extreme weather of the future, according to an international research group that tested 13 potential climate change scenarios on 30 cities in four different climate zones in Sweden. A growing share of renewable energy makes the system even more vulnerable, according to the projections published in Nature Energy. 4592 Mon, 17 Feb 2020 17:00:00 +0100 News | Lund university The more sugar, the less vitamins we eat, study shows The more sugar we eat, the less vitamins and minerals we consume, new findings from Lund University in Sweden show. However, the researchers behind the study do not believe that their results alone are enough to make changes to current dietary recommendations. 4584 Fri, 14 Feb 2020 10:51:26 +0100 News | Lund university Gut hormone can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease A new epidemiological study from Lund University and Sk?ne University Hospital in Sweden shows that there is a connection between high levels of the gastrointestinal hormone GIP in the blood, and an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease. 4583 Fri, 07 Feb 2020 14:11:48 +0100 News | Lund university The role of synthesis gas in tomorrow’s sustainable fuels The adoption of sustainable and renewable energy sources to permanently move beyond the dependence from fossil fuels constitutes one of the great challenges of our time. One that is made more urgent by the effects of climate change we witness on a daily basis. Electrification, such as we see in the development of electric vehicles, seems a promising strategy, but it cannot be the solution for all applications. In many cases liquid fuels are still considered the best and most efficient option. Is there a way to produce liquid fuels in an efficient and sustainable manner, one that does not rely on fossil sources? 4582 Thu, 06 Feb 2020 14:59:34 +0100 News | Lund university Both Republicans and Democrats become less polarized after a simple magic trick Psychology researchers from Lund University in Sweden, McGill University in Canada, and Royal Holloway in the UK, have found that a magic trick can lead Democrats and Republicans alike to believe that they are more open-minded towards opposing presidential candidates than they thought they were. 4581 Thu, 06 Feb 2020 13:23:40 +0100 News | Lund university Award for research on increased risk of type 2 diabetes in Greenland The Leif C. Groop Award for Outstanding Diabetes Research has been awarded to Niels Grarup of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Basic Metabolic Research at the University of Copenhagen. His research has shown that there is a genetic explanation for the increase in type 2 diabetes in Greenland. The prize, worth SEK 100 000, is donated by the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk Scandinavia. Niels Grarup will receive the award in connection with Diabetes Research Day, which is arranged by the Lund University Diabetes Centre on 11 February. 4579 Tue, 04 Feb 2020 16:14:15 +0100 News | Lund university Researchers believe that sugar and obesity can make cancer cells more difficult to kill In their quest to find new and better methods to make cancer cells more susceptible to treatment, Karin Lindkvist and her research group at Lund University in Sweden are looking into the world of molecules, using the X-rays at the MAX IV laboratory. The researchers believe that limiting the cells&#039; access to sugar will make cancer cells more sensitive to treatment. 4570 Mon, 03 Feb 2020 13:58:12 +0100 News | Lund university Agricultural water research project receives large EU grant Using water wisely will be increasingly important in the future, particularly within agricultural production. The agricultural water management research project WATERAGRI, which is coordinated by the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University in Sweden, has been awarded SEK 74 million from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme with the aim to improve agricultural water management and nutrient recovery from waste streams over the next four years. 4566 Fri, 31 Jan 2020 13:19:22 +0100 News | Lund university Immune systems not prepared for climate change Researchers have for the first time found a connection between the immune systems of different bird species, and the various climatic conditions in which they live. The researchers at Lund University in Sweden believe that as the climate changes, some birds may be exposed to diseases that they are not equipped to handle. 4565 Thu, 30 Jan 2020 15:35:33 +0100 News | Lund university Hemophilia is being treated with gene therapy Within the framework of an international study, Lund University and Sk?ne University Hospital have started treating patients with hemophilia with gene therapy, something that began in January this year. The hope is that the new treatment will significantly simplify everyday life for those with severe hemophilia. 4559 Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:05:50 +0100 News | Lund university Beetroots combat mosquitoes Researchers from Sweden and the USA have discovered a substance in beetroot peel that is highly effective in combatting mosquitoes. The substance, geosmin, is extremely expensive and difficult to get hold of. The new discovery changes all that. 4558 Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:49:51 +0100 News | Lund university Lund University student wins the international round of the U21 RISE Awards The RISE Awards (Real Impact on Society and Environment) is a competition for students, aiming to showcase student talent in sustainability and innovation, and is organised by U21 (Universitas 21). All participating projects aim to contribute to attaining at least one of the UN’s SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Students from 16 member universities competed for the RISE Awards in the three categories &#039;Impact&#039;, &#039;Innovation&#039;, and &#039;Potential&#039;. 4556 Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:56:42 +0100 News | Lund university Increasing tropical land use is disrupting the carbon cycle An international study led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden shows that the rapid increase in land use in the world&#039;s tropical areas is affecting the global carbon cycle more than was previously known. By studying data from a new satellite imaging system, the researchers also found that the biomass in tropical forests is decreasing. 4554 Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:09:48 +0100 News | Lund university Prize for pioneering knowledge of Africa&#039;s development Harvard professor Nathan Nunn, creative economist, is the 2020 recipient of the Jan S?derberg Family Prize in Economics and Management. Professor Nunn will receive the Prize on SEK 1 million in Lund, Sweden, and give a lecture on his research on 25 March. 4553 Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:58:08 +0100 News | Lund university B cells linked to effective cancer immunotherapy Cancer patients responded better to immunotherapy and had a better prognosis if their melanoma tumours contained specific clusters of B cells, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden. The study is published in Nature. 4538 Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:16:10 +0100 News | Lund university Distrust and hope characterise innovation collaborations Different views and values within an organisation can complicate collaborations with other organisations. However, leaders who are prepared for this may be more successful in navigating their way through the storm unscathed. This is discussed in a newly published article by researcher Anna Brattstr?m in the prestigious Academy of Management Journal. 4521 Thu, 09 Jan 2020 14:18:20 +0100 News | Lund university Next generation wound gel treats and prevents infections Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a new hydrogel based on the body’s natural peptide defense. It has been shown to prevent and treat infections in wounds. The formulation kills multi-resistant bacteria, something that is increasing in importance with antibiotic resistance growing globally. 4519 Wed, 08 Jan 2020 16:23:43 +0100 News | Lund university Peptide reduced epileptic seizures in human brain tissue Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have used a neuropeptide to successfully reduce seizure-like activity in tissue from patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. 4518 Wed, 08 Jan 2020 15:37:36 +0100 News | Lund university New honorary doctors in law at Lund University Advocate General Sylvaine Laulom, Cour de Cassation, France, Professor Anne Ruth Mackor, University of Groningen, and Assistant Professor Anders Nordgaard, Link?ping University, have been appointed honorary doctors at the Faculty of Law at Lund University. 4517 Fri, 20 Dec 2019 13:55:07 +0100 News | Lund university WHO report: Healthcare in Sweden among the most affordable in Europe The risk of experiencing financial difficulties due to medical care costs is relatively small in Sweden. This is revealed in a recent report from the World Health Organization, where researchers from Lund University have investigated the extent to which Swedish households are financially affected by using the health care system. 4516 Fri, 20 Dec 2019 11:37:16 +0100 News | Lund university Falcons see prey at speed of Formula 1 car Extremely acute vision and the ability to rapidly process different visual impressions – these two factors are crucial when a peregrine falcon bears down on its prey at a speed that easily matches that of a Formula 1 racing car: over 350 kilometres per hour. 4515 Fri, 20 Dec 2019 11:14:23 +0100 News | Lund university Plant-eating insects disrupt ecosystems and contribute to climate change A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that plant-eating insects affect forest ecosystems considerably more than previously thought. Among other things, the insects are a factor in the leaching of nutrients from soil and increased emissions of carbon dioxide. The researchers also establish that the temperature may rise as a result of an increase in the amount of plant-eating insects in some regions. 4513 Tue, 17 Dec 2019 13:38:00 +0100 News | Lund university Blood lipid profile predicts risk of type 2 diabetes better than obesity Using lipidomics, a technique that measures the composition of blood lipids at a molecular level, and machine learning, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a blood lipid profile that improves the possibility to assess, several years in advance, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The blood lipid profile can also be linked to a certain diet and degree of physical activity. 4512 Tue, 17 Dec 2019 11:58:08 +0100 News | Lund university Conspiracy theories: how belief is rooted in evolution – not ignorance Despite creative efforts to tackle it, belief in conspiracy theories, alternative facts and fake news show no sign of abating. This is clearly a huge problem, as seen when it comes to climate change, vaccines and expertise in general – with anti-scientific attitudes increasingly influencing politics. 4511 Mon, 16 Dec 2019 13:26:38 +0100 News | Lund university High-tech method for uniquely targeted gene therapy developed Neuroscientists at Lund University in Sweden have developed a new technology that engineers the shell of a virus to deliver gene therapy to the exact cell type in the body that needs to be treated. The researchers believe that the new technology can be likened to dramatically accelerating evolution from millions of years to weeks. 4509 Fri, 13 Dec 2019 10:16:59 +0100 News | Lund university Unique data confirms why water turns brown By analysing almost daily water samples taken from the same river from 1940 until today, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have confirmed their hypothesis that the browning of lakes is primarily due to the increase in coniferous forests, as well as rainfall and sulphur deposits. 4505 Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:41:11 +0100 News | Lund university Prestigious ERC grant for innovative immunotherapy research The European Research Council today announced the winners of its latest Consolidator Grant competition: 301 top scientists and scholars across Europe. Funding for these researchers, part of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, is worth in total EUR 600 million. Filipe Pereira at Lund University in Sweden is one of the 89 selected researchers, and will be awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant of EUR 2 million over a period of five years. 4503 Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:56:47 +0100 News | Lund university Nobel Prize winners: rock stars for a week There is no magic formula for who is going to win a Nobel Prize, but there are many common denominators among Nobel Prize winners, according to Pauline Mattsson from the School of Economics and Management at Lund University. 4501 Mon, 09 Dec 2019 13:23:02 +0100 News | Lund university Injuries and illness are big concerns for Paralympic athletes, unique study reveals Parasport continues to grow worldwide. A new thesis from Lund University in Sweden shows how Paralympic athletes run the risk of both being injured by strenuous training as well as being affected by injuries and illness due to their impairment. The results indicate that the incidence is almost twice as high when compared with similar studies of athletes in Sweden with no disabilities. 4496 Thu, 05 Dec 2019 11:30:35 +0100 News | Lund university Energy advances open the door to more aggressive climate policies An international research team has called for a more sober discourse around climate change prospects, following an extensive reassessment of climate change’s progress and its mitigation. They argue that climate change models have understated potential warming’s speed and runaway potential, while the models that relate climate science to consequences, choices and policies have understated the scope for practical mitigation against it. Policymakers are becoming aware of the former bias but seldom perceive the latter. 4495 Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:04:11 +0100 News | Lund university Record-size sex chromosome found in two bird species Researchers in Sweden and the UK have discovered the largest known avian sex chromosome. The giant chromosome was created when four chromosomes fused together into one, and has been found in two species of lark. 4494 Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:45:45 +0100 News | Lund university Three researchers from Lund University become Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2019 The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has announced 29 new Wallenberg Academy Fellows. Three of them come from Lund University. The five-year grant provides the young researchers with opportunities to make important scientific breakthroughs by providing long-term research funding in Sweden. 4492 Tue, 03 Dec 2019 10:24:53 +0100 News | Lund university WATCH: The use of certain neonicotinoids could benefit bumblebees, new study finds Not all neonicotinoid insecticides have negative effects on bees, according to researchers at Lund University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Their new study indicates that the use of certain neonicotinoids could benefit bumblebees and pollination. 4490 Wed, 27 Nov 2019 16:05:09 +0100 News | Lund university Skiers had lower incidence of depression and vascular dementia – but not Alzheimer’s Half as many diagnosed with depression, a delayed manifestation of Parkinson’s, a reduced risk of developing vascular dementia - but not Alzheimer’s. These connections were discovered by researchers when they compared 200 000 people who had participated in a long-distance cross-country ski race between 1989 and 2010 with a matched cohort of the general population. The results of the population register study, led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden together with Uppsala University, were recently published in three scientific articles. 4486 Tue, 26 Nov 2019 12:56:40 +0100 News | Lund university How self-reactive immune cells are allowed to develop Directly after birth, the immune system completes production of a subtype of antibody-producing immune cells, B-1, that are to last for a lifetime. No more B1-cells are formed after that point. However, these cells are self-reactive – they produce not only antibodies against foreign substances, but also against the body’s own substances, and it is unclear why the immune system allows for the development of these particular cells. Now a research team at Lund University in Sweden has found the mechanism that controls the growth of B1-cells in mice. The findings, which may lead to a deeper understanding of certain forms of cancer and autoimmune diseases, was recently published in the journal Science Immunology. 4477 Wed, 13 Nov 2019 12:21:43 +0100 News | Lund university Iron-based solar cells on track to becoming more efficient An international study led from Lund University in Sweden shows that 30 per cent of the energy in a certain type of light-absorbing iron molecule disappears in a previously unknown manner. By closing this loophole, the researchers hope to contribute to the development of more efficient solar cells using this iron-based solar cell. 4476 Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:43:18 +0100 News | Lund university WATCH: Unique technology will make gesture control more accurate Controlling smartphones by a simple swipe of your hand is the latest innovation to be introduced to phone owners. However, radar sensors with higher accuracy would take the concept from gimmick to practical usefulness, according to researchers at Lund University in Sweden. They have developed a method that could detect much finer gestures – while also using a lot less power – opening up to new applications in the future, and to simpler ways of using the feature for consumers. 4473 Mon, 11 Nov 2019 13:24:29 +0100 News | Lund university Lund researchers have tracked a black hole near red giant star An international research team have discovered a peculiar object circling a red giant star. The celestial body is invisible but still has a strong impact on the star’s orbit. With the help of data simulations carried out at Lund University, the researchers have now been able to establish that the mysterious companion must be a black hole. 4471 Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:22:17 +0100 News | Lund university Key mechanism in insulin release by cholesterol metabolite found Insulin which is released by pancreatic beta-cells is the main regulator of blood sugar. Previous and current studies by a research group at Lund University in Sweden have identified around hundred different receptors on the surface of the beta-cells, with a diverse functional impact on the beta-cells. Now researchers at Lund University in collaboration with researchers at University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates have discovered that one of these receptors plays a key role in the release of insulin. 4468 Thu, 31 Oct 2019 12:40:39 +0100 News | Lund university What attracts people to endurance running? Endurance running is often seen as a welcome escape from everyday life. But extraordinary experiences, such as running ultra-marathons, are not untouched by the competitive nature of contemporary consumer culture, a new thesis from Lund University in Sweden argues. The at times romanticized notion of experiencing complete freedom through running, co-exists with underlying motivating factors such as improving your personal brand and social image, the research shows. 4464 Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:25:25 +0100 News | Lund university Impact of water droplets on leaves quickly triggers stress responses in plants An international study led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden and The University of Western Australia shows that the pressure from water droplets on a leaf surface triggers stress hormones like jasmonic acid. These cellular changes become apparent very quickly and can could make plants better equipped to withstand disease and drought. 4456 Tue, 29 Oct 2019 11:52:40 +0100 News | Lund university Clear goals but murky path to ecosystem sustainability: Key knowledge gaps identified International sustainability policies set out clear goals for protecting ecosystems and biodiversity, but how to actually achieve these goals remains elusive in practice, as biodiversity loss continues at an alarming rate. A new study published in the journal Nature Sustainability by an international team of 32 scientists identifies key knowledge gaps that need to be answered to tackle the root causes of biodiversity loss, and calls for more relevant, solutions-focused research that can address the social-ecological crisis. 4452 Mon, 28 Oct 2019 17:00:00 +0100 News | Lund university These celebrities cause 10,000 times more carbon emissions from flying than the average person The jet-setting habits of Bill Gates and Paris Hilton mean that they produce an astonishing 10,000 times more carbon emissions from flying than the average person. This was the conclusion of my research mining their social media accounts (tweets, Instagram and Facebook posts) as well as those of a number of other celebrities for clues as to where they were in the world over the course of 2017 and how they got there. As such, this estimate is conservative – they may well have taken more flights and not volunteered the information to their millions of followers. 4441 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:40:28 +0200 News | Lund university ERC grant for research on unusual quantum state Martin Leijnse, researcher in solid state physics at Lund University in Sweden, has received a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) synergy grant worth EUR 1.5 million. He shares the total grant amount of EUR 10 million with three researchers from the University of Copenhagen. 4431 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:50:18 +0200 News | Lund university The moon determines when migratory birds head south A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the presence or absence of moonlight has a considerable bearing on when migratory birds take flight in the autumn. 4425 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:39:15 +0200 News | Lund university What does the future of plastic look like? Plastic waste is a growing problem around the world, despite efforts to recycle or reduce plastic use. In order to really transform the recycling process, more attention needs to be paid to the composition of plastic, according to a new research article from Lund University in Sweden. The paper presents strategies on how to improve recyclability through the smarter design of polymers – and how bio-based polymers could shift to carbon neutral alternatives. 4408 Mon, 14 Oct 2019 14:40:35 +0200 News | Lund university Researchers from Lund receive prize for publication of the year Lund researchers Anna Sundl?v and Katarina Sj?green-Gleisner have developed a method to personalise treatment using a newly approved radioactive cancer drug – by taking images of the drug’s dispersion inside the patient. Their article won the best publication of the year prize awarded by the journal EJNMMI Physics. 4406 Thu, 10 Oct 2019 10:38:05 +0200 News | Lund university Intriguing discovery provides new insights into photoelectric effect The discovery that free electrons can move asymmetrically provides a deeper understanding of one of the basic processes in physics: the photoelectric effect. It was first described by Albert Einstein and explains how high frequency light releases electrons from a material. The results have been published in Physical Review Letters. 4372 Tue, 01 Oct 2019 14:26:38 +0200 News | Lund university Link between assisted reproduction and risk for prostate cancer In a new national register study from Lund University in Sweden, researchers have studied the link between prostate cancer and infertility. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, includes over one million Swedish men. “Men who seek health care for infertility and assisted reproduction were shown to be at higher risk for prostate cancer than those who had become fathers by natural means”, says Yvonne Lundberg Giwercman, professor of experimental pathology with a specialisation in cancer at Lund University. 4368 Thu, 26 Sep 2019 10:51:56 +0200 News | Lund university Aerosols from coniferous forests no longer cool the climate as much Emissions of greenhouse gases have a warming effect on the climate, whereas small airborne particles in the atmosphere, aerosols, act as a cooling mechanism. That is the received wisdom in any case. However, new research from Lund University in Sweden can now show that the tiniest aerosols are increasing at the expense of the normal sized and slightly larger aerosols – and it is only the latter that have a cooling effect. 4367 Wed, 25 Sep 2019 14:50:38 +0200 News | Lund university Prestigious prize goes to pioneer of bioinformatics Professor S?ren Brunak from Copenhagen has been awarded the grand Nordic Prize for 2019 by the Eric K. Fernstr?m Foundation. It is one of the largest Scandinavian research prizes in medicine and S?ren Brunak receives the award for his work as a pioneer in the borderland between mathematical analysis and biomedical research – a field that paves the way for precision medicine in the treatment of many diseases. 4358 Mon, 23 Sep 2019 13:14:01 +0200 News | Lund university Fewer lymph node operations for breast cancer patients with new prediction models In recently published studies, researchers at Lund University and Sk?ne University Hospital in Sweden have produced new prediction models for improved personalised treatment of lymph nodes in breast cancer patients. The latest results that have now been published in Clinical Cancer Research and BMC Cancer show that up to one in every three operations could be avoided. 4357 Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:33:37 +0200 News | Lund university Gigantic asteroid collision boosted biodiversity on Earth An international study led by researchers from Lund University in Sweden has found that a collision in the asteroid belt 470 million years ago created drastic changes to life on Earth. The breakup of a major asteroid filled the entire inner solar system with enormous amounts of dust leading to a unique ice age and, subsequently, to higher levels of biodiversity. The unexpected discovery could be relevant for tackling global warming if we fail to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. 4351 Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:13:02 +0200 News | Lund university Lund’s Fernstr?m Prize for research on the interaction of proteins This year’s Fernstr?m Prize for young, particularly promising and successful researchers at Lund University is awarded to Professor Johan Malmstr?m. He wins the award and prize of SEK 100 000 for his world-leading work on proteomics, a field of large scale protein analysis that charts the function and structure of proteins in order to better understand what happens when a disease develops in the body. 4348 Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:48:40 +0200 News | Lund university Lund University in world top 100 in THE ranking Lund University has climbed from #98 to #96 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, once again securing a place among the top 100 universities in the world. 4345 Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:36:30 +0200 News | Lund university Reversing Muscle Dystrophy A new technology has brought researchers one step closer to a future cure for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy type1A, a devastating muscle disease that affects children. The new findings are based on research by Kinga Gawlik at Lund University, Department of Experimental Medical Science, and were recently published in Nature. 4344 Fri, 06 Sep 2019 15:10:56 +0200 News | Lund university Spectacular discoveries during excavation of unique flagship Gribshunden For three weeks the royal warship Gribshunden (1495) has been excavated on the seabed of the Baltic Sea off the coast of southern Sweden. Among others things, a very early firearm - one of the earliest to be found on a ship anywhere in the world - as well as a beautifully formed drinking tankard, with a crown-like engraving, have been found. 4343 Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:42:58 +0200 News | Lund university Four Lund University researchers awarded ERC starting grants Ultrasound that detects rare cells in a drop of blood. Business models for a circular economy. Laser technology that can film at almost the speed of light, and another that can map insects from several kilometres away. Four promising researchers from Lund University have been awarded starting grants from the European Research Council (ERC) amounting to a total of approximately seven million euros, or SEK 75 million. 4342 Tue, 03 Sep 2019 15:30:52 +0200 News | Lund university What if we paid countries to protect biodiversity? Researchers from Sweden, Germany, Brazil and the USA have developed a financial mechanism to support the protection of the world’s natural heritage. In a recent study, they developed three different design options for an intergovernmental biodiversity financing mechanism. Asking what would happen if money was given to countries for providing protected areas, they simulated where the money would flow, what type of incentives this would create - and how these incentives would align with international conservation goals. 4337 Fri, 30 Aug 2019 13:16:59 +0200 News | Lund university How changes in land use could reduce the browning of lakes Over the past 50 years, the water in lakes and watercourses has turned increasingly brown. The so-called browning has a negative impact on both drinking water production and ecosystems. If nothing is done, the water is likely to turn even browner – however, there is hope. 4336 Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:48:00 +0200 News | Lund university Research project to develop an innovative strategy for cancer therapy The first evidence was recently presented demonstrating how the immune system can be controlled by directly reprogramming connective tissue cells into immune cells. The discovery provides the opportunity to develop an entirely new strategy for targeted immunotherapy against cancer. 4335 Mon, 26 Aug 2019 11:51:32 +0200 News | Lund university Lund University School of Economics and Management receives double accreditation The Lund University School of Economics and Management has been accredited for five years by both EQUIS and AMBA, placing the school in the top 1 per cent of business schools globally that hold both accreditations. 4333 Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:38:25 +0200 News | Lund university The composition of fossil insect eyes surprises researchers Eumelanin – a natural pigment found for instance in human eyes – has, for the first time, been identified in the fossilized compound eyes of 54-million-year-old crane-flies. It was previously assumed that melanic screening pigments did not exist in arthropods. 4323 Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:00:00 +0200 News | Lund university Association between coeliac disease risk and gluten intake confirmed An extensive study has confirmed that the risk of developing coeliac disease is connected to the amount of gluten children consume. The new study is observational and therefore does not prove causation; however, it is the most comprehensive of its kind to date. The results are presented in the prestigious journal JAMA. 4322 Wed, 14 Aug 2019 11:08:44 +0200 News | Lund university Study sheds light on the darker parts of our genetic heritage More than half of our genome consists of transposons,?DNA sequences that are reminiscent of ancient, extinct viruses.?Transposons are normally silenced by a process known as DNA methylation, but their activation can lead to serious diseases. Very little is known about transposons but researchers in an international collaboration project have now succeeded for the first time in studying what happens when DNA methylation is lost in human cells. These findings provide new insight into how changes in DNA methylation contribute to diseases. 4316 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:16:30 +0200 News | Lund university Osteoarthritis linked to higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have investigated the link between osteoarthritis and mortality in an epidemiological study. It was shown that the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease was higher for people with osteoarthritis than for the rest of the population. 4315 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:18:24 +0200 News | Lund university Larger drug trials that intervene earlier needed for Alzheimer&#039;s disease There are currently no drugs that stop or inhibit Alzheimer&#039;s disease. Despite drug trials showing plaque reduction in the brain, the patients&#039; cognitive function did not improve. Would the results be different if it were possible to design studies that intervene much earlier on in the disease, before cognition is affected? This is what an international study, led by Lund University in Sweden, has attempted to facilitate. The findings have now been published in Neurology. 4314 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:57:45 +0200 News | Lund university Fear of predators increases risk of illness Predators are not only a deadly threat to many animals, they also affect potential prey negatively simply by being nearby. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have studied what happens to the prey’s immune system when they are forced to expend a large amount of their energy on avoiding being eaten. 4313 Tue, 09 Jul 2019 11:28:47 +0200 News | Lund university High rates of opioid prescriptions for osteoarthritis Opioids work against severe pain but the risks of side effects and addiction are high. In the USA alone, 26 people die every day from overdoses. Now researchers in an international collaboration have investigated how common opioid prescriptions are for osteoarthritis patients in Sweden. It emerged that every fourth patient was prescribed opioids at some point between November 2014 and October 2015. 4312 Mon, 08 Jul 2019 10:42:47 +0200 News | Lund university Unique climate model that includes vegetation developed Researchers at Lund University have contributed to creating a uniquely detailed global climate model that will increase our understanding of climate change. It is the first time that vegetation and land use, at this level of detail, are included in climate modeling within EC-Earth, a global climate and earth system model. 4310 Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:55:20 +0200 News | Lund university Protein linked to aggressive skin cancer Almost 300,000 people worldwide develop malignant melanoma each year. The disease is the most serious form of skin cancer and the number of cases reported annually is increasing, making skin cancer one of Sweden’s most common forms of cancer. A research team at Lund University in Sweden has studied a protein that regulates a gene which is linked to metastasis of malignant melanoma. 4309 Fri, 28 Jun 2019 14:53:41 +0200 News | Lund university Current green growth policies are not enough to reach Paris Agreement climate targets New research suggests that green growth climate mitigation policies are not sufficient for reaching the ambitious targets of the Paris Agreement, to limit global warming to well below 2°C by the end of the century. 4296 Wed, 26 Jun 2019 12:46:33 +0200 News | Lund university New blood test for detecting Alzheimer’s disease Researchers from Lund University, together with the Roche pharmaceutical company, have used a method to develop a new blood marker capable of detecting whether or not a person has Alzheimer’s disease. If the method is approved for clinical use, the researchers hope eventually to see it used as a diagnostic tool in primary healthcare. This autumn, they will start a trial in primary healthcare to test the technique. 4290 Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:52:37 +0200 News | Lund university Dung beetles use wind compass when the sun is high Researchers have shown for the first time that an animal uses different directional sensors to achieve the highest possible navigational precision in different conditions. When the sun is high, dung beetles navigate using the wind. 4289 Tue, 25 Jun 2019 12:28:47 +0200 News | Lund university dota2比赛竞猜app <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <蜘蛛词>| <文本链> <文本链> <文本链> <文本链> <文本链> <文本链>