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  • Analysing graffiti helps in understanding the Egyptian uprising of 2011

    [7 Nov 2018] How are the protesters who were killed in connection with the Egyptian uprising of 2011 depicted? A thesis in religious studies has shown that an analysis of the cultural production surrounding the 2011 protests in Cairo and their aftermaths - which included graffiti and murals - can assist in the understanding of the uprising.

  • Integration initiatives are studied on site

    [6 Nov 2018] The research programme Organizing Integration examines novel initiatives that aim to support labour market integration of recent refugees and other immigrants. María José Zapata Campos is one of the researchers following closely the everyday practices of these initiatives.

  • Children with poor diet drink alcohol more often in adolescence

    [1 Nov 2018] Children with unhealthy eating habits are at a higher risk of becoming regular alcohol drinkers at too early an age, even in their early teens, a study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition shows. The association with young teens' drinking habits is stronger than with other factors, such as parents' education and income.

  • New data confirms antioxidants accelerate spread of malignant melanoma

    [29 Oct 2018] Now there is additional evidence of the connection between the intake of antioxidant supplements and increased tumor growth. Experiments on animals and human cancer tissue confirm that addition of some antioxidants increases the growth of the severe malignant melanoma type of skin cancer.

  • New collaborations between researchers in Sweden and Japan

    [26 Oct 2018] The collaboration project MIRAI, which started last year and will end 2019, has already resulted in a number of new collaborations between researchers in Japan and Sweden. During a seminar in Japan in mid-October, a joint statement was signed to continue the collaborations in the future.

  • Gut microbiota products can favor diabetes

    [25 Oct 2018] A study published in the journal Cell shows that the gut microbiota has the ability to affect how cells respond to insulin, and can thus contribute to type 2 diabetes. The findings demonstrate an hereto unknown pathological mechanism.

  • Mucus, cough and chronic lung disease: New discoveries

    [24 Oct 2018] As a cold ends, a severe mucus cough starts. Sound familiar? Two studies now give explanations: First, crucial mechanisms of the mucus in both diseased and healthy airways; second, what happens in such chronic lung diseases as cystic fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

  • Aquaculture and tourism can boost economic development

    [24 Oct 2018] Demand for fish and shellfish is increasing globally. The largest increase in consumption will take place in Africa and Asia where a rapidly growing middle class is seen. One answer to the challenge is the development of ecological aquaculture, said Professor Barry Costa-Pierce of the University of New England at a webinar on marine bioeconomics in rural communities.

  • Conferment of Doctoral Degrees 2018

    [22 Oct 2018] See the pictures from the conferment of doctoral degrees.

  • Valand Academy highlight artistic practice as a type of research

    [19 Oct 2018] Taking Place is a series of events organised and presented by artist-educators working in Fine Art at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg. For two days a number of lectures and performances will highlight how processes and methods of research shape their individual works and their overall practices.

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