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  • Dance and gender in focus in new anthology

    [18 May 2018] Based on performances by the independent dance group Rubicon, Astrid von Rosen at CCHS, together with visiting researchers Monica Sand and Marsha Meskimmon, tests feminist theories and methods within heritage studies. The result of their research is included as a chapter in the newly published anthology Gender and Heritage: Performance, Place and Politics.

  • Archaeological DNA analysis raise international attention

    [18 May 2018] A massive study of prehistoric DNA gives new knowledge of the first people who domesticated horses, the development of our languages and the earliest eruption of hepatitis B, among other things. Archaeologists Kristian Kristiansen and Karl-Göran Sjögren have been involved in the research which is now presented in three papers in the journals Nature and Science.

  • The Baltic shows the way for the world´s oceans

    [15 May 2018] Warming, acidification, eutrophication, and oxygen depletion in areas of sea bottom are some of the changes that are taking place or expected to take place in the world¿s oceans. An international research team is now promoting the Baltic Sea Region as a model for predicting and reversing the imminent changes in the coastal areas of the world¿s oceans.

  • Art gives new meaning to life

    [8 May 2018] We often speak about people and to people, more seldom we speak with them, says Elisabeth Punzi, a new associate professor of psychology and cluster coordinator for the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies/Heritage and Wellbeing cluster.

  • Migrants or Masters? New book on postcolonial migration to Angola

    [3 May 2018] In recent years, more 100 000 people have migrated from Europe to primarily Angola and Mozambique. Who are they, and why do they move? Lisa Åkesson, associate professor in Social Anthropology at the School of Global Studies, has studied this migration in a postcolonial context. In her new book, Postcolonial Portuguese Migration to Angola: Migrants or Masters? she describes the Angolan-Portuguese relationship as being characterised not only by hierarchies of power, but also by ambivalence and hybridity.

  • A high-sensitive blood test when it is safe to return to play after a sports-related concussion

    [27 Apr 2018] A high-sensitive blood test can aid concussed hockey players when it might be safe to return to play. In a study published by the journal Neurology, researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy has identified a superior blood-based biomarker for assessing subtle brain injury.

  • To understand where robotization will go - take a look at popular culture

    [27 Apr 2018] In recent years there has been a lot of talk about robots. According to a report by consulting firm Merrill Lynch we are witnessing a "robot revolution". In the new GRI-report "Robotization - Then and Now", Barbara Czarniawska and Bernward Joerges, contextualize contemporary hype surrounding robots and artificial intelligence tracing the theme of robotization in popular culture from the 1920's to the present.

  • Electoral assistance can both help and hinder democratization

    [19 Apr 2018] Electoral assistance contributes to both improving election quality and increase public trust in elections if national authoritities cooperate with agencies providing the assistance. Such positive effects are however unlikely if regime elites deliberately undermine electoral freedom and fairness. In repressive contexts, for instance with limited media freedom, electoral assistance instead risks legitimizing authoritarian regimes, according to new findings from the University of Gothenburg.

  • Inequalities in dental health are most evident in young children

    [12 Apr 2018] Inequalities in dental health are most evident in 3 to 6-year-old children, according to a thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy. Preschoolers in socioeconomically disadvantaged families had a more than four times higher risk of tooth decay compared to age cohorts with better living conditions.

  • Infections halved when staff co-created their own hygiene routines in award winning GPCC project

    [10 Apr 2018] Infections halved when staff co-created their own hygiene routines in award winning GPCC project

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