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  • Heading towards a tsunami of light

    [19 Mar 2019] Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have proposed a way to create a completely new source of radiation. Ultra-intense light pulses consist of the motion of a single wave and can be described as a tsunami of light. The strong wave can be used to study interactions between matter and light in a unique way. Their research is now published in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters.

  • Newly discovered protein important for DNA repair

    [14 Mar 2019] Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have discovered a new protein that they consider to be of great importance for repairing DNA. The research results are now published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

  • Child's elevated mental ill-health risk if mother treated for infection during pregnancy

    [7 Mar 2019] Risks for autism and depression are higher if one¿s mother was in hospital with an infection during pregnancy. This is shown by a major Swedish observational study of nearly 1.8 million children.

  • Plastics in the environment

    [4 Mar 2019] Environmental pollution with plastic is an issue that concerns scientists, decision makers and the general public alike. FRAM, as a part of university-wide activities, is contributing to research and policy advice in particular related to microplastics and marine litter.

  • Interdisciplinary collaborations lead to new unexpected research results

    [4 Mar 2019] The collaboration between archaeologists and geneticists has recently shed light upon the spread of the plague during the early Stone Age. Among other things, the newspaper Curie highlights the archaeologists Karl-Göran Sjögren and Kristian Kristiansen, associate professor and senior professor at the Department of Historical Studies, whose interdisciplinary collaboration has led to the new knowledge.

  • Study on regenerative angiogenesis in humans shows encouraging results

    [26 Feb 2019] An international team of researchers from academia and the biopharma industry has published a Phase 1a/b study, showing the therapeutic potential of mRNA encoding for vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A) for regenerative angiogenesis in humans. The goal of this potential novel treatment is to generate new blood vessels and improve blood flow in tissues where it is otherwise restricted.

  • Keeping Active in Middle Age May Be Tied to Lower Risk of Dementia

    [26 Feb 2019] Keeping physically and mentally active in middle age may be tied to a lower risk of developing dementia decades later, according to a study published in the medical journal Neurology. Mental activities included reading, playing instruments, singing in a choir, visiting concerts, gardening, doing needlework or attending religious services.

  • Alcohol consumption and alcohol-related injuries are increasing among the elderly

    [26 Feb 2019] Elderly people in Sweden drink more than before. At the same time, the number of alcohol-related injuries among the elderly is increasing, since sensitivity to alcohol and the risk of injuries and diseases rise with age. This is shown by a new report from bodies including the University of Gothenburg, which also establishes that there is no truth in the common conception that moderate alcohol consumption could be beneficial.

  • Two studies from CARe unravel the origin of antibiotic resistance genes

    [22 Feb 2019] By a comparative genomics approach, Stefan Ebmeyer, Erik Kristiansson and Joakim Larsson have identifed the bacterial species from which several beta-lactamases were transferred to a range of important pathogens.

  • Sound art - an interaction between artist and site's conditions

    [15 Feb 2019] Sound installations can significantly change people's experience of public places. But it is important that the artist first acquires an understanding of the conditions that are built into the site, and how sound art can change the experience of it. This is examined in a thesis from the Academy of Music and Drama.

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