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  • Vast areas in the Brazilian Amazon may lose its protection new study finds

    [15 Nov 2018] A new study published in Nature Sustainability shows that up to fifteen million hectares of land might lose its current protection due to a paragraph in the Brazilian Forest Act, the most important legal framework for nature conservation on privately owned land in Brazil. Behind the study is a collaboration between KTH and Chalmers in Sweden, and the University of São Paulo in Brazil.

  • Children with poor diet drink alcohol more often in adolescence

    [9 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.

  • Integration initiatives are studied on site

    [9 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.

  • 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.

  • The right interview style is necessary for priming to work

    [7 Nov 2018] Using priming as a tool to increase a person's motivation to share information about a security threat is promising idea. To reap this potential benefit, however, the interviewer has to use an interview style that draws on the primed motivation and encourages the primed person to share information. These are some of the conclusions drawn from a new thesis from the University of Gothenburg.

  • Field campaign in Chile to sample biota, metals and organic micropollutants to assess the water quality along the Aconcagua River

    [1 Nov 2018] The Aconcagua River is about 142 kilometers long and runs through five Chilean provinces, supporting a number of cities along its way. Agriculture, mining, and chemical production are the most important economic activities in the area. About 30% of Chilean grapes and peaches, as well as a good part of Chilean avocado are produced in the Aconcagua river basin. These activities inevitably result in pollution by heavy metals and pesticides, but also micropollutants from households and wastewater treatment plants are emitted into the river.

  • New data confirms antioxidants accelerate spread of malignant melanoma

    [1 Nov 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.

  • Gut microbiota products can favor diabetes

    [1 Nov 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.

  • Aquaculture and tourism can boost economic development

    [23 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.

  • New attention to women with painful vertebral compression fractures

    [17 Oct 2018] Older women who suffer vertebral fractures rarely attract the attention of health care providers. A dissertation at Sahlgrenska Academy throws new light on a group of individuals with chronic pain as a constant companion.

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