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  • Climate related political events can provide insights for policy makers

    [5 Feb 2020] The Paris Agreement in 2015 had a positive impact on the stock market value of renewable energy firms and a negative impact on fossil fuel firms. But the year after, the election of Trump as US president led to the opposite. New research from the University of Gothenburg shows how the reaction of financial markets to large climate related political events can provide useful insights for policy makers.

  • New findings on the origin of the sciences of our consciousness

    [5 Feb 2020] The big humanities research programme Representation and Reality sheds new light on how knowledge about our consciousness has evolved from antiquity through to the present day. For seven years, 19 researchers have studied how Aristotle¿s theories about human perception and cognition were developed during the Middle Ages and right up until the present day. They are now concluding this collaboration with a final report and concluding conference in Gothenburg.

  • Body ideal determines men and women's use of doping agents

    [5 Feb 2020] Fitness doping is still common despite well-known risks. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg and Linnaeus University have made an ethnographic study to understand the processes by which a person becomes or unbecomes a ¿fitness doper¿.

  • Vulnerability of migrants living with HIV in health care

    [5 Feb 2020] Migrants living with HIV are a particularly vulnerable group in Sweden and Swedish health care, research from the University of Gothenburg shows. How they perceive their own physical health is highly variable - more so than in Swedish-born people with HIV.

  • New species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in infected wound

    [21 Jan 2020] A hitherto unknown antibiotic-resistant bacteria species, in the same family as E. coli and Salmonella spp., has been found and classified in Sweden. The proposed taxonomic name of the species, the first of the new genus, is Scandinavium goeteborgense, after the city of Gothenburg, where the bacterium was isolated and the research was done.

  • Human caused biodiversity decline started millions of years ago

    [17 Jan 2020] The human-caused biodiversity decline started much earlier than researchers used to believe. According to a new study published in the scientific journal Ecology Letters the process was not started by our own species but by some of our ancestors.

  • Many older people's glasses of wrong power

    [15 Jan 2020] Overall, Swedish 70-year-olds' eyesight is good, but many could see even better. Six in ten can improve their vision by getting eyeglasses or changing the power of the glasses they already have, according to a new study from the University of Gothenburg.

  • The Vikings erected a runestone out of fear of a climate catastrophe

    [10 Jan 2020] Several passages on the Rök stone - the world's most famous Viking Age runic monument - suggest that the inscription is about battles and for over a hundred years, researchers have been trying to connect the inscription with heroic deeds in war. Now, thanks to an interdisciplinary research project, a new interpretation of the inscription is being presented. The study shows that the inscription deals with an entirely different kind of battle: the conflict between light and darkness, warmth and cold, life and death.

  • The majority consider themselves more environmentally friendly than others

    [19 Dec 2019] Research from the University of Gothenburg shows that we tend to overestimate our personal environmental commitment. In a study with participants from Sweden, the United States, England, and India, most participants were convinced that they acted more environmentally friendly than the average person.

  • Flu drug most beneficial to severely ill and older people

    [19 Dec 2019] Older and severely ill influenza patients recover two or three days earlier, on average, if they are given antiviral flu medication. Other people regain their health one day sooner, on average, with the same treatment. This is clear from a European study implemented over three flu seasons.

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