09/12/2016Swedish road freight companies that abide by work environment legislation, taxation regulations and environmental agreements have had a hard time surviving on a market where illegal transport operators can perform the same services at a much lower cost. A new app being developed at Lund University in Sweden makes the entire chain of transport visible to consumers.
08/12/2016Researchers at Lund and Malmö universities in Sweden have measured a biomarker in cell-free blood plasma which can be linked to an overactive stress system in suicidal individuals. This biomarker can hopefully be used in future psychiatric studies.
07/12/2016Could online shopping help boost city centres in decline? Engineering students at Lund University in Sweden want to reinvent city commerce by bringing local shops together through a single app.
06/12/2016Together with his research team, Lars-Erik Wernersson, professor of nanoelectronics at Lund University in Sweden, has developed a technology for smarter transistors which could be used in electronics that operate on low energy, such as sensors for the Internet of Things. Using the new transistors on a large scale could save enormous amounts of energy.
02/12/2016Anders Håkansson, of Lund University, will be the first professor of medicine in Sweden to focus specifically on gambling addiction. Research into gambling addiction and gambling problems has been enabled by an initiative financed by state-owned company Svenska Spel.
02/12/2016In preparing for the University’s jubilee year which starts on 19 December, Lund University is now publishing a popular science book entitled “Lund University over 350 Years – History and Stories”. The book is about the University’s journey from a small provincial academy with 14 professors and 80 students to the major international university that it is today, recurrently ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.
02/12/2016With the help of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene scissors, researchers at Lund University Diabetes Centre in Sweden have managed to “turn off” an enzyme that proved to play a key role in the regulation of the diabetes-associated TXNIP gene. The results are decreased cell death and increased insulin production in the genetically modified pancreatic beta cells.
18/11/2016Lund University’s 350th anniversary is highlighted with two stamps produced by PostNord, Sweden’s postal authority. Although the stamps were first released on 10 November in Stockholm, today was the official ceremonial launch in Lund.
14/11/2016Seven years ago divers discovered the oldest known stationary fish traps in northern Europe off the coast of southern Sweden. Since then, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have uncovered an exceptionally well-preserved Stone Age site. They now believe the location was a lagoon environment where Mesolithic humans lived during parts of the year.
11/11/2016There are more and more examples of the ways in which we can benefit from our bacteria. According to researcher Rolf Lood from Lund University in Sweden, this is true for the skin as well. He has shown that the most common bacteria on human skin secrete a protein which protects us from the reactive oxygen species thought to contribute to several skin diseases. The protein has an equally strong effect on dangerous oxygen species as known antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E.