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WATCH: New app makes the transport industry transparent

New app makes the transport industry transparent Swedish 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.

New biomarker is higher in suicide attempters and associated with stress response

(Photo: Mostphotos) Researchers 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.

WATCH: Save your city centre – by shopping online

Locals app Could 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.

Smarter transistors could be three times more energy-efficient

Smart transistor Together 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.

Sweden’s first professor of medicine specialising in gambling addiction

Anders Håkansson (Photo: Apelöga) Anders 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.

Jubilee book highlights the history of Lund University in popular form

Book cover for "Lund University Over 350 Years - History and Stories" In 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.

CRISPR editing in pancreatic cells reduced cell death and increased insulin secretion

Yang de Marinis With 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.

Lund University is honoured with jubilee stamps

Photo of the Lund University 350th jubilee stamps Lund 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.

WATCH: Underwater Stone Age settlement mapped out

Photo: Arne Sjöström Seven 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.

Skin bacteria could protect against disease

Propionibacterium acnes (Photo: Matthias Mörgelin) There 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.

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