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Celebrity fossil reveals all for science

Agnostus pisiformis (Photo: Esben Horn) With the help of an artist, a geology professor at Lund University in Sweden has figuratively speaking breathed life into one of science’s most well-known fossil species; Agnostus pisiformis. The trilobite-like arthropod lived in huge numbers in Scandinavia a half-billion years ago. Today, this extinct species provides important clues for science in several ways.

The Women’s March Mobilised People with Diverse Interests: study

Photo: Dana R. Fisher People who participated in the Women’s March in Washington DC in January 2017 were motivated by a range of diverse issues that cut across race, gender, and sexuality but shared similar educational backgrounds, a new study finds. It was led by researcher Dana R. Fisher, a Professor at the University of Maryland, and currently a visiting guest professor at Lund University in Sweden.

Hospital design and innovative cleaning can protect patients from resistant bacteria

Photo: Roger Lundholm Hospitals should design premises and adapt their infection control routines to a society that no longer has effective antibiotics, and that is vulnerable to fast-spreading global pandemics. This is argued in a new dissertation from Lund University in Sweden.

Congratulations to Oskar Hansson, author of one of the most cited articles in geriatrics in the last 10 years

Oskar Hansson Oskar Hansson is professor of neurology at Lund University and us author of one of the most cited articles in geriatrics in the last 10 years, the The list of “Classic Papers” was produced by Google Scholar. The article, which was published in Lancet Neurology in 2006, came in fourth with nearly 1,400 citations. It is also among the 5–6 most cited Lancet Neurology articles of all time.

Differences in aggression among people with dementia

Madeleine Liljegren (Photo: Olle Dahlbäck) Physical aggression among people with dementia is not unusual. A study from Lund University in Sweden showed that one-third of patients with the diagnosis Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal dementia were physically aggressive towards healthcare staff, other patients, relatives, animals and complete strangers. This manifestation of disease must be both understood and addressed in the right way.

Groundbreaking method extends time frame when heart transplant is possible

Johan Nilsson A new method in heart transplantation makes it possible to preserve the heart from a donor for a significantly longer time period than was previously possible. A first human operation was conducted at Skåne University Hospital in Sweden last week.

Planting trees in Africa is a dubious environmental strategy: study

Photo: Elina Andersson Carbon offsetting can be strongly questioned as an environmental strategy, due to major challenges in reconciling climate benefits with local needs, participation and development. This is the view taken by researchers from Lund University in Sweden, who studied a tree-planting project in Uganda, through which a number of Swedish companies carbon offset their activities.

Correlation between height and risk of thrombosis

Photo: Kennet Ruona In a new study from Lund University in Sweden, researchers investigated the risk factors for blood clots, i.e. venous thromboembolism (VTE). The results show a strong correlation between height and VTE risk for both women and men. The risk increases with height.

Young birds suffer in the city

Photo: Pablo Salmón City life is tough for young birds. But if they survive their first year, they are less susceptible to the effects of stress, according to research from Lund University in Sweden.

Culture week offers art exhibitions and cultural experiences for the whole family

art exhibition where two men admire a work of art Lund University invites you to a packed culture week between 11 and 17 September, when the King’s House will take centre stage with a new exhibition and guided tours. The University’s historical documents and papers will be displayed at Arkivcentrum Syd with an opportunity to hear about the University’s 350-year history. The week will conclude with a big party for University staff and students in Lundagård park and the annual Lund Culture Night event.

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