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Ancient temple rediscovered in Egypt

Dr Maria Nilsson, research team leader, and her partner John Ward, who discovered the temple. The couple hopes to be able to continue their research in Gebel el Silsila for many years to come. Photo: Huibert van Verseveld Gebel el Silsila is the sandstone quarry which delivered the sandstone for many of the major temples in Egypt, including Luxor and Karnak. But the foundations of the rediscovered temple of Kheny are made of limestone, indicating that they were brought to the site from elsewhere.

Savannahs slow climate change

Photo: Luciana Porfirio Tropical rainforests have long been considered the Earth’s lungs, sequestering large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and thereby slowing down the increasing greenhouse effect and associated human-made climate change. Scientists in a global research project now show that the vast extensions of semi-arid landscapes occupying the transition zone between rainforest and desert dominate the ongoing increase in carbon sequestration by ecosystems globally, as well as large fluctuations between wet and dry years. This is a major rearrangement of planetary functions.

Lund University establishes an institute for children’s rights

2015 Ivory Coast school visit during the Child Rights programme After 12 years of conducting work for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Child Rights, Classroom and School Management programme has resulted in the establishment of an institute for children’s rights. Based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the institute will work to stimulate and support continued research and education promoting children’s rights.

A blood test for early detection of breast cancer metastasis

Photo: Kennet Ruona The chances of being cured of breast cancer have increased in recent decades, however if the tumour has metastasised, the disease remains essentially incurable. One reason for this could be that the metastases are detected late, after they have grown enough to cause symptoms or be seen on a radiological scan. If they could be found sooner, it might be possible to treat the new tumours. Research findings from Lund University in Sweden now provide new hope for a way of detecting metastases significantly earlier than is currently possible.

Experts: how do we solve the Mediterranean migrant crisis?

Gregor Noll (Photo: Kennet Ruona) Lund University experts on international law and human rights give their views

LU student selected ’Global Swede’ 2015

Jiang Qian (Photo: Simon Helmersson) Jiang Qian is currently designing vacuum cleaners for Electrolux, but it wasn’t too long ago that he studied Industrial Design at Lund University.

WATCH: Six times more expensive to travel by car than by bicycle

Photo: Lasse Strandberg It is six times more expensive for society – and for you individually - if you travel by car instead of cycling. This has been shown in a Lund University study of Copenhagen, a city of cyclists. It is the first time a price has been put on car use as compared to cycling.

WATCH: New method detects more breast cancer in screening

Tomosynthesis vs mammography Tomosynthesis detects 40% more breast cancers than traditional mammography does, according to a major screening study from Lund University, Sweden. This is the first large-scale study to compare the screening method with regular mammograms. The 3D X-ray technique is also more comfortable for women, as breast compression is halved.

Lund University reinforces its top 100 position in QS Subject Ranking

Lund University's main university building in spring Lund University’s position as a top 100 University has once again been reinforced with the release of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015.

WATCH: Unique field study shows that pesticide harms wild bees

Photo: Maj Rundlöf For the first time, a research project has investigated how a neonicotinoid pesticide, clothianidin, affects both honeybees and wild bees in an agricultural landscape. The study shows that honeybees can cope with exposure to the pesticide, but that it has a strong negative impact on wild bees.