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More detailed findings confirm that coffee protects against breast cancer recurrence

Helena Wahlman/imagebank.sweden.se A number of research studies have shown that coffee helps to protect against breast cancer. A new study led by Lund University, has confirmed that coffee inhibits the growth of tumours and reduces the risk of recurrence in women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with the drug tamoxifen.

Sweden to reinforce its research contacts with South Korea

This week around 40 Swedish researchers are visiting Korea to meet Korean colleagues in a series of interdisciplinary round table discussions within the framework of the two-day Korea–Sweden Excellence seminar, to reinforce existing contacts and to develop new ones. Issues regarding creativity and innovation, environment and welfare are high on the agenda.

WATCH: Millimetre-sized stones formed our planet

NASA/JPL-Caltech Researchers can now explain how asteroids are formed. According to a new study led by Lund University in Sweden, our own planet also has its origins in the same process, a cosmic ocean of millimetre-sized particles that orbited the young sun.

Cognitive problems are common after cardiac arrest

Tobias Cronberg (Photo: Roger Lundholm) Half of all patients who survive a cardiac arrest experience problems with cognitive functions such as memory and attention. This has been shown by a major international study led from Lund University. Surprisingly, however, a control group comprising heart attack patients had largely the same level of problems. This suggests that it is not only the cardiac arrest and the consequent lack of oxygen to the brain that is the cause of the patients’ difficulties.

Lund students make the top six in Hult Prize competition

Lund University students Five Lund University students have been declared to be some of the world's brightest business minds, landing a top six position in the prestigious Hult Prize competition in London.

New director at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights

Morten Kjaerum Morten Kjaerum is the new director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, having taken over the reins of the Institute on 1 April 2015.

High-fat dairy products linked to reduced type 2 diabetes risk

Miriam Preis/imagebank.sweden.se Consumption of high-fat yoghurt and cheese are linked to a reduction in the risk of type 2 diabetes by as much as a fifth, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden. High meat consumption, on the other hand, is linked to a higher risk.

Improved test method for tuberculosis could save lives among HIV-infected people in Africa

Taye Balcha A new tuberculosis diagnostic method tailored for low-income countries could save lives, detecting nearly 50% more TB cases among HIV-infected people, according to a new study from Lund University.

Lund University students collaborate with NASA

Students outside NASA, Huston, Texas, USA Every year since 1999, the Master’s students in Industrial Design at Lund University have done what most design students around the world can only dream of – go to NASA in Houston, Texas, USA and study at the Johnson Space Center. There they design products for an extreme environment – namely, space.

Moral decisions can be influenced by eye tracking

Eye Tracking Our opinions are affected by what our eyes are focusing on in the same instant we make moral decisions. Researchers at Lund University and other institutions have managed to influence people’s responses to questions such as “is murder defensible?” by tracking their eye movements. When the participants had looked at a randomly pre-selected response long enough, they were asked for an immediate answer. Fifty-eight per cent chose that answer as their moral position.