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Lund University once again the top choice in Sweden for international applicants

Lund University's main building and fountain under a cloudy sky Lund University is once again the most popular choice for international students wanting to study their Master’s degree in Sweden, with 1/3 of all applicants from the latest application round choosing Lund University programmes.

Boys with more physical education in school had better grades

Jesper Fritz Previous research has shown that there may be a connection between daily physical education and improved study performance. A new extensive study from Lund University in Sweden has shown the same connection, but for boys in particular.

How solvents affect the skin

Emma Sparr (Photo: Gunnar Menander) Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a method that makes it possible to see how individual molecules from solvents in skin creams, medicated ointments and cleaning products affect and interact with the skin’s own molecules.

The first archive of iPS cells from Parkinson’s patients

Laurent Roybon The Stem Cell Laboratory for CNS Disease Modeling (CSC Laboratory) in Lund, has created one of the largest iPSC biobanks from patients diagnosed with familial and idiopathic PD, and associated synucleionopathies. iPSCs are obtained by reprogramming patient’s somatic cells into pluripotent stem cells. This unique technique, which allows generating embryonic pluripotent stem cell-like cells, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2012.

Children are disproportionately affected by online advertising

Nils Holmberg (Photo: Gunnar Menander) Children aged 9 are several times more sensitive to disruptive advertising than adults. This is shown by studies conducted at Lund University in Sweden, in which children’s eye movements were measured.

A five km wide celestial body created Europe’s largest impact structure

Shatter cone, Siljan (Photo: Sanna Alwmark) A celestial body with a diameter of five kilometres crashed into the Earth’s surface, causing the formation of the so-called Siljan Ring in Dalarna, Sweden. The original impact crater was approximately 60 kilometres in diameter and the bedrock was covered by a layer of sediments 2.5 km thick when the projectile struck, according to a doctoral thesis from Lund University in Sweden.

Twelve new tombs discovered in Gebel el Silsila, Egypt

Gebel el Silsila The Swedish mission at Gebel el Silsila, led by Dr. Maria Nilsson from Lund University and John Ward, has discovered 12 new tombs dating from the 18th Dynasty (Thutmosid period), including crypts cut into the rock, rock-cut tombs with one or two chambers ,niches possibly used for offering, a tomb containing multiple animal burials, and several juvenal burials, some intact.

Viruses in the genome important for our brain

Johan Jakobsson (Photo: Kennet Ruona) Over millions of years retroviruses have been incorporated into our human DNA, where they today make up almost 10 per cent of the total genome. A research group at Lund University in Sweden has now discovered a mechanism through which these retroviruses may have an impact on gene expression. This means that they may have played a significant role in the development of the human brain as well as in various neurological diseases.

Santa Claus should live in northern Sweden

SantaJokkmokk Santa’s home would logically be located in the small town of Jokkmokk in northern Sweden, according to researchers at Lund University in Sweden, who have used satellite images of the Earth to calculate the mean centre of the global population.

Lund University celebrates 350 years

Photo: Jonas Andersson With a ceremony inside the main University building, Lund University’s 350th anniversary has now officially begun, and the extensive jubilee programme packed with more than 250 public events over the next 13 months has been released. The jubilee will last from 19 December 2016 until 28 January 2018, and these dates are based on the founding and inauguration of the University.

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