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March for Science

March for Science March for Science is a citizens’ initiative from the United States, launched by private citizens and researchers who want to stand up for the importance of science and research-based knowledge in society. Particular emphasis is placed on the conception that science knows no borders and that its strength and characteristics are diversity and openness.

Giant prehistoric worm discovered

Illustration: James Ormiston Researchers from Lund University, among others, have recently discovered a giant prehistoric worm with massive jaws. The worm lived in the sea 400 million years ago and is estimated to have been up to two metres long. The newly discovered species’ scientific name was inspired by a bassist in an American hard rock band.

Nanotubes that build themselves

Nanotube Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have succeeded in producing nanotubes from a single building block using so-called molecular self-recognition. The tube can also change shape depending on the surrounding environment. The results can contribute to the future development of transport channels for drugs through the cell membrane.

Mindfulness just as effective as CBT for a broad range of psychiatric symptoms

Jan Sundquist (Photo: Kennet Ruona) Mindfulness group therapy has an equally positive effect as individual CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) for the treatment of a wide range of psychiatric symptoms in patients with depression, anxiety and stress-related disorders. Researchers made the finding in a new study from the Center for Primary Healthcare Research (CPF) in Malmö, which is a collaboration between Lund University in Sweden and Region Skåne.

Unique glimpse into world of Japanese mafia tattoos

Yakuza Tattoo A chance meeting in a Yokohama pub led Lund University researcher Andreas Johansson straight to the heart of the Japanese Yakuza mafia. For two weeks, he was “embedded” with a well-known Yakuza clan, enabling him to document their tattoos through photography. He is now releasing his book of photos ”Yakuza Tattoo”.

Where does your blood actually come from?

Illustration Scientists at Lund University in Sweden have developed a new understanding of how the first blood cells form during human development as they transition from endothelial cells to form blood cells of different types.

Two ERC Advanced Grants to Lund University

Dennis Hasselquist and Eric Warrant Two biology researchers at Lund University have been awarded a prestigious grant worth almost SEK 50 million from the European Research Council.

Finger prosthesis provides clues to brain health

Infographics In a collaboration between Swedish and Italian researchers, the aim was to analyse how the brain interprets information from a virtual experience of touch, created by a finger prosthesis with artificial sensation. The result was – completely unexpectedly – a new method for measuring brain health.

Modern alchemy creates luminescent iron molecules

Iron molecule A group of researchers at Lund University in Sweden have made the first iron-based molecule capable of emitting light. This could contribute to the development of affordable and environmentally friendly materials for e.g. solar cells, light sources and displays.

Unique study of 1,000 modern burials

Assistens Cemetery (Photo: Sian Anthony) When the city of Copenhagen decided to build a new underground station in the Assistens Cemetery where many famous Danes are buried, they had to remove part of the entire north-eastern corner of the cemetery and re-bury the people who had been laid to rest in this area. This presented a unique opportunity for archaeologists at the Museum of Copenhagen, under the leadership of Sian Anthony from Lund University in Sweden, to study the graves dating from the 1810s to 1980s.

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Lotte Billing
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lotte.billing [at] kommunikation.lu.se

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