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Lund University's "Up Close" research features include articles about latest developments within a specific research area, unique aspects of research conducted at Lund University and interviews with key researchers.
The education, research and collaboration undertaken at Lund University School of Economics and Management must remain competitive in a constantly changing world. They have to persistently innovate and re-evaluate the way they work. In this issue, Up Close focuses on the research and work carried out at the Lund University School of Economics and Management.
The Lund University Diabetes Centre has been conducting cutting-edge research on diabetes for a number of years, and with Type 2 diabetes having increased at an explosive rate in recent decades, this issue of Up Close focuses on the research about the chronic disease.
From fashion and art to food and sports, chemistry has a large impact in everyday life, often in quite surprising areas. 2011 is the the International Year of Chemistry with the unifying theme "Chemistry - our life, our future". In this "Up Close" we profile how chemistry has and continues to influence our lives across several interesting areas.
Lund University has a huge breadth of climate research. This research is carried out at eight of the University’s faculties and almost 30 different departments and centres. The research spans a range of disciplines, from science, medicine and engineering to social sciences, humanities, economics and law. The University’s climate research is characterised by interdisciplinary perspectives, and a number of the University’s strong research areas and Linnaeus research environments address the climate.
Nanotechnology "Up Close" New cures for cancer... more efficient solar cells... even quicker and smaller computers... more energy-efficient lighting. Nanotechnology has huge potential in these and other fields, but there are also risks. For roughly the past 20 years, Lund University has hosted a major interdisciplinary research environment in Nanoscience, ranging from materials science and quantum physics to applications in the areas of electronics, photonics and the life sciences, with participating research groups from more than ten divisions at three faculties at Lund University.
Cancer "Up Close" Cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases in our society. Thanks to medical research closely linked to clinical development, an increasing number of cancer patients can today be cured. Many people live with cancer as a chronic disease which can be kept in check with maintenance treatment. At Lund University, extensive research is carried out on cancer, both basic research and research with a strong clinical focus.
The Middle East "Up Close". The Middle East is a part of our own history, and therefore a part of the world that we must study in order to understand ourselves and Europe. What is more, the region is an important economic power with a growing, young population. The Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, CMES, was founded in 2007 with the aim of supporting and coordinating research on the Middle East at Lund University. Over recent decades, an increasing number of areas within all the faculties have started teaching and research on the region. CMES supports these initiatives and aims to be an international hub in Europe and the world for interdisciplinary research on the Middle East.
Stem Cells "Up Close" . A stem cell is a cell that can both create exact copies of itself and also develop into different types of specialised cell in the body, such as heart muscle cells, blood cells, nerve cells or insulin-producing cells. It is not yet known what causes this and a lot of the current research focuses on this area. Researchers hope, for example, to be able to cure diabetes by means of insulin cell transplants and to create new nerve cells for patients affected by Parkinson’s disease.
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