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People are willing to pay to curate their online social image

Håkan Holm (Photo: Kennet Ruona) Social media provides a new environment that makes it possible to carefully edit the image you want to project of yourself. A study from Lund University in Sweden suggests that many people are prepared to pay to ”filter out” unfavorable information.

Lund astrophysicist on the legacy of Stephen Hawking

Melvyn Davies (Photo: Kennet Ruona) Professor of Astronomy Melvyn Davies at Lund University discusses the legacy of renowned scientist Stephen Hawking. "He leaves the subject in a vibrant state", says Davies.

New treatment for aggressive breast cancer

Kristian Pietras (Photo: Kennet Ruona) Approximately 10–15 per cent of breast cancer cases do not respond to treatment with hormone therapy, which means that they are more aggressive and often recur. An international research team led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden has uncovered a way to treat these aggressive tumours through manipulation of the connective tissue cells of the tumour. The researchers are now developing a new drug that transforms aggressive breast cancer so that it becomes responsive to standard hormone therapy.

New honorary doctors: Experts on women in peace processes and the gender shift

New honorary doctors Women’s role in peace processes, and fluid boundaries between male and female in society and popular culture. These are topics researched by the new honorary doctors in social sciences – Jacqui True and Jack Halberstam – whose degrees will be conferred on 25 May in Lund Cathedral.

New method increases life span of donated brain tissue

My Andersson Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a method that enables them to use donated brain tissue from people with epilepsy for 48 hours. Previously, the researchers only had 12 hours to test new treatments before the structure of the cells started to break down. The research has now been published in the journal Scientific Reports.

Marker involved in lymphatic system connected to heart failure

Gunnar Engström (Photo: Kennet Ruona) Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found a new marker in the blood that is associated with an increased risk of heart failure. Surprisingly, the marker is not directly involved in how the heart functions, unlike most of the previously known markers. Instead, the new marker affects processes in the lymphatic system.

Giant curtain will help scientists study threats against cloud forests

On a wild mountain slope of the Peruvian jungle, researcher Dan Metcalfe has strung up his huge plastic curtain. A researcher from Lund University in Sweden has managed to install a huge curtain in a remote cloud forest in South America. The aim is to study how these valuable forests are affected if clouds are elevated due to global warming.

Paradigm shift in the diagnosis of diabetes

Leif Groop A completely new classification of diabetes which also predicts the risk of serious complications and provides treatment suggestions. We are now seeing the first results of ANDIS – a study covering all newly diagnosed diabetics in southern Sweden — published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

WATCH: Sea level rise urgently requires new forms of decision making: study

Flagler Beach, Florida US cities facing sea level rise need to look beyond traditional strategies for managing issues such as critical erosion and coastal squeeze, according to new research from Lund University. Civil society initiatives must now play a crucial role in adapting society to climate change, the study argues.

New link between gut bacteria and obesity

Marju Orho-Melander (Photo: Kennet Ruona) Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered a new link between gut bacteria and obesity. They found that certain amino acids in our blood can be connected to both obesity and the composition of the gut microbiome.

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