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Plastic waste disintegrates into nanoparticles, study finds

19 December 2018
There is a considerable risk that plastic waste in the environment releases nano-sized particles known as nanoplastics, according to a new study from...
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Intact mass grave discovered at ancient Egyptian site

14 December 2018
The Swedish-Egyptian archaeological mission at Gebel el Silsila, Egypt, led by Dr. Maria Nilsson and John Ward from Lund University, has discovered...
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The immune system’s supercell – how it matures

13 December 2018
NK cells, or natural killer cells, play an important role in the body’s defences against cancer and various infections. Now, in a joint project,...
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More “heatwave” summers will affect animals

12 December 2018
Heatwaves similar to those experienced in Europe in 2018 can have a very negative impact on animals. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows...
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Lund and four other major research universities create a European Alliance for Global Health

10 December 2018
Lund University (Sweden), Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich (Germany), Porto University (Portugal), Szeged University (Hungary) and Université...
Reprogrammed dendritic cell

WATCH: A code for reprogramming immune sentinels

7 December 2018
For the first time, a research team at Lund University in Sweden has successfully reprogrammed mouse and human skin cells into immune cells called...

HALOS - A unique collaboration in Life Science

7 December 2018
A new EU project in the program area Öresund-Kattegatt-Skagerak (ÖKS) has been approved. Hanseatic League of Science (HALOS) will build a unique...
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How fruit flies ended up in our fruit bowls

7 December 2018
Fruit flies can be a scourge in our homes, but to date no-one has known how they became our uninvited lodgers. For decades, researchers have searched...
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Remarkably preserved fossil sea reptile reveals skin that is still soft

6 December 2018
The remains of an 180 million-year-old ichthyosaur (literally ‘fish-lizard’) have been analysed, and the fossil is so well-preserved that its soft-...
Filipe Pereira (Photo: Kennet Ruona)

Mechanism for turning skin cells into blood stem cells uncovered

5 December 2018
Researchers have succeeded in converting human skin cells into blood stem cells in an international collaboration project. “This is a first step...