First patient receives milestone stem cell-based transplant for Parkinson’s Disease
22 Mar 2023
New climate report: "Near-term action is crucial"
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a synthesis report summarizing the reports of recent years. Markku Rummukainen, Sweden's contact person for t...
13 Mar 2023
Epilepsy could become easier to pinpoint with blood test
Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have discovered higher levels of immune proteins in the blood before and after an epileptic seizure. The possible biomarkers can be ident...
10 Mar 2023
Migratory birds take breaks to boost their immune system
Exercising too much and not getting enough rest is bad for your health. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the same is true for migratory birds. They need to res...
9 Mar 2023
Unique spices found on 500-year-old medieval shipwreck
Marine archaeologists from Lund University in Sweden have found exotic spices such as black pepper, cloves, ginger and saffron on the royal warship Gribshunden, that belonged to th...
7 Mar 2023
Smart microscopy works out where to take the picture
Is it possible to know exactly where to point a microscope in order to capture the precise moment a bacterium or a virus infects a cell? In order to take high resolution microscopi...
21 Feb 2023
New insights into foetal development may protect against leukaemia
During the foetal stage, a number of so-called cell programs run that are vital to the development of the foetus. In a study published in Cell Reports, researchers from Lund Univer...
16 Feb 2023
AI could improve mental health care
Patients are often asked to rate their feelings using a rating scale, when talking to psychologists or doctors about their mental health. This is currently how depression and anxie...
13 Feb 2023
Urban birds prefer native trees
Small passerine birds, such as blue and great tits, avoid breeding in urban areas where there are many non-native trees. Chicks also weigh less the more non-native trees there are ...
9 Feb 2023
Size of insects are shaped by temperature and predators
The size of dragonflies and damselflies varies around the globe. These insects are generally larger in temperate areas than in the tropics. According to a new study from Lund Unive...
8 Feb 2023
Complications in pregnancy linked to increased risk of heart disease
Certain complications during pregnancy bring an increased risk of heart disease later on. However, there is still much to learn about how arteriosclerosis develops between pregnanc...
The arts, culture and science – news and features
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