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Species in the north are more vulnerable to climate change

Photo: Viktor Nilsson-Örtman For the first time, researchers have proposed the hypothesis that animals that live in climate zones at a safe distance from both the poles as well as the tropics have the most to gain from acclimating to changes in climate. The findings contradict previous research in the field.

The largest study of cardiac arrest in the world

Niklas Nielsen (Photo: Kennet Ruona) 70 hospitals in 15 countries, 1 900 patients and three years of study – this is the framework for the world’s largest clinical study of cardiac arrest, TTM2, which is about to begin. The study is run by Niklas Nielsen, researcher at the Centre for Cardiac Arrest at Lund University and medical consultant at the general hospital in Helsingborg, Sweden. The question to be answered once and for all is: Does cooling after a cardiac arrest really work?

Billions to be invested in AI and quantum technology

A super-efficient quantum computer – one of the hopes associated with the quantum technology investment. Connecting many quantum bits is relatively easy, but controlling quantum states and errors is challenging. Photo: Johan Bodell/Chalmers. Developments in quantum technology and artificial intelligence, AI, are predicted to transform research, as well as business and society as a whole. The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is awarding a total of SEK 1.6 billion over ten years to these promising fields, in two separate research projects involving several Swedish higher education institutions. Together with other funding, the budget amounts to well over SEK 2 billion.

The unbelievable speed of electron emission from an atom

Inside the vaacum chamber (Photo: Marcus Isinger) In a unique experiment, researchers have clocked how long it takes for an electron to be emitted from an atom. The result is 0.000 000 000 000 000 02 seconds, or 20 billionths of a billionth of a second. The researchers’ stopwatch consists of extremely short laser pulses. Hopefully, the results will help to provide new insights into some of the most fundamental processes in nature.

The pros and cons of large ears

Photo: Anders Hedenström Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have compared how much energy bats use when flying, depending on whether they have large or small ears.

Newborn babies to be screened for studies on type 1 diabetes and celiac disease (gluten intolerance)

Helena Elding Larsson Can insulin taken as an infant in small doses together with food render the immune system used to insulin and thus prevent type 1 diabetes? Can a gluten-free diet and probiotics prevent celiac disease (so called gluten intolerance)? These questions will be asked by two separate studies that are being planned at Lund University in Sweden. A new comprehensive screening of newborn babies in southern Sweden is projected to commence this spring, in order to identify children with an elevated risk of type 1 diabetes or celiac disease.

Depressed fathers risk not getting help

Johan Agebjörn, Hanne Linder and Elia Psouni Postnatal depression among new mothers is a well-known phenomenon. Knowledge about depression in new fathers, however, is more limited. A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that depression among new fathers may be more common than previously believed. There is also a major risk that it remains undetected using today’s screening instruments, and that fathers do not receive the help they need.

Gelatin accelerates healing of the blood brain barrier in acute brain injury

Lucas S Kumosa and Jens Schouenborg (Photo: Tove Smeds) Researchers already know that gelatin-covered electrode implants cause less damage to brain tissue than electrodes with no gelatin coating. Researchers at the Neuronano Research Centre (NRC) at Lund University in Sweden have now shown that microglia, the brain’s cleansing cells, and the enzymes that the cells use in the cleaning process, change in the presence of gelatin.

New research shows where in the brain the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s occur

The image illustrates where in the brain the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s occur through accumulation of the β-amyloid protein Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have for the first time convincingly shown where in the brain the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s occur. The discovery could potentially become significant to future Alzheimer’s research while contributing to improved diagnostics.

Fallen “meteorite” is new jubilee sculpture in Lundagård

The designer, Charlotte Gyllenhammar, is standing next to the sculpture she created, holding the Ekeby Meteorite The University’s new jubilee sculpture, created by Charlotte Gyllenhammar, was unveiled on Saturday 21 October, as part of LU’s 350th anniversary celebrations.

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