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  • New species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in infected wound

    [16 Jan 2020] A hitherto unknown antibiotic-resistant bacteria species, in the same family as E. coli and Salmonella spp., has been found and classified in Sweden. The proposed taxonomic name of the species, the first of the new genus, is Scandinavium goeteborgense, after the city of Gothenburg, where the bacterium was isolated and the research was done.

  • Human caused biodiversity decline started millions of years ago

    [15 Jan 2020] The human-caused biodiversity decline started much earlier than researchers used to believe. According to a new study published in the scientific journal Ecology Letters the process was not started by our own species but by some of our ancestors.

  • Many older people's glasses of wrong power

    [14 Jan 2020] Overall, Swedish 70-year-olds' eyesight is good, but many could see even better. Six in ten can improve their vision by getting eyeglasses or changing the power of the glasses they already have, according to a new study from the University of Gothenburg.

  • Follow our researchers from Antarctica

    [8 Jan 2020] Two scholars from the University of Gothenburg are on their way to Antarctica to document at research station raised during Otto Nordenskjöld¿s polar expedition over a hundred years ago. Their work can now be monitored through a blog.

  • The Vikings erected a runestone out of fear of a climate catastrophe

    [8 Jan 2020] Several passages on the Rök stone - the world's most famous Viking Age runic monument - suggest that the inscription is about battles and for over a hundred years, researchers have been trying to connect the inscription with heroic deeds in war. Now, thanks to an interdisciplinary research project, a new interpretation of the inscription is being presented. The study shows that the inscription deals with an entirely different kind of battle: the conflict between light and darkness, warmth and cold, life and death.

  • The majority consider themselves more environmentally friendly than others

    [19 Dec 2019] Research from the University of Gothenburg shows that we tend to overestimate our personal environmental commitment. In a study with participants from Sweden, the United States, England, and India, most participants were convinced that they acted more environmentally friendly than the average person.

  • Forgiveness as a gift - good for both the forgiven and the forgiver

    [19 Dec 2019] For many people, the winter holidays are a time for giving gifts, for generosity and charity. Have you ever heard of that forgiveness can be a gift? And that it is good for both the forgiven and the forgiver.

  • Sustainability in focus for University of Gothenburg´s first international summer school

    [17 Dec 2019] The University of Gothenburg is now offering an international summer academy; Summer School for Sustinability. In July, 200 students from all over the world will gather in Gothenburg to take part in a programme of academic courses and social activities, all linked to Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Flu drug most beneficial to severely ill and older people

    [16 Dec 2019] Older and severely ill influenza patients recover two or three days earlier, on average, if they are given antiviral flu medication. Other people regain their health one day sooner, on average, with the same treatment. This is clear from a European study implemented over three flu seasons.

  • Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation's Diagnostics Accelerator Makes Major Investment to Fast Track Development of Novel Biomarkers

    [11 Dec 2019] Professor Henrik Zetterberg at the University of Gothenburg will head a major European research collaboration, which is developing a significantly easier way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease at an early stage through a blood test. Such a test could offer the potential for developing new treatments for Alzheimer's and related dementias.

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Thomas Melin
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Ulrika Lundin
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