[28 Apr 2017] Ongoing global warming will result in elevated average water temperatures, as well as more frequent and intense heat waves. But what determines the upper temperature limit for fish? And more importantly, can fish adjust to increasing water temperatures? Andreas Ekström, a researcher at Gothenburg University, strives to answer these questions in his recently published PhD thesis.
[28 Apr 2017] A team of researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy has managed to generate cartilage tissue by printing stem cells using a 3D-bioprinter. The fact that the stem cells survived being printed in this manner is a success in itself. In addition, the research team was able to influence the cells to multiply and differentiate to form chondrocytes (cartilage cells) in the printed structure.
[25 Apr 2017] The University Board decided at its meeting today, April 25, to present only one candidate as new Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the University of Gothenburg, and that is Mattias Goksör, Head of Department at the Department for Physics. He will be presented to the consultative assembly on May 19.
[24 Apr 2017] About 600 people assembled at Gustav Adolf's Square on April 22 to attend the March for Science, an international celebration to highlight the importance of science and research. - We have to fight for the status of science continuously; this march is only the beginning, said Pam Fredman, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Gothenburg, who spoke at Götaplatsen, with among others Chalmers's President Stefan Bengtsson.
[20 Apr 2017] Today, Thursday April 20, the Swedish Government appointed Eva Wiberg as new Vice-Chancellor for the University of Gothenburg. She assumes office July 1.
[19 Apr 2017] Textile artist Annika Ekdahl and climate researcher Tandong Yao has been appointed honorary doctors at the Faculty of Science.
[19 Apr 2017] When present day European genetics was formed during the beginning of the Bronze Age 5000 years ago it was a result of migrating Yamnaya pastoralists from the Caspian steppe encountering Stone Age farmers in northern and eastern Europe. A grand synthesis article published in the journal Antiquity argues that young Yamnaya warriors belonging to raiding parties married local Stone Age women, settling and adopting a more agrarian lifestyle. During this process, where the Corded Ware Culture was formed, a new Proto-Germanic dialect appeared.
[13 Apr 2017] Within seven days of vaccination, a blood test early after vaccination can predict whether vaccines based on living, modified viruses have had the desired effect. This is one of the results of a new study from a large European research collaboration on systems analysis of immune responses induced by a highly promising vaccine against Ebola in which University of Gothenburg is participating. This result can inform and accelerate rational development of other new vaccines based on living viruses.
[13 Apr 2017] The incidence of cardiovascular diseases in Sweden has decreased sharply since the late 1990s. These are the findings of a study from Sahlgrenska Academy which included almost three million adult Swedes. In relative terms, the biggest winners are persons with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
[12 Apr 2017] The Swedish section of Scholars at Risk, which is coordinated by the University of Gothenburg, is deeply concerned about the change in Hungarian legislation that will limit the Central European University¿s possibility to continue its operations as free institution of higher education in Hungary. In a statement sent to CEU, Scholars at Risk-Sweden shows its support for the university.
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