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  • Oxygen in hyperbaric chamber provides relief after radiotherapy

    [15 Oct 2019] Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can relieve self-reported symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy against cancer in the pelvic region, a study shows. After 30¿40 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, many patients experienced reductions in bleeding, urinary incontinence, and pain alike.

  • Use of social media is taking place both online and offline

    [15 Oct 2019] Social media has changed how people interact. However, social media use is neither static or specifically linked to certain platforms. Emerging technical capabilities, changes in lifestyle and time management as well as the increasing possibilities to engage in online and offline interaction simultaneously affect our use of social media. Those are some of the results from a new doctoral thesis on Instagram and social media from University of Gothenburg.

  • "Hopefully, the prize means that the peace process gets more legitimate and concrete"

    [11 Oct 2019] He has been called Africa's Obama. Now that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali receives the Nobel Peace Prize, the similarities between the two leaders increases even more. "As a fellow Ethiopian and African, I am happy. Abiy Ahmed took a bold initiative to resolve a conflict between two countries that has been going on for almost 20 years," says Bizusew Ashagrie, PhD student in peace and development research at the University of Gothenburg.

  • Watching films on a small screen has an impact on comprehension and immersion

    [7 Oct 2019] How does the experience of watching a film on a smartphone differ from watching it on the big screen in a cinema? This has been investigated in an experiment and the findings indicate that the viewing situation has an impact on comprehension and immersion in the film's narrative, and even on the viewer's empathy with the fictional characters as well.

  • Different views on vaginal birth after previous caesarean section (VBAC)

    [3 Oct 2019] There is considerable variations in different countries´ health care systems and professionals in the views on vaginal birth after previous caesarean section (VBAC), according to a European study. However, women¿s´ views are more similar in the different countries.

  • Nature as a model in the design of "smart" particles

    [1 Oct 2019] Giovanni Volpe, associate professor of physics at the University of Gothenburg, has received grants to design artificial "organisms" that will be able to perform tasks in groups. The Active Matter Goes Smart project has been awarded SEK 38 million by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

  • New ideal housewife image being created by social media influencers and bloggers

    [30 Sep 2019] The new generation of successful female bloggers and influencers on social media are changing the identity of the stereotypical "ideal" housewife. This is according to a new study by Magdalena Petersson McIntyre, a researcher at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.

  • New project in Brazil tries to change norms and behaviour of violent men

    [26 Sep 2019] Most attempts to prevent intimate partner violence involve women as it is difficult to get the men to participate. In a new research project economist Joe Vecci and his colleagues will involve the male perpetrators to change their norms and violent behaviour.

  • Professor Ulf Molau one of the main authors of a new IPCC- report

    [25 Sep 2019] Today, September 25, the UN Climate Panel releases the Ocean and Cryosphere report in a Changing Climate. Swedish report author is Ulf Molau, professor of plant ecology at the University of Gothenburg, who has written the chapter High Mountains about climate change in the mountain ranges.

  • New findings enable more heart donations

    [24 Sep 2019] There is a risk of every fourth heart examined for possible donation being dismissed as unusable due to stress-induced heart failure. But this condition, according to new research, has no bearing on the outcome of a transplant. These results open the way for up to 30% more heart transplant.

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