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  • Students go by train to the exchange

    [13 Sep 2019] Felicia and Nils are two of 29 students who applied for the University of Gothenburg's Erasmus Grant for Train Travel. The grant amount of SEK 2,000 goes to students who choose to go by train instead of flying to the destination for their exchange studies in Europe.

  • Smarter birds divide into new species more often

    [13 Sep 2019] A major question in evolutionary biology is whether species´traits can affect how often they form new species. A study published today in the scientific journal Evolution shows that brain size could play such a role in birds.

  • Epilepsy surgery: the earlier the better, overview study shows

    [13 Sep 2019] A person with drug resistant epilepsy who gets an early surgical intervention has a better chance of becoming seizure free. This is shown in a systematic review and meta-analysis in which Sahlgrenska Academy researchers, in collaboration with the Swedish Council for Assessment of Health Technology and Social Services (SBU), analysed results from a range of previous studies. They concluded that people with drug resistant epilepsy should, as early as possible, be referred for epilepsy surgery evaluation.

  • The British self-confidence dented by Brexit

    [6 Sep 2019] Brexit with or without an agreement? Exit in October or January? New election? New referendum? The questions concerning Great Britain's future are clearly outnumbered by the answers, and it can be difficult to follow what's happening and why. Jens Norrby, PhD student in History of Ideas, helps us understand the current situation.

  • Nineteenth century Swedish women writers wrote international best-sellers

    [4 Sep 2019] Emilie Flygare-Carlén and Fredrika Bremer were translated and distributed far and wide beyond Sweden¿s borders in ten times greater volumes than the works of Carl Jonas Love Almqvist. But it is predominantly Almqvist who lives on in Sweden¿s literary history. A research group at the University of Gothenburg has shown that a number of Swedish women writers were best-selling celebrities in the nineteenth century.

  • Speech impairment and more surgery in five-year-old international adoptees with cleft palate

    [2 Sep 2019] In a group of internationally adopted children with cleft lip and/or palate, speech at age five is impaired compared to a corresponding group of children born in Sweden, a study shows. The adopted children also need more extensive surgery, which may be due to their surgical interventions taking place later in life.

  • Environmental pollution in China begins decreasing

    [29 Aug 2019] For decades pollution in China has paralleled economic growth. But this connection has been weakened in recent years, according to a new international research study published in the Science Advances journal.

  • How blood sugar levels affect risks in type 1 diabetes

    [28 Aug 2019] A major new study on the association between blood glucose levels and risks of organ impairment in people with type 1 diabetes can make a vital contribution to diabetes care, in the researchers' view.

  • Social journalists and a new social news media logic when social media is adopted in journalism

    [27 Aug 2019] With social media an important part of journalism, Swedish journalists have become more social. Social media have also become important platform for journalists to build their personal brands. But don¿t blame the personal branding on social media alone, Ulrika Hedman, who has studied Swedish journalists¿ adoption of social media, says: "We can just as well see the personal branding as a consequence of a more competitive media market. For some journalists, a high number of followers and a high level of activity on Twitter is a part of this personal brand."

  • Women also competed for status superiority in mid-Republican Rome

    [22 Aug 2019] Purple clothing, gold trimmings, earrings and two- or four-wheeled carriages. Among the elite, competition for status superiority was just as vital to women as it was to men in Rome around 2000 years ago. This has been demonstrated in a thesis that investigates the domains and resources women had access to for status competition and how these were regulated by law.

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