Tag: Uppsala University

  • The hidden surveillance – that’s how it went

    The hidden surveillance – that’s how it went

    Caliber’s review The hidden surveillance from September 2022 was about a feature available in most electric cars of the Tesla brand: the car’s sentry mode, or guard camera, which is there to protect the car from vandalism. But it’s not just when someone gets too close to the car that the cameras start – they […]

  • 462: The Dream of the Perfect Society

    462: The Dream of the Perfect Society

    In one way or another, all parties can be derived from one of the major ideologies; socialism, liberalism and conservatism. These currents of ideas are accompanied by a dream of a perfect (or at least aspirational) society – a so-called utopia. The political game is guested this time by political scientist Katarina Barrling, who helps […]

  • Study finds increase in obesity among three- and four-year-olds during the pandemic

    Study finds increase in obesity among three- and four-year-olds during the pandemic

    Washington [US]Dec 28 (ANI): The results of a recent study suggest that during the Covid-19 pandemic, an increase in obesity was seen in children between three and four years of age. The study, published in the European Journal of Public Health, is based on data on 25,049 children aged three to five who underwent regular […]

  • Courage to act

    Courage to act

    There may be unexplained bruising, personality change and isolation. Some of the situations that can be difficult to act in involve when you suspect that someone is being subjected to violence in a close relationship. – A classic piece of advice for someone who has to raise a concern like this with someone close to […]

  • Intentional actions caused the Nord Stream gas leak, says the Danish Prime Minister

    Intentional actions caused the Nord Stream gas leak, says the Danish Prime Minister

    Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Tuesday that leaks discovered in Nord Stream’s gas pipelines were apparently caused by deliberate actions and could not have been the result of accidents. “It is now the authorities’ clear assessment that these are intentional actions. It was not an accident,” says Mette Frederiksen to journalists. “There is […]

  • The game behind the nuclear weapons plan over Sweden

    The game behind the nuclear weapons plan over Sweden

    On September 2, huge fighter jets thunder in over central Stockholm. Everyone’s eyes are directed towards the roar from above. Three Swedish JAS Gripens look small next to the large American bombers flying low over the hulls. The display is part of an exercise aimed at scaring Russia, just enough. The strategy is called deterrence, […]

  • Researchers find higher risk of sexual problems in women who survive cancer

    Researchers find higher risk of sexual problems in women who survive cancer

    Washington [US]Sep 30 (ANI): Researchers found that young women who survive cancer are at a much higher risk of sexual problems such as loss of libido and discomfort. The results of the research were published in the journal Acta Oncologica. The study – one of the largest of its kind to date – also suggests […]

  • Biden spoke for the history books

    Biden spoke for the history books

    Cast: Ginna LindbergUSA commentator and Cecilia KhavarUS Correspondent, Day Blanckprofessor of North American studies at Uppsala University. Host: Kajsa Boglind Producer: Maja Lagercrantz Technician: Adam Alvin

  • Obstructive sleep apnea associated with increased risk of cancer in humans: Study

    Obstructive sleep apnea associated with increased risk of cancer in humans: Study

    Barcelona [Spain]Sep 6 (ANI): People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have an elevated risk of cancer, according to a major study presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Barcelona, ​​Spain. A second study showed that OSA was also linked to a decline in processing ability in the elderly; in particular, those aged […]

  • Compulsions, tics & Tourette’s

    Compulsions, tics & Tourette’s

    During the last few years’ pandemic, doctors around the world have noticed an increase in young people seeking help for their tics. Oddly enough, the majority of patients are teenage girls and most have one thing in common: the social media platform TikTok. Videos with the hashtag “tourettes” have over five million views. In the […]

  • VMA in Storsund, Älvsbyn, Norrbotten.

    VMA in Storsund, Älvsbyn, Norrbotten.

    Claes Aronssonhost Hanna Malmodinsummer correspondent in the UK James Savageeditor-in-chief at The Local Gabriele Messoriresearcher and senior lecturer in meteorology at Uppsala University

  • Queen Margaret – The most powerful regent in the Nordic countries

    Queen Margaret – The most powerful regent in the Nordic countries

    The editorial staff of this section consists of: Cecilia Düringer – host and screenwriter Marie Herdensjö – research and script Emilia Mellberg – producer Julia Öjbrant – sound design Louise Berglund, associate professor of medieval history at Uppsala University, also participates. Want to know more about Queen Margaret? Here are some of the books that […]

  • Swedish, American troops exercise on the re-militarized Baltic Sea island

    Swedish, American troops exercise on the re-militarized Baltic Sea island

    Visby, Sweden – Having to defend Gotland against a foreign invasion was such a far-fetched notion for Swedish decision-makers at the beginning of the century that they demilitarized the Baltic Sea. Now the Swedish Armed Forces is back, and they are practicing together with American troops not only how to defend the island with a […]

  • Carl Michael Bellman – beloved national poet and hopeless carelessness

    Carl Michael Bellman – beloved national poet and hopeless carelessness

    The editorial staff of this section consists of: Cecilia Düringer – host and screenwriter Mårten Andersson – producer Julia Grauers – research Pablo Leiva Wenger – stage narrator Peter Jonason – sound design and final mix Also participating is Carina Burman, literature researcher at Uppsala University and author of Bellman. Biographine. Want to know more […]

  • Sweden – the song no one really decided on

    Sweden – the song no one really decided on

    The song about a country is the series where we take a closer look at the stories behind the world’s national anthems. Participating in the program are ethnologist Eva Danielson, who is also one of the authors of the book “You old, you healthy”, and Mattias Lundberg, music professor at Uppsala University. Host & Reporter: […]

  • Sweaty worse!

    Sweaty worse!

    – I always tried to back off and say that I do not like to be hugged. And many people believe that I do not like closeness. So I had to drive on it, says Metha who suffers from excessive sweating, so-called hyperhidrosis. She is chairman of the patient association for hyperhidrosis and likes to […]

  • Sharper images of black holes can show if they are actually holes

    Sharper images of black holes can show if they are actually holes

    The very first image of a black hole came three years ago. But now, through a major international collaboration, astronomers have presented the first image of a black hole that is much closer to us, in the heart of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Participants: Michael Lindqvist, astronomer at Chalmers and Onsala Space Observatory. Göran […]

  • Conflict monitors’ flight from Ukraine

    Conflict monitors’ flight from Ukraine

    Civilians are shot dead in the war in Ukraine. Investigations are now starting that Russia has committed war crimes. At the same time, neutral observers must leave Ukraine, such as those from the OSCE, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Those who could secure evidence on the spot can no longer work. Hear […]

  • • VMA in Skutskär, Uppsala County

    • VMA in Skutskär, Uppsala County

    The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyj addressed the US Congress and asked for more support in the war against Ukraine. The United States is behind Ukraine, but there are certain borders it does not want to cross, for fear of provoking Putin. Political peace in Washington At the same time, US politicians are showing clear […]

  • Lithuanian Foreign Minister: Therefore, Russia must be stopped in Ukraine

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister: Therefore, Russia must be stopped in Ukraine

    Guest: Gabrielius LandsbergisLithuanian Foreign MinisterComment: Li Bennich-Björkmanprofessor of political science at Uppsala UniversityHost: Pontus MattssonProducer: Maja LagercrantzTechnician: Ludvig Widman

  • The study shows that mummification in Europe may be older than previously known

    Uppsala [Sweden], March 7 (ANI): Mummification is the process of preserving the body after death by intentionally drying or embalming meat. A recent discovery made at the cemeteries of hunters and gatherers in the Sado Valley in Portugal, dating to 8,000 years ago, showed that mummification of the dead probably seemed more common in prehistory […]

  • The risks of Putin’s nuclear threat

    The risks of Putin’s nuclear threat

    The clip comes from Good Morning World on February 27. Participants: Peter Wallensteenpeace and conflict researcher at Uppsala University and Erik Melanderdirector of Alva Myrdal Center for nuclear disarmament. Reporter: Annika Olsson Host: Katarina von Arndt

  • The Russian invasion, the refugee situation and Putin’s nuclear threat.

    The Russian invasion, the refugee situation and Putin’s nuclear threat.

    The whole program this day is about the situation in Ukraine. HOUR 1 Progress report from Kiev by Jim Heinz, AP, and from Moscow, by Russia correspondent Johanna Melén. Report from Lviv about a family that fled, by Lubna el-Shanti. Portrait of Ukrainian President Zelensky, the former actor who now has world politics as his […]

  • Right now: US faces sanctions against Russia

    Right now: US faces sanctions against Russia

    US President Joe Biden is holding a press conference on the situation between Russia and Ukraine, after Russia recognized the Donetsk and Luhansk rebel areas as independent. The president called Russia’s actions yesterday the start of an invasion. Listen to our US correspondent Cecilia Khavar, Dag Blanck, professor of North American studies at Uppsala University, […]

  • Exposure to chemical mixtures during pregnancy affects brain development: Study

    Exposure to chemical mixtures during pregnancy affects brain development: Study

    Karlstad [Sweden], February 21 (ANI): Does exposure to chemicals during pregnancy affect a child? Researchers provided evidence that complex mixtures of endocrine disrupting chemicals affect children’s brain development and language learning, by linking human population studies with experiments in cell and animal models. With their new approach, researchers have shown that up to 54 percent […]

  • Therefore, prolonged stress can lead to a heart attack

    Therefore, prolonged stress can lead to a heart attack

    Hear researchers talk about how stress affects the heart, why you often tone down the risk of having a heart attack yourself and how you can bring more recovery into life. In the program is heard Peter Karlsson, who had a heart attack at 55 after prolonged stress. Fredrika Norlund, psychologist and researcher at Uppsala […]

  • Delhi HC prevents several historians from publishing defamatory content about Dr Vikram Sampath, author of Savarkar’s biography

    Delhi HC prevents several historians from publishing defamatory content about Dr Vikram Sampath, author of Savarkar’s biography

    New Delhi [India]February 18 (ANI): Delhi High Court on Friday barred in an interim order several historians and others from publishing some defamatory content (online and offline) about Dr Vikram Sampath, author of a two-volume biography of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Recently, historian Audrey Truschke and others accused Dr Vikram Sampath of plagiarism and wrote a […]

  • The slick science of Olympic curling: we still do not know how it works

    The slick science of Olympic curling: we still do not know how it works

    Australia’s first ever Olympic curling team made a historic win but missed the medal podium at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. It was a remarkable achievement for a team lacks any dedicated curling facilities home. And this is important, because it is the special properties of curling ice that allow the heavy curling stones […]

  • The restrictions are released – but not everyone can lower the guard

    The restrictions are released – but not everyone can lower the guard

    Participating are Tove Fall, professor of molecular epidemiology at Uppsala University and Magnus Gisslén, professor of infectious diseases at Sahlgrenska Academy and chief physician at the infection clinic at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Samuel Larsson, Swedish Radio’s correspondent in Denmark, is also present. Host Camilla [email protected] Producer Jonna Westin [email protected]

  • Stress drains with winter baths

    Stress drains with winter baths

    Winter swimmer describes the experience as fantastic, magical and unbeatable. Cold baths give many a harmonious restart with crystal clear thoughts, and it’s about challenging yourself and daring. But what health effects does it have? Thérese Grane and Kerstin Schönborg bathes all year round to feel good, and while waiting for more studies, we get […]

  • Research examines measures to help children of mothers with depression

    Research examines measures to help children of mothers with depression

    Uppsala [Sweden], 2 January (ANI): Recent studies among Syrian refugee families in Turkey and families with infants in Sweden and Bhutan have indicated that children of mothers with poor mental health risk missing their cognitive development. However, very small changes may be sufficient to break this correlation. Having plenty of people around you and an […]

  • Researchers find measures to help children of mothers with depression

    Researchers find measures to help children of mothers with depression

    Washington [US], January 2 (ANI): A recent study has shown that having plenty of people around you and an accessible society are two of the most important factors in helping children of mothers with depression. The results of the study were published in the journal ‘Developmental Science’. New studies among Syrian refugee families in Turkey […]

  • Studies suggest measures to help children of mothers with depression

    Studies suggest measures to help children of mothers with depression

    Uppsala [Sweden], December 28 (ANI): New studies among Syrian refugee families in Turkey and families with infants in Sweden and Bhutan have found that children of mothers with poor mental health are at risk of falling behind in their cognitive development. However, very small changes may be sufficient to break this correlation. Having plenty of […]

  • The war crimes in Block 5A: The Swedes, the oil and the bombings

    The war crimes in Block 5A: The Swedes, the oil and the bombings

    What did the company know about the conflicts in the area and what responsibility rests on companies that are active in conflict zones? P3 Krim looks further at a current case in Stockholm District Court that marks the end of a ten-year investigation and outlines why this investigation has been going on for so long, […]

  • Europe’s most powerful women

    Europe’s most powerful women

    Participants: Caroline Salzinger Swedish Radio’s correspondent in Berlin, Andreas Liljeheden Brussels correspondent and Josefina Eriksson Political scientist at Uppsala University. Host: Claes [email protected] Producer: Irma Norrman [email protected]

  • Covid researcher: Civil courage is needed to stop corona infection

    Covid researcher: Civil courage is needed to stop corona infection

    The Swedish Public Health Agency came out yesterday with new recommendations, but in addition to that, everyone can think about what works in the specific contexts in which it operates, and it may take civil courage to raise the issue, says Mats Martinell, research leader in the Crush Covid project. Uppsala Region and Uppsala University. […]

  • The birds’ song is getting quieter and quieter

    The birds’ song is getting quieter and quieter

    As early as the 1960s, biologist Rachel Carson warned in her book “Silent Spring” that bird song was about to disappear. Now there is a new study that shows that her worries have become a reality. The birdsong has become quieter in the last 25 years according to the researchers. What does this depend on […]

  • Insomnia is more risky for very deadly brain neurism deficiencies

    Washington [US]November 7 (ANI): A recent study found insomnia as the potential risk factor for a cerebral hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm along with more well-known risk factors for smoking and high blood pressure. The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open journal of the American Heart Association. More […]

  • Insomnia can be a risk factor for very deadly brain aneurysm rupture

    Insomnia can be a risk factor for very deadly brain aneurysm rupture

    Washington [US]November 3 (ANI): Insomnia may be a potential risk factor for a cerebral hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm along with more well-known risk factors for smoking and high blood pressure, according to new research. The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open journal of the American Heart Association. […]

  • Studies find that climate change lowers nutrition, increases toxicity at the base of the nutrient tissue

    Studies find that climate change lowers nutrition, increases toxicity at the base of the nutrient tissue

    Washington [US], October 25 (ANI): According to research from Dartmouth College and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, climate change on freshwater systems can reduce nutrition and increase toxicity at the food base. The results of the study were published in the journal Scientific Reports. The research focused on the effects of warming water temperatures […]

  • The mysterious diseases postcovid and ME – can researchers learn from each other?

    The mysterious diseases postcovid and ME – can researchers learn from each other?

    Comparative scientific studies of postcovid and ME patients are now underway. Here is a unique opportunity to follow a group of patients with a new disease that follows a viral infection, says Professor Jonas Bergquist at the Biomedical Center at Uppsala University. Kerstin Heiling, chairman of the Swedish Association for ME Patients, believes that post-covide […]

  • Higher intake of milk fat can lower cardiovascular risk

    Higher intake of milk fat can lower cardiovascular risk

    Sydney [Australia], September 26 (ANI): A new study (among some of the world’s largest consumers of dairy products) has shown that those with higher intakes of milk fat had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those with low intakes. The results of the study were published in the journal ‘PLOS Medicine’. Higher intake […]

  • Higher intake of milk fat lowers cardiovascular risk

    Higher intake of milk fat lowers cardiovascular risk

    Sydney [Australia], September 23 (ANI): A new study (among the world’s largest consumers of dairy products) has shown that those with higher intakes of milk fat, measured by levels of fatty acids in the blood, had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared to those with low intakes . The results of the study were […]

  • Part 1/2 The theft of the Silver Bible – the tear gas coup at the library

    Part 1/2 The theft of the Silver Bible – the tear gas coup at the library

    Two masked men steal the 1500-year-old Silver Bible. The police start the hunt but they have almost no tracks to follow. The Silver Bible is the crown jewel in Uppsala University’s collections. It is stolen in the middle of the day in April 1995 and the thieves disappear without a trace. The police are launching […]

  • Tracing the origin of COVID-19 is a scientific, not a political issue: analysts

    KAMPALA, September 3 (Xinhua) – It is important to stop politicizing COVID-19 and conduct science-based studies to identify the true origin of the coronavirus and its path to humans, a Ugandan analyst has said. The US covid-19 tracking report has ruled out the possibility that the virus evolved as a biological weapon and suggested that […]

  • Mozart – from playful prodigy to tormented adult genius

    Mozart – from playful prodigy to tormented adult genius

    The editorial staff of this section consists of: Cecilia Düringer – host, script and researchTove Palén – producerNavid Bavey – stage narratorPeter Jonason – sound design and final mix Mattias Lundberg, professor of musicology at Uppsala University, also took part. Want to know more about Mozart and his world? Here are some of the books […]

  • The search for the dark matter of the universe

    The search for the dark matter of the universe

    Without dark matter, galaxies would not move as they do. So according to the theories of physics about the universe, it should be full of this invisible matter, and most people have believed for several years that it is a kind of particles called wimps – weakly interacting massive particles. The hunt for these wimps […]

  • Pediatric depression linked to disturbed adult health

    Pediatric depression linked to disturbed adult health

    Washington [US]June 23 (ANI): According to a new study, depression in adolescents between the ages of 10 and 24 is both a leading cause of stress and a possible risk factor for future illnesses and disabilities. The results of the study appeared in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), […]

  • Alzheimer’s disease – an end to incorrect diagnoses?

    Alzheimer’s disease – an end to incorrect diagnoses?

    In a groundbreaking study, led by professor and research leader Oskar Hansson at Lund University, researchers have developed a new diagnostic model that can distinguish Alzheimer’s disease from other dementia diseases with about 90 percent accuracy. This means making much safer diagnoses than before. But how to integrate the new knowledge and technology in healthcare? […]

  • Students with incomplete grades are paid to study

    Students with incomplete grades are paid to study

    Students who risk going out with incomplete grades can receive a salary for attending law school in several municipalities in Skåne. In Landskrona, 200 places are offered, the teaching lasts for three weeks and the students will receive just over SEK 70 per hour – equivalent to a municipal summer job. “One could question whether […]

  • Bullying increases the risk of depressive symptoms among young people

    Bullying increases the risk of depressive symptoms among young people

    A new study from Uppsala University shows, among other things, that bullying is a much greater risk factor than obesity for boys and girls to develop depressive symptoms. Nina Tateladze, student representative in the editorial board of the site Psykologiguiden UNG believes that today’s body ideal for both boys and girls is a contributing cause […]

  • One hundred thousand kronor in fines if you break the confidentiality

    One hundred thousand kronor in fines if you break the confidentiality

    Participants in Big Brother may be forced to pay SEK 100,000 if they violate confidentiality, according to a contract that P3 News has read. Participants may not disclose details of the program either before, during or after the production period. But whether the high fines would actually be legal, Mikael Hansson, professor at the Department […]

  • Fewer cases of prostate cancer detected during pandemic

    Fewer cases of prostate cancer detected during pandemic

    Fewer cases of prostate cancer were detected during the first wave of corona pandemic, between March and June last year. At that time, 36 percent fewer people were diagnosed with prostate cancer, compared with the corresponding period in the previous three years, according to a study led by researchers at Uppsala University. The largest difference […]

  • What will be the policy after the next election, Elisabeth Svantesson (M)?

    What will be the policy after the next election, Elisabeth Svantesson (M)?

    What more than migration and criminal policy can the parties agree on? Elisabeth Svantesson is the Moderates’ economic-political spokesperson and vice chairman. On Saturday 1 May, she is a guest in Ekot’s Saturday interview. Analysis: Tommy Möller, professor of political science Today’s in-depth study is about proposals from, among others, the Sweden Democrats to limit […]

  • Lack of sleep is linked to an increased risk of dementia

    Lack of sleep is linked to an increased risk of dementia

    Regularly sleeping six hours or less in your 50s and 60s is linked to an increased risk of later developing dementia, according to a British study. Christian Benedict is a sleep researcher and associate professor of neuroscience at Uppsala University: – This study is based on a lot of research that has been published in […]

  • Lower suicide rates when more people received potency

    Lower suicide rates when more people received potency

    Fewer men between the ages of 50 and 60 committed suicide in connection with potency becoming more readily available. A research group with researchers from Uppsala University, among others, has investigated how the suicide rates were affected by the expiration of a potency patent in 2013. During the period studied, suicides were 65 fewer than […]

  • Survey shows: The family has become more important during the pandemic

    Survey shows: The family has become more important during the pandemic

    Family, health and friends have become more important to us during the pandemic, shows a large survey conducted by Swedish Radio. The largest proportion, 44 percent, answered that the family has become more important and that they believe that they will continue to prioritize it after the pandemic. “It is clear that we turn to […]

  • Many want to study – an effect of the pandemic

    Many want to study – an effect of the pandemic

    The number of applications to the country’s universities increased this year, according to new statistics from the University and College Council, UHR. One of the reasons for the increase may be the pandemic. “Corona has made it difficult for young people to work today and for people who have been laid off to see an […]

  • Closed archives affect research

    Closed archives affect research

    Now during the corona pandemic, the archives are not open as usual. Something that has become a problem for many researchers. Jenny Grandin is a doctoral student at the Department of History at Uppsala University and researches property ownership in Kalmar in the 18th century. Legal records, purchase letters and other documents that Jenny needs […]

  • The spread of infection in the autumn was underestimated by FHM

    The spread of infection in the autumn was underestimated by FHM

    In September, the spread of infection began to increase in Sweden after the low levels of the summer, at the same time as several studies showed that we followed the recommendations worse and worse. The Swedish Public Health Agency presented a more positive picture of the development than was actually the case, something that critics […]

  • Viking DNA and the pitfalls of genetic testing

    Viking DNA and the pitfalls of genetic testing

    A middle-aged white man raises his sword to heaven and roars at the gods. The results of his genetic ancestry test have just arrived in his suburban mailbox. His eyes fill with tears as he learns that he is “0.012% Viking”. These are the scenes from one video ad for the TV series Vikings. This […]

  • The “golden city” has been found in Egypt

    The “golden city” has been found in Egypt

    In Egypt, archaeologists have discovered a city over 3,000 years old that was hidden in the desert sand near what is called the Valley of the Kings. The find is said to be the most important since Tutankhamun’s grave was found. “They have found, among other things, a bakery, offices and homes,” says Carolin Johansson, […]

  • The pressure is increasing at Sweden’s hospitals in step with COVID-19 cases

    STOCKHOLM March 29 (Xinhua) – The number of COVID-19 patients who need hospital care has increased sharply over the weekend in many of Sweden’s regions, local media reported on Monday. In Vastra Gotaland County, where Sweden’s second largest city Gothenburg is located, the number of hospital patients has increased from 288 to 367 since Friday, […]

  • Important message to the public in Björklinge, Skuttunge, Läby in Uppsala municipality, Uppsala county.

    Important message to the public in Björklinge, Skuttunge, Läby in Uppsala municipality, Uppsala county.

    In connection with the investigation against the former RFSL employee who was recently charged with raping asylum seekers, the police found a suspected illegal register. The database lists sensitive information about those who applied to RFSL Stockholm, such as the persons’ sexual orientation, age and nationality, Ekot’s review shows. RFSL has declined to comment on […]

  • Important message to the public in Björklinge, Skuttunge, Läby in Uppsala municipality, Uppsala county.

    Important message to the public in Björklinge, Skuttunge, Läby in Uppsala municipality, Uppsala county.

    Despite the increased spread of infection among students at Uppsala University recently, students still have to write entrance exams. “It feels inappropriate to have the exam in the hall right now,” says 24-year-old student Lina Lagher “We believe that it is still reasonable to conduct hall exams”, says Fredrik Blomqvist, corona coordinator at Uppsala University

  • Science Radio In depth

    Science Radio In depth

    A majority of women of childbearing age have some form of PMS before they have menstruation. About five percent suffer from such severe mental disorders in connection with menstruation that their quality of life is severely affected. It can be about strong mood swings, depression and suicidal thoughts. At Uppsala University, research studies are carried […]

  • The contagious mutation is spreading among students

    The contagious mutation is spreading among students

    A large infection of the South African corona variant has broken out at Uppsala University. A combination of group work, corridor life and parties is judged as a reason for the rapid spread of infection. “It is not enough to listen to your body, but now it is important to really try to isolate yourself,” […]

  • Half of the middle songs in the final are in minor

    Half of the middle songs in the final are in minor

    Despite the fact that there is a lot of glitter and joy when the Melodifestivalen’s final kicks off on Saturday, half of the songs are in minor. It shows a compilation that Kulturnytt has done. The view – or should we say the hearing – of major and minor has changed over time, says Mattias […]

  • After 120 years, Nobel’s chemical bottles have now been analyzed

    After 120 years, Nobel’s chemical bottles have now been analyzed

    Since the 80’s, Alfred Nobel’s chemical bottles have been on display in his reconstructed laboratory in Karlskoga, without anyone really knowing what they contain. Until now. A 120-year-old secret has now been revealed, namely the contents of Alfred Nobel’s chemical bottles. Sara Norrehed, chemist at the cultural heritage laboratory was one of those who performed […]

  • Difficult to detect lone perpetrators

    Difficult to detect lone perpetrators

    There is no indication that the man suspected of the act in Vetlanda had any accomplice, according to the police. Lone violent perpetrators are very difficult to detect before committing an act. “The fact that they do not communicate with others makes them difficult to detect,” says Nazar Akrami, senior lecturer in psychology at Uppsala […]

  • Olsen: Virus mutations can lead to a “real hump”

    Olsen: Virus mutations can lead to a “real hump”

    The new mutations require much fewer viruses to lead to infection. A “real hump” therefore threatens Sweden if we continue to behave as we do today, says Björn Olsen, chief physician and professor of infectious diseases at Uppsala University, in Good Morning World. “These mutations are problematic. The only way to stop the spread of […]

  • Darwin’s iconic images have disappeared

    Darwin’s iconic images have disappeared

    One of Charles Darwin’s famous notebooks has now been reported to the police as missing from a library in Cambridge, England. But the alleged theft does not have to be new, because no one has seen the book in almost 20 years. One of the most important documents in the history of science has disappeared. […]

  • New mouth protection recommendations in Gävleborg and Västerbotten

    New mouth protection recommendations in Gävleborg and Västerbotten

    Local recommendations are introduced in Gävleborg and Västerbotten to always wear mouth guards in public transport and at workplaces if it is not possible to avoid close contacts. Similar recommendations were introduced last week in Västra Götaland. Björn Olsen, professor of infectious diseases at Uppsala University, is one of those who have long advocated an […]

  • She studies the warfare of bacteria – and arms the good team

    She studies the warfare of bacteria – and arms the good team

    Researchers at Uppsala University want to prevent antibiotic-resistant bacteria by equipping other, kind bacteria with a kind of weapon. In the shadow of the corona pandemic, the fight against antibiotic resistance continues – the silent pandemic that kills over half a million people worldwide each year. Sanna Koskiniemi is a microbiologist at Uppsala University and […]

  • Higher BP at night than during the day can increase Alzheimer’s

    Higher BP at night than during the day can increase Alzheimer’s

    Washington [US]February 8 (ANI): Higher blood pressure at night than during the day can be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease in older men, suggests a new study from researchers at Uppsala University. Higher BP at night than during the day can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study has now been published in […]

  • Ekonomiekot Extra

    Ekonomiekot Extra

    Host:Hanna Malmodin Producer:Anders Diamant Participants and voices in the program:Henrik Mitelman, independent analyst and columnist for Dagens industriKristian Åström, Ekot’s financial commentatorJohanna Kull, sustainability manager AvanzaLarry Fink, CEO of Blackrock Patric Lindqvist, manager of Handelsbanken’s fund Sustainable Energy Lars Magnusson, Professor of Economic History Uppsala UniversityPer Strömberg, Professor of Financial Economics Stockholm School of Economics […]

  • Antiquarian and TV producer Hans “Hatte” Furuhagen dead

    Antiquarian and TV producer Hans “Hatte” Furuhagen dead

    TV producer and antiquarian Hans Furuhagen is dead. This is confirmed by his family for Kulturnytt. Like Hatte Furuhagen, he was also part of the Mosebacke monarchy, which satirized on both radio and television. Many people probably remember him for the educational programs he made about antiquity. In the program “Pompeii behind the ruins” from […]

  • Fewer TBE cases despite increased outdoor life

    Fewer TBE cases despite increased outdoor life

    The number of TBE cases has decreased despite the fact that Swedes are moving more and more in nature, reports TV4 Nyheterna. During the pandemic, Swedes’ interest in outdoor life has increased because many have been forced to holiday at home. Despite this, the number of TBE cases up to November has only been 272, […]

  • Right now

    Right now

    Researchers at Dalarna University, Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet will investigate how nurses are affected by the stressful working conditions during the corona pandemic. 4,000 nurses are included in the study, which runs for three years. “It is important that we now learn from this, which will affect the staff very strongly,” says Ann Rudman, […]

  • Unemployment among young people is expected to increase

    Unemployment among young people is expected to increase

    During the autumn, unemployment among young people decreased, but the Swedish Public Employment Service estimates that it will increase again in 2021. Elin Smedberg, CEO of the job coaching company Work For You, says that very many young people who come to them have low motivation. “It may not help that you are looking for […]

  • Earthquake just outside Umeå

    Earthquake just outside Umeå

    An earthquake occurred at Djäkneböle just south of Umeå at 12.20 on Sunday. According to seismologist Björn Lund, at Uppsala University, the strength was measured at 2.4 on the Richter scale.

  • Therefore, the birds start singing as early as December

    Therefore, the birds start singing as early as December

    This year’s mild winter offers some early signs of spring. A blackbird that has been around since the beginning of December sings evenings and nights through outside the window. Sure, it’s beautiful, but what does it really mean when the birds sing already in December? Per Alström is a professor of ornithology at Uppsala University […]

  • The cardiologist about Lundqvist: “A major operation”

    The cardiologist about Lundqvist: “A major operation”

    Henrik Lundqvist has to have heart surgery, he says on social media. The operation involves a replacement of the heart valve and a replacement of the first part of the carotid artery, a large and complicated operation. But according to Stefan James, Professor of Cardiology at Uppsala University and chief physician at the University Hospital, […]

  • New faster way to study T cells

    New faster way to study T cells

    Swedish researchers are now developing a rapid test for T cells. With the help of the test, it is hoped to gain a deeper understanding of the role of T cells in the immune system. Researchers who want to study so-called T cells and their role in the immune system in a covid-19 infection, may […]

  • Greater risk of getting diabetes if your dog has it

    Greater risk of getting diabetes if your dog has it

    People who have a dog with diabetes themselves have a 38 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than owners of dogs without the disease. This is shown by a study in which Uppsala University and SLU, among others, have been involved. The reason is believed to be that the dog and the owner […]

  • Black holes may contain a “wormhole”

    Black holes may contain a “wormhole”

    A mystery surrounding black holes that has eluded scientists for decades may be on its way to its solution – an imaginative solution. It is about what is called the information hole’s information paradox. – Here there will be wormholes, some kind of tunnels into other worlds, which is an important ingredient, says Bengt Gustafsson, […]

  • The pandemic is expected to have major consequences for healthcare

    The pandemic is expected to have major consequences for healthcare

    The corona pandemic will have major consequences for healthcare, even after vaccination has begun. For example, people affected by long-term covid will need different types of care in the future, says Björn Olsen, professor of infectious diseases at Uppsala University. “I think this is going to be a big group of people who will need […]

  • The researcher: Bolid created light phenomena in western Sweden

    The researcher: Bolid created light phenomena in western Sweden

    People in several parts of the western area, including Tjörn, in large hills and in Vänersborg, have seen a mysterious glow on Saturday night. Eric Stempels, a researcher at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University, says that it seems to be a Bolid, ie a kind of meteor, which created the light […]

  • More exam cheating during the pandemic

    More exam cheating during the pandemic

    Cheating on exams and examinations has increased at Swedish universities and colleges during the pandemic, Ekot’s survey shows. At Uppsala University, between 50 and 80 applications are usually received in ordinary years, this year they have so far received close to 300. – What has mainly arisen is that there are exam answers where several […]

  • Limited effect of mouth protection – Vetenskapsradion’s corona special

    Limited effect of mouth protection – Vetenskapsradion’s corona special

    Participants: Åsa Melhus, professor of clinical bacteriology at Uppsala University. Anders Johansson, chief physician in infectious diseases and care hygiene, senior lecturer at Umeå University and chairman of the Swedish Hygiene Medical Association. Kasper Iversen, clinical professor at the University of Copenhagen. Ulrika Björkstén, Vetenskapsradion.

  • Income level affects the risk of dying in covid-19 in Stockholm

    Income level affects the risk of dying in covid-19 in Stockholm

    Income and where you live is what most clearly contributes to differences in the risk of being hit hard by covid-19. It shows a recent report from the Center for Epidemiology and Community Medicine in the Stockholm Region. The risk is four times as high to die in covid-19 in the low-income group compared to […]

  • Ill health varies greatly between different occupational groups according to a new study

    Ill health varies greatly between different occupational groups according to a new study

    Lifestyle-related health risk factors vary greatly between different occupational groups. It shows a study from the School of Gymnastics and Sports, GIH. The study includes over 72,000 men and women in the ages 18-75 years from 14 different occupational groups. Between 2014 and 2019, the participants conducted a fitness and health survey and answered questions […]

  • No involvement of dogs in the Nordic wolf tribes

    No involvement of dogs in the Nordic wolf tribes

    Analyzes of the genome of wolf populations in other European countries have shown the involvement of dogs. This aroused suspicion that there could be dog genes in the Nordic wolf populations as well, but in a new study, researchers can now state that the Nordic wolves are purebred. There is no interference of dog genes […]

  • Light phenomena lit up the sky

    Light phenomena lit up the sky

    Large parts of Sweden got to experience a mysterious light phenomenon at 10.30 pm on Saturday, several media reports. In addition, many have heard a rumbling sound. The phenomenon was observed over Sörmland, Uppland and Västmanland, among other places. It is unclear what it may have been, but Eric Stempels at Uppsala University’s Department of […]

  • Police brutality and racism are central to the debate

    Police brutality and racism are central to the debate

    The run-up to the US presidential election took a turn when the protest movement Black lives matter took off at the beginning of the summer. Since then, the issue of police brutality and racism has risen to prominence among American voters. The Americans Jonathan Rollins and Lisa George Svahn, who both live in Sweden, both […]

  • Aarhus researcher ends 1417 Danish murders

    Aarhus researcher ends 1417 Danish murders

    On Friday, forensic pathologist Asser Hedegård Thomsen defended his PhD thesis “Killing in Denmark 1992-2016”, where he through a number of studies of 1417 murders in the period has dug deeper into how people have been killed. – When legislation is to be enacted in the area, it should be done on the basis of […]

  • Researchers find it difficult to avoid infection at major cultural and sporting events

    Researchers find it difficult to avoid infection at major cultural and sporting events

    Interviews with Uppsala residents who tested positive for covid-19 show that most people think they have been infected in places where many people gather. If this is true, it will be difficult to carry out large cultural and sporting events infection-proof, believes a researcher conducting the study. Uppsala has the largest spread of covid-19 in […]

  • Half of Uppsala’s covid patients were infected locally

    Half of Uppsala’s covid patients were infected locally

    More than half of the covid-infected in Uppsala County state that they have contracted the virus in a pub, club, restaurant or at meetings with more than six people. Together with Uppsala University, the Uppsala Region is mapping where the spread of infection has taken place. “It will be difficult to keep a sufficient distance […]

  • P3 News

    P3 News

    On Wednesday, a Sami skull that had existed at Uppsala University was reburied. This is the fifth time it has ever been done in Sweden. Many Sami skeletal parts are still in museums in Sweden and in the archives at universities, but it is difficult to say exactly how many there actually are, says Mikael […]