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The water in the glasses comes from natural waters within a distance of 35 kilometers in the county of J?nk?ping, southern Sweden. (Photo: Stefan L?fgren)

How changes in land use could reduce the browning of lakes

29 August 2019
Over the past 50 years, the water in lakes and watercourses has turned increasingly brown. The so-called browning has a negative impact on both...
Filipe Pereira, research team leader and Molecular Medicine Fellow at the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM), Lund University. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Research project to develop an innovative strategy for cancer therapy

26 August 2019
The first evidence was recently presented demonstrating how the immune system can be controlled by directly reprogramming connective tissue cells...
Lund University School of Economics and Management

Lund University School of Economics and Management receives double accreditation

21 August 2019
The Lund University School of Economics and Management has been accredited for five years by both EQUIS and AMBA, placing the school in the top 1 per...
Fossil crane-fly from the 54-million-year-old Fur Formation of Denmark (overall width of specimen is about 50 mm). Note distinct compound eyes preserved as dark stains. (Photo: René Lyng Sylvestersen)

The composition of fossil insect eyes surprises researchers

14 August 2019
Eumelanin – a natural pigment found for instance in human eyes – has, for the first time, been identified in the fossilized compound eyes of 54-...
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Association between coeliac disease risk and gluten intake confirmed

14 August 2019
An extensive study has confirmed that the risk of developing coeliac disease is connected to the amount of gluten children consume. The new study is...
DNA strands

Study sheds light on the darker parts of our genetic heritage

19 July 2019
More than half of our genome consists of transposons,?DNA sequences that are reminiscent of ancient, extinct viruses.?Transposons are normally...
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Osteoarthritis linked to higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease

16 July 2019
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have investigated the link between osteoarthritis and mortality in an epidemiological study. It was shown...
Niklas Mattsson

Larger drug trials that intervene earlier needed for Alzheimer's disease

16 July 2019
There are currently no drugs that stop or inhibit Alzheimer's disease. Despite drug trials showing plaque reduction in the brain, the patients...
The crucian carp lower down has lived near predators, and is bigger (in height). Photo: Jerker Vinterstare

Fear of predators increases risk of illness

9 July 2019
Predators are not only a deadly threat to many animals, they also affect potential prey negatively simply by being nearby. Researchers at Lund...
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High rates of opioid prescriptions for osteoarthritis

8 July 2019
Opioids work against severe pain but the risks of side effects and addiction are high. In the USA alone, 26 people die every day from overdoses. Now...