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smallest flightless bird

Researchers Solve the Mystery of the Bird from Atlantis

The world’s smallest flightless bird can be found on Inaccessible Island in the middle of the South Atlantic. Less than 100 years ago, researchers...
flying animalsvideo

New Study May Provide Clues to How Birds Began to Fly

“Our measurements show that the ground effect saves animals twice as much energy as models have suggested.”, says Christoffer Johansson, biologist at Lund University. For...
video

3D Mammography Detected 34% More Breast Cancers in Screening

After screening 15 000 women over a period of five years, a major clinical study in Sweden has shown that 3D mammography, or breast...
Milky Way galaxy

Researchers Solve Mystery at the Centre of the Milky Way

Last spring, researchers published a study about the apparent presence of astonishing and dramatically high levels of three different elements in red giant stars,...
type 2 diabetes

New Discovery Restores Insulin Cell Function in Type 2 Diabetes

By blocking a protein, VDAC1, in the insulin-producing beta cells, it is possible to restore their normal function in case of type 2 diabetes....
immune system

New Function of a Key Component in the Immune System Discovered

The complement proteins that circulate in our blood are an important part of our immune system. They help identify bacteria, viruses and other harmful...
Alzheimer's Disease

New Method Enables Accurate Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease can be difficult, as several other conditions can cause similar symptoms. Now a new brain imaging method can show the spread...
Intestinal Bacteria

Intestinal Bacteria Produce Electric Current from Sugar

Intestinal bacteria can create an electric current, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden. The results are valuable for the development...
pancreatic cancer

New Blood Test Detects Early Stage Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is currently very difficult to detect while it is still resectable. A new blood test developed by researchers at Lund University in...
Organic farming

Organic Farming Methods Favour Pollinators

Pollinating insects are endangered globally, with a particularly steep decline over the last 40 years. An extensive 3-year study from Lund University in Sweden...
infection

Mechanism That Determines the Course of Infection Discovered

“This knowledge is important in order to stop the spread of viral infections in the long term”, says researcher Alex Evilevitch. Alex Evilevitch and his...
Colour vision

Colour Vision Makes Birds of Prey Successful Hunters

In many cases it is the colour of the prey that helps predatory birds to detect, pursue and capture them. In a new study,...
embryonic stem cells

New Method Grows Brain Cells from Stem Cells Quickly and Efficiently

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a faster method to generate functional brain cells, called astrocytes, from embryonic stem cells. Astrocytes play...
Huntington’s Disease

Powerful Molecules Provide New Findings About Huntington’s Disease

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered a direct link between the protein aggregation in nerve cells that is typical for neurodegenerative diseases,...
food pattern

How Healthy Is Your Food Pattern?

Do you eat a lot of chicken, pasta, cheese and oils? Or do you prefer yogurt and cereal, but stay away from coffee and...
video

Newly Discovered Cytoskeleton Helps Cancer Cells Survive

“The cytoskeleton we discovered in the mitochondria functions approximately like a reinforcing mesh that helps to maintain the cell’s structure, while contributing to the...
lipopolysaccharides

The Medicine of the Future Against Infection and Inflammation?

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, have in collaboration with colleagues in Copenhagen and Singapore, mapped how the body’s own peptides act to reduce...
appendicitis and allergies

Link Between Appendicitis and Allergies Discovered

Children with allergies have a lower risk of developing complicated appendicitis, according to a new study from Lund University and Skåne University Hospital in...
genetic sexual conflict

Differences in Immune Responses Create a Genetic Conflict Between Sexes

A unique study from Lund University in Sweden has discovered for the first time that there is a genetic sexual conflict in the immune...
climate change

Scientists Lack Vital Knowledge on Rapid Arctic Climate Change

Arctic climate change research relies on field measurements and samples that are too scarce, and patchy at best, according to a comprehensive review study...