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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...
blood type

Researchers Crack the Code of the Final Blood Group System

Ever since the blood type was discovered in 1962, no one has been able to explain why some people become Xga positive while others...
Gastrointestinal flora

Gastrointestinal Flora – the Culprit for Severe Lung Damage After Blood...

It is now becoming clear that the gastrointestinal flora affects multiple processes in health and several disease states but exactly how the microbes in...
Risk of Heart Failure

Genetic Risk of Heart Failure

Heart failure is known to be more common in certain families but whether this familial transition is caused by genetic or lifestyle factors. By...
Fluorescent molecules

Fluorescent Molecules Reveal How Cancer Stem Cells Are Selectively Inhibited

A team of researchers at Lund University in Sweden has developed a fluorescent variant of a molecule that inhibits cancer stem cells. Capturing images...
Sea urchins

Sea Urchins See with Their Feet

Sea urchins lack eyes, but can see with their tentacle-like tube feet instead, previous research has indicated. Now, researchers at Lund University in Sweden...
air pollutionvideo

The Health Effect of Air Pollution from Traffic

Every year, over 400,000 people in Europe die prematurely due to air pollution - and there is clear evidence that the mortality rate is...
dolphin

Dolphin Algorithm Could Lead to Better Medical Ultrasounds

This new knowledge brings us one step closer to solving the puzzle. Josefin Starkhammar, a researcher in biomedical engineering at Lund University, initially discovered...
Parkinson’s disease

Collaboration Between Lund University Researchers and Novo Nordisk Paves the Way...

One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, Novo Nordisk, are starting a new stem cell program for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease in close...