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  • New insights into the toxin behind tetanus 2017-06-26 Tetanus toxin is the neurotoxin that causes lockjaw. Many are vaccinated, but tetanus still kills tens of thousands of people per year worldwide. Researchers from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, led by Dr Pål Stenmark, have now uncovered the poison’s structure. For the first time, the way the poison is constructed has been revealed.
  • Queen Silvia presented the Stockholm Prize in Criminology 2017-06-22 This year’s recipient of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology is Professor Richard E. Tremblay. On June 20th, he was presented with the 2017 award by H. M. Queen Silvia at the Stockholm City Hall.
  • Screen shot of The Guardian web page "Trump's silence after the London mosque attack speaks volumes" 2017-06-21 On Tuesday professor Christian Christensen commented the absence of Trump tweets after the mosque attack in London.
  • Screen shot of The Guardian web page "Trumps tystnad efter moskéattacken i London är talande" 2017-06-21 På tisdagen gick professor Christian Christensen ut och kommenterade avsaknaden av tweets från Trump efter Londonattacken.
  • Därför spelar åldersskillnaden mellan syskonen ingen roll. Två barn leker i skogen. Foto: Mostphotos The spacing between siblings doesn’t matter 2017-06-21 When is the best time to have another baby? This is a question that might intrigue parents planning to have more kids. But does it really matter for long-term outcomes in Sweden?
  • Producing Image Activism after the Arab Uprisings 2017-06-26 N.B. All time details of the programme have not been finalized yet - and will be updated.
  • Makaker, och andra djur, har mycket svårt att hantera information som kommer i en viss ordning. Det kan vara just det som skiljer människor från andra djur. Foto: Johan Lind/N Memory for stimulus sequences distinguishes humans from other animals 2017-06-20 Humans possess many cognitive abilities not seen in other animals, such as a full-blown language capacity as well as reasoning and planning abilities. Despite these differences, it has been difficult to identify specific mental capacities that distinguish humans from other animals. Now reserachers have discovered that humans have a much better memory to recognize and remember sequential information.
  • Martin Jakobsson på isbrytaren Oden under en tidigare forskningsexpedition i Arktis. Mapping the world sea floor 2017-06-19 By 2030, the entire sea floor will be charted. The Nippon Foundation intends to provide 18.5 million USD and Stockholm University is one of four research centres involved.

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