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  • Breaking the cycle of poverty 2017-05-04 Development aid must incorporate culture and nature better in efforts to push communities out of poverty, researchers argue in a recent study.
  • March for Science Stockholm 2017-04-22 On 22 April the worldwide manifestation March for Science takes place. In Stockholm you have the opportunity to support science in a manifestation which starts at 12 o'clock at Södermalm
  • Fish cooperate for selfish reasons 2017-04-20 Why do animals help raise offspring that aren’t their own? A new study by an international team of researchers from Sweden, Canada and the UK shows that fish cooperate to raise another fish’s offspring to reduce their own risk of being eaten by a predator.
  • Light rays from a supernova bent by the curvature of space-time around a galaxy 2017-04-20 An international research team led from Stockholm University has detected multiple images from a gravitationally lensed Type Ia supernova. The observations suggest promising new avenues for the study of the accelerated expansion of the Universe, gravity and distribution of dark matter in the universe.
  • Neisseria meningitidis bildar kolonier i svalget och kan släppa taget och sprida sig i kroppen. Lactate from Human Cells May Trigger Key Step in Invasion by Meningitis-Causing Bacteria 2017-04-11 Lactate produced in the upper throat might trigger meningitis-causing bacterial cells to detach from tiny colonies and spread within the body, according to a new study published in PLOS Pathogens. Findings could improve understanding of how harmless bacteria in throat can turn dangerous
  • Honorary Doctorates 2017 2017-04-12 Stockholm University has chosen this year’s honorary doctors, all of whom have contributed in distinctive ways to the University's activities in research and education.
  • Barry Brown Barry creates smart environments 2017-03-31 How often do you look at your mobile phone and what do you use it for? These are questions that Barry Brown studies in order to created smarter technical solutions.
  • Oskar Juhlin Research applied at home and on the catwalk 2017-03-31 The ability to “download” clothing from fashion shows directly to your computer or broadcast live via your mobile phone together with others – these are some of the results of Oskar Juhlin’s research at Mobile Life.
  • Mobile Life Mobile technology that puts people first 2017-03-31 Pleasure, enjoyment and happiness – these have been the watchwords of Mobile Life, whose operations will now continue at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
  • David Strömberg. Photo: Anna-Karin Landin/Stockholm University. ERC Grant for research on social media in China 2017-03-24 David Strömberg, Professor in Economics at Stockholm University, has received an ERC Advanced Grant for a project on the effects of the explosive growth of social media in China.
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