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  • Foreign Affairs reviews book on World Economic Forum 2018-12-13 In its January/February 2019 issue, Foreign Affairs reviews “Discreet Power. How the World Economic Forum Shapes Market Agendas” by Stockholm University researchers Christina Garsten and Adrienne Sörbom.
  • Polar Bear, Photo: Mostphotos New halogenated contaminants found in polar bears 2018-12-13 A team of scientists has used a new method to measure chemical contaminants in polar bears. Doing this they found a large variety of new chlorinated and fluorinated substances.
  • Denny Vågerö, Department of Public Health Sciences. Photo: E Dalin Paternal grandfather's high access to food may indicate higher mortality risk in grandsons 2018-12-13 A paternal grandfather's access to food during his childhood is associated with mortality risk, especially cancer mortality, in his grandson, shows a large three-generational study from Stockholm University. The reason might be epigenetic - that environmental exposures in one generation may influence health outcomes in following generations.
  • Research on marine protected areas receives contribution 2018-12-11 The Swedish Research Council has granted research project grants for development research for 2018. At Stockholm University, support is given for a research project concerning marine protected areas in Tanzania and Mexico.
  • Three scientists are granted funds for sustainability and resilience 2018-12-11 The Swedish Research Council has decided on the applications to be awarded in the field of “Sustainability and resilience – tackling consequences of climate and environmental changes 2018”. Three researchers at Stockholm University can share more than 16 million SEK.
  • Nobel Laureate in Chemistry visited Stockholm University 2018-12-10 George P. Smith, one of the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2018, visited Stockholm University last Friday. He held a lecture for PhD students and answered questions about his research.
  • Seals by the water, Photo: Jan Kansanen/Mostphotos Increasing seal population will not harm largest fish stocks in the Baltic 2018-12-08 Seals feeding on fish does not decrease fish stocks of Baltic cod, herring and sprat the most – climate change, nutrient load and fisheries do.
  • Structure reveals new routes to target tuberculosis 2018-12-06 New research has revealed the structure of a large respiratory complex from a closely related species of the deadly human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which infects the lungs. This new structure provides many routes to develop novel therapies to combat this deadly disease. The study is published in the scientific journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology.

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