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  • Protein research facilitates discovery of neurodegenerative diseases 2018-07-20 Since 2015, the research project Protein Quality Control, led by researcher Tara Hessa at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University has been conducted. The research project, which is ongoing until 2020, focuses on mapping the cause of malignant proteins in the cell membrane. The research results can make it easier to detect chronic and neurodegenerative diseases at an early stage.
  • Interview with Gia Destouni - History of hydrology 2018-07-19
  • Petition for increased research budget 2018-07-18 An initiative for a petition where the signatories demand an increased research budget from EU was taken in July, during the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF). In order to meet the global challenges, as well as coping in the competition with the Asian countries, Europe needs to step up.
  • Luxury behind norms during the Stone Age 2018-07-17 Already in Stone Age hunter-gatherer society the pursuit of luxury objects was great. Everything was not only about survival and adaptation to the environment and to a changing climate. This is evident in new research from an international research group with, among others, Stockholm University.
  • En neutrino som interagerar med en molekyl av is. Bild: Nicolle R. Fuller/NSF/IceCube. Neutrinos in the ice indicate source of cosmic rays 2018-07-12 An international research team have identified a likely source for the high energy cosmic rays reaching Earth. The discovery was made with the aid of the IceCube Neutrino Telescope at the South Pole.
  • Artist’s impression of jets of material from first confirmed neutron star merger. Image: Mark Garlick/University of Warwick Beam of light from first confirmed neutron star merger emerge from behind the sun 2018-07-03 An international research team led by astronomers at the University of Warwick and including Stockholm astronomy professor Stephan Rosswog had to wait over 100 days for the sight of the first of confirmed neutron star merger to re-emerge from behind the glare of the sun.
  • Why are the oak leaves turning brown? 2018-07-04 Don't blame the dry spring. Ayco Tack and his research group know more about the moth attacking the oak leaves. Watch the video here.
  • 3D Image of Birka Dragonhead © Sven Kalmring, Lena Holmquist & Mikael Lundin Dragonhead found in Birka's Black Earth Harbour can be linked to Viking Age ship figureheads 2018-07-02 The ’Birka dragon’ is synonymous with the famous Viking Age town of that name, an association born from 1887 discovery of a casting mould depicting a dragonhead.

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