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Stockholm University is a prominent research university characterised by its independent basic research.

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  • What molecular structures give water its unusual properties? 2018-04-12 Anders Nilsson, Professor in Chemical Physics.
  • New study on powering the green plant 2018-04-09 Researchers from Stockholm University and SciLifeLab have successfully determined the structure of chlororibosomes providing novel insights into plant protein synthesis and a new perspective on the evolution of translation. The study is published in Nature Plants.
  • Faculty of Science announces 54 PhD positions 2018-04-03 The Faculty of Science announces 54 PhD positions. Deadline for applications is April 24.
  • Prehistoric DNA reveals dog origin 2018-03-28 Man's best friend, the dog, may have been around far longer than we thought. A new study shows that the dog's predecessor was separated from the wolf already sometime between 27 000 and 40 000 years ago.
  • Viking dragon head found at Birka 2018-03-28 Archaeologists from Stockholm University and Germany made an unexpected discovery last week when they were digging in the port of the Viking town of Birka, on Björkö in Lake Mälaren.
  • The upper left panel shows fruit flies fed with fluorescent bacteria. If the immune response does not function properly, the bacteria can breach the intestinal barrier and spread throughout the fly. The upper right panel highlights the production of Nub-PB (green) and Nub-PD (red) in the fruit fly gut.  These act as “gas” and “brake” for the immune system to ensure that pathogens are swiftly cleared while avoiding excessive damage to the fruit fly itself. Molecular regulator keeps the immune system in balance 2018-03-26 The immune system must be able to distinguish between friend and foe, therefore it has to be turned on and off quickly. A research group at the Department of Molecular Biosciences at Stockholm University has recently discovered a new mechanism that cells in the intestine use to increase or decrease the activation of the immune system.
  • Thomas Faist, Universität Bielefeld A transnational approach to migration 2018-03-18 In February Professor Thomas Faist (Bielefeld University) visited Forum for Transnational Migration Research to give the lecture “A Transnational Approach to Migration: Concepts and Methodology”.

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Rektor Astrid Söderbergh Widding. Foto: Eva Dalin

Stockholm University is a prominent research university characterized by its independent basic research.

Astrid Söderbergh Widding
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