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An illustration of when a virus shell reaches the dopamine-producing nerve cells that die in Parkinson's disease (Illustration: Tomas Björklund)

High-tech method for uniquely targeted gene therapy developed

13 December 2019
Neuroscientists at Lund University in Sweden have developed a new technology that engineers the shell of a virus to deliver gene therapy to the exact...
Lyckebyån River (Photo: Eva Steiner)

Unique data confirms why water turns brown

11 December 2019
By analysing almost daily water samples taken from the same river from 1940 until today, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have confirmed...
Filipe Pereira (Photo: Kennet Ruona)

Prestigious ERC grant for innovative immunotherapy research

10 December 2019
The European Research Council today announced the winners of its latest Consolidator Grant competition: 301 top scientists and scholars across Europe...
Pauline Mattsson has interviewed Nobel Prize winners in physiology or medicine. ”It is exciting for the winners to be like rock stars for a week. Many recalled how well they were received during their visit to Sweden,” she says. Photo: Istock

Nobel Prize winners: rock stars for a week

9 December 2019
There is no magic formula for who is going to win a Nobel Prize, but there are many common denominators among Nobel Prize winners, according to...
Photo: Mostphotos

Injuries and illness are big concerns for Paralympic athletes, unique study reveals

5 December 2019
Parasport continues to grow worldwide. A new thesis from Lund University in Sweden shows how Paralympic athletes run the risk of both being injured...
Photo: Mikael Risedal

Energy advances open the door to more aggressive climate policies

4 December 2019
An international research team has called for a more sober discourse around climate change prospects, following an extensive reassessment of climate...
Skylark (Photo: Richard Ubels)

Record-size sex chromosome found in two bird species

4 December 2019
Researchers in Sweden and the UK have discovered the largest known avian sex chromosome. The giant chromosome was created when four chromosomes fused...
Jan Marcus Dahlström, Vladislava Stoyanova and Per Anders Rudling

Three researchers from Lund University become Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2019

3 December 2019
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has announced 29 new Wallenberg Academy Fellows. Three of them come from Lund University. The five-year...
Maj Rundlöf

WATCH: The use of certain neonicotinoids could benefit bumblebees, new study finds

27 November 2019
Not all neonicotinoid insecticides have negative effects on bees, according to researchers at Lund University and the Swedish University of...
Vasaloppet

Skiers had lower incidence of depression and vascular dementia – but not Alzheimer’s

26 November 2019
Half as many diagnosed with depression, a delayed manifestation of Parkinson’s, a reduced risk of developing vascular dementia - but not Alzheimer’s...