Tag Archives: Stockholm University

Stockholm University investigated tropical cyclone activity during an earlier warm climate, the mid-Holocene, 6 000 years ago

Future climate warming could lead to a re-greening of the southernmost Sahara (Sahel), with decreased dust emissions and changes in land cover. In a recent study, researchers at the Department of Meteorology have found that tropical cyclone activity may have … Read the full press release

Stockholm University: Arctic study identifies 19 “tipping points” in natural systems that could radically reshape the Arctic in the coming century

The Arctic Resilience Report, published today, is the first comprehensive assessment of ecosystems and societies in the region. It identifies 19 “tipping points” in natural systems that could radically reshape the Arctic in the coming century, and calls for urgent … Read the full press release

Stockholm University researchers getting closer to corner light dark-matter particle models

Researches at Stockholm University are getting closer to corner light dark-matter particle models. Observations can rule out some axion-like particles in the quest for the content of dark matter. The article is now published in the Physical Review Letters. STOCKHOLM, … Read the full press release

Technische Universität München: Scientists obtained for the first time direct observational proof of the presence of dark matter in the Milky Way

The Universe is pervaded by a mysterious form of matter, dubbed dark matter, about five times more abundant than the ordinary matter – made of atoms – we are familiar with. Its existence in galaxies was robustly established in the … Read the full press release

Stockholm University research reveals hand blenders leak chlorinated paraffins when used for cooking

Eight out of twelve tested models of hand blenders are leaking chlorinated paraffins when used according to the suppliers’ instructions. This is revealed in a report from Stockholm University where researchers analyzed a selection of hand blenders which are available … Read the full press release

Stockholm University study covering thirty countries focuses on the impact of the Great Recession on unemployment and suicide rates among men

There is a general correlation between unemployment and suicide among men. But the weaker the unemployment protection in the country, the stronger the connection. These findings are reported in a comparative study covering thirty countries, focusing the impact of the … Read the full press release

Alistair Auffret, Stockholm University: Seed dispersal through deer could contribute to biodiversity in the Swedish agricultural landscape

By collecting deer droppings, and then growing the seeds found within, researchers from Stockholm University have been able to see how deer spread different types of plants. Stockholm, Sweden, 8-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — “We found that deer disperse seeds to a much greater … Read the full press release

Scientists at Science for Life Laboratory in Uppsala and Stockholm unveiled new technique for discovering mutations in cancer tissues

Stockholm, Sweden, 05-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — New cancer treatments require good prior characterization of the tumour. Today, molecular diagnostics is time-consuming work, and important knowledge is still lacking when it comes to how drugs should best be used for individual patients. Scientists … Read the full press release

International scientists use powerful carbon-14 method to show that four-fifths of the soot particle air pollution in SE Asia are from fossil fuel combustion

Particulate air pollution from incomplete combustion is affecting climate over East Asia more than carbon dioxide and cause premature deaths of over half a million annually in China alone, yet its sources have been poorly understood. In this week’s issue … Read the full press release

Stockholm University Institute for Stress Research will be the host of the 20th PNIRS Scientific Meeting in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet

Pioneering discoveries on the brain and immune defense 31-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — It’s true that the brain governs the body, but the body also governs the brain, for example when the immune defense system makes us rest when we’re sick. This … Read the full press release