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Paving the way for a cure

kohuvud i närbildCreutzfeldt-Jakob disease, mad cow disease and scrapie are brain diseases for which there is currently no cure. But now, with the aid of a particular molecule, LiU researchers may be able to prevent destructive prions causing cell death in the brain. This could pave the way for a cure - and in the future perhaps also a treatment for other prion diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS.

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Revealing secrets of matter

Igor Abrikosov and Marcus Ekholm

A research team at Linköping University, together with colleagues in Europe and the United States, has shown that at extremely high pressure even the innermost electrons in the atomic nuclei of the metal osmium begin to interact with each other, a phenomenon never witnessed before. The findings have been published in Nature.

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LiU 40 years

21 Sep

Anniversary symposia with Nobel Laureate Prof Hiroshi Amano. Popular science presentation and scientific symposia.

Location: C4, C Building and Planck, Physics Building, Campus Valla

For more info contact:
Stefan Klinström 


Migration policy

30 Sep

Seminar with Professor Peo Hansen, REMESO/ISV: The European Unions external labour migration policy: rationale, objectives, approaches and results, 1999-2014.

Location: B533, B Building, Campus Valla

For more info contact:
Branka Likic Brboric 




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