Research at Linköping University
Mental illness and addiction are growing problems the world over. Is there a way to halt this development? Linköping University is doing its part with a major new initiative.
Could the current epidemic of obesity be traced back to spraying DDT in the 1950s? Entirely possible, according to epigenetics – the new branch of research that posits that acquired characteristics can be passed down from generation to generation. As a young researcher, Carlos Guerrero-Bosagna found himself sitting in a tight spot.
What do killer whales, polar bears and humans have in common? They are adaptable predators with the ability to select new prey when their favourite food is in low supply. But this change can disrupt entire ecosystems.
A protein that is part of our innate immune system – lysozyme – could be used to treat and diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, as shown by new research results at Linköping University.
Researchers at LiU can show that chlorine is bound and sticks much more easily in organic material than previously believed, and that coniferous forests bind organic chlorine more easily than deciduous forests do.
Last updated: 2015-08-31