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.
Talking about suicide is associated with such strong stigma that young people whose parents have taken their own life must turn to strangers, for example people they meet on the internet, to ventilate their grief.
Cells in the immune system of patients with multiple sclerosis behave differently from those of healthy individuals. Researchers at LiU have exploited this difference to develop a method that can predict disease activity in multiple sclerosis.
When we are busy with something that requires the use of sight, the brain reduces hearing to make it easy for us. The study give researchers a deeper understanding of what happens in the brain when we concentrate on something.
Last updated: 2015-08-31