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Migration, Ethnicity and Society, Foto Nedzad Mesic.


glass jars with seeds

Looking for history in seed DNA

The seeds in the glass jars are dead, but they have a story to tell. Due to the fact that DNA is protected by shells and cell walls researchers can now show a completely new picture of the evolution, history and spread of cultivated plants.


Dog with a packet of sausages in her mouth

The underrated dog

The cognitive abilities of dogs takes even researchers by surprise. This fall Per Jensen, professor of ethology at LiU, is coming out with yet another book about dogs’ behaviour.






How Alzheimer’s spreads in the brain

Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease can spread from nerve cell to nerve cell in the brain. One of the researchers who showed how this transmission takes place is LiU Reader Martin Hallbeck, who presented his discoveries at the Neuroscience 2014 conference in Washington, DC.

African wild dog playing with a wooden log

Odour that smells like blood

People find the smell of blood unpleasant, but for predatory animals it means food. When behavioural researchers at Linköping University wanted to find out which substances of blood trigger behavioural reactions, they got some unexpected results.

Lisa Guntram, portrait

Women with “atypical” sex development challenge the boundaries of normality

Thousands of girls discover in their teens that they have an “atypical” sex development, maybe missing an x chromosome or a part of their genitalia. By adapting – and by resisting – they confront the norms of female embodiment.


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