Many older patients are given bisphosphonate for years to treat osteoporosis. But there is a risk that this treatment can lead to a rare type of fracture of the femur. After 4–5 years, the relative risk is over 100 times greater than for patients not receiving the treatment.
Women who suffer from pain during sexual intercourse more often remain childless than women on average. And sufferers who do have children more often deliver by caesarean section and run a higher risk of tearing during childbirth, according to a large register study conducted at Linköping University.
Fever is a response to inflammation, and is triggered by an onset of the signaling substance prostaglandin. Researchers at Linköping University can now see precisely where these substances are produced – a discovery that paves the way for smarter drugs.
Pattern recognition is a rapidly growing research field, with many important applications. Next week some 1100 researchers will come to Sweden for the conference ICPR. Magnus Borga, professor from Linköping University, is general chair of the organizing committee.
This weekend 130 researchers will arrive in Linköping, to take part in LinStat 2014, an international conference on statistics.
Linköping University has taken a big step up on ARWU, a global ranking that places special emphasis on research strength. This year’s placing is 308, 70 spots higher than last year.
Christina Hörnell is the new music director at Linköping University. She starts on 1 October, replacing Hans Lundgren who is retiring.
Leading materials research at Linköping University and Acreo Swedish ICT will be in the spotlight when around 100 senior materials researchers, plus PhD students, from over 20 divisions in three departments gather for a conference on 20-21 August, 2014.
A number of aspects of a rooster’s personality determine whether it will win a duel and gain high status within a group. This has been shown by research conducted by Linköping University’s Hanne Løvlie and other researchers.
Studentbostäder has introduced new rules giving new students earlier access to available corridor housing.
Scams relating to student housing are on the rise. The Student Tenants' Organisation (KOMBO) has issued a warning to students looking for housing. International students are particularly vulnerable.
PhD student Negar Sani has succeeded in explaining how a printed diode can function in the GHz band. The diode forms the missing link between mobile phones and printed labels.
Focus on the pupil, not the frameworks. What’s important is what happens in the classroom. This was the message from Linköping University researchers at a well-attended seminar at the Almedalen Week.
We welcome Romanian doctors and call it free movement, but when Romanian Romani make use of their rights, it’s a problem. At a Linköping University seminar on migration last week at Almedalen, an olive branch wrapped in wool took centre stage.
Diversity and access to skilled labour are key factors in securing the future of our welfare. Today more people are leaving the labour market than are entering it, according to Katarina Önell from TNS Sifo, at Linköping University’s seminar at the Almedalen Week.
The Swedish Brain Foundation is allocating SEK 28 million to crucial brain research. The money will go to over 50 Swedish brain research projects, of whom four at Linköping University, will receive SEK 500,000 each.
Eczema in an infant is a clear warning sign for further allergies as the child gets older. In a recently published study from Linköping University, almost one third of all the children with eczema developed asthma by the age of ten.
Focused education, intensive communication, some highly motivated individuals and ownership are the keys to developing sustainable local energy systems, researchers from Linköping University have shown in a report.
Not even geckos and spiders can sit upside down forever. Nanophysics makes sure of that. Mechanics researchers at Linköping University have demonstrated this in an article just published in Physical Review E.
Excellent results when the furniture programmes at Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies were evaluated by the Swedish Higher Education Authority: Three of four programmes got top marks.
For Swedish newspapers, it’s society’s job to combat antibiotic resistance, not the individual’s. That’s according to a Linköping University study of how the Swedish daily press communicate the dangers of resistant bacteria.
The Faculty of Health Sciences is focusing on the right research fields. And it is home to some world-leading researchers. Still, it could invest more in young talent. These are the results of a major review of the Faculty of Health Sciences and the University Hospital.
LiU is pooling its resources in terms of environmental research at the Department of Thematic Studies. The Unit of Water and Environmental Studies and CSPR are joining forces, to form the Unit of Environmental Change.
The number of new PhD students has varied greatly over the years. But for the past three years, the trend has been towards fewer PhD students.
Personal experience influences our perception of reality more than theoretically based information. These are the findings of a study of how Swedish farmers view climate change.
Kristin Persson’s doctoral thesis shows how it is possible to control both the culturing and detachment of skin cells, as well as the growth and differentiation of stem cells, using organic electronics.
Is it possible to be Swedish one day, Iraqi the next day and Arab or Chaldean the day after that? Can you call someone "jävla svenne" (bloody Swede) as a compliment? In Layal Kasselias Wiltgren’s doctoral thesis, the answer is yes.
Gorgeous autumn weather and Movits! on the main stage. Thousands of students celebrated the start of studies at the Kalasmottagning.
Ross Duncan, Canadian master’s student at LiU, is working for the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan in Kabul.
Anette Wickström, senior lecturer in social anthropology, sees parallels between healthcare work in Sweden and South Africa.
The students are back and the traditional two-week period of welcome events is well underway.
LiTHe Blås drew resounding applause at the EU Parliament, and was close to winning the Dutch championship in ”Dweilmusik” on their 2014 EUtour.
In the newly-started mentor group LIKES, international and Swedish teaching students gather to discuss and cook.
A year ago she studied political science at LiU. Today she is working with refugee issues at national and international level.
Graduates of the international master’s programmes at LiU said goodbye to their teachers, classmates and their time as students at the Farewell Ceremony on 11 June.
Exploring Kåkenhus Building among the water channels of the basement, a new boule pitch and the locked-up tower on the roof.
Two researchers from Linköping University, Olle Inganäs and Fengling Zhang, are included on Thomson Reuters’ list "Highly Cited Researchers 2014". The list is based on how often scientific articles are cited by other authors. The two – both professors in materials science at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology – share the list with 3,213 other researchers from around the world. See the full list at http://highlycited.com/index.htm 3215.
The medical database Expertscape has ranked LiU researcher Johnny Ludvigsson among the world's top ten experts in research on type 1 diabetes.
Nine members of IFM travelled to Australia to chair and present to over 800 people at the 24th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors. In addition to poster and oral presentations, LiU had an exhibition stand with Acreo Swedish ICT AB. The next World Congress on Biosensors will for the first time be held in Sweden - in Gothenburg in May 2016.
Martin Ball, recently titled professor in logopedics, has been elected fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.
Åke Björck, Professor Emeritus in Numerical Analysis, has been named as a SIAM fellow.
With its headquarters in Philadelphia, SIAM, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, is one of the biggest professional mathematics organisations with members all over the world.
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Last updated: 2014-09-08