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Brain imaging reveals autism in boys

Brain scan

Researchers at Linköping University and the University of Gothenburg have developed a new brain imaging measure to identify autism in boys. The method opens up new possibilities to track progress and improve treatment.




Interpreter

Shortage of interpreters in elder care

With a greater number of foreign-born persons in the country’s homes for the elderly, qualified interpreter aid is needed. But this aid is insufficient, and this has consequences both for individuals and for care.

Helene Hellmark Knutsson at CMIV

Minister urged to increase contact hours

Helene Hellmark Knutsson, Swedish minister for higher education and research, visited LiU on Friday. The previous day, a student union at LiU had published an opinion piece on its most important issue: when will the students get more contact hours?

Visualisation Center C

Have a drink and a think – at Future Week

Environment, sustainability and the future is the theme at Sustainable Future, a LiU event that’s part of Framtidsveckan – Future Week – due to take place in Norrköping from 20 to 27 April.

Forensic sciences a new strategic area

Research in forensic sciences get a push forward when Linköping University and the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine concentrate on a new strategic area.

Prince Daniel

Prince Daniel lectured on entrepreneurship

Dare to start your own company. That was Prince Daniel’s challenge when he lectured to students on Campus Norrköping. The great majority of students attending could imagine doing so.

Christofer Sundström

Great potential to charge electric cars

One million electric cars could be charged by households at night with the electric installations that exist today, as shown by calculations carried out by researchers from LiU and VTI. But a broad investment in charging infrastructure is needed.

Cat meowing

Does your cat speak a dialect?

Soon you can find out what your cat’s meow, purr, growling or hissing means. A new research project will investigate how cats talk with us humans – and how we speak to them.

Grocery bag

Your grocery bag reveals how you drive

If you shop for ecological food, you’re also better prepared to drive an electric hybrid car in the best possible way. But being trained in ecodriving could almost be a disadvantage.

Potential medicine for Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a catastrophic diagnosis that invariably leads to death. A study at Linköping University now singles out a new candidate for a medicine: a molecule that can get through the blood-brain barrier and reduce the toxicity in the substance associated with the disease.

Xavier Crispin

Gustafsson Prize to Xavier Crispin

Xavier Crispin, professor of Organic Electronics at LiU, is receiving this year’s Göran Gustafsson Prize in Chemistry. The prize is one of the most coveted and prestigious among younger researchers in Sweden.

hat

Six new honorary doctors

Three researchers from abroad, a business leader, a cultural personality, and an initiator of new research will become honorary doctors at Linköping University. This will take place in a ceremony at the end of May.

Picture of Earth from space

Risky to manipulate the climate

The risks of intentionally manipulating the climate to stop global warming, or “geoengineering”, has been discussed back and forth over the years. A new report shows that there is insufficient knowledge of the technology and what it could mean for the environment.

Campus Valla in the summer

Strong interest in international master’s

The number of students accepted to LiU’s international master’s programmes this autumn is considerably higher than last autumn. In the first selection, 952 students have been accepted.

Ear

Hearing prize for LiU professor

Stig Arlinger, Professor Emeritus in technical audiology, has received the 2016 Grand Hearing Prize (Stora Hörselpriset). He is being given the prize for being behind the digital hearing aid.

Amyloidosis

New method for early detection of amyloidosis

A team of scientists at Sweden’s Linköping University have developed a molecular probe that can detect an array of different amyloid deposits in several human tissues.

Nanoworld

Grab hold of the nanoworld

Is the nanorevolution at the door? Maybe. Researcher Konrad Schönborn is working on developing visual worlds that will get the general public and school students to understand the risks and advantages of technology.

Inside the instrument

Unique instrument shines through most everything

Low-frequency light reveals internal structures and properties in all conceivable materials. A research team at LiU has built a one-of-a-kind spectrometer that analyses samples with electromagnetic waves in the terahertz range, around a trillion oscillations a second.

Professor Anders Ynnerman

Major visualisation initiative in region

Visual Sweden, a regional initiative aimed at promoting innovation and regional growth in visualisation and image analysis, is to receive SEK 20 million in funding from Vinnova Vinnväxt. The decision concerns the first stage of a ten year venture.

Hands

Insufficient knowledge of stroke patient’s last hours of life

Caregivers are displaying insufficient knowledge of how things are for stroke patients the week before they die – for example, staff have difficulties stating whether the patients had someone with them at their death, or if they were experiencing pain.

Example of outdoor education. Cooking, Kristianstad.

NCU in a new suit

Operations at the National Centre for Outdoor Education (NCU in Swedish) will continue in other forms at LiU. Currently, there is no national commission that could form the basis for a centre formation, the Vice-Chancellor wrote in a decision.

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences criticises researcher for misconduct

The board of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences today reached a decision on the report of misconduct concerning a researcher at the faculty.

3D print

Additively manufactured material under scrutiny

Johan Moverare and his research group are now going inside additively manufactured materials. Microstructure, strength, durability, and more will be studied in detail for an industrial revolution dreaming of the material coming up to standard.

Teaching

Good student-staff ratios at LiU

Linköping University is among the top 100 universities according to a recent international ranking of student-staff ratios.

New stroke treatment reduces suffering

If injuries after a stroke can be limited through new treatments, there is a possibility of reducing human suffering and also saving resources, as research into health care analysis at Linköping University shows.

International students at LiU

More LiU students study abroad

More students are choosing to study abroad, especially in non-European countries. Singapore tops the list, but South Korea is also a strong drawcard.

J Jacob Wikner

The human cable is ready!

The theoretical construction is finished, and now only the application is missing. It’s about the human cable – or, in research talk, Body Coupled Communication. The technology works, Jacob Wikner affirms.


Features

international day

Asian doll

iDay 2016 in Colloseum was a worldly experience with food and culture from 15 countries.

 

prizes raining

Joakim Wren2016 Environmental Engineering Profile of the Year. Winner of the 2015 Skapa prize in Östergötland. And winner of the 2016 Nordic Cleantech Open as well as a desirable spot on the list of the 33 hottest new technology companies.

 

number one in social media

Niklas Myhr

LiU alum Niklas Myhr is known as ‘The Social Media Professor’.

 

climate and power

Anna Kaijser, portrait

Anna Kaijser, researcher at the Department of Thematic Studies – Environmental Change, brings out the connections between climate and social relations of power.

 

peaceful coexistence the only way

Child refugeeSocial anthropologist Haris Agic is one of several LiU researchers taking part in the debate around the refugee question.

 

a study in mud

VSR 2016Valla Saucer Rennen 2016. No snow is needed for a parallel pulka race. Creativity and the joy of competition is more than enough.

 

Discussing Male Violence

Victoria Manfred

Victoria Manfred, one of the students in the Mansvar project, wants more men to discuss violence and male sexuality.

 

scientific deceit

Professor AspenbergPer Aspenberg was invited to an academic meeting in Switzerland. As it turned out, a US healthcare company was behind it.

 

science festival

Zou Cairong and Helen DannetunLiU and Vice-Chancellor Helen Dannetun hosted an anniversary conference filled with science, new learning, good times and lots of interaction.  

 

running for the environment

Linnea Ackerfors. Private pictureEnvironmental scientist Linnea Ackerfors is one of a thousand people selected to run the world’s longest relay race for the environment.

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In brief

Quality of Life

Students in the Cognitive Sciences programme are arranging the KVIT conference on April 28–29, an international conference with invited speakers and visitors from Sweden and Europe. This year’s theme is Quality of Life.

Article commended

Osama A.B. Hassan, associate professor in construction technology at KTS, has been awarded the “Highly Commended Paper Award” from the Emerald publishing firm for his article, “The role of peer-learning and formative assessment in effective engineering learning environments: A case study”, published in the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education.

LiU ranks 131 in Europe

Linköping University placed in the 131-140 group on the 2016 Times Higher Education ranking of the 200 best universities in Europe. The top three places were taken by Oxford University, Cambridge University and Imperial College in London.

Underestimated plants in podcast

LiU Prof Magnus Bergren and the research on electronic plants are on the Australian Science podcast Future Tense. The program Underestimated Plants describes our increasing knowledge of plant neurobiology and how plants communicate. The radio station RN, part of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC, is broadcasting all over Australia, and has about 60 shows on science and art weekly.

Google Research Award

Department of Computer and Information Science researcher Marco Kuhlman is one of two Swedish researchers, and one of among 950 applicants from across the world, to have been awarded the Google Research Award in the category of Natural Language Processing.




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