Research at Linköping University
Heart patients benefit from tv games
Tiny Jaarsma and Anna Strömberg are professors of nursing science, researching self-care in relation to chronic heart failure. They have introduced a tv game that helps patients be more physically active.
The number of foster homes in Sweden doubled when seventy thousand Finnish children were evacuated during the Second World War. LiU researchers are now looking at how it was possible to mobilise so many homes in so short a time, and how separating children from their parents was viewed.
The linguist Robert Eklund has researched how people speak while they inhale. But for the past few years, what has really taken his breath away has been how felines purr during both inhalation and exhalation.
Six years of collaboration between gender researchers at Linköping and Örebro Universities has gained a permanent successor in the form of the GEXcel International Collegium.
The red combs of roosters and hens are well-known examples of sexual ornamentation – decorations that attract a partner for reproduction. But in order for the strategy to work over the long term, the ornament has to be linked to a characteristic that gives an advantage in the struggle for existence.
To be able to navigate reliably and without support from the global positioning system GPS is crucial both for fighter planes and for peaceful aerial vehicles on rescue operations. Zoran Sjanic has a solution.
Last updated: 2014-04-22