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Alcohol addiction

The battle against drug cravings

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.

 

epigenetics

DDT in the 1950s – obesity epidemic today

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.

 

 

 

 

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Ekhiotz Jon Vergara

Mobile apps and games are also energy thieves

Ekhiotz Jon Vergara has developed EnergyBox a tool that measures and calculates how much energy is consumed by gadgets when connecting to the Internet to use apps and games. He found major opportunities for energy efficiency.

Patient

Hospitals not learning from measuring infections

Suffering from an infection during a hospital stay is a common care-related injury. To prevent spreading and to work preventively, all hospitals measure the occurrence of care-related infections. But the time-consuming measurements are not followed up on.

Child trafficking on the increase in Europe

Late last week, the children’s rights organisation ECPAT published a global study on tourism and the sexual exploitation of children. One of the researchers who helped with the study is Elif Härkönen of Linköping University.

 

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Last updated: 2015-08-31