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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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Human petting a chicken

Measuring stress in chicken’s blood

How are animals in food production affected by stressful experiences early in life? Per Jensen wants to find out whether it is possible to see the traces of stress much later. He has been awarded SEK 8 million by Formas, the Swedish research council for sustainable development, to study the stress reactions of chickens in detail.

laboratory work

Molecular chameleons reveal bacterial biofilms

Molecules that change colour can be used to follow in real-time how bacteria form a protective biofilm around themselves. Researchers at Linköping University and Karolinska Institutet have developed the new method.

Rat bones in a jar

Sooner on your feet after hip fracture

An already available drug can help patients get back on their feet more rapidly after a hip fracture, according to an international study published in the Journal of Bone Joint Surgery. The results suggest that treatment with the drug accelerates the healing process in broken bones.

 

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