Lund University

Lund University (Swedish: Lunds universitet) is one of Europe's most prestigious universities and Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research, frequently ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The university, located in the city of Lund in the province of Scania, Sweden, traces its roots back to 1425, when a Franciscan studium generale was founded in Lund next to the Lund Cathedral, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Scandinavia followed by studium generales in Uppsala in 1477 and Copenhagen in 1479. The current university was founded in 1666 after Sweden had won Scania in the 1658 peace agreement with Denmark. Lund University has eight faculties, with additional campuses in the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg, with 47,266 students in more than 274 different programmes and 2000 separate courses. It belongs to the League of European Research Universities as well as the global Universitas 21 network.

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New blood marker can identify Parkinsonian diseases

In a study by researchers at Lund University the marker DOPA decarboxylase (DCC) was found to be elevated in individuals with Parkinson's disease as well as in people with other diseases that result in dopamine deficiency ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

New method offers hope of fewer fractures

Thousands of people could be spared from a hip fracture each year if a new method to identify the risk of osteoporotic fractures were to be introduced in health care. This is the view of the researchers at Lund University ...

Oncology & Cancer

Genetic breast cancer study alters guidelines in Sweden

BRCA1 and BRCA2 are well-known breast cancer genes associated with a significantly increased risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. However, there are an additional 11 genes associated with elevated risk for these ...


Electrotherapy without surgery using temporary organic electrodes

Researchers at Lund University and Gothenburg University have successfully developed temporary, organic electrodes that can be seamlessly integrated into biological systems. The method, now published in Nature Communications, ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

We are getting older and heavier, and osteoarthritis is increasing

The number of patients with osteoarthritis has increased dramatically since the 1950s. Along with diabetes, the illness is now one of the fastest-growing endemic diseases in the world. Andrea Dell'Isola, an associate professor ...


Exploring how psychedelic drugs affect a rat's brain

Researchers at Lund University have developed a technique for simultaneously measuring electrical signals from 128 areas of the brain in awake rats. They have then used the information to measure what happens to the neurons ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Causes of osteoarthritis mapped in new biobank

Through molecular studies of knee tissue and advanced synchrotron radiation imaging techniques, researchers hope to gain new insights into the early development of osteoarthritis. The hope is to pave the way for new treatments.

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