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Immunology

The medicine of the future against infection and inflammation?

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, have in collaboration with colleagues in Copenhagen and Singapore, mapped how the body's own peptides act to reduce infection and inflammation by deactivating the toxic substances ...

Neuroscience

Neurons can learn temporal patterns

Individual neurons can learn not only single responses to a particular signal, but also a series of reactions at precisely timed intervals. This is what emerges from a study at Lund University in Sweden.

Medical research

A quartet of genes controls growth of blood stem cells

An important element in getting blood stem cells to multiply outside the body is to understand which of the approximately 20 000 genes in the human body control their growth. A research team at Lund University in Sweden has ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The way you sound affects your mood

Researchers have created a digital audio platform that can modify theemotional tone of people's voices while they are talking, to make themsound happier, sadder or more fearful. New results show that whilelistening to their ...

Neuroscience

The brain forgets in order to conserve energy

Our brains not only contain learning mechanisms but also forgetting mechanisms that erase "unnecessary" learning. A research group at Lund University in Sweden has now been able to describe one of these mechanisms at the ...

Oncology & Cancer

New method for identifying most aggressive childhood cancers

A research group at Lund University in Sweden has found a new way to identify the most malignant tumours in children. The method involves studying genetic 'micro-variation', rather than the presence of individual mutations.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Parkinson's disease may start in the gut

Parkinson's disease is strongly linked to the degeneration of the brain's movement center. In the last decade, the question of where the disease begins has led researchers to a different part of the human anatomy. In 2003, ...

Neuroscience

Mechanism that repairs brain after stroke discovered

A previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells after a stroke has been discovered at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The findings have been published in the journal Science.

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