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  • The plastics industry is leaking huge amounts of microplastics

    [14 Feb 2018] Millions of plastic pellets are leaking out into the environment from a manufacturing site in Stenungsund. This has been shown by a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Gothenburg. Despite several international and national sets of regulatory frameworks, the leaking continues.

  • New structure discovered in human sperm tails

    [12 Feb 2018] A highly effective tail is needed in order for a sperm to be able to swim, and for a baby to be conceived. By using cryo-electron tomography, researchers at the University of Gothenburg - working in partnership with researchers in the USA - have identified a completely new nanostructure inside sperm tails.

  • MicroMAX, a new beamline for life science

    [26 Jan 2018] MicroMAX has been proposed by the Swedish and Danish research community and will depend on close collaboration with user groups in developing the methods that will be used at MicroMAX. The group of Professor Richard Neutze at the University of Gothenburg has pioneered the research in this area.

  • Controlling Optics with Magnetic Fields

    [26 Jan 2018] By covering a glass slide with a special nanomaterial, a team of scientists including researchers from the University of Gothenburg have managed to make the optical qualities of the glass controllable in real time. "This opens up for completely new possibilities to create ultra-thin optical components whose properties can be changed at the touch of a button," says Alexander Dmitriev, professor at the Department of Physics, University of Gothenburg.

  • World Scientists Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice - now in Swedish

    [27 Dec 2017] Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 1700 independent scientists, including the majority of living Nobel laureates in the sciences, penned the 1992 "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity". On the twenty-fifth anniversary of their call, a group of scientists look back at their warning and evaluate the human response by exploring available time-series data.

  • Professor Deliang Chen elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences

    [20 Dec 2017] Professor Deliang Chen is the August Röhss chair at the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Gothenburg. According to a news published by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on 28 November, 2017, he was elected as a foreign member of the CAS on 10 November, 2017, together with two Nobel Laureates.

  • Gene expression explains color diversity in birds

    [19 Dec 2017] Genetic mechanisms behind sexual ornaments or threat signals are largely unknown, which limits our understanding of sexual selection and its evolutionary consequences. Research at the Universities of Gothenburg and Cambridge has previously identified a gene involved in the ability of birds to modify yellow carotenoids obtained from the diet into red pigments. The research team now shows a key role of the gene and its expression behind the evolution of red color signals in African weaverbirds, otherwise dominated by yellow species.

  • Roger Butlin new elected foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science

    [19 Dec 2017] On the 13 December Roger Butlin was elected member of the biology class of the Academy.

  • Nobel Laureate in Physics to speak at the University of Gothenburg 8 December

    [29 Nov 2017] Join Nobel Laureate David J. Gross as he takes you to the frontier of fundamental physics among string theories, atomic nuclei and elemental particles.

  • Sea sparkle Is a Defence against Enemies

    [6 Nov 2017] Sea sparkle, the phenomenon of seawater glowing brilliantly at night in breaking waves or when splashing in the water, has always fascinated people. A new study from the University of Gothenburg sheds light on what controls its intensity.

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