Latest University of Gothenburg Stories

2012-06-25 21:25:24

Despite its good ecologic status, there were no permanent settlements in the south Swedish inland 9,000 years ago.

2012-06-25 21:24:11

Families with non-Western backgrounds are not treated the same by all social workers.

2012-06-12 07:08:53

Researchers found that young adults who use their mobile phones or computers for a long duration of time before sleep have a greater likelihood of having sleep disturbances, stress, and symptoms of mental health.

2012-06-11 20:10:12

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, are working to develop substances that can prevent parasites, bacteria and fungi from producing essential proteins, research that could, in the long term, lead to new drugs for several major diseases.

Fouling Of ships' Hulls Prevented With New Paints
2012-06-11 11:02:01

The colonization of hulls by algae, barnacles, mussels and other organisms is a major problem for both pleasure boats and merchant tonnage.

2012-05-16 00:56:50

The idea of one computer per student is becoming increasingly common in the Swedish school system.

2012-05-16 00:53:26

Almost all Swedes brush their teeth, yet only one in ten does it in a way that effectively prevents tooth decay.

2012-05-16 00:50:41

Young people are forced to choose an educational path early in life.

2012-05-14 20:39:00

New research suggests graphene and carbon nanotubes could be used to create these super small, super fast computers and smartphones.

Hitch-hikers On Birds For Life
2012-05-14 12:07:31

Although chewing lice spend their entire lives as parasites on birds, it is difficult to predict patterns of lice distribution, new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, reveals.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.