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Resin may provide medicine against epilepsy

Sticky resin from conifers contains substances that could relieve or cure epilepsy. Researchers at Linköping University have synthesized and tested 71 substances known as resin acids, of which twelve are prime candidates for new medicines.

Lecture Online: Nanoparticles around us and why size matters

The use of nanomaterials create concerns regarding their toxicity and possible impact on our health and environment. Online lecture with Susana Cristobal, Professor of Biomedicine.

Young people meet buyers of sex via the net

For young people not doing well in life, the likelihood is great that the internet becomes an area for sexual contacts. For some, that knowledge leads them to start selling sex.

Sara Liin

‘Tuned-up’ fatty acids - cure for cardiac arrhythmia?

In a new study, LiU researchers show how fatty acid variants can open an ion channel that is very important for the heart, thereby reducing the risk of arrhythmia.

Stefan Thor

Major investment in centre for molecular medicine

The new research centre – the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Linköping University – is part of a national campaign to re-establish Sweden’s leading position in medical research.

Placenta protects foetus from mother’s immune system

The immune system of the mother-to-be is a deadly threat to the foetus, and must therefore be weakened during pregnancy. New research shows that this adjustment is controlled by the placenta.

HIV virus in disguise tricks immune system

The HIV virus avoids the body’s immune cells by disguising itself using proteins that normally take part in the defence against infections. These are the findings of research conducted at the Division of Molecular Virology.

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Linköping University Hospital named best hospital in Sweden

Linköping University Hospital has been named best hospital in Sweden for 2014 by the daily paper Dagens Medicin. The south-east Sweden healthcare region also had top hospitals among the small and medium-sized hospital categories.

Nursing programme very popular among applicants

The number of applicants to the spring term programme at the Faculty of Health Sciences is significantly higher than in the same period last year. The nursing programme has received 55% more applications than last spring.

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Last updated: 2014-07-02