News archive 2017
Tablet prevents gluten from entering the small intestine
A tablet makes it possible for gluten-sensitive individuals to ingest small amounts of gluten without experiencing symptoms such as bloatedness, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. The tablet is a result of a study at Örebro University presented at a research...
A brisk walk instead of sitting down – just ten minutes a day makes a difference
It is not the amount of time spent sitting still that matters. Instead it is the extent of physical activity that is essential in reducing the risk of elderly women developing cardiovascular disease, as shown in a new Örebro study published in PLOS ONE.
Helping robots and humans to be friends
Robots will perform the dangerous parts of the job, while human operators will make sure the work gets done properly. Robotics researchers are using virtual reality to develop ways to clean industrial machines, where the interaction between man and...
Minute of silence for victims in Stockholm
Today, Monday 10 April at 12.00, the Government has declared a national minute of silence to honour the victims of the attack in Stockholm. Örebro University will participate in this minute of silence.
Contact with relatives a priority after a disaster
After natural disasters, it is a priority to help victims to get in touch with relatives. Karin Hugelius has shown this in her doctoral thesis and her findings are already being put to use in the UN-led network for disaster relief communications.
EU lobbyists as behind-the-scenes political friends
Lobbyists work actively behind the scenes to find ways to influence politicians. Preferably, they would like to be viewed as friends. The EU legislation that regulates lobbying, does not address how it takes place in the real world. This is shown by...
Örebro University coordinating major EU project in robotics
Robotics research at Örebro University has been awarded a strategically important research grant by the European Commission. In total, 7 million euro have been awarded the project partners to enable development of technology for autonomous robots.
The school cafeteria as the new lab room
That research should lead to change is something that Johanna Björklund and Ida Schoultz think is natural. That is why they have joined Örebro University's new research project for social innovation.
Major fluctuations in the bacterial flora in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases
Patients with severe intestinal diseases have major fluctuations in their bacterial flora, as shown in a new study published in Nature Microbiology. Jonas Halfvarson, researcher at the School of Medical Sciences notes that flora varied from being healthy...
Doctoral hats and laurel wreaths as Örebro University celebrated
New doctors and professors, donning hats and laurel wreaths, took centre stage during Örebro University’s annual academic celebrations. The ensuing banquet was planned and executed by students from the School of Hospitality, Culinary Arts and Meal...