Chronic inflammation causing loss of muscle mass
Elevated levels of the inflammation marker CRP in the blood is an underlying cause of the loss of muscle mass in elderly persons, as shown by a new study from Örebro University and University of Nottingham.
Developing artificial intelligence – by studying humans
“Research in artificial intelligence imitates the human ability to draw conclusions,” says Mehul Bhatt, who is a new professor in computer science at Örebro University, and funded by the Knowledge Foundation (KKS) and Enfo AB. He wants to ease the...
All applications granted by Knowledge Foundation
In this year’s round, Örebro University had all five of its applications within the Swedish Knowledge Foundation’s programme for strategic recruitment approved; three associate senior lecturers, one lecturer and one international visiting professor.
Researching technical solutions for sufferers of dementia
Even persons suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s should be able to have their voices heard. This is the starting point for Antonios Tsertsidis’s research on assistive technology for the elderly.
“It’s a huge opportunity – apply”
When Örebro University introduced its postdoctoral research fellow scheme, there were 600 applicants for 17 positions. Now, the University is launching a similar programme for promising junior researchers – this time 18 associate senior lecturers.
New book on how to work against racism in schools
All schools have a clearly defined mission to work against racism. Nevertheless, studies show that racism is a problem in many preschools and schools in Sweden. In a new book, Örebro researchers Emma Arneback and Jan Jämte describe how to counteract...
Children lost motivation for physical activity – wearable health devices can have opposite effect
Fitness and health tracking devices are designed to get us to exercise more. But these digital fitness and health tracking devices can have the opposite effect, according to a study of school children, in which researcher Mikael Quennerstedt participated...
Teens come jet lagged to school – shifting sleeping patterns at weekends
A lack of sleep is associated with more absence and teens turn up jet lagged to school on Mondays, as shown in a doctoral thesis by sleep researcher Serena Bauducco, at Örebro University, Sweden.
Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of MS in later life
Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in later life. However, there is no association with MS for concussion in younger children. This was reported by a new study, led by Scott Montgomery, Professor at Örebro University.
Örebro researchers develop robotics in cooperation with regional companies
Together with Alfred Nobel Science Park and companies in the region, Örebro researchers are developing a platform to test new methods of using artificial intelligence and robots in industry.