50 million to EU project to reduce inequality in the wake of the corona pandemic
Örebro University is part of a new project that has received SEK 50 million from the EU to investigate and combat inequality and discrimination in the wake of the corona pandemic. “The goal is to find solutions and social innovations that can reduce...
New global guidelines for preventing pressure ulcers in patients receiving respiratory support
The treatment of COVID-19 patients in intensive care places great demands on healthcare professionals and on the care given. New global guidelines for preventing pressure ulcers in patients receiving respiratory support have now been issued. The work...
Researchers are developing a robot that kills viruses and bacteria
Researchers at Örebro University are developing an open source and easy-to-build robot that uses UV-C light to kill COVID19 and other viruses. The goal is to allow anyone to build a robot and then use the software that the researchers have developed.
SEK 40 million for research on violence, abuse and sexual harassment within academia
How common are violence, abuse and sexual harassment within higher education and research – and what can universities, staff and students do about it? Sofia Strid, Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Örebro University, is heading up a large new EU...
SEK 48 million to study plant-based protein
A shift from animal to plan-based proteins is necessary if we are to meet the sustainability goals set out in Agenda 2030. There is, however, a knowledge gap to be bridged in terms of why people opt to change their diet – and how doing so affects their...
Housewives’ domestic work supports civil war
Women send food to the front lines, sew uniforms and give birth to children who will become soldiers. Örebro researcher Jenny Hedström’s study has been funded with SEK 3.1 million by the Swedish Research Council. Her research will investigate the role of...
Water-dwelling insects transport high levels of PFAS chemicals to land-based insects
The high levels of PFAS chemicals in lakes and ponds pass through the food chain when land-based insects feed on water-dwelling insects. “These results show that water pollutants do not stay there, but also affect wildlife on land”, says Alina Koch,...
New study: a glucose-lowering drug can protect kidneys in type 1 diabetes patients
A glucose-lowering drug commonly used in patients with type 2 diabetes, can protect the kidneys in patients with type 1 diabetes. According to results shown in a new study published in the Lancet. “This can be huge and cause many to switch treatments....
Unique database of biomarkers can provide new knowledge on colorectal cancer
A database with almost 1,000 biomarkers for the diagnosis of colorectal cancer, drug treatment and disease prognosis. These are the results presented in a new doctoral thesis in biomedicine by Xueli Zhang at Örebro University.
ADHD is related to high-sugar and unhealthy diets
There is a link between ADHD and dietary habits. This is shown in a new study by Örebro researchers, published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics. “We can see a link between ADHD and a higher intake of sugar and saturated fats, but lower intake...