Study on PFAS and fatty liver disease – women more affected than men
Women are affected to a greater degree than men when exposed to PFAS, a group of highly fluorinated chemicals. A study from Örebro University shows how PFAS affect metabolism and lead to liver damage, so-called fatty liver disease.
Örebro is part of multi-million investment in mining research: “to set new world standard”
LKAB is investing SEK 80 million in research towards sustainable mining. Örebro University, with its expertise in AI and autonomous systems, is one of three universities whose researchers will contribute to the development.
Breast milk less nutritious due to chemicals
New research shows that exposure to PFAS chemicals is linked with decreasing nutritional value of breast milk. “It’s nearly impossible for people to avoid these harmful chemicals. Therefore, we must show what effects they have and get such toxic...
AI and eye tracking may help doctors make difficult patient decisions
Doctors could get an objective report to make better decisions about patients’ medical fitness to possess a driving licence using artificial intelligence and eye tracking. This is the goal of the new AI project Dash at Örebro University.
New research: It may take 20 years for businesses to adopt AI
It will take a long time, closer to 20 years, before today’s AI technology will be in full use within businesses. New data simulation developed by researchers at Örebro University shows that this lengthy process will result in many of the companies...
Using AI to optimise taste and nutrition in plants
Basil is being grown in a robotic cultivation testbed at Örebro University. Each plant is monitored by sensing technology, providing researchers with valuable big data. Data that can be then used together with artificial intelligence to determine how to...
Dill grown in greenhouses with UV light better tasting
Örebro researchers added UV light in the greenhouse to impact the flavour in dill – and it paid off. To understand why the dill tastes better, researchers have examined what happens inside the dill. The next step is to grow dill that not only tastes...
Örebro–Wien chemistry lab collaboration resulted in 40 training videos
Gathering students, together with their teacher in a lab, is the norm for new chemistry students. The pandemic, however, forced Michaela Zeiner to rethink her teaching methods. In collaboration with a Vienna colleague, they quickly put together some...
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.
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,...