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A step closer to a cure for adult-onset diabetes

Press Releases   •   Oct 23, 2017 07:24 BST

In healthy people, exosomes – tiny structures secreted by cells to allow intercellular communication – prevent clumping of the protein that leads to type 2 diabetes. Exosomes in patients with the disease don’t have the same ability. This discovery by a research collaboration between Chalmers University of Technology and Astrazeneca takes us a step closer to a cure for type 2 diabetes. 

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Gamma rays will reach beyond the limits of light

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2017 07:00 BST

Researchers have discovered a new way to produce high energy photon beams. The obtained energy is a billion times higher than the energy of photons in visible light. These high intensity gamma rays significantly exceed all known limits, and pave the way towards new fundamental studies.

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New antibiotic resistance genes found

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2017 07:00 BST

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found by searching large volumes of bacterial DNA and the results are published in the scientific journal Microbiome.

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Electric cars can become more eco-friendly through life cycle assessment

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2017 07:00 BST

​It is time to stop discussing whether electric cars are good or bad. Instead industry, authorities and policy-makers need to work together to make them as eco-friendly as possible. This is the view taken by Chalmers researcher Anders Nordelöf. In a recent thesis, he provides concrete advice and tools showing how life cycle assessment can assist in the development of electric cars.

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Graphene and other carbon nanomaterials can replace scarce metals

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2017 07:00 BST

Scarce metals are found in a wide range of everyday objects around us. They are complicated to extract, difficult to recycle and so rare that several of them have become “conflict minerals”. A survey at Chalmers University of Technology now shows that there are potential technology-based solutions that can replace many of the metals with carbon nanomaterials, such as graphene.

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Biomarkers in the blood prove strong role of food for type 2 diabetes

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2017 07:00 BST

A pioneering method, developed at Chalmers University of Technology, has demonstrated its potential in a large study, showing that metabolic fingerprints from blood samples could render important new knowledge on the connection between food and health. The study finds that diet is one of the strongest predictors of type 2 diabetes risk in older women.

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Researchers take a holistic approach to threats to humanity

Press Releases   •   Sep 04, 2017 09:10 BST

What risks threaten the entire future of humanity within the next hundred years? And what should we do to protect against them? A group of researchers will take on these questions in the autumn as part of the research programme "Existential risk to humanity" at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

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The spin in graphene can be switched off

Press Releases   •   Jul 05, 2017 11:00 BST

By combining graphene with another two-dimensional material, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have created a prototype of a transistor-like device for future computers, based on what is known as spintronics. The discovery is published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

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Graphene and terahertz waves could lead the way to future communication

Press Releases   •   Jun 28, 2017 06:30 BST

By utilizing graphene and terahertz waves in electronics, future data traffic can get a big boost forward. Over 60 young researchers from all over the world will learn more about this and other topics as they gather in outside of Gothenburg, Sweden, to participate in this week's summer school Graphene Study, arranged by Graphene Flagship.

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Deceleration of runaway electrons paves the way for fusion power

Press Releases   •   Jun 21, 2017 08:00 BST

Fusion power has the potential to provide clean and safe energy that is free from carbon dioxide emissions. However, imitating the solar energy process is a difficult task to achieve. Two young plasma physicists at Chalmers University of Technology have now taken us one step closer to a functional fusion reactor.

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About Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers – for a sustainable future

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and offers education in technology, science, shipping and architecture with a sustainable future as its global vision. Chalmers is well-known for providing an effective environment for innovation and has eight priority areas of international significance – Built Environment, Energy, Information and Communication Technology, Life Science Engineering, Materials Science, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Production, and Transport.
Graphene Flagship, an FET Flagship initiative by the European Commission, is coordinated by Chalmers. Situated in Gothenburg, Sweden, Chalmers has 10,300 full-time students and 3,100 employees.

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