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Yeast can be engineered to create protein pharmaceuticals

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2017 07:03 GMT

It took several years, but a research team headed by Professor Jens Nielsen at Chalmers University of Technology has finally succeeded in mapping out the complex metabolism of yeast cells. The breakthrough, recently published in an article in Nature Communications, means a huge step forward in the potential to more efficiently produce protein therapies for diseases such as cancer.

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International study: Chalmers a top maritime university

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 07:01 GMT

The maritime education and research provided at Chalmers University of Technology is of the highest international standard, according to the first global study undertaken in the field.

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New method maps chemicals in the skin

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2017 07:00 GMT

​A new method of examining the skin can reduce the number of animal experiments while providing new opportunities to develop pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Chemical imaging allows all layers of the skin to be seen and the presence of virtually any substance in any part of the skin to be measured with a very high degree of precision.

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Engineering of a Swedish quantum computer set to start

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2017 07:40 GMT

A SEK 1 billion research initiative is setting Sweden on course to a global top position in quantum technology. The focus is on developing a quantum computer with much greater computing power than today's best supercomputers. The initiative, led by Chalmers University of Technology, has been made possible by an anniversary donation of SEK 600 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

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Alma’s image of red giant star gives a surprising glimpse of the Sun’s future

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2017 07:00 GMT

A Chalmers-led team of astronomers has for the first time observed details on the surface of an aging star with the same mass as the Sun. Alma:s images show that the star is a giant, its diameter twice the size of Earth’s orbit around the Sun, but also that the star’s atmosphere is affected by powerful, unexpected shock waves. The research was published in Nature Astronomy on 30 October 2017.

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Graphene enables high-speed electronics on flexible materials

Press Releases   •   Oct 31, 2017 07:00 GMT

A flexible detector for terahertz frequencies (1000 gigahertz) has been developed by Chalmers researchers using graphene transistors on plastic substrates. It is the first of its kind, and can extend the use of terahertz technology to applications that will require flexible electronics, such as wireless sensor networks and wearable technology.

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Single nanoparticle mapping paves the way for better nanotechnology

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2017 07:00 BST

​Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the Technical University of Denmark have developed a method that makes it possible to map the individual responses of nanoparticles in different situations and contexts. The results pave the way for better nanomaterials and safer nanotechnology and were recently published in the journal Nature Communications.

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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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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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