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Swedish glass production 300 years older than historians believed

A large lump of glass is shedding new light on the history of glass production in Sweden.

The future's batteries could be plastic

Battery technologies are continually improving, but some researchers are going on beyond metal oxides in favour of plastic.

Aerobics can increase memory in older adults

Physical activity improves memory performance among persons aged 60 to 70 because it increases blood flow to the brain.

Parkinson’s can start in the gut

Swedish scientists have demonstrated that Parkinson’s disease can move from the gastrointestinal tract to the brain.

Quicker lymphoma test for dogs

A blood sample is all that is needed in a faster and easier test to see whether dogs have lymph cancer.

New method to detect toxin can replace animal testing

A chemical analysis can effectively detect botulism types, thus avoiding the need to sacrifice mice as part of the diagnostic process.

Cold sores linked to dementia

Herpes infections can double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Blond, sexy and immigrant

Migration equals boat refugees, asylum seekers, poverty, domestic workers, and racism in the new country. But migration is also beautiful Swedish women who find it easy to succeed in the United States.

Pine resin and alfalfa seeds can help ‘sprout’ new lithium-ion batteries

Researchers at Sweden’s Uppsala University have developed a technique to extract the lithium from spent batteries and combine this with renewable biological material, to create a battery with a similar energy capacity to that of ordinary lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.

Midlife overweightness linked to higher dementia risks

The more overweight you are as an adult, the greater your chances of being diagnosed with some form of dementia after the age of 65, according to a meta-study.