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Strength training isn’t enough

Older women gained noticeably stronger muscle mass from resistance training. But that wasn’t enough to prevent falling.

First Scandinavians came from north and south

Scandinavia has been a melting pot of cultures ever since the first people arrived after the last ice age, new DNA analyses show.

Swedish women less trusting of researchers

Norwegian women seem to trust researchers and research more than Norwegian men do. Next door in Sweden, it’s the opposite.

How does a newt make a new tail?

Scientists have found the genes that are linked to the regrowth of body parts.

Dogs and cats are big business in Sweden

Just how many jobs do pets — and their loving owners — actually create? Swedish researchers have now provided some numbers to answer that exact question.

These are the fruits and vegetables we waste the most

Seven vegetables and fruits represent about half of all produce that goes to waste in supermarkets, according to a Swedish study. A focus on these can cut costs and help the environment.

Ailments contribute to low life expectancy after first suicide attempt

People who have attempted suicide tend to live shorter lives than others, even though their deaths are mostly caused by disease.

New gene therapy gives hope to people born with inherited eye disorder

We are now on the cusp of being able to offer hope to the thousands of patients who suffer from inherited retinal degeneration.

New research shows explaining things to ‘normal’ people can help scientists be better at their jobs

Science communication could have a huge impact on learning, research, and democracy. But to make use of this power, scientists need to “zoom out” and connect their research to the world outside.

Scientists are making smoothies with potato milk

A Swedish food scientist has made a milk substitute out of potatoes. This is said to be more neutral in taste than soya or oat milk.