Lund University

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    ​An estimated 429,000 people die from malaria annually. And while it's tempting to spray heavily for the mosquitoes that spread the disease, conventional insecticides are also toxic to humans and other animals. Now, however, a neurotoxin has been discovered that only kills the offending mosquitoes.
  • As the largest planet in the solar system by a wide margin, Jupiter has a lot of sway, but its history is still a bit of a mystery. Now astronomers have put forward a new theory, suggesting that the gas giant formed much farther away from the Sun and then migrated into its current position.
  • A study has found a huge new potential source of carbon emissions: reservoirs of gases trapped at the seafloor, which could be released as the oceans warm up. And the team suggests that these gases belched up from the deep thousands of years ago and put an end to the last ice age.
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    ​Have you ever wondered what the world looks like to birds? Well, Swedish scientists have created a camera that will show you. Amongst other things, it has revealed that birds see tree foliage as much more than just a uniform "wall of green."
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    If you don't like the idea of applying conventional insect repellant to your skin, but you still don't want to get bitten, there could be new hope on the horizon. According to a study conducted in Hungary, you may be able to ward off bugs simply by painting white stripes on your body.
  • ​Stem cells have incredible potential for regenerative medicine, but getting hold of them can be tricky. Amniotic fluid may be a plentiful source, and now scientists in Sweden have developed a device to collect the fluid during delivery of a baby by caesarean section, to safely harvest stem cells.
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    We already know that "higher" animals such as mammals can track the trajectory of moving objects, and anticipate where they're heading. Thanks to new research, however, we now also know that dragonflies can do the same thing. It is hoped that the finding could lead to advances in human technology.
  • Ravens have something of a famous memory, having shown an ability to recall people who have wronged them in the past. But can they turn their mind to the future? New research suggests that indeed they can, finding that these brainy birds' ability to plan ahead is on par with humans and great apes.
  • Love it or hate it, Swedish scientists have another reason for you to finish your broccoli: sulforaphane, an antioxidant found in the vegetable, could be Nature’s secret weapon against Type 2 diabetes, offering obese patients a way to slash their blood glucose levels and fight the disease. ​​
  • Whilst the planet has not yet been directly observed, evidence of its gravitational influence may have been observed perturbing the orbits of six Kuiper Belt objects, leading some to assert that Planet 9 boasts a mass around 10 times that of Earth.​
  • When it comes to animal-inspired inventions, it seems like geckos get all the attention from scientists and engineers these days. But researchers at Sweedens' Lund University have turned their observations to the long-eared brown bat and what they've discovered just might help improve drone design.
  • Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have shed a little more light on the causes of Alzheimer's disease, finding that an excessive buildup of amyloid beta isn't solely linked to hereditory factors.