Mucus – something that many of us mainly associate with slugs, snails, colds and dribbling babies. But mucus actually plays an essential part in our lives. Research on mucus has been in progress at the University of Gothenburg for nearly 30 years, and now the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is funding a new project involving in-depth study of mucus molecules. The aim is to find new therapies for lung diseases.
Wallenberg Academy Fellow Sarah Greenwood aim is to understand how an ice sheet works, and the processes that have shaped the marine landscape since the last glaciation.”
In current cancer treatment it can take weeks or months before doctors know whether a drug is working on a patient. The methods that Kallioniemi’s team is developing are intended to enable the care team to understand what is happening in the patient’s cells, even while treatment is still in progress.
What was it that caused Swedes to stop hitting their children? Pontus Strimling is studying our values and how they shift. He hopes to use mathematical models so he can predict future changes in norms.