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New statement: Stem cell research – progress, hopes and concerns
Stem cell research has made significant progress to date. The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 was awarded to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for the fundamental discoveries that demonstrated that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent. But stem cell research has also been the subject of much debate, and a great deal of research is still needed to develop novel therapies. A Working Group appointed by the Class for medical sciences of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences have written a statement to explain the science behind some much-discussed issues.
Read the statement (pdf)
The Swedish National Committee for Nutrition and Food Sciences
The committee organizes symposia with the aim to present the latest scientific knowledge in different fields of research within nutrition and food science. The symposia are often webcasted and later published as video on demand.
Read more at Food and nutrition and to the left.
In 2006 the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences appointed a committee to study “Ill-health experienced in school years – development, measurement and proposals for action”. The starting point was the reports on increased mental health problems among young persons that have been presented at intervals since the economic crisis in Sweden in the mid-1990s.
Read more at Mental health to the left.