Safe levels of known neurotoxin found in commercial seafood

BMAA (beta-methylamino-L-alanine) is a naturally occurring amino acid with a possible link to the neurodegenerative diseases, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. A new doctoral thesis from the department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) at Stockholm University, shows that some popular commercial seafood purchased from Swedish supermarkets at the Stockholm region contain low amounts …

Scientists call for new measures to reduce impact of pharmaceuticals on the environment

The development of a new method for risk assessment of antibiotic resistance as well as the better use of available scientific studies were two of ten recommendations to improve environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals, according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology by researchers at ACES as members of the research programme MistraPharma.   …

Stockholm University high on the list in environmental science

Stockholm University was ranked 27th on the list of the top 100 universities in the world in environmental science, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015.   “The high ranking is a reflection of the excellent work being done by many faculty, students and staff within our faculty. I find it particularly encouraging in view of our …