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  • More Cadmium in the Kidneys But Lower Risk of Harm

    [17 Apr 2014] People who have been exposed to cadmium have higher levels of this heavy metal in the kidneys than previously thought. At the same time, the harmful effects of cadmium on the kidneys are less than calculated, and future studies should rather focus on its effects on the skeleton. These are the conclusions of research carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Awarded for research that may provide better treatment of glandular cancer

    [15 Apr 2014] The 2014 Assar Gabrielsson Award is presented to Doctor of Medicine Marta Persson for her research into how normal cells can turn into cancer cells. By combining basic cancer research with clinical information, the results can boost the development of better treatment for patients with salivary gland tumours. Marta Persson will receive the award and 50,000 SEK.

  • Request for the establishment of project-linked doctoral projects

    [8 Apr 2014] All institutions at the Sahlgrenska Academy are invited to make an inventory of appropriate doctoral projects and establish them for the next call for project-linked doctoral positions this spring 2014.

  • More adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes as previously thought

    [7 Apr 2014] New findings from researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, published in Diabetologia, suggests that Sweden - the country already thought to have the second highest prevalence of type 1 diabetes in the world - could have 2-3 times more adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes than previously estimated.

  • New general concept for the treatment of cancer

    [2 Apr 2014] A team of researchers from five Swedish universities, led by Karolinska Institutet and the Science for Life Laboratory, have identified a new way of treating cancer. The concept is presented in the journal Nature and is based on inhibiting a specific enzyme called MTH1, which cancer cells, unlike normal cells, require for survival. Without this enzyme, oxidized nucleotides are incorporated into DNA, resulting in lethal DNA double-strand breaks in cancer cells.

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