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  • Mapping the spread of diarrhoea bacteria a major step towards new vaccine

    [10 Nov 2014] Every year hundreds of thousands of people die from diarrhoeal diseases caused by ETEC bacteria. A study published in Nature Genetics describes how Swedish researchers have mapped the spread of strains of ETEC bacteria around the world. It provides key information about how pathogenic bacteria arise, which will be important for the Swedish diarrhoea vaccine currently under development.

  • Low Levels of the DHEA Prohormone Predict Coronary Heart Disease

    [6 Nov 2014] Men with low levels of DHEA in the blood run an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease events. The Sahlgrenska Academy study has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

  • Promising Steps Toward Combination Treatment of Deadly Pediatric Cancer

    [4 Nov 2014] Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) activity has been identified as one of the basic processes in neuroblastoma, which accounts for approximately 15% of all fatal cases of pediatric cancer. A study published in Science Signaling by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy points the way to targeting ALK in treatment of the deadly disease.

  • Differences in Obesity in Children from Different Socioeconomic Backgrounds

    [3 Nov 2014] The prevalence of obesity and overweight in children in Västra Götaland are stable, but there are signs that socioeconomic differences are increasing. These are the conclusions of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy, which has examined approximately 3,000 children aged 7-9 years in western Sweden.

  • Extracting a Milk Canine Tooth Beneficial to the Permanent Tooth

    [30 Oct 2014] In some children, the permanent canine tooth fails to grow properly. If the dentist extracts the milk tooth at the right time, however, the probability that the permanent tooth will grow properly is doubled, and a long treatment can be avoided. This is the conclusion of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

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