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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.

  • Growing a Blood Vessel in a Week

    [24 Oct 2014] The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Two tablespoons of blood are all that is needed to grow a brand new blood vessel in just seven days. This is shown in a new study from Sahlgrenska Acadedmy and Sahlgrenska University Hospital published in EBioMedicine.

  • Moderate Drinking is Healthy Only for Some People

    [23 Oct 2014] A new study at Sahlgrenska Academy confirms that moderate alcohol consumption can protect against coronary heart disease. But only for the 15% of the population that have a particular genotype.

  • Young Gothenburg Researcher Receives Major Grant

    [15 Oct 2014] Is there a difference between the way that the female and male brain controls appetite? One of this year¿s Ragnar Söderberg researchers in medicine plans to find out.

  • Omega 3 can help children with ADD

    [15 Oct 2014] Supplements of the fatty acids omega 3 and 6 can help children and adolescents who have a certain kind of ADHD. These are the findings of a dissertation at the Sahlgrenska Academy, which also indicates that a special cognitive training program can improve problem behavior in children with ADHD.

  • Swedish-Built Machine Makes Lung Transplants More Available

    [13 Oct 2014] The final hope for many patients with severe lung disease is a transplant ¿ but there is a chronic shortage of donated lungs. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital have tested a new method that makes it possible to use lungs that previously were discarded. Twenty-two additional lung patients have already received transplants using the new method.

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