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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Identifies mechanisms behind bone strength and fracture risk

    [12 Oct 2014] Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy have discovered a central mechanism that regulates our bone strength and the risk of suffering a fracture. The study is published in Nature Medicine in collaboration with researchers from Harvard University, Umeå University and the University of Turku.

  • Newly discovered lipids may lead to new treatment for type 2 diabetes

    [10 Oct 2014] A newly discovered group of lipids, which are released from fat cells, has shown promising results in studies treating mice with diabetes. The research, which was highlighted in the leading journal Cell, will be further developed by researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Soviet Fixator Heals Fractures Just as Well as Pins and Screws

    [7 Oct 2014] The Ilizarov method is routinely used in eastern Europe in the treatment of bone fractures. Studies of Swedish patients have shown that the unorthodox steel frame has many advantages over traditional open surgery, opening the way for it to be introduced as an alternative treatment in routine Swedish healthcare.

  • More Physical Activity Improved School Performance

    [6 Oct 2014] Just two hours of extra physical activity each week can improve school performance. This has been shown by a study of approximately 2,000 twelve-year-olds carried out by scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • World´s first child born after uterus transplantation

    [3 Oct 2014] In a ground-breaking research project at the University of Gothenburg, seven Swedish women have had embryos reintroduced after receiving wombs from living donors. Now the first transplanted woman has delivered a baby ¿ a healthy and normally developed boy. The world-unique birth was acknowledged in The Lancet on 5 October.

  • A Neurotic Personality Increases the Risk of Alzheimer Disease

    [1 Oct 2014] Women who worry, cope poorly with stress and/or experience mood swings in middle age run a higher risk of developing Alzheimer disease later in life. This is the conclusion of a study carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy that followed 800 women for nearly 40 years.

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