[21 May 2013] University of Gothenburg Vaccine Research Institute (GUVAX) announces successful results in a placebo controlled phase I study of an oral, inactivated Escherichia coli diarrhea vaccine.
[16 May 2013] Pharmaceuticals that inhibit a specific enzyme may be useful in treating progeria, or accelerated aging in children. A new study performed at the Sahlgrenska Academy, published in Science, indicates that the development of progeria in mice was inhibited upon reducing the production of this enzyme.
[6 May 2013] Swedish researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg report that a simple habit may give significant protection against allergy development, namely, the parental sucking on the baby´s pacifier.
[21 Apr 2013] The body´s brown fat cells play a key role in the development of obesity and diabetes. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have now discovered that we humans have two different kinds of brown fat cells and not one kind as previously thought. This discovery, now published in Nature Medicine, opens up new opportunities for future medicines that exploit the brown fat cells' ability to consume calories.
[9 Apr 2013] Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy have an increased risk of high blood pressure even 40 years after maternity, which leads in turn to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This has been demonstrated by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy.
[27 Mar 2013] The first grant in memory of Eva Selin Lindgren was awarded to breast cancer researcher Khalil Helou at the Sahlgrenska Academy. -I am grateful for the recognition and pleased to have been chosen. It was also a huge pleasure to see so many people at the ceremony. It was an honor to meet Eva Selin Lindgren´s husband and son, and at the same time a sorrowful reminder of a great loss.
[27 Mar 2013] The very serious hereditary disease HDLS was discovered in 1984 in Sweden. Many HDLS patients are still incorrectly diagnosed with Alzheimer´s disease, MS or Parkinson´s disease, but researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy have now developed a more certain diagnosis method - and are seeking to find a treatment for the "unknown" neurological disorder.
[25 Mar 2013] Can zebrafish be the key to new treatments of Alzheimer¿s disease? This is the hope of Petronella Kettunen at the Sahlgrenska Academy who is the recipient of SEK 1.75 million from the Torsten Söderberg Foundation for a unique research project.
[22 Mar 2013] A new method in which a number of operations are performed simultaneously can provide people with tetraplegia with a better grip function and the ability to open their hand. This method also shortens the patient¿s rehabilitation period by at least three months, reveals a doctoral thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy.
[12 Mar 2013] Hello there Maria Bokarewa, professor and researcher in rheumatology. You are in charge of a research group in the department that has now been named as one of the 21 most prominent in Europe, a "Centre of excellence in rheumatology". Why are your groups of researchers receiving this fine honour?