[5 Mar 2014] A diet based on fruits and vegetables, whole grain products and some types of fish seems to reduce the risk of preterm delivery. This is the conclusion of a Nordic study on 66 000 pregnant Norwegian women published in the British Medical Journal.
[3 Mar 2014] In the spring of 2013, a team of researchers and doctors at the University of Gothenburg performed the last of nine planned uterus transplants. The six-month follow up shows that live-donor uterus transplantation has a low risk despite extended surgery duration. In the next phase of the world-unique research project researchers will help seven of the women become pregnant through IVF treatment.
[26 Feb 2014] Researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital has developed a new method for the treatment of phantom limb pain (PLP) after an amputation. The method is based on a unique combination of several technologies, and has been initially tested on a patient who has suffered from severe phantom limb pain for 48 years. A case study shows a drastic reduction of pain.
[19 Feb 2014] Nerve fibers in our skin are calibrated to respond to human touch. The researchers behind this finding work at Sahlgrenska Academy, and they have also determined the optimum speed and temperature for caressing the skin to be pleasant.
[6 Feb 2014] Eight out of ten Swedes suffer from low back pain at some point in life, implying huge costs to society by sick-leave and healthcare expenses. In a new study, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy show that the risk of misdiagnosis healthy discs as painful in patients with low back pain is considerable, and that the diagnostic method discography therefore should be avoided.
[5 Feb 2014] Treatment with antibodies that attack a harmful molecule in the brain has yielded promising results in tests on Alzheimer¿s patients. The results are from a so-called phase 3 clinical study conducted by leading researchers from American, British and Swedish universities.
[29 Jan 2014] In a new study, researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy show that mice with lung cancer develop more aggressive tumours and die faster when their diet is supplemented with antioxidants. The results, published in Science Translational Medicine, are confirmed in studies on human lung cancer cells.
[27 Jan 2014] Understanding how early life experiences may affect food choices in adulthood will be investigated as part of a major new research initiative, which includes researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy.
[23 Jan 2014] Early rehabilitation interventions seem to be essential for how well a patient recovers after a severe brain injury. It might even increase the chances for long-term survival, according to researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy.
[21 Jan 2014] The gut flora of children who are wholly or partly breastfed helps protect them against developing obesity, reveals research at the Sahlgrenska Academy.