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  • 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.

  • Women with high blood pressure get different treatment to men

    [22 Sep 2014] Women who are treated for high blood pressure are not given the same medication as men, nor do they hit the treatment targets as often, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Egyptian papyrus scrolls shed light on a mysterious joint disease

    [15 Sep 2014] German doctor Hans Reiter claimed credit during the 1930s for having identified the rheumatic disease reactive arthritis. Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy can now reveal that the disease was known thousands of years ago, a discovery that sheds new light on how diseases become established and spread through the centuries.

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