[29 Nov 2013] Analyses of your status updates on Facebook can show if you have psychopathic personality traits. Narcissistic traits can also be discerned from Facebook. These are the results of a new study by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy and Lund University.
[14 Nov 2013] Food transit through the small intestine affects the body's absorption of nutrients and, consequently, our health. The discovery that food transit time is regulated by a hormone indicates new ways to increase the intestinal absorption of nutrients, and thus potentially treat malnutrition.
[21 Oct 2013] EU-wide there is a clear and urgent need to curb healthcare costs. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-centred care have been given the task of coordinating a project to investigate how Europe´s healthcare costs can be kept down whilst quality of care is maintained or even improved.
[10 Oct 2013] A hunger-reducing hormone also helps decrease nicotine-induced reward in mice, according to a new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy. The discovery may lead to new pharmacological agents that help people to quit smoking.
[9 Oct 2013] Football players are at a greater risk of injury five minutes after a card has been given or after a goal has been scored. The frequency of player injuries also increases when their own team is in the lead. These are the findings of researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, who, in collaboration with Fifa, have analysed injuries over the last three World Cup tournaments.
[8 Oct 2013] An international team of scientists led by researchers from Sahlgrenska Academy have made a surprising finding that sheds light on how the GLP-1 mimicking drugs can help in appetite suppression and body weight reduction
[7 Oct 2013] On Monday evening, Fredrik Bäckhed, professor at the Institute of Medicine at the Sahlgrenska Academy, received the "Prince Daniel Grant" for his research on the importance of intestinal flora in the development of cardiovascular diseases.
[7 Oct 2013] Men are more likely than women to report they have been the victims of partner violence. Nevertheless, women tend to suffer more severe health consequences. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have just completed two studies on the subject.
[3 Oct 2013] The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation will give a little over SEK 16 million to the development of new, highly-efficient mucosal vaccines. The vaccines will be drinkable or given as a nasal spray. Professor Nils Lycke at MIVAC at the Sahlgrenska Academy will in cooperation with researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Lund University, combine technologies to develop the next generation of effective mucosal vaccines based on immunomodulation and cell-targeted nanoparticles.
[1 Oct 2013] A major study conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy has now disproved theories of a viral cause for breast cancer and the brain tumour, glioblastoma. The study, which was based on over seven billion DNA sequences and which is published in Nature Communications, found no genetic traces of viruses in these forms of cancer.