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We conduct research and education in medicine, odontology and healthcare science. Top researchers, among them a Nobel Prize laureate, and young students come together under our roof – always in close contact with real-world healthcare.
We are a young enterprise that doesn’t let convention or preconception stand in the way of progress. Instead, our doors are open to collaboration – wherever it might help us to see new perspectives with better ways to prevent or treat illness.
We often choose an approach that is close to the patient. We collaborate with Sahlgrenska University Hospital and the Public Dental Service.
Here, we present a few of our co-workers and their research – eight accounts from real life to give you a picture of Sahlgrenska Academy.
[5 Oct 2016] Hospitalized patients suffer a surprising amount of pain without it receiving attention. In a Sahlgrenska Academy study, two of three patients report that they have been in pain, and the perceived pain is significantly higher than the limit considered acceptable by the medical system. The study also shows that women have to experience more pain than men for the staff to note it in their patient health records.
[21 Sep 2016] Associate Professor Karolina Skibicka from the Department of Physiology has been chosen as this year's recipient of the Young Fernström Prize at Sahlgrenska Academy. Skibicka received the prize for her pioneering studies on the nervous system's reward mechanisms.
[19 Sep 2016] Many women seeking emergency medical care have at some point experienced mental or physical abuse by a close relative. This is according to a new doctoral thesis from Sahlgrenska Academy, which also shows that women living in abusive relationships often feel ignored by staff at emergency rooms.Many women seeking emergency medical care have at some point experienced mental or physical abuse by a close relative. This is according to a new doctoral thesis from Sahlgrenska Academy, which also shows that women living in abusive relationships often feel ignored by staff at emergency rooms.
[14 Sep 2016] Supplement of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may improve reading skills of mainstream schoolchildren, according to a new study from Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Children with attention problems, in particular, may be helped in their reading with the addition of these fatty acids.
[13 Sep 2016] A study from Sahlgrenska Academy reports that nine out of ten early pregnant women with diabetes say they are in good health.