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Research in Medicine, Odontology & Healthcare


millions in
external funds




research students


ranked third in the world 
in Dentistry


Sahlgrenska Academy 

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.


Research News

  • Eight children born after uterus transplants

    [15 Sep 2017] Eight children born - and the first robot-assisted operation performed. These are some of the results of 18 years of research at Sahlgrenska Academy on uterus transplants. In Gothenburg, the elite of the research world in the field are now gathering for their first congress.

  • New treatment for osteoporosis provides better protection against fractures

    [12 Sep 2017] A new treatment for osteoporosis provides major improvements in bone density and more effective protection against fractures than the current standard treatment. These are the findings of a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The study is the first that compares the effect of two osteoporosis medicines on fractures.

  • Genes behind gestation length and preterm delivery identified

    [7 Sep 2017] The genes that regulate gestational length and the likelihood of preterm delivery, have been identified in a study involving more than 50,000 women. An article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) describes the scientific breakthrough that can lead to improved health and survival among children.

  • New possibility of studying how Alzheimer's disease affects the brain at different ages

    [31 Aug 2017] Alzheimer's disease can lead to several widely divergent symptoms and, so far, its various expressions have mainly been observed through the behaviour and actions of patients. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have now produced images showing the changes in the brain associated with these symptoms - a development which increases knowledge and could facilitate future diagnostics and treatment.

  • Reduced risk of relapse after a heart attack

    [27 Aug 2017] Fighting a chronic inflammation of the vascular walls is an effective way of preventing relapse after a heart attack. These are the findings of a study of more than 10,000 patients, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

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