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Research in Medicine, Odontology & Healthcare

85

millions in
external funds

192

professors

830

research students

3

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

  • Effective Protection against Hip Fracture during Cortisone Treatment

    [12 Jul 2017] There is effective protection against hip fracture for the many elderly people whose skeleton is declining in strength, as a side effect of cortisone treatment. If patients receive the osteoporosis medication alendronate, it reduces the risk of hip fracture by 65 percent, as a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reveals.

  • Large increase in BMI during puberty a new risk factor for stroke

    [29 Jun 2017] Boys whose body mass index (BMI) increases substantially during puberty run an increased risk of stroke later in life. This is indicated by research conducted at the Sahgrenska Academy that studied over 37,000 individuals.

  • Participation in healthcare in jeopardy for people with speech and language disorders

    [28 Jun 2017] Patients with speech and language disorders risk losing out on their right to have a say in their care. Research at Sahlgrenska Academy is now highlighting the need for uninterrupted communication with healthcare staff, clear strategies from the care provider¿s side and individual communication plans for elderly residents in long term care facilities.

  • Risk of brain injury in newborns reduced by early treatment against infections

    [26 Jun 2017] The risk of brain injury in newborns, from lack of oxygen or poor blood supply to the brain, may be reduced by using the drug N-acetylcysteine (NAC), known as the antidote to acetaminophen toxicity, against brain inflammation caused by infections in the newborn. Research at Sahlgrenska Academy also indicates that pregnant women with infections may be treated preventively prior to childbirth.

  • Broccoli in focus when new substance against diabetes has been identified

    [15 Jun 2017] Researchers have identified an antioxidant - richly occurring in broccoli - as a new antidiabetic substance. A patient study shows significantly lower blood sugar levels in participants who ate broccoli extract with high levels of sulforaphane.

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