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  • Paul Blanc will be this year's honorary doctorate from Sahlgrenska Academy

    [23 May 2016] The Academy Board has decided to designate the world's leading occupational medicine researcher Paul Blanc as an honorary doctorate. He received the appointment for his long and significant collaboration with Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Environmental pollution with antibiotics leads to resistance

    [23 May 2016] More and more people are infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria. But how do bacteria become resistant? A doctoral thesis from the Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research at University of Gothenburg has investigated the role of the environment in the development of antibiotic resistance.

  • Chewing gums or piercing can lead to jaw problems and headaches

    [17 May 2016] Teenagers¿ extensive chewing of gum and use of piercing jewelry in the mouth or lips can lead to increased problems such as tenderness in the temporomandibular joints and chewing muscles, headaches and difficulty opening wide. This is according to a new study at Sahlgrenska Academy, done on high school students.

  • A doctor from Sahlgrenska debuts with an internal medicine novel

    [9 May 2016] The medical students in the novel know. That the kidney is a silent organ, that the heart is a muscle - and that there is no way to save all patients. The author and medical resident Annika Paldanius is using her medical knowledge to help in her literary debut.

  • Hormones that are released during hunger affect decision making

    [4 May 2016] Never make a decision when you are hungry. The hormone ghrelin - that is released before meals and known to increase appetite - has a negative effect on both decision making and impulse control. Such were the results of a recently conducted study at Sahlgrenska University.

  • Researchers identify new functional biomarker for autism in boys

    [20 Apr 2016] Researchers have developed a new brain imaging measure to identify autism in boys. The method opens up new possibilities to track progress and improve treatment.

  • The University of Gothenburg continues to be one of the world's best in odontology research

    [18 Apr 2016] The Institute of Odontology at the University of Gothenburg came in fifth in the overall rankings of odontology institutes of higher education in the world. However, scientifically, the institute ranked third in the world.

  • New study and database on biomarkers - a major aid in Alzheimer's research

    [11 Apr 2016] In a new study published in Lancet Neurology, researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have been able to show which blood and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers that best differentiate between patients with Alzheimer¿s disease and controls. Parallel to the study, the researchers developed a large database that gathers data on biomarkers in Alzheimer¿s and other forms of dementia.

  • The opportunity to live as others do increases feelings of participation

    [11 Apr 2016] A disability can lead to greater stress for persons with foreign backgrounds. They want to live as others do and the opportunity to be active in their daily life is basic to their sense of participation. A new doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy has explored these issues.

  • Threatening situations caused by patients and relatives creates fear in nurses

    [8 Apr 2016] Threatening situations caused by patients and relatives are a problem within several areas of healthcare, including trauma healthcare. In a new study at Sahlgrenska Academy interviewed nurses described such things as how, after a conflict situation, they can experience fear of being recognized out in public and worry of possibly being forced to witness.

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