[6 Apr 2017] A new study has found that people with a prosthesis attached directly to their skeleton can hear by means of vibrations in their implant. This sound transmission through bones is an important part of osseoperception - sensory awareness of the patient¿s surroundings provided by their prosthesis. This discovery sheds new light on the tactile and auditory perception of humans and can be used to develop improved prostheses.
[3 Apr 2017] The relationship between head injuries suffered during contact sport and Alzheimer's disease is now being called into question thanks to research by the Sahlgrenska Academy, which has revealed that hockey players with multiple concussions probably have other injuries in their brains.
[29 Mar 2017] Surgery is the most reliable method of treatment for incontinence -ccuring the condition in just over eight in ten cases; other types of treatment, meanwhile, do not deliver the same kind of success. These are the findings of a comprehensive systematic overview of cure rates for the treatment of incontinence around the world during the last ten years.
[28 Mar 2017] High concentrations of the stress hormone, Cortisol, in the body affect important DNA processes and increase the risk of long-term psychological consequences. These relationships are evident in a study from the Sahlgrenska Academy on patients with Cushing's Syndrome, but the findings also open the door for new treatment strategies for other stress-related conditions such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress.
[27 Mar 2017] The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded Fredrik Bäckhed, Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Gothenburg, the 2016 Torsten Söderberg Academy Professorial Chair in Medicine "for his groundbreaking discoveries regarding the role of intestinal microbiota in the body's metabolic process."
[24 Mar 2017] Research into biological aging will need to change direction, from its current focus on the individual parts of the cells to how these parts communicate with each other. "This is critical to our understanding of how aging works and to slowing down age-related illnesses," says Thomas Nyström, Professor of Microbiology at the Sahlgrenska Academy.
[23 Mar 2017] Swedish researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy and Chalmers University of Technology have successfully induced human cartilage cells to live and grow in an animal model, using 3D bioprinting. The results will move development closer to a potential future in which it will be possible to help patients by giving them new body parts through 3D bioprinting.
[23 Mar 2017] The new center for spinal cord injuries in Gothenburg will focus on a group of patients with considerable healthcare and rehabilitation needs. The initiative covers research and education for patients, relatives and medical professionals aimed at giving those affected by such injuries more independence.
[22 Mar 2017] Surgical intervention for urethral stricture - a condition that affects mainly men - is going to require more and more expertise and standardized surgical procedures to ensure success, according to research done at the Sahlgrenska Academy, in which a total of 569 surgical procedures were studied.
[17 Mar 2017] "If there's one thing I want to recommend to younger researchers, it is to always also stay clinically involved." Christopher Gillberg, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, is now moving to a role as senior professor. No question for him of slowing down as he enters his 68th year.
24 Apr at 2:00 PM [Research profile seminar]
25 Apr at 5:00 PM [Internal]
26 Apr at 3:00 PM [Research profile seminar]
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