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  • Promising modification of the intestinal flora in colon cancer

    [22 Sep 2017] Living lactic acid bacteria, probiotics, can change the intestinal flora of patients with cancer of the colon. These are the findings of a study published in the journal BMJ Open Gastroenterology.

  • 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).

  • Gene therapy that protects against weight gain and insulin resistance in mice

    [23 Aug 2017] There was no weight gain, despite a higher energy intake, and insulin sensitivity was increased. These are the results from experiments on mice that had elevated levels of the protein BMP4 following gene therapy in a study at Sahlgrenska Academy, published in Cell Reports.

  • The brains of newborns distinguish between caresses

    [22 Aug 2017] The ability to distinguish between different kinds of caresses on the skin already exists at a very early age. This is evident from a study by the Sahlgrenska Academy, in which the blood supply in brains of infants 6 to 10 weeks old was investigated.

  • A new study rebut the claim that antidepressants do not work

    [18 Aug 2017] A theory that has gained considerable attention in international media, including Newsweek and the CBS broadcast 60 minutes, suggest that antidepressant drugs, such as the SSRIs, do not exert any actual antidepressant effect. A research group at the Sahlgrenska Academy has now analyzed data from clinical trials and can rebut this theory.

  • Remote rehab proves highly beneficial to hearing aid users

    [15 Aug 2017] Hearing aids that go unused, and people who choose to muddle through or withdraw from social interactions when their hearing deteriorates - sound familiar? Research currently being carried out at Sahlgrenska Academy has revealed that distance-based rehabilitation which incorporates exercises and helpful tips can be highly beneficial.

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Page Manager: Pontus Sundén|Last update: 8/16/2016
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