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  • Clear effect of new medicine against severe muscle disease

    [2 Nov 2017] A new medicine against the severe muscle disease spinal muscular atrophy proved to have such good effect on small children that an international study was discontinued early. A team at Sahlgrenska Academy is in charge of the Swedish part of the trial presented in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

  • A focus on dental health can protect children from developing overweight

    [24 Oct 2017] Talking about dental health with children and parents - about what is healthy and unhealthy for your teeth - can be one way to prevent children from developing overweight. This is suggested in a thesis from Sahlgrenska Academy on children¿s diet, BMI and well-being.

  • New antibiotic resistance genes found

    [16 Oct 2017] Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found by searching large volumes of bacterial DNA and are published in the scientific journal Microbiome.

  • Treacherous correlation in the brain from smoking

    [12 Oct 2017] Out with the cigarette pack, put a cigarette in the mouth and light up. That is a well-known action for a smoker and, at the same time, behavior which has a stronger connection to actual drug dependency than was previously believed, research at Sahlgrenska Academy has revealed.

  • Blood Samples May Provide Patient Radiosensitivity Answers

    [9 Oct 2017] How much radiation or chemotherapy can a certain person handle? With help from blood or tissue testing, it may be possible to answer this question in advance, which in turn could improve treatment, as research at Sahlgrenska Academy shows.

  • Clear effect of art therapy on severe depression

    [5 Oct 2017] Create a picture of how you are feeling on this particular day, said the first exercise in the art therapy. After ten treatments the patients who suffered from severe or moderately severe depression had shown more improvement than the patients in the control group, shows research at Sahlgrenska academy.

  • Game app provides knowledge of person-centered care

    [3 Oct 2017] Click, swipe, listen to patients and follow the talk among the healthcare staff. Now, another step in the work towards a more person-centered care is being taken as the PCV game app is being launched. A virtual journey for greater knowledge and with tricky questions along the way.

  • Advanced Animal Modeling Reveals New Ways of Treating Malignant Melanoma

    [28 Sep 2017] Currently available treatments for malignant melanoma can cure certain patients - but not all. A group of researchers from the Sahlgrenska Cancer Center have demonstrated that an advanced new animal model known as ¿avatar mice¿ can be used in research to understand why treatment is not always successful, and by extension improve the prognosis for this form of skin cancer. Their findings are being presented in articles in two Nature Publishing journals.

  • Fatal glandular cancer will soon be possible to treat

    [28 Sep 2017] A new combination of existing drugs has been shown to block the cancer gene behind a fatal form of glandular cancer, adenoid cystic carcinoma. The findings from the Sahlgrenska Academy can lead to new treatment for patients with this disease relatively soon.

  • 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.

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