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Research in Medicine, Odontology & Healthcare

91

millions in
external funds

200

professors

730

PhD students

5

in Dentistry ranked top 5 world wide

 

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

  • Increased risk of atrial fibrillation with congenital heart disease

    [30 Nov 2017] Patients with congenital heart disease are up to 85 times more likely to suffer from atrial fibrillation as adults. The researchers behind a study, published in the journal Circulation, are now advocating more frequent screenings of the most vulnerable groups.

  • New method maps chemicals in the skin

    [29 Nov 2017] A new method of examining the skin can reduce the number of animal experiments while providing new opportunities to develop pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Chemical imaging allows all layers of the skin to be seen and the presence of virtually any substance in any part of the skin to be measured with a very high degree of precision.

  • New discoveries can open the way for pauses in certain medication for breast cancer

    [27 Nov 2017] It is possible to have breaks in long-term medication against hormone-sensitive breast cancer - without the effect of the treatment appearing to have been influenced. Women also feel better if they take a three-month break from the hormone treatment each year, according to a medication study reported in The Lancet

  • 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.

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Lists of Academic Personnel

(In Swedish)

 

 

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