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  • 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.

  • Rich less cooperative than poor

    [22 Aug 2017] Things like ethnicity, wealth and profession define who we are and our position in society. In his thesis, behavioural economist Andrea Martinangeli explored cooperation among different groups. By using experimental methods he found that especially rich individuals tend to cooperate among each other.

  • New book addresses 250 years of freedom of expression in Sweden

    [21 Aug 2017] Last year Sweden's Freedom of the Press Act, the first legislation of its kind in the world, celebrated 250 years. The newly released book, 'The Legacy of Peter Forsskål. 250 Years of Freedom of Expression', sheds light on the history of free speech based on Peter Forsskål and his 21 theses on civil liberty.

  • DNA Analysis Can Answer Questions about the Downfall of Bronze Age Town

    [21 Aug 2017] Excavations at the large Bronze Age town of Hala Sultan Tekke near Larnaca, Cyprus, have yielded new results. ¿The finds reflect a cosmopolitan society with wide-ranging contacts,¿ says Peter M. Fischer, the archaeologist in charge.

  • 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

    [17 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.

  • Hormone from fat tissue can give protection against PCOS

    [9 Aug 2017] Obesity and reduced insulin sensitivity are common in polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS. New research based on animal studies, and to be published in the journal PNAS, reveals that the hormone adiponectin can protect against these changes.

  • Decreasing prevalence of dementia among the oldest-old

    [26 Jul 2017] Better treatment of stroke and higher education in later-born generations are the two main explanations for the decreasing prevalence of dementia among the oldest old, according to a new report from Swedish researchers.

  • Decreasing prevalence of dementia among the oldest-old

    [26 Jul 2017] Better treatment of stroke and higher education in later-born generations are the two main explanations for the decreasing prevalence of dementia among the oldest old, according to a new report from Swedish researchers.

  • Effective Protection against Hip Fracture during Cortisone Treatment

    [12 Jul 2017] There is effective protection against hip fracture for the many elderly people whose skeleton is declining in strength, as a side effect of cortisone treatment. If patients receive the osteoporosis medication alendronate, it reduces the risk of hip fracture by 65 percent, as a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reveals.

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Press Officers at the Communications unit  

Ulrika Lundin
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 6705
Mobile: 46 (0)70-775 8851
Email: ulrika.lundin@gu.se 

Thomas Melin

Phone: 46 (0)31-786 20 21
Mobile: 46 (0)73-404 2021
E-post: thomas.melin@gu.se

Other Media contacts

The Sahlgrenska Academy

Krister Svahn, Press Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 3869, (0)766-18 38 69
Email: krister.svahn@sahlgrenska.gu.se

Faculty of Arts

Johanna Hillgren, Press Officer 
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 1068, 46 (0)766-18 10 68
Email: thomas.melin@hum.gu.se

Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts

Emma Corkhill, Communications Officer
Phone:  46 (0)732 46 36 12
Email: emma.corkhill@konst.gu.se

Academy of Design and Crafts

Carina Krantz, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 6521
Email: carina.krantz@hdk.gu.se

Academy of Music and Drama

Kerstin Nilsson, Chief Information Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 4028
Email: kerstin.nilsson@hsm.gu.se

Valand Academy

Oana Georgescu, Communications Officer
Phone: (0)766-18 1028
Email: oana.georgescu@gu.se

Faculty of Social Sciences

Lars-Olof Karlsson, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 4841
Email: lars-olof.karlsson@gu.se

School of Business, Economics and Law

Daniel Karlsson, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31 786 5477, 46 (0)733 687520
E-mail: johanna.flemstrom@handels.gu.se

Maria Norrström, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 31 786 1247, 46 (0)709 226689
E-mail: maria.norrstrom@handels.gu.se

Faculty of Education

Torsten Arpi, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 2161, 46 (0)766-18 21 61
Email: ragnhild.larsson@gu.se

Faculty of Science

Carina Eliasson, Communicatons Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 9873, (0)766-22 98 73
Email: anita.fors@science.gu.se

Tanja Thompson, Communications Director
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 4857, (0)707-72 00 72
Email: tanja.thompson@science.gu.se

Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV)

Mikael Östblom, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-772 4954
Email: mikael.ostblom@gu.se

The Board of Teacher Education

Maria Löfstedt, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 5522
Email: maria.lofstedt@.gu.se

IT Faculty

Catharina Jerkbrant, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 2748
Email: catharina.jerkbrant@ituniv.se

University Library

Pauline Sjöberg, Communications Officer
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 6547
Email: pauline.sjoberg@ub.gu.se

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