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  • Clear link between fitness in middle age and risk of dementia

    [21 Mar 2018] Women who have a high cardiovascular fitness in middle age have a risk of developing dementia when older that is almost 90 percent lower than among women in average physical condition, according to a study published in the journal Neurology.

  • Remote sensing improves knowledge about Amazonian pre-history

    [20 Mar 2018] A regional socio-economic organization was developed in parts of the Amazon centuries before the Europeans came to America. This is stated in a new publication by, among others, Per Stenborg, archaeologist at the University of Gothenburg.

  • New biomarkers for neuroblastoma, a type of cancer in children

    [15 Mar 2018] Two new biomarkers for a type of cancer in children called neuroblastoma have been identified in a study published in the journal Cancer Cell. The findings are expected to have immediate significance for disease prognosis, and eventually also for treatment.

  • Soils respond differently to warming

    [6 Mar 2018] As the climate becomes warmer, there is also an increased risk that soils releasing carbon, will become something of a ¿carbon bomb¿ and further accelerate global warming. But new research reveals that the effect varies with different types of soil.

  • RNA-based therapy cures lung cancer in mouse models

    [28 Feb 2018] By turning down the activity of a specific, so-called RNA molecule, researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have cured lung tumors in mice by 40-50 percent. The results, published in Nature Communications, represent the tip of the iceberg in an extensive research project in which 633 new biomarkers for 14 types of cancer have been identified.

  • Lack of important content in sickness certificates

    [27 Feb 2018] About half of the medical certificates for sick leave are deficient, according to research at Sahlgrenska Academy. Quality of the certificates was poorest in the case of symptom diagnosis, where the sickness itself had not been identified.

  • New advances in medication for muscle disease in children

    [27 Feb 2018] Spinraza, the gene therapy medication, also provides significant improvements in cases with the next most severe form of neuromuscular disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which afflicts children from 6 to 18 months of age. That is shown by a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

  • Hello, Professor Thomas Sterner, who was in Paris last week to talk about the Swedish carbon dioxide tax

    [23 Feb 2018] Hello, Thomas Sterner, Professor of Environmental Economics, who was invited to Paris last week to testify to French ministers how the Swedish carbon dioxide tax works, because France is about to introduce a carbon dioxide tax on Swedish level to bring down its greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Researchers concerned about plastic consumption

    [23 Feb 2018] We are exposured to microplastics from our surroundings, and probably at much higher levels than those found in individual food items or drinking water. This has been shown by a new study in which researchers from the University of Gothenburg have participated. The researchers are now calling for a discussion about the consequences of the total global consumption of plastics.

  • Ancient DNA reveals impact of the "Beaker Phenomenon" on prehistoric Europeans

    [23 Feb 2018] In the largest study of ancient DNA ever conducted, an international team of scientists has revealed the complex story behind one of the defining periods in European prehistory. The study is published this week in the journal Nature.

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