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  • New discovery offers hope of protecting premature babies from blindness

    [12 Feb 2018] Now there is hope of a new way to protect extremely premature babies from impaired vision or blindness resulting from the eye disease retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). A study at Sahlgrenska Academy published in JAMA Ophthalmology points to a clear link between ROP and low levels of the fatty acid arachidonic acid, measured in children¿s blood.

  • PhD student position in Basic Medicine, 4 positions

    [12 Feb 2018] PhD student position in Basic Medicine, 4 positions

  • The body's own bathroom scales - a new understanding of obesity

    [2 Jan 2018] Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found evidence for the existence of an internal body weight sensing system. This system operates like bathroom scales, registering body weight and thereby fat mass. More knowledge about the sensing mechanism could lead to a better understanding of the causes of obesity as well as new anti-obesity drugs.

  • Prestigious award in pediatric endocrinology

    [25 Oct 2017] Kerstin Albertsson Wikland, senior professor in pediatric growth research at the University of Gothenburg, has been given the Andrea Prader award.

  • 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.

  • Hormone from fat tissue can give protection against PCOS

    [14 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.

  • Broccoli in focus when new substance against diabetes has been identified

    [15 Jun 2017] Researchers have identified an antioxidant - richly occurring in broccoli - as a new antidiabetic substance. A patient study shows significantly lower blood sugar levels in participants who ate broccoli extract with high levels of sulforaphane.

  • Newly discovered disease mechanism for type 2 diabetes

    [8 Jun 2017] A newly discovered mechanism behind reduced insulin production in type 2 diabetes is now being presented. In an article in Nature Communications, researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy describe how insulin-producing cells regress in their development, become immature, and do not work properly. A finding that opens the doors to new clinical treatments.

  • Significant Weight Loss Following Vagus Nerve Stimulation

    [9 May 2017] Thirty percent less food intake and significant weight loss - these are the findings of research conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy that saw laboratory animals receiving so-called vagus nerve stimulation. The research has also given us a better idea of the effect the method has on the body.

  • New center for spinal cord injuries established in Gothenburg

    [11 Apr 2017] The new center for spinal cord injuries in Gothenburg will focus on a group of patients with considerable healthcare and rehabilitation needs. The initiative covers research and education for patients, relatives and medical professionals aimed at giving those affected by such injuries more independence.

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