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  • Training can reverse nicotine-induced brain damage

    [20 Aug 2019] Motor-skill training has proved capable of reversing brain impairments in rats treated with nicotine. This effect has been demonstrated in a recent study and, in the long term, the method may also come to be tested as an aid to human smoking cessation.

  • Improved fitness and strength for cardiac patients from individualized training with physical therapist

    [24 Jul 2019] In people with both heart failure and atrial fibrillation, physical capacity improves if individualized, therapist-led, exercise-based training is provided. This method yields better results than prescribing physical activity for these patient groups, a thesis shows.

  • Long life and lower dementia risk associated with unusual gene variant

    [19 Jun 2019] People with a specific, unusual gene mutation seem to be protected against several dementias and to have a greater chance of longevity, an extensive international research study shows.

  • Thirty years after anorexia onset, fewer ill than healthy

    [3 Jun 2019] A study that started in 1985 followed some 50 people who had become anorexic in their teens. It shows that 30 years later, the majority were healthy but some had persistent eating disorders. The study, published in The British Journal of Psychiatry, was carried out at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.

  • Young athletes may need one-year break after knee surgery

    [23 May 2019] After surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, young athletes are now recommended to undergo at least a year¿s rehab and thorough testing before resuming knee-strenuous sport. Research shows that those who return to sport relatively soon after surgery incur a highly elevated risk of a second ACL injury.

  • New brain mechanisms regulating body weight

    [2 May 2019] Researchers at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, clarify the link between the molecule interleukine-6 (IL-6) in the brain and obesity. In experiments on rats and mice they show that the molecule does affect the risk of obesity, and also where this effect occurs in the brain.

  • Ann Hellström appointed Wallenberg Clinical Scholar

    [26 Mar 2019] Professor Ann Hellström, Chief Physician and Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology, is to be a Wallenberg Clinical Scholar. Her research concerns babies born extremely preterm, and she is investigating what is required for these babies' organs to continue develop normally after birth.

  • New insight into the process of generation of new neurons in the adult brain

    [4 Jan 2019] Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, in collaboration with research groups in Finland, Canada, and Slovenia, have discovered a novel and unexpected function of nestin, the best known marker of neural stem cells.

  • Risk of blindness among premature babies with low levels of blood platelets

    [15 Oct 2018] Premature babies with low levels of platelets (thrombocytes) in their blood run a greatly increased risk of being afflicted with a severe variation of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), an eye disease that can cause blindness, according to a study published in the journal JCI Insight. In experiments on mice, injections of blood platelets reduce the pathological development of retinal vessels.

  • Reduced risk of severe stroke for individuals who walk regularly

    [15 Oct 2018] Physical activity not only reduces the risk of stroke. Individuals who walk at least 30 minutes a day also have a lower risk of severe stroke, according to a new study in Neurology.

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