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  • Clear signs of brain injury with severe COVID-19

    [18 Jun 2020] Certain patients who receive hospital care for coronavirus infection (COVID-19) exhibit clinical and neurochemical signs of brain injury, a University of Gothenburg study shows. In even moderate COVID-19 cases, finding and measuring a blood-based biomarker for brain damage proved to be possible.

  • Newly appointed honorary doctor at Sahlgrenska Academy

    [3 Jun 2020] Professor Bo Håkansson of Chalmers University of Technology has been awarded an honorary doctorate in medicine by Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.

  • Patients who had been waiting in operation queue died earlier

    [25 May 2020] Early surgery improved both outcome and survival in patients with the neurological condition hydrocephalus, while mortality was higher in those who had to wait, according to a thesis from the University of Gothenburg. These results add to pressure on efforts to keep waiting lists for surgery short.

  • Reduced obesity for weighted-vest wearers

    [30 Apr 2020] Scientists from the University of Gothenburg have found a new method of reducing human body weight and fat mass using weighted vests. The new study indicates that there is something comparable to built-in bathroom scales that contributes to keeping our body weight and, by the same token, fat mass constant.

  • New blood test for Alzheimer's developed

    [23 Apr 2020] A new blood test for Alzheimer's disease has been developed under the leadership of researchers at the University of Gothenburg. The method is based on measuring a specific variant of tau protein in ordinary blood samples, which makes the test relatively simple and cheap to perform.

  • Inequalities in Swedish care for bipolar disorder

    [8 Apr 2020] In Sweden, care for bipolar disorder shows inequalities. They are associated both with socioeconomic factors and with gender, according to research from the University of Gothenburg. For instance, lithium - the treatment deemed to have the most stabilizing effect on the disorder - is administered to men more often than to women.

  • Professor Mikael Landén wins Article of the Year award

    [17 Feb 2020] Mikael Landén, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Gothenburg, is among the winners for his 'Article of the Year': the best article of 2019 in the Swedish Medical Journal Läkartidningen. He gained the victory for the category 'Commentary' by writing about the surge in young patients with gender dysphoria.

  • Many older people's glasses of wrong power

    [14 Jan 2020] Overall, Swedish 70-year-olds' eyesight is good, but many could see even better. Six in ten can improve their vision by getting eyeglasses or changing the power of the glasses they already have, according to a new study from the University of Gothenburg.

  • Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation's Diagnostics Accelerator Makes Major Investment to Fast Track Development of Novel Biomarkers

    [12 Dec 2019] Professor Henrik Zetterberg at the University of Gothenburg will head a major European research collaboration, which is developing a significantly easier way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease at an early stage through a blood test. Such a test could offer the potential for developing new treatments for Alzheimer's and related dementias.

  • 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.

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