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Testing a immunological drug as a new treatment for early type 1 diabetes

27 January, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

A large clinical study is now beginning on an approved drug for treating psoriasis. The drug will be tested on patients who were recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The theory is that the drug could preserve the patient’s remaining insulin production. A large number of hospitals throughout Sweden are participating in this large project, […]

Depression and low quality of life 30 years after chemical attack

25 January, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Mustard gas harms the vision, skin and breathing. Three decades on, however, the predominant effect is mental ill-health. At a time when chemical warfare is a threat, researchers at the University of Gothenburg have now presented their study monitoring a group of victims of a historical gas attack. With the war in Ukraine, threats to […]

Joining forces for research on asthma, allergy, and airways

24 January, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

“Breathe Sweden”, a digital platform for researchers who collect studies on diseases and disorders of the respiratory tract, has now been launched. The initiative enhances scope for Nordic collaboration in large population studies. In 2022 the platform “Andas Sverige” was launched to enable the Swedish-speaking public to find nonspecialist information about current research on respiratory […]

Fewer surgically treated ankle fractures with a clear-cut treatment routine

24 January, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

It has been shown that the percentage of ankle fractures that undergo surgery could be substantially reduced, from more than 30 per cent to 10 in the most common type of fracture. The key is a clear-cut treatment routine that benefits both patients and caregivers, according to a doctoral dissertation at the University of Gothenburg. […]

Early tastings shorten breastfeeding

18 January, 2023 - Uppsala universitet

The earlier infants begin to taste small samples of solid food, the earlier they eat more food and stop breastfeeding. This is shown in a new study from Uppsala University and Sophiahemmet University, in which the mothers of 1,251 infants from all over Sweden participated. Almost half of the infants received tastings at the age of four months.

New blood test differentiates neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease from other dementias

16 January, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

A new blood test that can track and follow the neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease – and exclude other dementias. That is an innovation now presented by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, together with colleagues in Italy and USA. In recent years, a lot of effort has been put on developing biomarkers in blood that […]

Model explains how autism arises

28 December, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

The development of autism may now become easier to understand, thanks to an explanatory model presented in a thesis from University of Gothenburg, Sweden. This model provides new insights into how various risk factors give rise to autism and why there is such great variability between individuals. Autism, a neurodevelopmental condition, affects how people perceive […]

More obesity in three- and four-year-olds during pandemic

27 December, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

The incidence of overweight and obesity in children aged three and four in Sweden during the pandemic, especially in more deprived areas, a study of just over 25,000 children in three Swedish counties shows. The study, published in the European Journal of Public Health, is based on data concerning 25,049 children aged three to five […]

Physical fitness a demographic watershed

22 December, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Sedentary behavior, a large waist circumference, and advanced age: These factors are clearly associated with inferior physical fitness among people aged 50 to 64.  In a study with over 5,000 participants, investigating the correlations in detail, major fitness disparities are shown. Fitness is a vital factor for performance in sports, but also for the stamina […]

How fat takes over the lymph nodes as we age

21 December, 2022 - Uppsala universitet

A new study from researchers at Uppsala University presents novel findings on why human lymph nodes lose their function with age and the consequences for the effectiveness of our immune system. The article has been published in The Journal of Pathology.