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How the small intestine defends itself against bacteria

23 September, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have now shown how mucus protects the small intestine in mice. In the future, this finding may lead to new ways of preventing relapse in Crohn’s disease in humans. One method used by the scientists has been to film how the intestinal crypts become filled with mucus and expel […]

Cardiovascular disease risks the same in both women and men

21 September, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

For women and men, the risk factors for cardiovascular disease are largely the same, an extensive global study involving University of Gothenburg shows. The study, now published in The Lancet, includes participants in both high-income and medium- and low-income countries. Cardiovascular disease is more widespread in the latter. The data were taken from the Prospective […]

High-volume surgeons no better at reducing postoperative incontinence

8 September, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

In men who have had prostate cancer surgery, urinary incontinence is a common side effect. Its frequency varies from one surgeon to the next. In a major University of Gothenburg study, the number of surgeries performed by the urology surgeon made no difference to the patients’ incontinence risk. This surprised researchers. Prostate cancer is the […]

Measuring wastewater coronavirus accurately

7 September, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Monitoring of viruses in wastewater enables the course of a pandemic and its burdens on various parts of the health-care sector to be predicted, independently from official public testing capacity and scope for infection tracking. This has been established in a study from the University of Gothenburg. The measurements and analyses of coronavirus levels in […]

The EU’s guidelines for procurement during the Covid-19 crisis may lead to increased corruption

2 September, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

Shouldn’t common provisions for procurement within the EU lead to increased central control and better coordination? Yes, but the guidelines introduced during the Covid-19 crisis were at the same time so flexible that they can also result in increased corruption and reduced legitimacy. This is shown by Brigitte Pircher, associate professor of political science, in […]

Possible new cancer treatment target discovered

30 August, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have identified a previously unknown mechanism controlling tumor growth in cultured cells and mice. This discovery may potentially enable future development of new drugs against a range of cancer diseases. In a research article published in the journal Nature Communications, the Gothenburg scientists have described their discovery. It concerns […]

Cardiac arrest survival rate rising

26 August, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

The probability of surviving sudden cardiac arrest outside hospital has more than doubled in 30 years. This is shown by a national Swedish register study covering more than 130,000 cases. Sudden cardiac arrest affects some 10,000 people in Sweden annually. Saving them is a race against the clock, and the actions of bystanders who can […]

Low job control a risk factor for suicidal behavior

24 August, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Men working in occupations featuring low demands and low control over their own work situation are at elevated risk for suicide attempts and suicide. In jobs with high demands and high control, the risk is lower. This is shown in a study from the University of Gothenburg. Men generally find it harder than women to […]

Walking football can enhance health and older people’s mobility

23 August, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Physical activity, social interaction, and a sense of community are among the effects of walking football – known as walking soccer in the U.S. – an increasingly popular senior sport now addressed in a Swedish scientific study. The research results show that the sport promotes health and has the potential to get more people exercising […]

Long-term mystery on muscle mechanisms may be solved – can lead to better drugs

10 August, 2022 - Linnéuniversitetet

New knowledge about the very smallest muscle components, myosin and actin, can contribute to more effective treatment methods for heart and muscle diseases. Together with a research group from Canada, researchers at Linnaeus University have come up with answers that have eluded the research community for decades. The question concerning what happens at the molecular […]