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Machine learning can help slow down future pandemics

13 April, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Artificial intelligence could be one of the keys for limiting the spread of infection in future pandemics. In a new study, researchers at the University of Gothenburg have investigated how machine learning can be used to find effective testing methods during epidemic outbreaks, thereby helping to better control the outbreaks. In the study, the researchers […]

Heart failure and stroke rising in men under 40

8 April, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Heart failure and stroke are unusual diagnoses among younger people. But they are now clearly on the rise in men below the age of 40, according to a University of Gothenburg study. The scientists have found links to obesity and low fitness in the upper teens. The present study, published in Journal of Internal Medicine, […]

Estimating costs of uterine transplantation

7 April, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Sweden’s acclaimed research on uterine transplants has taken a new step forward: into the field of health economics. Now, for the first time, there is a scientifically based estimate of how much implementing the treatment costs. The current research is based on the nine uterine transplants from living donors carried out in 2013, under the […]

Gut microbiota in cesarean-born babies catches up

1 April, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Infants born by cesarean section have a relatively meager array of bacteria in the gut. But by the age of three to five years they are broadly in line with their peers. This is shown by a study that also shows that it takes a remarkably long time for the mature intestinal microbiota to get […]

No increase in colorectal cancer after obesity surgery

26 March, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Colorectal cancer risk does not rise after bariatric surgery, a study from the University of Gothenburg shows. This finding is important for patients with obesity, and their healthcare professionals, when deciding upon such an operation. Obesity is a known risk factor for several types of cancer, including colorectal cancer (affecting the colon or rectum). It […]

Better postoperative recovery for physically active

25 March, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

People who are physically active on a regular basis recover better after surgery for colorectal cancer. However, starting to exercise only after the diagnosis is a fact had no effect on recovery, a University of Gothenburg thesis shows. In working on his thesis, Aron Onerup, who obtained his doctorate in surgery at the University’s Sahlgrenska […]

Insulin rises before cells develop resistance, new diabetes research implies

17 March, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have now presented results that may change our basic view of how type 2 diabetes occurs. Their study indicates that free fatty acids (FFAs) in the blood trigger insulin release even at a normal blood-sugar level, without an overt uncompensated insulin resistance in fat cells. What is more, the […]

Transport system in the human brain studied in new dissertation

12 March, 2021 - Linnéuniversitetet

Proteins are often called the building stones of our bodies – rightly so. Almost everything that goes on in our bodies involves proteins in one way or another. In a new dissertation in chemistry, Dick Sjöström zooms in on a specific transport protein which we could use to develop medicines and treatment for, among other […]

Research to improve exposed women’s lives

4 March, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Many women who were exposed to severe abuse or neglect in childhood nonetheless manage to feel a sense of wellbeing in adulthood. How can this be? Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, University West and Örebro University have jointly explored this question in a study focusing on what generates health, rather than ill health. Knowledge […]

A new hub for developing medicines of the future at the University of Gothenburg

1 March, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

In recent years, techniques have been developed to treat diseases with what are known as oligonucleotide drugs, based on short DNA or RNA molecules. The Wallenberg Centre for Molecular and Translational Medicine at the University of Gothenburg has now been awarded SEK 54 million by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, and SEK 48m from SciLifeLab and the University of Gothenburg, to create a national technology platform in this subject area: the OligoNova Hub.