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Majority of 15–19-year-olds wanted COVID jab

22 October, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Unconcerned for themselves — but willing to protect others. These attitudes were expressed by many teenagers on being asked whether they wanted to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The study, from the University of Gothenburg, shows that a majority were in favor of the idea. The study, published in the scientific journal Vaccine: X, is based […]

Pregnancy overshadowed by the pandemic

18 October, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

A pregnancy constantly overshadowed by the unknown. That is how women in Sweden who have been pregnant during the pandemic describe it. A study lead by researchers from University of Gothenburg highlights the insecurity and loneliness they have been experiencing. The study, published in the scientific journal Women and Birth, is based on in-depth interviews […]

Low-status jobs with high vulnerability during pandemic

18 October, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Workplace infection risk and failing crisis information dissemination are both factors contributing to high incidence of COVID-19 among foreign-born workers in low-status occupations, a report from the University of Gothenburg’s Unit of Occupational and Environmental Medicine shows. Prevalence of COVID-19 is not only high among employees in the health and social care sectors. Overrepresentation is […]

Molecular mixing creates super stable glass

14 October, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Image: Researcher Sandra Hultmark works with a sample of the new glass material using a FSC (Fast Scanning Calorimetry) machine. The illustration on the left shows the eight different perylene molecules that were investigated in the study. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in creating a new type of super-stable, durable glass […]

Obesity in four out of ten adults with COVID-19 in intensive care

14 October, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

People with obesity were overrepresented among adults in Sweden receiving intensive care for COVID-19 during the first wave of the pandemic. Just over 39 percent had obesity, compared with some 16 percent in the population. The risks of prolonged hospitalization and death in intensive care units (ICUs) was also higher for patients with obesity, as […]

Brain damage from long stays in space

12 October, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Spending a long time in space appears to cause brain damage. This is shown by a study of five Russian cosmonauts who had stayed on the International Space Station (ISS). Researchers at the University of Gothenburg are among those now presenting the results. The study is published in the scientific journal JAMA Neurology. Its co-authors […]

Many adults have fatty deposits in heart arteries without knowing

21 September, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

More than four out of ten adults, ages 50 to 64 years and without known heart disease, have some degree of atherosclerosis, according to a new study, led by researchers from University of Gothenburg. Atherosclerosis, or the buildup of fatty deposits in blood vessels that supply blood to the heart, is a major cause of […]

Studies of menopausal hormone therapy reviewed

20 September, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Treatment with estrogen in menopause is both good and bad for women’s health. The picture is complex and the scientific evidence sometimes scanty or only moderately solid, a study shows. University of Gothenburg researchers took part. The study, now published in the journal PLOS Medicine, is a systematic review and critical analysis of previous research […]

Studies of RNA rewarded with the Aminoff Prize

14 September, 2021 - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

This year’s Aminoff Prize is awarded to researchers Elena Conti and Patrick Cramer in Germany and Seth Darst in the US, who have investigated cellular systems for the production, transport and quality control of RNA. RNA, a macromolecule found in all living organisms, reads and interprets the information in the genome. It is vital that […]

Sharp fall in amputations due to type 1 diabetes

8 September, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

Amputation in type 1 diabetes is becoming relatively less common in Sweden. The rate has fallen by just over 40 percent over an approximately 20-year period, a University of Gothenburg study shows. The results, published in the journal Diabetologia, are based on registry data on 46,088 people with type 1 diabetes in the years 1998–2019. […]