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First published study from the research project Sweden-China Bridge

13 April, 2021 - Högskolan i Halmstad

Halmstad University started in October 2020 the research project Sweden-China Bridge – Creating A Collaborative Academic Platform for Electrification of Transportation Systems in collaboration with Lund University, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) and Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School. The project is funded by the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket, TRV), Sweden and lasts for two years.

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 […]

Unique AI method for generating proteins will speed up drug development

30 March, 2021 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

Artificial Intelligence is now capable of generating novel, functionally active proteins, thanks to recently published work by researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. “What we are now able to demonstrate offers fantastic potential for a number of future applications, such as faster and more cost-efficient development of protein-based drugs,” says Aleksej Zelezniak, Associate Professor […]

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 […]

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 […]

Women in Politics: Why are they under-represented?

8 March, 2021 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

To highlight the International Women’s day, the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics together with researchers from the FREE Network have explored reasons why women are under-represented in political offices worldwide under the FROGEE research initiative, which is supported by the Swedish government via Sida and Si. This year the theme for International Women’s Day brings […]

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 […]

­­Algorithm that performs as accurately as dermatologists

12 February, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

A study has now been presented that boosts the evidence for using AI solutions in skin cancer diagnostics. With an algorithm they devised themselves, scientists at the University of Gothenburg show the capacity of technology to perform at the same level as dermatologists in assessing the severity of skin melanoma. The study, published in the […]