Press releases


Healthcare Should do More to Discover Violence Against Pregnant Women

2 June, 2014 - Göteborgs universitet

Children born into families with a history of violence risk negative health consequences in both the short term and the long term. The maternal healthcare system should, therefore, become better at discovering women in the childbearing period who are subject to intimate partner violence. Men who have perpetrated violence also desire to receive help and support. These results have been presented by scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy, who have interviewed around 20 men and women about their experiences with intimate partner violence in the childbearing period.

Many Children Affected by Posttraumatic Stress Disorder after Traffic Accidents

23 May, 2014 - Göteborgs universitet

Nearly every third child who is injured in traffic is subsequently affected by posttraumatic stress disorder. Every fifth child is still suffering from mental and psychosocial problems one year after the accident. These are the conclusions of a thesis submitted at the Sahlgrenska Academy, which shows also that only 6 out of 10 children and adolescents who are involved in a traffic accidents wear a helmet when cycling.

Blood test identifies brain damage from concussion in ice hockey

14 March, 2014 - Göteborgs universitet

Half way into last year’s season, 35 of 288 players in the Swedish Hockey League had already had a concussion. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, who surveyed all of the players in the league’s 12 clubs, have now developed a method that can show just an hour after the injury how severe the concussion is, if there is a risk of long-term symptoms and about when the player can return to the game.

€85million European programme targets novel antibiotics

12 February, 2014 - Uppsala universitet

The growing problem of resistance to antibiotics is very costly, both in human lives and in resources. Uppsala University is now to be a leading actor in a gigantic EU-funded project in which academia, the pharmaceutical industry and the biotechnology industry will collaborate to fast-track the development of new antibiotics.

Swedish medical university offers world class MOOCs

10 February, 2014 - Karolinska Institutet

One of the world’s leading medical universities, Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, now offers online MOOCs (massive open online courses). This gives hundreds of thousands of students worldwide access to the university’s leading edge expertise.

Umeå University climbs in ‘top 50 under 50’ world ranking

4 February, 2014 - Umeå universitet

Umeå University advanced seven places globally – from 34 to 27 – in this year’s ‘Top 50 under 50’ league table produced by QS University Rankings. The list focuses on young and dynamic universities established within the last 50 years.

Errant gliding proteins yield long-sought insight

11 November, 2013 - Uppsala universitet

In order to react effectively to changes in the surroundings, bacteria must be able to quickly turn specific genes on or off. Although the overall mechanisms behind gene regulation have long been known, the fine details have eluded scientists for decades. Researchers at Uppsala University can now provide a picture of how proteins regulate genetic expression at the atomic level.

Work commutes getting longer and gender differences persist

30 October, 2013 - Göteborgs universitet

On average, Swedish men and women have different commuting habits. Despite an increasingly gender-equal society, traditional household patterns are changing very slowly. The regional enlargement in many parts of the country – or geographic extension of labour markets – imply longer commuting times. These are the key conclusions of a new doctoral thesis from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.

New research project on how to live long and prosper

30 October, 2013 - Karolinska Institutet

[PRESS RELEASE 30 OCTOBER 2013] Next week, world-leading scientists will meet in a new research project to uncover the genetic mystery behind healthy aging. The project, which is coordinated by Karolinska Institutet, will study subjects who reached the age of 105+ years.

Grazers and pollinators shape plant evolution

21 October, 2013 - Uppsala universitet

It has long been known that the characteristics of many plants with wide ranges can vary geographically, depending on differences in climate. But changes in grazing pressure and pollination can also affect the genetic composition of natural plant populations, according to a new study.