Press releases


Protected droplets a new transport route for medicines

30 November, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Microgels form a thin protective shell around a droplet until the temperature rises above 32 degrees. Then the microgels shrink and the droplet dissolves in the surrounding liquid. A study by researchers from the University of Gothenburg now reveals the underlying mechanism behind this process. The discovery could revolutionise methods of targeting medicines to specific […]

Researchers pioneer safe chemotherapy methods for treating bacterial infections

26 September, 2023 - Linköpings universitet

Antibiotic resistant bacteria are a threat to human lives, and yet the development of new drugs to treat bacterial infections is slow. A group of proven drugs used in cancer treatment for decades could possibly be the solution. A new class of antibiotics is now being developed by researchers at Linköping University, Sweden.

The pandemic a tough time also for pharmacies

15 September, 2023 - Göteborgs universitet

Customers showing up even when they were sick, not agreeing with the restrictions, and many new tasks for staff. These are factors that contributed to heavier workloads and tougher work environments in pharmacies during the pandemic, a study reveals. The scientific study, published in the journal Exploratory Research in Clinical and Social Pharmacy, was conducted […]

New research project: Advanced biosensors will detect aggressive tumors, viruses and bacterial diseases

31 August, 2023 - Linnéuniversitetet

High resolution press photos of Ian Nicholls for downloading: Linnaeus University is developing methodology to diagnose aggressive lung cancer, viral and bacterial diseases in a new project with industry and healthcare. A total of SEK 35 million is invested in advanced biosensors. The project may lead to faster diagnoses and more cost-effective care. Within […]

Sjöberg Laureate brings new hope to people with lung cancer

15 February, 2023 - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

This year’s Sjöberg Prize of one million dollars is awarded to professor Kevan Shokat, University of California, USA. Ten years ago, he became the first person to succeed in blocking one of the mutated proteins that cause most cancer cases. This is a huge scientific breakthrough that is bringing hope to people who are critically ill with lung cancer.

Joining efforts in research on antibiotic resistance

16 December, 2022 - Göteborgs universitet

Research on antibiotic resistance will broaden significantly when the Center for Antibiotic Resistance Research (CARe) in Gothenburg expands. Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of the most serious global health threats. Over a million people die annually as a direct result of infections caused by resistant bacteria. Lack of effective antibiotics jeopardizes much of modern […]

Copper a clue in the fight against cancer

10 November, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

For cancer cells to grow and spread around the human body, they need proteins that bind copper ions. New research about how cancer-related proteins bind the metal and how they interact with other proteins, opens up potential new drug targets in the fight against cancer. Human cells need small amounts of the metal copper to […]

New research reveals wastewater treatment plants can catch a cold

28 October, 2022 - Chalmers tekniska högskola

The efficient running of wastewater treatment plants is an essential part of modern society. Just like humans, wastewater treatment plants can get sick, due to viral attacks. Now, new research from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, reveals the implications for the surrounding environment in case the plant catches a cold. From the study, the researchers have shown there is a clear relationship between virus concentration and the amount of dissolved organic carbon present in the effluent water. More of this carbon in the effluent water, means increased oxygen consumption in the surrounding bodies of water where the effluent is discharged. This could have potential negative impacts on the aquatic ecosystems nearby.

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 […]

Discovery about a cause of prostate cancer rewarded with the Sjöberg Prize

15 February, 2022 - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

Arul M. Chinnaiyan, University of Michigan, USA, is awarded this year’s Sjöberg Prize, worth one million US dollars, for his discovery of the fusion gene responsible for more than half of all prostate cancer cases. This has significantly improved our understanding of one of the most common types of cancer and already contributed to better diagnostics. It also holds great potential for improving the care of thousands of patients in the future.