[14 Jun 2013] Shingles, which is caused by the chickenpox virus, can cause infection in the brain in upwards of 200 Swedes annually, which is more than previously known. Long after the infection, patients may also develop problems with memory and other cognitive problems. These are two of the findings in a dissertation from the Sahlgrenska Academy.
[10 Jun 2013] Fear of social situations is considerably more common among the elderly than previously thought. A thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy shows that four percent of over 65s suffer from social phobia.
[30 May 2013] An international collaboration involving data from, amongst other sources, the Swedish Twin Registry at Karolinska Institutet, has found several DNA variants that show a statistically significant association with educational attainment. The study is published in the scientific journal Science and is based on the results of 50 different sub-studies.
[30 May 2013] Intestinal bacteria may have a greater influence on us than was previously thought. In a study published in the prestigious journal Nature on 29 May, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy and Chalmers University of Technology show that patients with type 2 diabetes have an altered gut microbiota. Their findings have led to a new model to identify patients at increased risk of developing diabetes.
[23 May 2013] In four out of ten cases, long-term stress suffered by women leads to some form of physical complaint. This is shown by a study of 1,500 women carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy.
[21 May 2013] University of Gothenburg Vaccine Research Institute (GUVAX) announces successful results in a placebo controlled phase I study of an oral, inactivated Escherichia coli diarrhea vaccine.
[16 May 2013] Pharmaceuticals that inhibit a specific enzyme may be useful in treating progeria, or accelerated aging in children. A new study performed at the Sahlgrenska Academy, published in Science, indicates that the development of progeria in mice was inhibited upon reducing the production of this enzyme.
[6 May 2013] Swedish researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg report that a simple habit may give significant protection against allergy development, namely, the parental sucking on the baby´s pacifier.
[21 Apr 2013] The body´s brown fat cells play a key role in the development of obesity and diabetes. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have now discovered that we humans have two different kinds of brown fat cells and not one kind as previously thought. This discovery, now published in Nature Medicine, opens up new opportunities for future medicines that exploit the brown fat cells' ability to consume calories.
[9 Apr 2013] Women with high blood pressure during pregnancy have an increased risk of high blood pressure even 40 years after maternity, which leads in turn to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This has been demonstrated by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy.