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New ultrafast method for determining antibiotic resistance

8 August, 2017 - Uppsala universitet

Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new method for very rapidly determining whether infection-causing bacteria are resistant or susceptible to antibiotics. The findings have now been published in the US journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).


Functions at old age are influenced by previous lifestyle

21 July, 2017 - Uppsala universitet

“Which factors increase the chance of aging with well-maintained functions?” Older men who never smoked, avoided obesity and had held a healthy Mediterranean-inspired diet have good chances of maintaining their independence at a very high age.


Fewer infections in mechanical heart valves

18 July, 2017 - Karolinska Institutet

Infections in surgically implanted heart valves are more common in patients who have been given a biological prosthetic valve than in those with a mechanical one, a study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Circulation shows. Some 1,500 people undergo aortic valve replacement every year in Sweden, about 75 per cent of whom receive […]


Blocking of an enzyme stops brain tumour cells from growing

18 July, 2017 - Uppsala universitet

By blocking of an enzyme that affects the cellular microenvironment it is possible to stop brain tumour cells from growing. This is shown in a new study published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics by researchers at Uppsala University in collaboration with researchers in Haifa, Israel and Brisbane, Australia.

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