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Bariatric surgery effective against early-onset obesity too

20 February, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Surgical treatment of obesity is as effective for individuals who developed the disorder early, by the age of 20, as for those who have developed obesity later in life, a study from the University of Gothenburg shows. The results, published in the journal Diabetes Care, are based on data from the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) […]

First Swedish transplant of uterus from deceased donor

17 February, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

The Swedish team responsible for uterine transplantation research has, for the first time, transplanted a uterus from a deceased donor. The operation proceeded without complications and the recipient is doing well. The transplant was done in December 2019 under the supervision of Mats Brännström, consultant physician and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University […]

Adding sewage sludge on soils does not promote antibiotic resistance, Swedish study shows

10 February, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Adding sewage sludge on soils does not promote antibiotic resistance, a study from University of Gothenburg shows. Some of the antibiotics we use end up in sewage sludge, together with a variety of antibiotic resistant bacteria present in feces. Therefore, there is a widespread concern that spreading sludge on farmland would contribute to the development […]

Menopause timing hard to determine in every third woman

6 February, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Is it possible to investigate menopausal age, or not? In more than one in three women aged 50, the body provides no clear answer about the menopause, a University of Gothenburg study shows. Increased use of hormonal intrauterine devices and contraceptive pills are the cause. The springboard for the study was previous research, published in […]

Sjöberg Prize awarded for decisive discoveries about cell growth

4 February, 2020 - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Sjöberg Prize 2020 of one million US dollars to Michael Hall and David Sabatini. The two researchers have radically changed ideas about cell growth, an important factor in the development of cancer. In doing so, they laid the foundation for new forms of cancer treatment. When cells […]

New species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in infected wound

20 January, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

A hitherto unknown antibiotic-resistant bacteria species, in the same family as E. coli and Salmonella spp., has been found and classified in Sweden. The proposed taxonomic name of the species — the first of the new genus — is Scandinavium goeteborgense, after the city of Gothenburg, where the bacterium was isolated and the research was […]

Many older people’s glasses of wrong power

14 January, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Overall, Swedish 70-year-olds’ eyesight is good, but many could see even better. Six in ten can improve their vision by getting eyeglasses or changing the power of the glasses they already have, according to a new study from the University of Gothenburg. “We’re really healthy and have good eyesight in Sweden, and being 70 doesn’t […]

Lower risk for malignant melanoma after bariatric surgery

2 January, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Bariatric surgery is associated with a distinct reduction in skin-cancer risk, a study shows. This finding can be described as a key piece of evidence that substantiates the connection between weight loss and malignant skin cancer. “This provides further evidence for a connection between obesity and malignant skin cancer, and for the view that we […]

­­New findings on satiety signaling from intestine

10 December, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

A previously unknown mechanism that suppresses satiety signals from the small intestine is the main finding of a new study. This may explain, first, satiety disorders in obesity and diabetes and, second, the prompt health effects of gastric bypass, a form of bariatric surgery. The study, published in the BMJ journal Gut, is based on […]

Primary care centers’ extra payment for medication reviews ineffective

28 November, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Recent research shows that the system of special remuneration for drug reviews with older patients in primary care has not had the desired effect. The primary care centers (PCCs) in Region Västra Götaland (VGR) that most frequently reported, and were paid for, these reviews improved no more than the others. “There’s a very weak association […]