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Higher dementia risk in women with prolonged fertility

17 September, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Women with a longer reproductive period had an elevated risk for dementia in old age, compared with those who were fertile for a shorter period, a population-based study from the University of Gothenburg shows. “Our results may explain why women have a higher risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease than men after age 85, […]

Aminoff Prize rewards explosive studies of biological macromolecules

14 September, 2020 - Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Gregori Aminoff Prize 2021 to Henry Chapman, University of Hamburg, Germany, Janos Hajdu, Uppsala University, Sweden, and John Spence, Arizona State University, USA, “for their fundamental contributions to the development of X-ray free electron laser based structural biology”. Proteins are large molecules, macromolecules, that […]

Systematic approach crucial for person-centred care

10 September, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Systematic efforts and a clear structure are decisive factors in the transition to person-centred health care. A University of Gothenburg study, published in the scientific journal BMJ, reflects what is now a decade of experience and research in the field. Expectations are growing stronger for health care to be person-centered, and therefore emanate from a […]

Long sick leave after low-grade brain tumor

2 September, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

One year after the diagnosis of low-grade malignant brain tumor, a University of Gothenburg study shows, just under three people in ten were in full-time employment. Another year later, the proportion remained below half. For this young patient group, returning to work is a key health factor. Every year, some 100 people in Sweden are […]

Clear will and capacity to help emergency care in crisis

24 August, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Operators beyond the confines of conventional emergency healthcare are willing and able to assist in a crisis, a University of Gothenburg study shows. Hotels, schools, and veterinary clinics are among those ready for inclusion in a crisis preparedness system, to enable emergency healthcare to be scaled up with the utmost speed. The purpose of the […]

New research gives us a better understanding of how picornaviruses enter the host cell

13 August, 2020 - Linnéuniversitetet

Picornaviruses is a family of viruses that can cause a number of different diseases, including polio, meningitis, and in rare cases myocarditis, encephalitis, and paralysis. In a new dissertation in biomedical science from Linnaeus University, Helena Vandesande has studied, among other things, how picornaviruses infect the host cell and take over its machinery to replicate […]

Spread of flu virus in hospital environment common

15 July, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

One in four inpatients with influenza in a given season showed signs of having become infected during care. This is clear from a University of Gothenburg thesis about the spread of influenza in hospitals and how this problem can be remedied. One of the studies in the thesis is based on a review of the […]

Better hip replacements when surgeon operates often

14 July, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

The higher the proportion of primary hip replacement operations a surgeon performs annually, the better the results are, a thesis at the University of Gothenburg shows. On the other hand, it makes little difference to the patient whether the operating surgeon is a fully trained specialist in orthopedics or a resident physician being trained as […]

Gut microbiota provide clues for treating diabetes

13 July, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

The individual mix of microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract provides vital clues as to how any future incidence of type 2 diabetes can be predicted, prevented and treated. This is demonstrated in a population study led from the University of Gothenburg. That a person’s gut microbiota can contribute to type 2 diabetes has been […]

Intrahospital transport of ICU patients a moment of risk

6 July, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

When bedbound intensive care patients are moved within a hospital, the single most common risk factor is nonfunctioning technology and equipment. These transfers, a well-known moment of risk, have been studied in a University of Gothenburg thesis. Moving critically ill patients within a hospital, for investigations and treatments, always entails risks. Today, however, the majority […]