Press releases



Game app provides knowledge of person-centred care

27 June, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Click, swipe, listen to patients and follow the talk among the healthcare staff. Now, another step in the work towards a more person-centred care is being taken as the PCC Game app is being launched. A virtual journey for greater knowledge and with tricky questions along the way. The game app was developed on behalf […]


Lifelong ill-health after exposure to chemical weapons

25 June, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

People exposed to chemical warfare agents (CWAs) often incur chronic damage to their lungs, skin and eyes, for example. They also frequently succumb to depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. This is shown by research on survivors from the 1988 gas attacks against Kurdish Halabja in Iraq. “The findings show that exposure to chemical warfare agents, […]


Language barriers effect parents’ participation in neonatal care

24 June, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

A warm smile and a caring hand on the shoulder are not enough to overcome the language barriers that can arise between parents and healthcare professionals in neonatal care when the parents have not mastered the Swedish language. A new thesis raises the questions of when and how to get the assistance of an interpreter. […]


New Honorary Doctors at Sahlgrenska Academy

19 June, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Gunilla Backman, Carl Bennet, and Denis Mukwege have been appointed honorary doctors at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. The three people awarded honorary doctorates at Sahlgrenska Academy in 2019 have been engaged in important collaborations with the University of Gothenburg for many years. With these honors, the Academy wishes to express both its appreciation of […]


Stiffening arteries in teenagers with persistent obesity

28 May, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Children and adolescents with long-term obesity have increased arterial stiffness by their late teens, a study of more than 3,000 children followed from age 9 to 17 shows. These results, in the researchers’ view, call for more initiatives to reduce teenage obesity. “The teens are a key period for measures to tackle obesity, since doing […]


Thirty years after anorexia onset, fewer ill than healthy

27 May, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

A study that started in 1985 followed some 50 people who had become anorexic in their teens. It shows that 30 years later, the majority were healthy but some had persistent eating disorders. The study, published in The British Journal of Psychiatry, was carried out at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. To lose weight, people […]


Young athletes may need one-year break after knee surgery

23 May, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

­After surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, young athletes are now recommended to undergo at least a year’s rehab and thorough testing before resuming knee-strenuous sport. Research shows that those who return to sport relatively soon after surgery incur a highly elevated risk of a second ACL injury. “What’s absolutely essential is to let […]


Difficulties with Reading and narration in children with autism

21 May, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Children with autism may be good at reading a text one word at a time, but simultaneously have problems in understanding and retelling the content of what they read. Research now shows the importance, for these children, of extensive language assessment and follow-up over time. “It’s usually a deviant language development that parents worry about […]


Rare disease gives new insight into regulatory T cell function

23 April, 2019 - Karolinska Institutet

An international study led from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutetprovides new insights into the regulatory T cells’ role in protecting against autoimmune disease. By mapping the targets of the immune system in patients with the rare disease IPEX, they were able to show that regulatory T cells control immunotolerance in the gut. The results are published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.