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­­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 […]

Expect Russia to continue throwing its military weight around, not least in Europe

3 December, 2019 - FOI Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut

Compared to a decade ago, Russia has clearly made substantial progress in transforming its military into an efficient fighting force. A new report from FOI forecasts a consolidation of Russian military capability towards 2029, with several implications for international security. – Over the past ten years, Russia has bridged the gap between its policy ambitions […]

Study shows lower mortality from induction of labor at 41 weeks

21 November, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Inducing labor after 41 instead of 42 full weeks’ pregnancy appears to be safer in terms of perinatal survival, new Swedish research shows. The current study is expected to provide a key piece of evidence for upcoming decisions in maternity care. In Sweden, the risk of a baby dying before, during or shortly after birth […]

Successful study of Swedish vaccine candidate against diarrhea

20 November, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

University of Gothenburg reports first successful results of the oral, inactivated vaccine candidate ETVAX against enterotoxigenic E. coli diarrhea in a placebo-controlled phase I/II study in infants and children from 6 months to 5 years of age in Bangladesh. All predefined primary endpoints for the study were achieved, showing that the vaccine candidate was safe […]

Newly discovered motifs in rock art in Tumlehed shows seafaring in the Stone Age

8 November, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

South-west Sweden’s best preserved rock painting has now been dated – it is from the late Stone Age. With the aid of new technologies, researchers at the University of Gothenburg have been able to reveal a number of previously unknown motifs that are no longer visible to the naked eye. The most important of these […]

Training in mental ill-health a determinant of managers’ preventive actions

31 October, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Managers who have received training in mental health issues, and whose workplaces run general information campaigns on mental health, are significantly more likely to work preventively in this area vis-à-vis their subordinates, a study shows. This applies irrespective of organization size and managers’ own experiences of mental ill-health. “It’s important for organizations to take overall […]

Oxygen in hyperbaric chamber provides relief after radiotherapy

15 October, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can relieve self-reported symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy against cancer in the pelvic region, a study shows. After 30–40 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, many patients experienced reductions in bleeding, urinary incontinence, and pain alike. “This treatment is highly effective for the majority of the patients” states Nicklas Oscarsson, first author […]

Different views on vaginal birth after previous caesarean section

3 October, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

There is considerable variations in different countries´ health care systems and professionals in the views on vaginal birth after previous caesarean section (VBAC), according to a European study. However, women’s´ views are more similar in the different countries. Globally there is huge variation in the rate of caesarean section (CS), from a small percentage to […]

New findings enable more heart donations

24 September, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

There is a risk of every fourth heart examined for possible donation being dismissed as unusable due to stress-induced heart failure. But this condition, according to new research, has no bearing on the outcome of a transplant. These results open the way for up to 30% more heart transplant. “Systematic utilization of these hearts would […]

Speech impairment and more surgery in five-year-old international adoptees with cleft palate

6 September, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

In a group of internationally adopted children with cleft lip and/or palate, speech at age five is impaired compared to a corresponding group of children born in Sweden, a study shows. The adopted children also need more extensive surgery, which may be due to their surgical interventions taking place later in life. “The study shows […]