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Higher thrombus risk in men with obesity in adolescence

29 April, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Men with a history of obesity in their late teens are, in adult life, more at risk of a blood clot (thrombus) in a leg or lung, according to a study from the University of Gothenburg study shows. The risk rises successively and is highest in those who were severely obese in adolescence. A thrombus […]

New findings on hepatitis C in infants can lead to improved treatments

27 April, 2020 - Karolinska Institutet

Only about five per cent of the babies born to mothers with hepatitis C are themselves infected by the disease. A possible reason for this low figure is that the baby’s immune system has already destroyed the virus before birth. A new study from researchers at KI and published in the journal Gut reveals clear […]

New study takes the pulse of a sleeping supervolcano

23 April, 2020 - Uppsala universitet

Under the volcanoes in the Central Andes there is a gigantic reservoir of molten magma. For several million years, it has been there without fully solidifying or causing a supervolcanic eruption. Geologists have long wondered how this is possible. Researchers from Uppsala University, among others, have now discovered that the secret may be hidden tributaries of hot magma from inside the Earth.

New blood test for Alzheimer’s developed

23 April, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

A new blood test for Alzheimer’s disease has been developed under the leadership of researchers at the University of Gothenburg. The method is based on measuring a specific variant of tau protein in ordinary blood samples, which makes the test relatively simple and cheap to perform. The research behind the test was headed by Kaj […]

Wind turbine noise affects dream sleep and perceived sleep restoration

20 April, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

Wind turbine noise (WTN) influences people’s perception of the restorative effects of sleep, and also has a small but significant effect on dream sleep, otherwise known as REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, a study at the University of Gothenburg shows. A night of WTN resulted in delayed and shortened REM sleep. Knowledge of how sleep […]

Type 2 diabetes: Too much glucagon when α-cells become insulin resistant

20 April, 2020 - Uppsala universitet

Patients with type 2 diabetes secrete not only too little insulin but also too much glucagon, which contributes to poor blood glucose control. A new study from Uppsala University suggests that this is because the glucagon-secreting α-cells have become resistant to insulin.

Influencers important in corona communication

9 April, 2020 - Handelshögskolan i Stockholm

How can you get people to follow to government recommendations and advice in times of COVID-19? Use the power of influencers, argues Assistant Professor Jonas Colliander. A big part in the fight against COVID-19 is getting information about government guidelines and regulations out to the population as quickly and efficiently as possible. As people’s news […]

Ear’s inner secrets revealed with new technology

8 April, 2020 - Uppsala universitet

What does it actually look like deep inside our ears? This is has been very difficult to study as the inner ear is protected by the hardest bone in the body. But together with Canadian colleagues, researchers from Uppsala University have now used synchrotron X-rays to map the blood vessels of the inner ear three-dimensionally.

Inequalities in Swedish care for bipolar disorder

8 April, 2020 - Göteborgs universitet

In Sweden, care for bipolar disorder shows inequalities. They are associated both with socioeconomic factors and with gender, according to research from the University of Gothenburg. For instance, lithium — the treatment deemed to have the most stabilizing effect on the disorder — is administered to men more often than to women. Bipolar disorder involves […]

Celiac disease linked to increased mortality

7 April, 2020 - Karolinska Institutet

People with celiac disease have increased risk of dying prematurely, despite increased awareness of the disease in recent years and better access to gluten-free food. This is according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Columbia University in the U.S. published in the prestigious journal JAMA. Celiac disease was linked to increased […]