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  • Education and income determine whether women participate in cervical screening

    [11 Jan 2018] The impression that foreign-born women in Sweden more often are excluded from gynecological cancer screening needs to be reconsidered. A study from Sahlgrenska Academy, published in the journal PLOS One, makes it clear that foreign-born women participate to the same extent as women born in Sweden with a corresponding educational level and income.

  • Medication to prevent osteoporotic fractures may hinder the repair of damaged tissue

    [2 Jan 2018] A study at Sahlgrenska Academy has found that one of the most common medications to prevent osteoporitic fractures gives rise to previously unknown mineralization of bone cells. The discovery may be important for understanding the effect of medication on bone quality.

  • Bifidobacterium or fiber protect against deterioration of the inner colonic mucus layer

    [2 Jan 2018] If you are concerned about your health, you should also think about what your gut bacteria consume. Dietary fiber is a key source for their nutrition. Thus the quantity of fiber in your diet influences your weight, blood glucose level and sensitivty to insulin is well-established. The latest research from Sahlgrenska Academy shows that colonic health is also affected.

  • The body's own bathroom scales - a new understanding of obesity

    [27 Dec 2017] Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found evidence for the existence of an internal body weight sensing system. This system operates like bathroom scales, registering body weight and thereby fat mass. More knowledge about the sensing mechanism could lead to a better understanding of the causes of obesity as well as new anti-obesity drugs.

  • Professor Deliang Chen elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences

    [21 Dec 2017] Professor Deliang Chen is the August Röhss chair at the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Gothenburg. According to a news published by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on 28 November, 2017, he was elected as a foreign member of the CAS on 10 November, 2017, together with two Nobel Laureates.

  • Learning through drama helps nurses face the future

    [20 Dec 2017] Learning through drama has unique potential for preparing future nurses and specialist nursing staff for their future professional role, as shown by research from Sahlgrenska Academy. Using role play and exploring various healthcare situations enables nursing students to develop skills that are hard to achieve through traditional educatio

  • Gene expression explains color diversity in birds

    [20 Dec 2017] Genetic mechanisms behind sexual ornaments or threat signals are largely unknown, which limits our understanding of sexual selection and its evolutionary consequences. Research at the Universities of Gothenburg and Cambridge has previously identified a gene involved in the ability of birds to modify yellow carotenoids obtained from the diet into red pigments. The research team now shows a key role of the gene and its expression behind the evolution of red color signals in African weaverbirds, otherwise dominated by yellow species.

  • Gothenburg Professor awarded 50 million Swedish kronor for research into innovation and entrepreneurship

    [19 Dec 2017] Professor Maureen McKelvey, employed at the School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg, has been awarded 50 million Swedish kronor, with the framework of the Distinguished Professor Programme of the Swedish Research Council.

  • Have a Merry and Sustainable Christmas!

    [19 Dec 2017] Happy Holidays, Deck the Halls, and aren't we all dreaming of a white Christmas? It's time again for a few days of good food, exciting Christmas gifts and being cozy with friends and family. Or maybe for a few days of overeating, stress and a mountain of stuff that makes you wonder just how much climate change you just caused? What it's really time for is that we together make the holiday season more sustainable, both for us as human beings and for the planet we share. The University of Gothenburg is showing the way!

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