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  • Broccoli in focus when new substance against diabetes has been identified

    [20 Jun 2017] Researchers have identified an antioxidant ¿ richly occurring in broccoli ¿ as a new antidiabetic substance. A patient study shows significantly lower blood sugar levels in participants who ate broccoli extract with high levels of sulforaphane.

  • Newly discovered disease mechanism for type 2 diabetes

    [20 Jun 2017] A newly discovered mechanism behind reduced insulin production in type 2 diabetes is now being presented. In an article in Nature Communications, researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy describe how insulin-producing cells regress in their development, become immature, and do not work properly. A finding that opens the doors to new clinical treatments.

  • Men slower than they think

    [20 Jun 2017] Male long distance runners overestimate their own abilities ¿ they're not as fast as they think they are. Mitesh Kataria, Associate Professor of Economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg (and himself a recreational runner) has investigated long distance races and has identified clear differences between women and men.

  • Improved accuracy when testing cancer drugs

    [20 Jun 2017] Method to more accurately test anti-cancer drugs have now been developed at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. The method paves the way to much earlier assessment of who benefits from a specific drug and who does not.

  • Airtight bags for maize reduce food waste

    [30 May 2017] Food insecurity and malnutrition is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today. By introducing airtight bags and train small-scale farmers in better grain handling practices, food waste related to storage can be reduced in Tanzania.

  • Flexible New Method for Early Cancer Diagnosis

    [18 May 2017] Earlier discovery of cancer and greater precision in the treatment process are the objectives of a new method developed by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy and Boston University. Investments are now being made to roll out this innovation across healthcare and broaden the scope of the research in this field.

  • The Varieties of Democracy Project releases the most comprehensive dataset on democracy in the world

    [12 May 2017] Today is a momentous day for anyone interested in democracy. The Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Project is releasing a new and even larger version of their democracy dataset, now covering 17 million data points on democracy and 177 countries in the world up to 2016.

  • New book about safety of journalists in focus at World Press Freedom Day

    [5 May 2017] Journalists are threatened and killed around the world when exercising their right to freedom of expression. At the celebration of the World Press Freedom Day the book The Assault on Journalism. Building knowledge to protect freedom of expression will be launched. The book is one of the first global research work on safety of journalists.

  • Significant Weight Loss Following Vagus Nerve Stimulation

    [5 May 2017] Thirty percent less food intake and significant weight loss - these are the findings of research conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy that saw laboratory animals receiving so-called vagus nerve stimulation. The research has also given us a better idea of the effect the method has on the body.

  • Why do fish suffer heat stroke?

    [28 Apr 2017] Ongoing global warming will result in elevated average water temperatures, as well as more frequent and intense heat waves. But what determines the upper temperature limit for fish? And more importantly, can fish adjust to increasing water temperatures? Andreas Ekström, a researcher at Gothenburg University, strives to answer these questions in his recently published PhD thesis.

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