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  • New biomarkers for neuroblastoma, a type of cancer in children

    [15 Mar 2018] Two new biomarkers for a type of cancer in children called neuroblastoma have been identified in a study published in the journal Cancer Cell. The findings are expected to have immediate significance for disease prognosis, and eventually also for treatment.

  • Soils respond differently to warming

    [6 Mar 2018] As the climate becomes warmer, there is also an increased risk that soils releasing carbon, will become something of a ¿carbon bomb¿ and further accelerate global warming. But new research reveals that the effect varies with different types of soil.

  • RNA-based therapy cures lung cancer in mouse models

    [28 Feb 2018] By turning down the activity of a specific, so-called RNA molecule, researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have cured lung tumors in mice by 40-50 percent. The results, published in Nature Communications, represent the tip of the iceberg in an extensive research project in which 633 new biomarkers for 14 types of cancer have been identified.

  • Lack of important content in sickness certificates

    [27 Feb 2018] About half of the medical certificates for sick leave are deficient, according to research at Sahlgrenska Academy. Quality of the certificates was poorest in the case of symptom diagnosis, where the sickness itself had not been identified.

  • New advances in medication for muscle disease in children

    [27 Feb 2018] Spinraza, the gene therapy medication, also provides significant improvements in cases with the next most severe form of neuromuscular disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which afflicts children from 6 to 18 months of age. That is shown by a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

  • Hello, Professor Thomas Sterner, who was in Paris last week to talk about the Swedish carbon dioxide tax

    [23 Feb 2018] Hello, Thomas Sterner, Professor of Environmental Economics, who was invited to Paris last week to testify to French ministers how the Swedish carbon dioxide tax works, because France is about to introduce a carbon dioxide tax on Swedish level to bring down its greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Researchers concerned about plastic consumption

    [23 Feb 2018] We are exposured to microplastics from our surroundings, and probably at much higher levels than those found in individual food items or drinking water. This has been shown by a new study in which researchers from the University of Gothenburg have participated. The researchers are now calling for a discussion about the consequences of the total global consumption of plastics.

  • Ancient DNA reveals impact of the "Beaker Phenomenon" on prehistoric Europeans

    [23 Feb 2018] In the largest study of ancient DNA ever conducted, an international team of scientists has revealed the complex story behind one of the defining periods in European prehistory. The study is published this week in the journal Nature.

  • New findings on disease risk after early heart surgery

    [21 Feb 2018] Infections and autoimmune diseases are more common among people who have undergone heart surgery as children and had their thymus removed at the same time, which is often done to get access to the heart. This is evident in a study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

  • Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg Intensifying Sustainable Development Cooperation

    [20 Feb 2018] Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg have signed a renewed collaboration agreement for sustainable development, which also implies a new plan for the joint organisation named the Centre for Environment and Sustainability. The new agreement encompasses a broader approach that covers all aspects of sustainable development with a clearer focus on the United Nation´s 17 global sustainable development goals. The organisation will also be renamed Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development.

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