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  • Spruce Forest on Drained Peatlands Bad for Climate

    [20 Sep 2018] Sweden's drained peatlands release as much greenhouse gas as road traffic does. It would be better for the climate if these areas were allowed to return to their natural state or crop plants better suited to wet conditions. According to a recent study from The University of Gothenburg, cultivating willow or reed canary grass offers a better financial return for the landowner than the forestry currently practiced.

  • Up to Children in Rainbow Families to Explain Their Background

    [19 Sep 2018] Schools and other institutions such as churches and children's sport clubs have limited know-how about how to deal with children growing up in rainbow families. According to a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, the task of informing about and explaining non-normative sexuality, transgender identity and queer family ties is instead left up to the children themselves.

  • New findings on the muscle disease Laing early-onset distal myopathy

    [19 Sep 2018] New avenues are now being opened for future treatment of Laing distal myopathy, a rare disorder that causes muscles in the feet, hands and elsewhere to atrophy. In a study published in the journal PNAS, researchers have identified an enzyme with a clear link to how the disease develops.

  • Blogging to make academia more accessible

    [18 Sep 2018] Do you want to get to know the world of global studies - from the inside? blogalstudies.com is a new blog where several staff members at the School of Global Studies write about current topics related to their work. The aim is outreach, communication and to establish relations both within and outside the world of academia.

  • New findings on chronic pain syndrome in the mouth

    [17 Sep 2018] The picture is becoming clearer regarding the chronic oral pain condition known as Burning Mouth Syndrome, or BMS, which mainly affects women who are middle-aged and older. In a dissertation at Sahlgrenska Academy, additional steps are being taken toward better diagnosis and treatment.

  • Algorithms that can change the game of job seeking

    [13 Sep 2018] Paul Muller, Assistant Professor at the department of Economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, is one of three authors of the study that has been accepted for publication in the esteemed journal "Review of Economic Studies". The study, "Providing Advice to Job Seekers at Low Cost: An Experimental Study on On-Line Advice", suggests that giving advice through the job search engine about other occupations that may be of interest to the job seeker was effective in regards to getting employed.

  • Cumbersome blood cancer treatment can be postponed

    [5 Sep 2018] It's possible to postpone the introduction of blood transfusions for an average of 17 months for patients with the low-risk variant of MDS blood cancer, provided they are given erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA), which stimulate the body to produce red blood cells, according to a dissertation at Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Increased chances of successful IVF if 18-20 eggs are retrieved

    [29 Aug 2018] The likelihood of childbirth after in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment increases if 18 to 20 eggs are stimulated to mature in a woman¿s ovaries, a dissertation at Sahlgrenska Academy shows. That is more eggs than the number aimed at in today¿s IVF treatments.

  • New diagnostic tool for complex cancer cases

    [28 Aug 2018] A new diagnostic tool is expected to result in better treatment of cancer that is difficult to diagnose. The tool was developed by cancer researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy and doctors at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Their study, which has been published in JCO Precision Oncology, started with a single cancer patient.

  • Analog bulletin boards still popular

    [28 Aug 2018] They can be seen every day: outside supermarkets, inside libraries and in the workplace lunchroom. Analog bulletin boards are abundant throughout the urban landscape. But in an era of social media and digital technologies, one might wonder, are paper messages attached to a cork board still used for communication? A team of Swedish researchers have conducted the world's largest study of analog bulletin board messages, and they conclude that it is still alive and kicking!

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