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  • Lifelong ill-health after exposure to chemical weapons

    [25 Jun 2019] People exposed to chemical warfare agents (CWAs) often incur chronic damage to their lungs, skin and eyes, for example. They also frequently succumb to depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. This is shown by research on survivors from the 1988 gas attacks against Kurdish Halabja in Iraq.

  • Language barriers effect parents' participation in neonatal care

    [24 Jun 2019] A warm smile and a caring hand on the shoulder are not enough to overcome the language barriers that can arise between parents and healthcare professionals in neonatal care when the parents have not mastered the Swedish language. A new thesis raises the questions of when and how to get the assistance of an interpreter.

  • New biomarker test improves diagnosis of ovarian cancer

    [20 Jun 2019] The majority of women who undergo surgery for suspected ovarian cancer do not have cancer. A novel blood test developed by researchers in Sweden now offers the possibility of more precise diagnostics without the need for surgery.

  • New Honorary Doctors at Sahlgrenska Academy

    [19 Jun 2019] Gunilla Backman, Carl Bennet, and Denis Mukwege have been appointed honorary doctors at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.

  • A new force for optical tweezers awakens

    [18 Jun 2019] When studying biological cells using optical tweezers, one main issue is the damage caused to the cell by the tool. Giovanni Volpe, University of Gothenburg, has discovered a new type of force that will greatly reduce the amount of light used by optical tweezers ¿ and improve the study of all kinds of cells and particles.

  • Long life and lower dementia risk associated with unusual gene variant

    [18 Jun 2019] People with a specific, unusual gene mutation seem to be protected against several dementias and to have a greater chance of longevity, an extensive international research study shows.

  • Sexual violence is a driver of women's political mobilization

    [4 Jun 2019] Sexual violence in armed conflict does not necessarily silence women. On the contrary, sexual violence can be a driver of women's political mobilization for peace and women's rights, a dissertation from the University of Gothenburg shows.

  • Colliding lasers double the energy of proton beams

    [29 May 2019] Researchers from Sweden's Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg present a new method which can double the energy of a proton beam produced by laser-based particle accelerators. The breakthrough could lead to more compact, cheaper equipment that could be useful for many applications, including proton therapy.

  • The solution to sustainability problems might be found in our history

    [29 May 2019] What can today¿s societies learn from the past when it comes to sustainability? According to archaeologist Christian Isendahl, we can learn a lot from studying how cultures in the past responded to climate change, for example. He is the lead editor of a new anthology of works by over 50 international researchers focusing on what lessons we can learn from the really long-term perspective.

  • Stiffening arteries in teenagers with persistent obesity

    [28 May 2019] Children and adolescents with long-term obesity have increased arterial stiffness by their late teens, a study of more than 3,000 children followed from age 9 to 17 shows. These results, in the researchers¿ view, call for more initiatives to reduce teenage obesity.

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