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  • Cardiovascular disease related to type 2 diabetes can be reduced significantly

    [16 Aug 2018] Properly composed treatment and refraining from cigarette consumption can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease resulting from type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. In some cases, the increased risks could theoretically be eliminated.

  • Early type 1 diabetes shortens women's lives by 18 years

    [16 Aug 2018] Women who developed type 1 diabetes before the age of ten years die an average of nearly 18 years earlier than women who do not have diabetes. Men in the corresponding situation lose almost 14 years of life. The lives of patients diagnosed at age 26-30 years are shortened by an average of ten years, according to research published in the British medical journal the Lancet.

  • Scientists Identify Most Pressing Research Issues Posed by Chemicals in the Environment

    [15 Aug 2018] An international study, involving scientists from the University of Gothenburg, has identified the 22 most important research questions that need to be answered to fill the most pressing knowledge gaps over the next decade.

  • Hiroki Shibuya receives prestigious ERC Starting Grant

    [15 Aug 2018] The European Research Council has awarded Hiroki Shibuya an ERC Starting Grant of EUR 1.5 million for a period of five years for his research on molecular mechanisms underlying the proper transmission of genetic information to progenies, focusing on the function of telomeres (chromosome ends) in germ cells.

  • New thesis brings deeper understanding of minority groups identity and conflict dynamics in Great Lake Region

    [29 Jun 2018] A new thesis sheds light on conflict dynamics in the Great Lakes region, and on how the Rwandophone Congolese minority group themselves construct their identity. The findings contribute to the efforts of bringing about a peaceful solution to the conflicts. They can also be a basis for developing a policy that takes into consideration perspectives from the minority group.

  • Understanding Hutu's resistance to the genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994 can help further reconciliation

    [29 Jun 2018] Understanding hutu resistance to genocide can help further reconciliation in Rwanda today. And the church can play an important role as middle ground. These are findings in a new thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and the University of Rwanda.

  • Hearing-related problems common among preschool teachers

    [29 Jun 2018] Seven out of ten female preschool teachers suffer from sound-induced auditory fatigue, one out of two has difficulty understanding speech and four out of ten become hypersensitive to sound. This is a considerably higher share than among women in general and also higher than in occupational groups exposed to noise, according to research at Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Probiotics can protect the skeletons of older women

    [28 Jun 2018] For the first time in the world, researchers at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have demonstrated that probiotics, dietary supplements with health-promoting bacteria, can be used to affect the human skeleton. Among older women who received probiotics, bone loss was halved compared to women who received only a placebo. The research opens the door to a new way to prevent fractures among the elderly.

  • European migrants search for a better life in former colony

    [28 Jun 2018] In the past ten years, more than 100 000 Portuguese have migrated to the former colony Angola in the search for a better life. The reversed migration continues, even though many Portuguese struggle to integrate into society, according to new research from the University of Gothenburg.

  • HIV/AIDS issue more complex than often admitted

    [28 Jun 2018] Increased knowledge and closer cooperation between hospitals and traditional healers could improve effectiveness in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Moçambique, a new thesis from the university of Gothenburg concludes.

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