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  • New structure discovered in human sperm tails

    [14 Feb 2018] A highly effective tail is needed in order for a sperm to be able to swim, and for a baby to be conceived. By using cryo-electron tomography, researchers at the University of Gothenburg - working in partnership with researchers in the USA - have identified a completely new nanostructure inside sperm tails.

  • The plastics industry is leaking huge amounts of microplastics

    [14 Feb 2018] Millions of plastic pellets are leaking out into the environment from a manufacturing site in Stenungsund. This has been shown by a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Gothenburg. Despite several international and national sets of regulatory frameworks, the leaking continues.

  • New discovery offers hope of protecting premature babies from blindness

    [9 Feb 2018] Now there is hope of a new way to protect extremely premature babies from impaired vision or blindness resulting from the eye disease retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). A study at Sahlgrenska Academy published in JAMA Ophthalmology points to a clear link between ROP and low levels of the fatty acid arachidonic acid, measured in children¿s blood.

  • Low muscle strength identified as early risk factor for ALS

    [2 Feb 2018] Low muscle strength during the later teen years has been identified as a risk factor for much later onset of the neurological disease known as ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. A study at Sahlgrenska Academy published in the Journal of Neurology also links low blood counts at a young age to ALS.

  • Playful questioning and curious exploration at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

    [1 Feb 2018] HDK presents two projects at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, February 6-10 2018.

  • Playful questioning and curious exploration at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

    [31 Jan 2018] HDK presents two projects at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, February 6-10 2018.

  • Protracted problems walking among hip surgery patients

    [24 Jan 2018] People who have undergone hip surgery with total hip arthroplasty often experience no difficulty in walking - but for some, mobility actually is impaired long after surgery. Research under way at Sahlgrenska Academy is focusing on how advanced motion analysis can lead to improvements for patients.

  • Education and income determine whether women participate in cervical screening

    [11 Jan 2018] The impression that foreign-born women in Sweden more often are excluded from gynecological cancer screening needs to be reconsidered. A study from Sahlgrenska Academy, published in the journal PLOS One, makes it clear that foreign-born women participate to the same extent as women born in Sweden with a corresponding educational level and income.

  • Medication to prevent osteoporotic fractures may hinder the repair of damaged tissue

    [2 Jan 2018] A study at Sahlgrenska Academy has found that one of the most common medications to prevent osteoporitic fractures gives rise to previously unknown mineralization of bone cells. The discovery may be important for understanding the effect of medication on bone quality.

  • Bifidobacterium or fiber protect against deterioration of the inner colonic mucus layer

    [2 Jan 2018] If you are concerned about your health, you should also think about what your gut bacteria consume. Dietary fiber is a key source for their nutrition. Thus the quantity of fiber in your diet influences your weight, blood glucose level and sensitivty to insulin is well-established. The latest research from Sahlgrenska Academy shows that colonic health is also affected.

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