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  • 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.

  • French food waste hero is the winner of WIN WIN - Gothenburg Sustainability Award

    [28 May 2019] The winner of 2019's WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award is the French politician and lawyer Arash Derambarsh, who has enforced a new law which prevents grocery stores and restaurants in France to throw away food. Thanks to the new French law, the food that was previously thrown away now goes straight to charity organisations and so-called foodbanks.

  • Thirty years after anorexia onset, fewer ill than healthy

    [27 May 2019] A study that started in 1985 followed some 50 people who had become anorexic in their teens. It shows that 30 years later, the majority were healthy but some had persistent eating disorders. The study, published in The British Journal of Psychiatry, was carried out at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg.

  • Young athletes may need one-year break after knee surgery

    [23 May 2019] After surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, young athletes are now recommended to undergo at least a year¿s rehab and thorough testing before resuming knee-strenuous sport. Research shows that those who return to sport relatively soon after surgery incur a highly elevated risk of a second ACL injury.

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Journalists are welcome to contact our Press officers with queries.
For subject-related queries please get in touch with the media contact at the relevant faculty or department.

Press Officers at the Communication Unit  


Thomas Melin
Phone: 46 (0)31–786 3404
Mobile: 46 (0)73–404 2021
E-post: thomas.melin@gu.se

Ulrika Lundin
Phone: 46 (0)31-786 6705
Mobile: 46 (0)70-775 8851
Email: ulrika.lundin@gu.se 



 

 

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