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Sulphur Haunts the Ghost wreck

Sulphur and iron accumulation has once again been found in wood samples from old shipwrecks in the Baltic Sea. This time the samples are...
Common cause for breast cancer and heart disease?

No viral cause for breast cancer and brain tumors

A major study conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy has now disproved theories of a viral cause for breast cancer and the brain tumour, glioblastoma....

Teen physical fitness cuts risk of suicidal behavior later in life

Being in good physical shape at 18 years of age can be linked with a reduced risk of attempted suicide later in life. So...

Mediterranean diet gives longer life

A Mediterranean diet with large amounts of vegetables and fish gives a longer life. This is the unanimous result of four studies to be...

Unexpected new mechanism behind rheumatoid arthritis

A team of researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has identified an enzyme that protects against inflammation and joint destruction. Made when the researchers blocked production of the enzyme GGTase-I in transgenic mice, this unexpected...

Operation makes dementia patients faster and smarter

Researchers from the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital are the first in the world to show that an operation can help patients with dementia caused by white matter changes and hydrocephalus. Presented in the American Jour...

Researchers register new species using DNA-based description

The previously unknown species of ribbon worm discovered in Kosterhavet National Park in 2007 has now been scientifically named using a new method. Pseudomicrura afzelii, a form of nemertean or ribbon worm, has been described and registered by r...

Increased marginalization of students

The successful Swedish model of reducing the impact of students' different social, cultural and economic backgrounds on academic outcome is severely threatened after 20 years of educational reforms. This is the main point made by Docent (Reader)...

Fast food and sweets advertised when children watch television

Children in Sweden are exposed to a huge number of TV advertisements. Food adverts -- primarily for fast food and sweets -- dominate the advertisements shown during children's viewing times. Research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, ...

Swedes happier than before

Swedes are both happy and content with their lives, reveals a report from the SOM Institute at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The factors that contribute most to a sense of wellbeing are good health, family and friends, a good home and person...

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