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2009-08-27 15:05:52

A blood test can now be used to detect brain damage in amateur boxers. Deterioration of nerve cells seems to occur even after a two-month break from boxing. This is shown in a new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.The results of the study conducted by researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy and the Erciyes University Medical School in Turkey are published in the current issue of the scientific journal Brain Injury.The findings constitute further evidence that...

2009-08-18 14:58:24

Cerebrospinal fluid proteins may help identify Alzheimer's patients earlier, Swedish researchers say. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests the presence of these proteins may act as biomarkers signaling changes in the brain and may help identify which patients with early symptoms of dementia will subsequently develop full-blown Alzheimer's disease. These methods make it easier to identify the disease, which is essential for making a correct...

2009-08-12 13:00:02

A combination of proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid can reliably identify which patients with early symptoms of dementia will subsequently develop full-blown Alzheimer's disease, a research team at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has found in a major international study. The results were published in this week's edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).Alzheimer's is one of the most common dementia disorders. Around 160,000 people in Sweden currently suffer...

2009-06-25 22:44:16

Teenage girls experience daily stress caused by responsibilities they take on and how they are viewed by others, a Swedish researcher said. Doctoral student Katarina Haraldsson of the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden conducted in-depth interviews to determine how girls perceive their influence over everyday life. Haraldsson said girls who had voluntarily taken on responsibilities began perceiving their situation as forced when they did not encounter respect from...

2009-06-10 10:55:03

The virus that causes winter vomiting disease invades cells by attaching to particular sugar molecules on the surface of the cells. This is the conclusion of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. This result may be an important step in the development of a drug against the regular hospital-based epidemics caused by the virus.Winter vomiting disease is an infectious inflammation of the gastro-intestinal tract, which occurs principally during the...

2009-04-16 15:26:24

Many patients who suffer from migraines avoid taking aerobic exercise because they are afraid that the physical activity may bring on a serious migraine attack. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now developed an exercise program that can improve fitness among migraine sufferers without aggravating this painful condition. Patients who suffer from migraines are often advised to take exercise, but to date no studies have been conducted to show that...

2009-04-07 09:21:12

A simple way of establishing which preterm infants are at risk of developing the eye disease ROP is to follow their weight gain. A new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, suggests that following weekly weight development might replace the need for considerably more expensive ophthalmological examinations.Every year around 1000 Swedish infants are born more than two months prematurely. Preterm infants are at increased risk of damage to several important...

2009-03-09 19:33:22

A parent's depression results in a child's increased household and caregiving responsibilities and a feeling of loneliness, researchers in Sweden said. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden studied nine families, looking at 11 parents and 10 children and young adults ages 5-26. Registered Nurse Britt Hedman Ahlstrom said a family's daily life changes and becomes more complicated when a parent is suffering from depression. The children take...

2005-06-29 20:06:17

As a part of a research collaboration, scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Sweden, have developed a new drug candidate against HIV-infection. The new substance, named alphaHGA, will be tested on patients this year. In a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy, parts of the research essential for the performance of the clinical trial are presented. At the end of 2004, approximately 40 million people were living with HIV-infection, most of them in southern Africa....


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