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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.

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

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

Winter vomiting disease is an infectious inflammation of the gastro-intestinal tract, which occurs principally during the winter months. There is presently no vaccine, and no drugs to combat the infection.

2009-04-16 15:26:24

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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