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2009-09-01 00:56:35

Swedish researchers used seek and destroy radioactive substances that target cancer to treat ovarian cancer. The initial study of the highly targeted treatment in patients, published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, was conducted jointly by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The patient was injected with a radioactive isotope bound to carrier molecules that bind to structures on the surface of tumor cells, where the isotope emits...

2009-08-31 10:48:05

In the future, women with metastatic ovarian cancer could be treated with a radioactive substance that can seek and destroy tumor cells. An initial study in patients conducted jointly by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital has found that the treatment has no unwanted side-effects."Our research team has long hoped to be able to target radiotherapy in this way," says oncologist HÃ¥kan Andersson from Sahlgrenska University...

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...

2009-08-23 23:51:56

Swedish and Turkish researchers, in a study of amateur boxers, found nerve cell deterioration may occur even after a two-month break from boxing. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy and the Erciyes University Medical School in Turkey said the findings constitute further evidence that repeated blows to the head may damage the brain. A blood test can now be used to detect brain damage in amateur boxers, the researchers said. The study involved 44 Turkish amateur boxers, whose blood samples...

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...

2009-04-16 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...