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2012-02-06 22:22:31

More and more people being cared for on ventilators are conscious during the treatment, but what is it like to be fully conscious without being able to communicate with the world around you? A thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has lifted the lid on a world of panic, breathlessness and unheard pain. It has been far more common since the beginning of the 21st century for patients to be conscious during ventilator treatment. There are medical...

2012-02-06 22:20:55

The stereotypical Christmas gift shopper is a stressed-to-the-max individual with a filled-to-the-rim shopping cart in a busy shopping mall. The shopping hysteria during the weeks before Christmas is frequently debated in the media, and the seeming overflow of just about everything is often viewed as immoral. In the report Att skapa familj i en värld av pengar (making a family in a world of money), Professor Helene Brembeck from the University of Gothenburg is moving the focus...

2012-01-23 15:00:00

Montana Physical Therapy Clinic finds 1 in 2 patients seek treatment for back pain; results corroborate studies on effectiveness of physical therapy for low back pain. Kalispell, MT (PRWEB) January 23, 2012 Montana physical therapy clinic Professional Therapy Associates reports that approximately half of the practice´s patients are seeking treatment for back pain, and asserts that their results corroborate recent research regarding the effectiveness of physical therapy for low back...

2011-12-20 22:36:03

A Mediterranean diet with large amounts of vegetables and fish gives a longer life. This is the unanimous result of four studies to be published by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. Research studies ever since the 1950s have shown that a Mediterranean diet, based on a high consumption of fish and vegetables and a low consumption of animal-based products such as meat and milk, leads to better health. Study on older people Scientists at the Sahlgrenska Academy have...

2011-12-20 22:19:18

Athenian pottery was exported to both east and west. In Cyprus the pottery was exported for about 300 years and it became a part of the Cypriots' life. It also inspired the local potters and painters to create their own versions of the imagery and enrich them with local elements. This is described in a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Niki Eriksson, who has studied the Attic pottery found in Cyprus, points out that the pottery was imported from the early 500s...

2011-12-20 18:34:29

Contact allergy affects around 20% of the population in the western world. Scientists are working intensively to develop alternative test methods that do not require animal testing. A research group at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has now developed a unique test method that enables graded results to be obtained using cultured skin cells. "We have made several discoveries about the mechanism behind contact allergy, one of which is that allergenic substances react with keratin 5 and...

2011-12-20 18:32:05

Analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid can detect whether a person has Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have studied biomarkers that offer more reliable diagnosis and, in the longer term, the possibility of effective new treatments. In Alzheimer's disease, a protein fragment called beta-amyloid forms clumps between the nerve cells of the brain, causing the disease's characteristic effects on memory and...

2011-12-20 18:28:42

Undergoing surgery can be a terrifying experience for a child. But stress and fear, and the use of pain relief after the procedure, can be reduced with simple means: drawings, continuity and dialogue. This has been shown by research at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Berith Wennström presents in her thesis interviews with children describing how they experienced being in hospital and undergoing surgery. The thesis also presents work in which,...

2011-12-20 18:26:44

Many of the particles in the atmosphere are produced by the natural world, and it is possible that plants have in recent decades reduced the effects of the greenhouse gases to which human activity has given rise. One consequence of this is that the climate may be more sensitive to emissions caused by human activity than we have previously believed. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) have collected new data that may lead to better climate models. "Emissions by plants to the...

2011-12-20 18:25:24

Scientists at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have used advanced light microscopy to show that a substance can be differently absorbed by the skin, depending on what it is mixed with. This may determine whether it causes contact allergy or not. "We have also been able to identify specific cells and proteins in the skin with which a contact allergen interacts. The results increase our understanding of the mechanisms behind contact allergy", says Carl Simonsson at the Department of...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.