Tag: University of Gothenburg

So that’s why we’re allergic to sun creams

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Isabella Karlsson isabella.karlsson@chem.gu.se 46-317-869-108 University of Gothenburg What happens to sunscreens when they are exposed to sunlight? And how is the skin affected by the degradation products that form? This has been the subject of research at the University of Gothenburg and […]

Changes in the gut bacteria protect against stroke

Contact: Fredrik Bäckhed fredrik.backhed@wlab.gu.se 46-313-427-833 University of Gothenburg Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, demonstrate that an altered gut microbiota in humans is associated with symptomatic atherosclerosis and stroke. These findings are presented in a study published in Nature Communications […]

Substance in breast milk kills cancer cells: ” kills 40 different types of cancer “

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Roger Karlsson rogerk@chem.gu.se 46-317-869-059 University of Gothenburg A substance found in breast milk can kill cancer cells, reveal studies carried out by researchers at Lund University and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Although the special substance, known as HAMLET (Human Alpha-lactalbumin Made […]

Medicine residues may threaten fish reproduction

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Joakim Larsson joakim.larsson@fysiologi.gu.se 46-317-863-589 University of Gothenburg Researchers at Umeå University and the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have discovered that traces of many medicines can be found in fish that have been swimming in treated waste water. One […]

Melt water on Mars could sustain life

Contact: Andreas Johnsson andreasj@gvc.gu.se 46-031-786-2943 University of Gothenburg Near surface water has shaped the landscape of Mars. Areas of the planet’s northern and southern hemispheres have alternately thawed and frozen in recent geologic history and comprise striking similarities to the landscape of Svalbard. This suggests that water has […]

Repeated anesthesia can affect childrens ability to learn: wiped out a large portion of the stem cells in the hippocampus

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Klas Blomgren klas.blomgren@neuro.gu.se 46-703-233-353 University of Gothenburg There is a link between repeated anaesthesia in children and memory impairment, though physical activity can help to form new cells that improve memory, reveals new research from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of […]

Carbon dioxide – our salvation from a future ice age: ” We are probably entering a new ice age right now. However, we’re not noticing it due to the effects of carbon dioxide”

Contact: Lars Franzén lars@gvc.gu.se 46-031-786-195-846 University of Gothenburg Carbon dioxide – our salvation from a future ice age? Mankind’s emissions of fossil carbon and the resulting increase in temperature could prove to be our salvation from the next ice age. According to new research from the University of […]

Common fragrance ingredients in shampoos and conditioners are frequent causes of eczema

Contact: Elin Lindstroem Claessen elin.lindstrom@sahlgrenska.gu.se 46-317-863-869 University of Gothenburg Considerably more people than previously believed are allergic to the most common fragrance ingredient used in shampoos, conditioners and soap. A thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden found that over 5% of those who underwent […]

Stream in India has record high levels of drugs

2009 study posted for filing By Margie Mason THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PATANCHERU, India — When researchers analyzed vials of treated wastewater taken from a plant where about 90 Indian drug factories dump their residues, they were shocked. Enough of a single, powerful antibiotic was being spewed into one […]