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Children born to women who underwent gastric bypass surgery before becoming pregnant had a lower risk of major birth defects than children born to women who had severe obesity at the start of their pregnancy. That’s according to a matched cohort study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Örebro University published in the scientific journal JAMA. The findings indicate...
The winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2019 have explained a vital ability – how cells adapt to the availability of oxygen. These discoveries have opened the door to new strategies for combating anaemia, cancer and many other diseases and are now being investigated further at institutions including Karolinska Institutet. “This is a rather sizeable field...
There is a risk of every fourth heart examined for possible donation being dismissed as unusable due to stress-induced heart failure. But this condition, according to new research, has no bearing on the outcome of a transplant. These results open the way for up to 30% more heart transplant. “Systematic utilization of these hearts would mean a breakthrough for heart...
There is considerable variations in different countries´ health care systems and professionals in the views on vaginal birth after previous caesarean section (VBAC), according to a European study. However, women’s´ views are more similar in the different countries. Globally there is huge variation in the rate of caesarean section (CS), from a small percentage to more than half of the...
Triple negative breast cancer is an aggressive type of cancer representing approximately nine percent of all breast cancer cases in Sweden. It is more common among younger women, has a high heredity factor and causes more frequent relapses earlier in the course of the disease than other breast cancers. Researchers have applied full genome sequencing to carry out detailed...
A new way of producing nanoparticles that can function as carriers in so-called mRNA vaccines has been developed by researchers at the Hong Kong node of Karolinska Institutet – the Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine – and the MIT, USA. Using the method, which is described in the scientific journal Nature Biotechnology, the researchers have identified a...
Nightmares about losing your teeth or hair? At Sahlgrenska Academy a small research team is making real progress on genetically produced spare parts. The Institute of Odontology research team consists of just six people. Despite their small size, they are conducting world-class research, and this in a heavily competitive field. Conversation-driven research As is often the case, it’s a matter of being...
Alzheimer’s is one of our major widespread diseases. Suffering to the individual is immense, the care-intensive course of the disease leads to large costs for society, and effective treatments have not yet been developed. But in the darkness there are signs of light. One comes from the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg. In countries such as the US, Japan and Germany,...

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Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have investigated the link between osteoarthritis and mortality in an epidemiological study. It was shown that the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease was higher for people with osteoarthritis than for the rest of the population. Using population registers, the researchers studied approximately 469 000 people living in Skåne, Sweden, who in 2003 were between...
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