Alzheimer’s disease is a catastrophic diagnosis that invariably leads to death. A study at Linköping University now singles out a new candidate for a medicine: a molecule that can get through the blood-brain barrier and reduce the toxicity in the substance associated with the disease.
The board of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences today reached a decision on the report of misconduct concerning a researcher at the faculty. The decision was based on the faculty’s assessment, including the investigation conducted by three external experts. The investigation criticises firstly a lack of compliance with regulations relating to laboratory work, and secondly a publication. The faculty’s decision is therefore to criticise the researcher for misconduct.
If injuries after a stroke can be limited through new treatments, there is a possibility of reducing human suffering and also saving resources, as research into health care analysis at Linköping University shows.
For the first time in the world’s history, people with alcohol addiction will be treated with magnetic stimulation of structures deep within the brain. The study is led by Professor Markus Heilig, who has recently been recruited to LiU from a top post in the United States.
Sticky resin from conifers contains substances that could relieve or cure epilepsy. Researchers at Linköping University have synthesized and tested 71 substances known as resin acids, of which twelve are prime candidates for new medicines.
The number of applicants to the spring term programme at the Faculty of Health Sciences is significantly higher than in the same period last year. The nursing programme has received 55% more applications than last spring.
Professor Tino Ebbers has been awarded the 2012 Fernström Prize for his pathbreaking research around cardiovascular function in the borderlands between medicine and technology.
Disruptions to the circadian rhythm can affect the growth of blood vessels in the body, thus causing illnesses such as diabetes, obesity, and cancer, according to a new study from Linköping University and Karolinska Institutet.
Last updated: 2014-07-02