23 May 2022
Epigenetics can pave the way for individualised treatment of type 2 diabetes
Epigenetics has become an important tool for researchers endeavoring to understand the causes and development stages of type 2 diabetes. In the future, epigenetic biomarkers could ...
13 May 2022
Researchers search for answers to increase in acute severe hepatitis in children
At the end of March, the first cases of acute severe hepatitis of unknown origin in children were reported in the UK. Since then, the number has increased to more than 300 in aroun...
13 May 2022
Metabolic BMI can predict the risk of type 2 diabetes in normal weight patients
Obesity and excess weight increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but individuals of normal weight can also develop the disease. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden h...
29 Apr 2022
Brain plasticity and the link to depression
This year's prestigious Segerfalk lecture will be given by Eero Castrén, Research Director at the Neuroscience Centre at the University of Helsinki. In his research on brain plasti...
27 Apr 2022
Psychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer´s disease
In addition to memory problems and other cognitive symptoms, most people with Alzheimer’s disease also suffer from mental health issues. It has long been unclear whether these occu...
8 Apr 2022
Young neurobiologists awarded grants for Alzheimer´s and Parkinson´s research
Two young experimental researchers have been awarded grants from the Anna-Lisa Rosenberg Foundation, the Department of Experimental Medical Science´s own grant for research in the ...
31 Mar 2022
Newly discovered drug candidate increases insulin secretion in type 2 diabetes
Researchers at Lund University have discovered increased levels of a microRNA in type 2 diabetes, which has a negative effect on insulin secretion. Their experiments on human insul...
21 Mar 2022
The researcher supporting our athletes at the most successful Paralympic Winter Games in a long time
Our researcher is part of the Swedish Olympic Committee’s development programme “Tomorrow’s Sports Researchers” and her research on para-athletes’ health and wellbeing aims to ensu...
17 Mar 2022
Q&A: COVID-19 vaccine study gains attention
A new study from Lund University in Sweden on how the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine affects human liver cells under experimental conditions, has been viewed more than 800,000 ti...
14 Mar 2022
The control experiment that transformed an entire research field
Magdalena Götz, a professor of physiology at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, held the prestigious Segerfalk lecture last year. The discovery she made as a young researcher ...
9 Mar 2022
New addition to the Lund Stem Cell Center FACS Facility
Anna Fossum, Project Manager at the StemTherapy FACS Core Facility research infrastructure, has been sorting cells with a variety of types of FACS machines for the past 23 years. B...
28 Feb 2022
New precision technology for immunotherapy
In recent years, great advances have been made in the development of new successful immunotherapies to treat cancer. CAR T-cell therapy and antibody treatments are two types of tar...
8 Feb 2022
A new multipurpose on-off switch for inhibiting bacterial growth
Researchers in Lund have discovered an antitoxin mechanism that seems to be able to neutralise hundreds of different toxins and may protect bacteria against virus attacks. The mech...
3 Feb 2022
New therapies for ITP
Immune Thrombocytopenia, ITP, is an autoimmune bleeding disorder that is still treated with immunosuppressive drugs that cause serious side effects. Professor John Semple’s laborat...
26 Jan 2022
Hello Professor Tomas Deierborg, and congratulations on the considerable international attention attracted by your study...
...showing that competitors in the Vasaloppet cross-country ski race run a lower risk of suffering from anxiety than the general population. Your results have been reported by the ...
11 Jan 2022
Bread study examines the role of genes in breaking down food
A lot of research explains which diets may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Much research remains to be done about how our genes respond to the foods we eat. A new st...
11 Jan 2022
New research highlights genetic differences between different forms of type 2 diabetes
Previous research from Lund University has shown that diabetes can be divided into five groups with different disease progression. A new study published in Nature Genetics demonstr...
11 Jan 2022
ECT more effective than ketamine in severe depression
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have compared the effects of intravenous ketamine treatment with ECT treatment in severe depression. The results support the view that keta...
21 Dec 2021
Logopedics study programme celebrates anniversary
The logopedics study programme at the Faculty of Medicine celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Professor Birgitta Sahlén and Programme Director and Associate Professor Kristi...
21 Dec 2021
Daniella Rylander Ottosson named as Wallenberg Academy Fellow
Using methods for reprogramming human glia cells top create specialised nerve cells, interneurons, researcher Daniella Rylander Ottosson aims to lay the foundations for future trea...