1 Dec 2022
Honorary doctors named at the Faculty of Medicine
Two world-leading American researchers known respectively for their research within medical humanities, and the sensory nervous system and perception of pain and temperature have b...
23 Nov 2022
Alzheimer's disease can be diagnosed before symptoms emerge
A large study led by Lund University in Sweden has shown that people with Alzheimer's disease can now be identified before they experience any symptoms. It is now also possible to ...
23 Nov 2022
New study on morphine treatment in people with COPD and severe, long term breathlessness
Sometimes healthcare professionals treat patients with opioids such as morphine to relieve symptoms, but there has been a lack of evidence as to whether this helps with severe chro...
23 Nov 2022
Altered cell behaviour behind resistance in neuroblastoma
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified one of the reasons why the childhood cancer neuroblastoma becomes resistant to chemotherapy. The findings are significant f...
8 Nov 2022
Ukrainian medical students arrive in Lund after a lightning-fast application process
Professor Oksana Tymoshchuk came to Lund with her children as soon as the opportunity arose. She also wanted to help students from her home university escape the ongoing turmoil in...
1 Nov 2022
Hands in people with diabetes more often affected by trigger finger
Locked fingers, known as trigger finger, are more common among people with diabetes than in the general population. A study led by Lund University in Sweden shows that the risk of ...
26 Oct 2022
SEK 31 million for more effective immunotherapy in cancer treatment
Göran Jönsson, Professor of Molecular Oncology, has been granted SEK 31 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to improve the effect of immunotherapy in the treatmen...
18 Oct 2022
How B cells are programmed early in life can impact long-term immune health
B cells and the antibodies they produce play an important role in our immune system, protecting us from the microscopic enemies that make us ill. Uncovering how they form and are ‘...
11 Oct 2022
Study shows that the Piezo1 ion channel plays an important role in insulin secretion
Impaired insulin secretion is closely associated with type 2 diabetes, but the process is not yet fully understood. A new study by researchers at Lund University shows that the Pie...
29 Sep 2022
Sandblom Prize: Expanding creativity in clinical worlds through narrative medicine
Narrative medicine provides tools for clinicians to read patients better. 2022 Sandblom Prize Lecture will be given by pioneering Professor Rita Charon of Columbia University on th...
27 Sep 2022
Malin Parmar elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has elected two new members of the Academy’s class for medical sciences. One of them is Malin Parmar, Professor of Cellular Neuroscience at Lu...
31 Aug 2022
SEK 40 million donation to the Faculty of Medicine
In November 2021, a private foundation was established to promote scientific research in pancreatic cancer, gastroenterology, and pain management at Lund University. The foundation...
26 Aug 2022
New treatment can result in access to more donor lungs and fewer complications after transplantations
A large amount of lungs donated yearly cannot be used for transplantation. Researchers at Skåne University Hospital and Lund University have conducted an animal study with results ...
25 Aug 2022
The tumour environment can affect breast cancer prognosis
The environment in which breast cancer arises –the interplay between the patient’s BMI, tumour size and cancer-specific proteins –is of importance for the prognosis. This is shown ...
17 Aug 2022
Researchers reprogram human skin cells to aged neurons to study neurodegenerative disorders
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a new method for studying age-related brain disorders. The researchers have focused on the neurodegenerative disorder Huntin...
15 Jun 2022
Newly discovered protein variants are key to insulin secretion
Insulin secretion into the bloodstream requires a protein called CD59. New research led by Lund University shows that the two protein variants that are responsible for this functio...
1 Jun 2022
Miniature bones as a research model for cancer
By using cells isolated from cancer patients and mixing them with a new technology called “OssiGel”, it is possible to engineer human mini-bones. These miniaturized organs consist ...
1 Jun 2022
Awardees of the 2022 Bundy Academy Major Prize
The Bundy Academy’s 2022 major prize amounting to SEK 3 million is awarded to Sebastian Palmqvist, Associate Professor of Clinical Memory Research at Lund University and Senior Phy...
31 May 2022
My aerobic capacity – RPC
In order to be able to prescribe the appropriate dose of physical activity to patients, healthcare professionals need to consider a range of individual factors. There is a need to ...
31 May 2022
WHO mission: creating evidence on how health care can prevent disease
One in three patients is asked about their lifestyle habits when they visit the outpatient healthcare clinics. This figure really ought to be higher, according to Professors Hanne ...