Improved preventive treatment for stomach cancer

Gastric cancer is one of the most common cancers and the third most common cause of cancer deaths. Every year, around 1,000 new cases are discovered in Sweden. In more than half of the cases, an infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori is behind the disease. By following people who get stomach cancer, researchers are […]

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Fotografi på Joar Franzén

Living conditions and psychosocial factors affect the risk of heart attack

People’s living conditions and psychosocial situation affect the risk of having a heart attack. Differences in income have particularly large effects in today’s Sweden. Margareta Kristensson has demonstrated this through her research and hopes this knowledge will have an increasing impact on both politics and healthcare. In 1992, more and more people were wondering about […]

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Fotografi på Margareta Kristensson

Faster and more individualized cancer treatment

Anders Ståhlberg works on developing new ways to detect cancer with the help of blood and urine samples. The samples are easy to take and can be collected by a nurse, rather than the patient having to go through expensive MRI or X-ray examinations. He conducts his research in close collaboration with healthcare to help […]

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Anders Ståhlberg

He wants to solve the mystery of narcolepsy

Autoimmune diseases are a major issue. They affect many in the form of, for instance, type 1 diabetes, gluten intolerance (celiac disease), rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis (MS). It is possible that narcolepsy is also that type of disease. There are big gaps in the knowledge about autoimmunity, both about which diseases are autoimmune and […]

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Västerbotten is a unique resource for public health research

In Sweden, there are several large population-based sample collections – cohorts – that have been collected in whole or in part by specific researchers or research groups. In a cohort, people can be followed over time. This is of great value and enables researchers to study various health effects and risk factors in humans. In […]

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Ingvar Bergdahl

Biobanks are a prerequisite for biological research

It is thanks to samples from biobanks that Tove Fall can investigate what changes when a person goes from being healthy to getting diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Biobanks provide researchers with new tools for obtaining information on how diseases can be prevented and treated.  – When we collect a sample from a sick person, it’s […]

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Faster treatment for rheumatoid arthritis

The aim of Solbritt Rantapää Dahlqvist’s research is to find out why people get rheumatoid arthritis. Thanks to Biobanken norr, she has made several important discoveries that help doctors diagnose the disease before it breaks out. –It is the best biobank in the world, she says and laughs. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that affects […]

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