Study on PFAS and fatty liver disease – women more affected than men
Women are affected to a greater degree than men when exposed to PFAS, a group of highly fluorinated chemicals. A study from Örebro University shows how PFAS affect metabolism and lead to liver damage, so-called fatty liver disease.
Örebro is part of multi-million investment in mining research: “to set new world standard”
LKAB is investing SEK 80 million in research towards sustainable mining. Örebro University, with its expertise in AI and autonomous systems, is one of three universities whose researchers will contribute to the development.
Evaluation of university’s research complete – now the real work begins
For the third time, Örebro University has evaluated all its research. A major undertaking which was conducted online with external reviewers from eleven countries. The ultimate aim is to raise quality. “It will be a while before we will see the result....
Get vaccinated against COVID-19 on campus
On Wednesday 6 October, Thursday 7 October and Thursday 14 October, Region Örebro County offers drop-in vaccination against COVID-19 in Långhuset at Örebro University. Both students and staff are welcome to get vaccinated.
Breast milk less nutritious due to chemicals
New research shows that exposure to PFAS chemicals is linked with decreasing nutritional value of breast milk. “It’s nearly impossible for people to avoid these harmful chemicals. Therefore, we must show what effects they have and get such toxic...
Vice-Chancellor’s blog: “Vaccines are what society has to offer against COVID-19”
This was the message from Johan Carlsson, Director-General of the Public Health Agency of Sweden, to Sweden’s government authorities during a Zoom meeting on Tuesday evening. On the same day that the government announced that most of the restrictions...
AI and eye tracking may help doctors make difficult patient decisions
Doctors could get an objective report to make better decisions about patients’ medical fitness to possess a driving licence using artificial intelligence and eye tracking. This is the goal of the new AI project Dash at Örebro University.
New chance: Get vaccinated against COVID-19 on campus
On Wednesday 15 September and Thursday 16 September, Region Örebro County offers drop-in vaccination against COVID-19 in Långhuset at Örebro University. Both students and staff are welcome to get vaccinated.
Infections in adolescence may increase the risk of MS
According to a new study, severe infections during adolescence may lead to an increased risk of contracting MS later in life. “We’re talking mainly about brain and spinal cord infections, but also respiratory tract infections,” says Scott Montgomery,...
Better memory test scores for Alzheimer’s patients with omega-3 intake
A unique study on Alzheimer’s disease examines the effect of omega-3 fatty acids – with memory tests and testing of spinal fluid. “This study is unique. It is the first ever to collect data on these new biomarkers in people with Alzheimer’s disease...