News - Food and health
Food and health initiative funding from the Knowledge Foundation
Örebro University has received funding of SEK 5 million from the Knowledge Foundation for two associate senior lecturers. They will support the Food and health initiative. “They will join us in an exciting phase and will participate in developing both...
New international advisory board for Food and health initiative
Five experts from five countries with extensive experience of ensuring that research benefits society. That is Örebro University’s new international advisory board linked to the focus area Food and health.
120 million for a new centre for inflammation research
Inflammation contributes to many endemic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Therefore, researchers at Örebro University are taking on inflammation with an entirely new approach. They have now received SEK 48 million in funding...
Improved flavour of herbs and vegetables grown in greenhouses with UV light
“Plants cannot choose to stay out of the sun or use sunscreen. Instead they produce substances that protect them from the sun’s UV light. These substances have an effect on flavour, colour and nutritional value,” says Örebro researcher Victor...
Improved taste and appetite with the help of bacteria
Our mouths are full of bacteria and Örebro researcher Alba Cuecas is studying how they affect our taste buds. The next step is to help people that have an impaired sense of taste and loss of appetite.
The freshest fish not the best tasting
Fish that has been stored for 72 hours taste better than fish stored for only 5 hours, as shown in a new study from Örebro University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The study forms a part of a research project into sustainable fish...
Bacteria resistant to new antibiotics found in wastewater and the River Svartån in Örebro
Örebro researchers have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria both in Örebro’s wastewater and in the River Svartån. “The bacteria are not only resistant to old antibiotics, but also to new ones – that is to the antibiotics used to fight multidrug-resistant...
What influences our choices in the grocery store?
She will research what influences us to choose – or not choose – sustainable, organic and healthy food. Carolin Zorell is one of the first postdoctoral fellows in Food and Health who has now arrived in Örebro.
Örebro researchers studied connection between intestinal bacteria and development of diabetes – method now published
Researchers at Örebro University have, together with a well-known research team in Denmark, developed a method for studying how metabolism in gut bacteria influences our health. Their method has now been published in Nature Protocols.
Örebro University once again high on list of world’s best universities
Örebro University is in place 405 when Times Higher Education ranks the world’s best universities – thanks to high quality research and a high degree of citations.