Researching PFAS substitutes in outdoor clothing
Although hazardous PFAS chemicals are being phased out from outdoor clothing, the question is, what are they being replaced with? A new research project at Örebro University aims at finding out.
Research and Innovation Week furthering collaboration between Örebro University and Japan
Innovation, AI, sustainability and ageing. These were some of the research fields discussed when Örebro University, along with 19 other Swedish and Japanese universities, participated in the MIRAI 2.0 Research and Innovation Week in Japan.
Two portions of vegetables per day adequate to protect against inflammation in older people
Only two portions of vegetables per day can reduce systemic inflammation that affects multiple parts of the body simultaneously, a new doctoral thesis from Örebro University has shown. Fruit, on the other hand, does not seem to have the same effect.
New discovery: changes in bile acids may be linked to diabetes in young children
Disturbances in the interaction of bile acids with the inborn microflora in the intestines can increase the risk of type 1 diabetes. This is shown in a new study on children’s’ first years of life.
Adult ADHD linked to elevated risk of cardiovascular diseases
Adults with ADHD are at greater risk of developing a range of cardiovascular diseases than those without the condition, according to a large observational study led by Henrik Larsson, professor at Örebro University and researcher at Karolinska Institutet...
A simple blood sample indicates how serious a head trauma is
A simple blood sample to diagnose patients with traumatic brain injury – an innovation enabled by researchers at Örebro University.
Exposure to chemical mixtures during pregnancy linked to language delay
Mixtures of chemicals entail a higher risk for women to have children with delayed language development, as shown in a study published in Science. “The system currently in use for evaluating risks is not sufficient,” says Åke Bergman.
Seeking to fundamentally change society – new organisation for sustainability in place
In the past year, researchers from across the university have discussed ways in which Örebro University specifically can contribute to a sustainable future. An organisation is now in place. Appointed chair is Frans Prenkert, professor of business...
New master’s programme in chemistry focusing on environmental research in the Arctic
Do you want to specialise in tracking the spread of environmental pollutants related to climate change in the Arctic and its impacts on the environment and our health? Together with universities in Norway and Denmark, Örebro University is now launching a...
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.