News - Successful ageing
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...
“Valuable input for our data analyses” – Newbreed doctoral students on their visit to Southampton
Maja Dobrosavljevic’s and Carmen Solares Canal’s research projects focus on ADHD in older adults and health among older adults with a criminal background. This spring, they spent three weeks at University of Southampton in the UK to learn more about the...
Relations significant in aid efforts for older poor people
Owasim Akram’s research focuses on older extreme poor people in Bangladesh. During the spring he spent three months in Oxford as a visiting PhD student to work on his study on factors that influence the outcome of aid efforts for this group. The results...
Researches poverty and ageing – to Oxford in the spring
Owasim Akram combines a long background in poverty research with hands-on experience of helping people out of extreme poverty. The knowledge and skills gained from this work, he will bring with him to Oxford in the spring.
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.
Research on healthy ageing attracting international doctoral students
They have arrived – all sixteen researchers in the doctoral programme Newbreed, Örebro University’s strategic initiative on ageing research.
Resistance training and proper diet essential to healthy ageing – especially for women
Physical activity and eating right are extra important for women, to maintain their muscle mass and functional ability. Peter Edholm talked about his research at the Swedish Association for Physical Activity and Sport Medicine’s (SFAIM) annual meeting,...
Elderly with stomach problems have poorer mental health
Older persons with stomach problems not only show signs of a weak intestinal barrier, but they have poorer psychological health as well. This is shown in a new Örebro study – with orienteers as study role models. The study is another step in the search...
Researching technical solutions for sufferers of dementia
Even persons suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s should be able to have their voices heard. This is the starting point for Antonios Tsertsidis’s research on assistive technology for the elderly.
Ikaria’s sprightly 100-year-olds – Örebro researchers want to unravel the mystery
Is their way of socialising, the stress-free lifestyle or genetics? No one knows for sure. But the fact is that those living on the Greek island of Ikaria live a very long time. Now researchers at Örebro University want to investigate why.