2018-06-27, NEWS

Grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate sepsis

By diagnosing infections in a simple and effective way many human lives can be saved. Mats Nilsson, Stockholm University/SciLifeLab, and his research group have now been granted more than 1 million SEK by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a method for examination of children with sepsis. Blood-poisoning, sepsis, is a life threatening […]

2018-06-26, NEWS

Brain morphology of wild and domestic rabbits differs remarkably

An international research team led by Leif Andersson (Uppsala University/SciLifeLab) has studied how domestication has affected brain morphology in rabbits. The results, published in PNAS, show significant differences in brain morphology between domesticated and wild individuals. Brain regions involved in fear processing, the amygdala and medial prefrontal cortex were particularly affected.  The most characteristic feature […]

2018-06-21, NEWS

Killing two birds with one stone: dual target compounds possible treatment of Parkinson’s disease

A recent study led by Jens Carlsson (Uppsala University/SciLifeLab) has identified two candidate drug compounds for treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Each of the compounds act on two different molecular targets, an approach that can achieve greater efficacy compared to single-target therapies. Parkinson’s disease is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that lead to symptoms […]