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Major investment in centre for molecular medicine

Stefan Thor

The new research centre – the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Linköping University – is part of a national campaign to re-establish Sweden’s leading position in medical research.




Placenta protects foetus from mother’s immune system

The immune system of the mother-to-be is a deadly threat to the foetus, and must therefore be weakened during pregnancy. New research shows that this adjustment is controlled by the placenta.

HIV virus in disguise tricks immune system

The HIV virus avoids the body’s immune cells by disguising itself using proteins that normally take part in the defence against infections. These are the findings of research conducted at the Division of Molecular Virology.

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Linköping University Hospital named best hospital in Sweden

Linköping University Hospital has been named best hospital in Sweden for 2014 by the daily paper Dagens Medicin. The south-east Sweden healthcare region also had top hospitals among the small and medium-sized hospital categories.

Infant eczema often leads to asthma

Eczema in an infant is a clear warning sign for further allergies as the child gets older. In a recently published study from Linköping University, almost one third of all the children with eczema developed asthma by the age of ten.

Johnny Ludvigsson among top ten

The medical database Expertscape has ranked LiU researcher Johnny Ludvigsson among the world's top ten experts in research on type 1 diabetes.

Tougher on the tumour, gentler on the patient

Using MRI technology, the project Gentle Radiotherapy aims to realise the vision of individualised cancer treatment, with better results and fewer side effects. Peter Lundberg, professor at Linköping University, is part of the project.

Blood platelets disinfected to death

If blood becomes too thin, a transfusion with blood platelets may be necessary – but potential pathogenic agents must first be rendered harmless. The substances used for this unfortunately also destroy the blood platelets themselves, as shown in the findings of research at LiU and several European and Canadian universities.

Nursing programme very popular among applicants

The number of applicants to the spring term programme at the Faculty of Health Sciences is significantly higher than in the same period last year. The nursing programme has received 55% more applications than last spring.


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Last updated: 2014-07-02