[28 Oct 2016] Eleven researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have received SEK 19.3 million from the research foundation IngaBritt och Arne Lundberg Forskningsstiftelse. The Foundation primarily funds the purchase of equipment.
[5 Feb 2016] The feeding habits of brown bears go from extreme energy consumption during the summer months to a zero energy intake during winter hibernation. In a unique study of free-ranging brown bears, Swedish researchers were able to show that the bears¿ dietary variation goes hand-in-hand with dramatic changes in the animal¿s gut microbiota - a finding that may provide increased knowledge of how the gut microbiota affects our metabolism.
[5 Feb 2016] A Gothenburg study on the early development of intestinal microbiota became one of the most read and shared news of the international, scientific news service EurekAlert!, last year.
[30 Nov 2015] Diets rich in fish oil versus diets rich in lard produce very different bacteria in the guts of mice, reports a study from Sahlgrenska Academy published in Cell Metabolism. The researchers transferred these microbes into other mice to see how they affected health. The results suggest that gut bacteria share some of the responsibility for the beneficial effects of fish oil and the harmful effects of lard.
[30 Nov 2015] Why a dietary treatment works for some but not others seems to depend on interactions between the gut microbiota and the diet. A new study, published in Cell Metabolism, shows that people with better control of blood sugar after eating barley kernel bread also have a different balance of microbes in the gut.