Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
Heart attack can be reduced by gene profiling
Mucus – something that many of us mainly associate with slugs, snails, colds and dribbling babies. But mucus actually plays an essential part in our lives. Research on mucus has been in progress at the University of Gothenburg for nearly 30 years, and now the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is funding a new project involving in-depth study of mucus molecules. The aim is to find new therapies for lung diseases.
In current cancer treatment it can take weeks or months before doctors know whether a drug is working on a patient. The methods that Kallioniemi’s team is developing are intended to enable the care team to understand what is happening in the patient’s cells, even while treatment is still in progress.