Category: Life science

When market forces cannot be allowed to control and set prices based on supply and demand – how do we best allocate our resources? At the School of Economics and Management at Lund University, Tommy Andersson is working on developing algorithms to match the right organ donor with the right recipient.

Finding the right organ for the right recipient

The principle of setting a price based on supply and demand is not always desirable, for instance, when it comes to human organs. But how are we to allocate organs instead? At the Lund University School of Economics and Management, Tommy Andersson is researching an alternative way of solving the...

Glenn Billqvist is one of the thousands of diabetics who is part of the research project ANDIS – a register currently including 90 % of all healthcare providers in Skåne

ANDIS opens doors to more informed diabetes treatments

Diabetes is a complex disease. However, with the research project ANDIS (All New Diabetics in Skåne) the doors are now open to give more patients a correct diagnosis which in turn leads to more informed treatment. ANDIS registers all new cases of diabetes in Skåne and is a huge knowledge...

Computer artwork of an antibody or immunoglobulin molecule attacking a leukaemia white blood cell.

Killer cells send out a death signal

Targeted antibodies that prevent leukaemia stem cells from multiplying while attracting the natural killer cells of the body, which in turn send a death signal to the diseased stem cell. Science fiction? No, just an ordinary day in the lab. Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is the most common type of...