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14 Nov 2017 Award for scientific contribution
27 Sep 2017 Physical activity prevent insomnia in workers with back- and neck-pain
06 Sep 2017 ERC Starting Grants to IMM researcher
04 Jul 2017 IMM researchers have constructed a toxicogenomics space that accurately predicts risk of liver toxicity from chemicals and drugs
04 May 2017 Available position: Professor in Toxicology
10 Apr 2017 Available position: Professor in Epidemiology Epidemiologi
24 Mar 2017 ToxMaster programme celebrated 40 years at IMM and KI
15 Mar 2017 New IMM report
14 Mar 2017 Parenthood linked to longer life
01 Mar 2017 Medical yoga in the workplace setting−perceived stress and work ability−a feasibility study
06 Feb 2017 “Snus” users run greater risk of type 2 diabetes
08 Dec 2016 A Nobel laureate colleagues visit at IMM
07 Dec 2016 EU FP7 project-NANOREG
14 Nov 2016 Marie Vahter presented in The Lancet
26 Oct 2016 Sweetened beverages increase the risk of autoimmune diabetes Diabetes
07 Oct 2016 Celebrating 40-years of toxicology education
21 Sep 2016 How statins aid the immune system
19 Aug 2016 Immunological mechanisms in SLE and atherosclerosis, with implications for immunization therapy and our evolution
20 Jun 2016 Reporting guidelines for nutritional epidemiology
16 Jun 2016 IMM Conference: Application of “Big Data” in Environmental Medicine
22 Apr 2016 Exposure Assessment - Challenges and Research Needs
04 Mar 2016 High daily coffee consumption may lower risk of multiple sclerosis
09 Dec 2015 Exposure to noise during pregnancy increases risk of hearing dysfunction in children
16 Nov 2015 Sten Orrenius appointed as Jubilee doctor at Karolinska Institutet
26 Oct 2015 RECRUITMENT: Professor in Molecular toxicology
15 Oct 2015 New professor at IMM
02 Oct 2015 NEW CALL! The Swedish INterdisciplinary Graduate School in Register-Based Research (SINGS)
25 Sep 2015 Most cited authors in Cell Biology
07 Jul 2015 New professor at IMM
15 Jun 2015 EuroMix - New EU project
04 Jun 2015 Award for "Best paper"
01 Jun 2015 Upcoming Conference: Systems Biology in Nanosafety Research
16 Mar 2015 "Rothman Epidemiology Prize" to Göran Pershagen
19 Feb 2015 Most cited authors in Toxicology
15 Dec 2014 Asthma Research in organisms without lungs
14 Nov 2014 IMM researchers receives the LUSH prize
14 Nov 2014 New immunological findings provide possible therapy for cardiovascular disease
22 Oct 2014 IMM researcher among the world's most influential researchers
21 Oct 2014 Newly discovered bacterial defence mechanism in the lungs
08 Oct 2014 World Spirometry Day October 2-3
24 Sep 2014 New values from AEGL (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)
23 Sep 2014 Healthy lifestyle choices may dramatically reduce heart attacks
09 Sep 2014 Extra seats for the doctoral course - Categorical Data Analysis - Beyond Logistic Regression
18 Aug 2014 WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network
16 Jun 2014 Break-through in immunological research imply protection effects for atherosclerosis
11 Jun 2014 Hairdressers are exposed to carcinogens
10 Jun 2014 The sky is the limit - NASA uses statistical methods developed at IMM and UCL
04 Jun 2014 New values from AEGL (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)
09 Apr 2014 New values from AEGL (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)
07 Apr 2014 40 million SEK for research on risks of nanotechnology

Award for scientific contribution

14 Nov 2017

Vladimir Gogvadze, unit of toxicology, has received an award for his scientific contribution during 2017. The award was presented by the World Mitochondrial Society at their 8th world congress.

Physical activity prevent insomnia in workers with back- and neck-pain

27 Sep 2017

IMM's unit for implementation and intervention research has studied the possibility of preventing sleep problems in employees with back and neck pain by physical activity. Back- and neck-pain are responsible for much suffering and substantial costs to the individual, employers and society...

ERC Starting Grants to IMM researcher

06 Sep 2017

Erik Melén has received starting grants from the European Research Council (ERC) for conducting his own independent research. The purpose of the ERC Starting Grants is to support talented early-career scientist, who have already produced excellent supervised work, into becoming independent...

IMM researchers have constructed a toxicogenomics space that accurately predicts risk of liver toxicity from chemicals and drugs

04 Jul 2017

Roland Grafström and coworkers publishes this week a description of a predictive toxicogenomics space in Nature Communications. The work represents a cooperation with researchers in Finland and Holland. Covering 1300 drug drug molecules, the study describes gene expression changes specifically...

Available position: Professor in Toxicology

04 May 2017

IMM seeks a toxicologist who is expected to strengthen and further develop research in experimental toxicology with focus on new methods and their applications regarding e.g. biomarkers, biomonitoring, risk assessment or setting exposure limits. The professor in toxicology is expected to lead a...

Available position: Professor in Epidemiology

10 Apr 2017

IMM seeks an epidemiologist who is expected to strengthen and further develop research in epidemiology at IMM with focus on developing research aimed at investigating environmental, occupational, lifestyle, and genetic factors in relation to the health of individuals. The successful candidate will...
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ToxMaster programme celebrated 40 years at IMM and KI

24 Mar 2017

Successful celebration of 40 years of education in toxicology at KI and IMM on 25 November 2016 The celebration started with an open seminar in Aula Medica entitled “Toxicology for the future”. The programme included an overview of toxicology and the programme since the start in 1976 and highlights...

New IMM report

15 Mar 2017

Lithium, boron, cesium and other potentially toxic metals in Swedish well water Authors: Florencia Harari, Lena Maxe, Marie Vahter Download report There are no reported data on concentrations of lithium and stable cesium (not radioactive) in Swedish well water, and limited data on boron...

Parenthood linked to longer life

14 Mar 2017

A recent article by Karin Modig and co-workers have brought attention in the media, even internationally. Publication Modig K, Talbäck M, Torssander J, Ahlbom A Payback time? Influence of having children on mortality in old age J Epidemiol Community Health Published Online First: 14 March 2017. doi...

Medical yoga in the workplace setting−perceived stress and work ability−a feasibility study

01 Mar 2017

Authors: Iben Axén Gabriella Follin Published abstract: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28137528 In this quasi-experimental feasibility study, the conduction of a work-place intervention with Medical Yoga was examined. Recruiting participating work units through the unit managers was...

“Snus” users run greater risk of type 2 diabetes

06 Feb 2017

Consuming one or more pot of “snus” – Swedish snuff or dipping tobacco – per day increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 70 per cent. This is the same risk increase as previously seen for smokers who smoke one packet of cigarettes a day. The study on the effects of snus was conducted by...

A Nobel laureate colleagues visit at IMM

08 Dec 2016

Today, colleagues of the Nobel laureate professor Ohsumi visited IMM's unit of Toxicology and held a seminar. Among the guests were professor Tamotsu Yoshimori, Associate Professor Maho Hamasaki and Associate Professor Akiko Kuma. Even the professors Gerry Melino and Mauro Piacentini from...

EU FP7 project-NANOREG

07 Dec 2016

Several IMM scientists have participated in the EU FP7 project-NANOREG, to develop toxicological data which may facilitate the risk assessment and regulation of nanomaterials. Last week a final conference was held at the OECD in Paris, where Bengt Fadeel participated as chair of the session on in...

Marie Vahter presented in The Lancet

14 Nov 2016

The latest issue of The Lancet contains articles on Marie Vahter and her research on arsenic. Marie Vahter: the arsenic detective In Bangladesh, arsenic poisoning is a neglected issue

Sweetened beverages increase the risk of autoimmune diabetes

26 Oct 2016

Lifestyle factors influence the risk of autoimmune diabetes. Researchers from IMM show that sweetened beverages consumption may be as strong of a risk factor for LADA – an autoimmune form of adult onset diabetes – as it is for type 2 diabetes. These novel results were recently published in European...
Diabetes

Celebrating 40-years of toxicology education

07 Oct 2016

Seminar: Toxicology for the future – research, development and education for chemical safety Friday 25 November 2016, 13.00-17.00 at Aula Medica, Erling Persson hall, Karolinska Institutet, Campus Solna The programme includes highlights of scientific development within the area of toxicology and...

How statins aid the immune system

21 Sep 2016

Statins protect against cardiovascular disease in more ways than previously thought. In a study, researchers from IMM are able to show the immunological effects of statins, and present a new hypothesis on why satins are effective at preventing heart attacks. The study is published in The Journal of...

Immunological mechanisms in SLE and atherosclerosis, with implications for immunization therapy and our evolution

19 Aug 2016

Professor Johan Frostegård and his research group has had their latest publication [1] high-lighted by an Editorial in Nature Reviews [2]. They demonstrate that antibodies against the small lipid epitopes phosphorylcholine (PC) and malondialdehyde (MDA) are strong protection markers for the...

Reporting guidelines for nutritional epidemiology

20 Jun 2016

Professor Agneta Åkesson, IMM has participated in a working group that has produced guidelines for reporting nutritional epidemiology (STROBE-nut). STROBE means “Strengthening the Reporting of Observational studies in Epidemiology” and "nut" indicates that this is an extension for nutritional...

IMM Conference: Application of “Big Data” in Environmental Medicine

16 Jun 2016

October 20, 2016, 9.30-17.00 at Aula Medica, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm The Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) at Karolinska Institutet is organizing a conference of application of “Big Data” in environmental medicine. The goal is to discuss challenges for using large-scale data...

Exposure Assessment - Challenges and Research Needs

22 Apr 2016

"Exposure Assessement - Challenges and Research Needs" is a new report written by a large number of IMM-researchers in different fields. Table of contents Introduction Human biomonitorin Epidemiology and exposure assessment – some general aspects Early life exposure assessment Spatial and temporal...

High daily coffee consumption may lower risk of multiple sclerosis

04 Mar 2016

Drinking around six cups of coffee – more than 900 ml – every day is linked to a reduced risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study lead from the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet. The findings are being published online in the Journal of Neurology...

Exposure to noise during pregnancy increases risk of hearing dysfunction in children

09 Dec 2015

A recently published study from the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) at Karolinska Institutet shows that exposure to noise during pregnancy can damage the child’s hearing, with an 80 percent increase in risk in occupational environments with particularly high decibel levels. The results...

Sten Orrenius appointed as Jubilee doctor at Karolinska Institutet

16 Nov 2015

Sten Orrenius, Unit of Toxicology IMM, has been appointed as Jubilee doctor at Karolinska Institutet.

RECRUITMENT: Professor in Molecular toxicology

26 Oct 2015

During recent years research in Toxicology has become increasingly molecular. It has become clear that most toxic agents can interfere with cell signaling systems, and that this may cause cell damage or death. Increased production of reactive oxygen species, leading to DNA damage, has subsequently...

New professor at IMM

15 Oct 2015

Maria Albin has been appointed professor in occupational- and enviromental medicine at IMM.

NEW CALL! The Swedish INterdisciplinary Graduate School in Register-Based Research (SINGS)

02 Oct 2015

Deadline for application is December 11, 2015 at 12:00 (noon). Begins spring semester 2016 National population and health data registers, healthcare quality registries and other type of register data constitute a unique resource for research. Participation in SINGS aims to develop deeper knowledge...

Most cited authors in Cell Biology

25 Sep 2015

Boris Zhivotovsky, Professor in Toxicology at IMM, is the only Swedish scientist on the list of the 30 most frequently cited European authors within the topic Cell Biology as the magazine LabTimes has compiled. Most Cited Authors in Cell Biology 2007-2013

New professor at IMM

07 Jul 2015

Agneta Åkesson has been appointed professor in epidemiology with a focus on nutrition and toxicology.

EuroMix - New EU project

15 Jun 2015

The new EU project EuroMix (European Testing and Risk Assessment Strategies for Mixtures) started with a kick-off in Bilthovan, Netherlands 20-21 may 2015. IMM participates as a partner through Associate Professor Johanna Zilliacus, professor Annika Hanberg and professor Helen Håkansson...

Award for "Best paper"

04 Jun 2015

Nicola Orsini, unit of nutritional epidemiology, and co-authors has been selected as the winner of 2014 in the review category by the Editorial board of the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity. Read paper: Systematic review and meta-analysis of reduction in all-...

Upcoming Conference: Systems Biology in Nanosafety Research

01 Jun 2015

3rd Mini-Conference on Nanotoxicology at the Nobel Forum, November 9-10, 2015 For more information and registration .

"Rothman Epidemiology Prize" to Göran Pershagen

16 Mar 2015

Professor Göran Pershagen and co-authors has received “the Rothman EPIDEMIOLOGY Prize” for best paper published in 2014, for his paper on the Moscow wildfires (“Mortality related to air pollution with the moscow heat wave and wildfire of 2010”). The prize comes with $5000 and a plaque on the...

Most cited authors in Toxicology

19 Feb 2015

Four of IMMs researchers are on the list of the 30 most frequently cited European authors within the topic Toxicology as the magazine LabTimes has compiled. The four are Boris Zhivotovsky , Marie Vahter , Sten Orrenius och Bengt Fadeel . Most Cited Authors in Toxicology 2005-2011

Asthma Research in organisms without lungs

15 Dec 2014

Professor Sven-Erik Dahlén, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet and Professor Robin Williams, Royal Holloway, London will start a research project in which organisms without lungs will be used for asthma research. The research project is funded by the National Centre for the...

IMM researchers receives the LUSH prize

14 Nov 2014

The IMM researchers Roland Grafström och Pekka Kohonen today receives the LUSH Science Prize 2014 for their efforts to reduce the use of animal testing in research. Read more about the LUSH Prize and the prize winners.

New immunological findings provide possible therapy for cardiovascular disease

14 Nov 2014

A new immunological mechanism in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease has been presented in a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The study is being published in the journal Arteriosclerosis , Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology , and also indicates a possible treatment method for these...

IMM researcher among the world's most influential researchers

22 Oct 2014

Sten Orrenius, professor emeritus at IMM, is listed as one of the world's most influential researchers. Thomson Reuters has listed researchers with most citation indices for scientific articles in the most prestigious scientific journals during 2002 - 2012. Sten Orrenius conducts research on...

Newly discovered bacterial defence mechanism in the lungs

21 Oct 2014

A new study from Karolinska Institutet presents a previously unknown immunological mechanism that protects us against bacterial infections in the lungs. The study is being published in theAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and shows that healthy lungs contain Interleukin-26...

World Spirometry Day October 2-3

08 Oct 2014

During two days October 2-3, 1360 people took the opportunity to test their lungs at Central Station free of charge on Spirometry Day 2 to 3 October. This was the fifth time Cfa organized this public lung function testing event, and the theme for 2014 was “Clean Air”. Institute of Environmental...

New values from AEGL (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)

24 Sep 2014

The AEGL committee (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels) at the US National Academy of Sciences has published a new volume with values for bromine chloride, carbonyl, and some halogen fluorides and syredi fluoride. Professor Gunnar Johanson, IMM is participating as an expert in the AEGL committee.

Healthy lifestyle choices may dramatically reduce heart attacks

23 Sep 2014

A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that following a healthy lifestyle, including maintaining a healthy weight and diet, exercise, not smoking and moderating alcohol intake, could prevent four out of five coronary events in men. The results are published in the well esteemed Journal of the...

Extra seats for the doctoral course - Categorical Data Analysis - Beyond Logistic Regression

09 Sep 2014

We have some extra seats for the doctoral course "Categorical Data Analysis - Beyond Logistic Regression. Course title: “Categorical Data Analysis: Beyond Logistic Regression” Number of higher education credits: 1.5 hp Dates: November 18-20, 2014 Venue: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm Course...

WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network

18 Aug 2014

IMM participates in the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network , a voluntary collaborative initiative whose overall goal is to improve chemical risk assessment globally through facilitating sustainable interaction between institutions on chemical risk assessment issues and activities. Professor...

Break-through in immunological research imply protection effects for atherosclerosis

16 Jun 2014

Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammation in the vascular wall, where the immune response plays an important role. Atherosclerosis is the main cause of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as myocardial infarction and stroke. Previous studies by the research group at the Institute of Environmental Medicine...

Hairdressers are exposed to carcinogens

11 Jun 2014

In a recently published study the level of aromatic amines in the blood was measured in 295 hairdressers, 32 hair dye consumers, and 60 controls. The results indicate that hairdressers are exposed to ortho-toluidine and meta-toluidene. These are banned in cosmetics in EU since they are known or...

The sky is the limit - NASA uses statistical methods developed at IMM and UCL

10 Jun 2014

Researchers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have used Linear Quantile Mixed Models (LQMM) in a technical report from the NASA program for advancing research on safe human spaceflight. LQMM was developed by Matteo Bottai at IMM and a former advisee of his, Marco Geraci,...

New values from AEGL (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)

04 Jun 2014

The AEGL committee (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels) at the US National Academy of Sciences has published a new volume with values for acrylonitrile, carbon tetrachloride, cyanogen, epichlorohydrin, ethylene chlorohydrin, toluene, trimethylacetyl chloride, hydrogen bromide and boron tribromide...

New values from AEGL (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)

09 Apr 2014

The international expert group AEGL (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels) has published a new volume with values for aliphatic nitriles, benzonitrile, methacrylonitrile, allyl alcohol, hydrogen selenide, ketene and tear gas. Professor Gunnar Johanson, IMM is participating as an expert in the AEGL...

40 million SEK for research on risks of nanotechnology

07 Apr 2014

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra) starts a program for safety in nanotechnology - Mistra Environmental Nanosafety. Professor Bengt Fadeel and his research group at IMM are partners in the consortium that has received 40 million SEK to develop methods and...