Popular science articles about MBB research

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Want to know more about the research at MBB? Below you can find a compilation of popular science articles about our research.

Now we get to keep tabs on our cells

According to recent estimates, the human body consists of 37 billion cells. In the internationalinitiative Human Cell Atlas, researchers want to map each cell type in the entire body. Sten Linnarsson at Karolinska Institutet is participating in the project.

Now we get to keep tabs on our cells

Selenium: A vital toxin for humans

A rare trace element from the bedrock turned out to be a prerequisite for human life. Since the discovery of selenium 200 years ago, researchers have tried to understand more.

Selenium: A vital toxin for humans

Óskar Fernández-Capetillo: He wants to have fun

Happy people work better, according to Óskar Fernández-Capetillo, who argues that research should be enjoyable. In addition, he hopes to help patients with both cancer and ALS. Meet the Professor who avoids falling in love with his projects – but adores research.

Óskar Fernández-Capetillo: He wants to have fun

Scaffolds designed to engineer tissues

Molly M Stevens, Professor of Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, is the Head of the new Division of Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine at KI. By combining knowledge in material design and biology, her research group generates new technologies for repairing the body.

Scaffolds designed to engineer tissues

The calcium waves in the cell

As a doctoral student, Per Uhlén, Professor of Dynamic Imaging of Intracellular Signalling at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, discovered that the calcium concentration in cells can fluctuate at a certain frequency, roughly like a radio signal. He is now trying to understand the meaning of these signals for the healthy and diseased body.

The calcium waves in the cell

New research gives hope for remedy (in Swedish)

Kunskapsexplosionen inom Parkinson har resulterat i bättre djurmodeller, snabbare testsystem och nya möjliga behandlingar. Forskarna har därför gott hopp om att kunna finna en bot mot sjukdomen.

Ny forskning ger hopp om bot

Cross boarder cancer research (in Swedish)

Drömmen om att forska fram nya behandlingsmetoder mot cancer föddes när Thomas Helleday som tonåring tog sommarjobb som sjukvårdsbiträde på Danderyds sjukhus. Han hamnade på hematologiavdelningen, där många patienter var svårt sjuka och döende i leukemi.

Gränsöverskridande cancerforskning

The Google of Proteomics (in Swedish)

Så kallade pathways, signaleringsvägar, är ett välkänt begrepp inom den biologiska forskningen och har nu även blivit det inom proteinforskningen för att förklara viktiga skeenden.

Proteomikens Google

New inflammation research increases opportunity for treatment (in Swedish)

De explosionsartade framstegen inom genteknologin har bidragit till möjligheterna att identifiera de molekylära mekanismerna i komplexa inflammatoriska sjukdomar. Dessa orsakas till omkring 60 procent av genetiska faktorer och till cirka 40 procent av miljöfaktorer. Kunskapen om vilka faktorer i miljön som triggar den inflammatoriska processen är begränsad, däremot vet man betydligt mer om den bakomliggande genetiken.

Ny inflammationsforskning ökar möjlighet till behandling