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We strive to improve human health and quality of life through research.
Our research groups deal with different functions of the nervous system.
We provide education in areas of biomedicine, neuroscience and nanoscience.
Read more about the research groups at the Department of Neuroscience here.
The strategic research area neuroscience
StratNeuro's mission is to integrate clinical and basic research and to foster a new generation of leaders and scientists in translational neuroscience.
Read more about the affiliated centers here
Research on galanin can result in new drugs for depression
Depression inflicts a large number of human beings under their lifetime. In addition to suffering and a considerable risk for suicide, the disease is associated with major cost for Society. Tomas Hökfelt, one of the authors, explains that three methods for analysis of galanin were used.
Actin dynamics provides membrane tension to merge fusing vesicles
A recent paper in Nature Communications shows that the fusion event may occur via pushing the vesicle membrane through the fusion pore into the plasma membrane, which is controlled by the cellular membrane tension.
Molecular chameleons reveal bacterial biofilm
A research team lead by Karolinska Institutet have synthesized a new compound that is set to shine a light on the clandestine life of infectious bacteria.
19 Jan 2017 - 08:30
Symposium: Machine learning for functional brain imaging: applications in fMRI and MEG