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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
New research saves the environment when detecting cellulose
Detection of cellulose is very important for recycling and developing clean, renewable energy however, until now it has been very difficult, requiring dangerous chemicals and specialized equipment. A team of Swedish researchers lead by Agneta Richter-Dahlfors has developed a cellulose detection system that is non-invasive and no-destructive.
Perceived obesity causes lower body satisfaction for women than men
In the first study of its kind investigating healthy individuals and their brain activity when perceiving themselves as either slim or obese, psychologists at the University of York and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm found that the way we perceive our bodies directly triggers neural responses which can lead to body dissatisfaction.
Ancient brain area controls eye movements
An ancient area of the midbrain of all vertebrates called the corpora quadrigemina can independently control and reorientate the eyes, researchers from Karolinska Institutet report in a study published in the journal eLIFE.
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