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11 Jul 2017 New potential treatment for aggressive types of childhood cancer Cancer and Oncology, Cell and Molecular Biology
11 Jul 2017 New tool demonstrates differences in human immune systems Immuno Therapy, Immunology
06 Jul 2017 KI-researchers receive funding from AFA Insurance Occupational Medicine
05 Jul 2017 The Center for Innovative Medicine changes focus and board Centre, Clinical research, Collaboration
05 Jul 2017 Major Vinnova and SRC grant for a new cell- and gene therapy centre Cell and Molecular Biology, Centre, Clinical research, Grant
04 Jul 2017 AI analyses X-rays as well as doctors Orthopaedics, X-ray
30 Jun 2017 Erik K Fernström prize awarded to cancer researcher Óscar Fernandez-Capetillo Prize
29 Jun 2017 Review on suspected scientific misconduct Investigation
29 Jun 2017 Test identifies breast cancer patients with very low risk of death Breast cancer, Cancer and Oncology
29 Jun 2017 Lennart Nilsson Award is awarded to Xiaowei Zhuang Award, Cell Biology, Microscopy, Prize
29 Jun 2017 2017 Pedagogical Prize awarded to Ewa Ehrenborg Learning, Student, Teacher
27 Jun 2017 Acupuncture does not increase fertility in women with PCOS Clinical research, Gynaecology, Obstetrics
26 Jun 2017 SEK 138 million in grants to systems biology research Grant
22 Jun 2017 The presence of the protein KIF1Bβ can play a central role for the outcome of a neuroblastoma diagnosis Cell Biology, Neurooncology
22 Jun 2017 Presence of protein important clue to tumour regression in neuroblastoma Cell Biology, Neurooncology
19 Jun 2017 Review on suspected scientific misconduct Investigation
19 Jun 2017 Volker Lauschke awarded the 2017 Malin and Lennart Philipson prize Award, Prize
16 Jun 2017 Sten Linnarsson elected to the EMBO Award
15 Jun 2017 3D images show how sperm binds to the egg surface Imaging, Structural Biology
15 Jun 2017 Karolinska Institutet maintains its position in international reputation ranking Ranking
14 Jun 2017 Major education and research consequenses when Karolinska University Hospital receives fewer patients Clinical research, Collaboration, Course, Degree Programme, Translational Medical Research
14 Jun 2017 Electronic research documentation is to be obligatory at KI Organisation
14 Jun 2017 What researchers think about the electronic logbook Organisation
14 Jun 2017 Rent increases attract internal debate Organisation
14 Jun 2017 The new rent model is intended to reflect actual costs Organisation
14 Jun 2017 Drones can increase survival from cardiac arrest Cardiology, Emergency medicine
09 Jun 2017 Lithium protects against suicide Drug, Mental Ill-Health, Psychiatry
08 Jun 2017 Fewer relapses in schizophrenia with long-acting injections Drug, Psychiatric disorders, Psychiatry
07 Jun 2017 New possible target for cancer treatment Cancer and Oncology, Gene regulation
02 Jun 2017 Unexpected mechanism behind chronic nerve pain Neurobiology, Neurosciences, Pain research
30 May 2017 High-sensitivity assay gives more reassurance to chest pain patients Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases, Register-based research, Survival
29 May 2017 How fear can develop out of others’ traumas Clinical Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Psychology
24 May 2017 The brain detects disease in others even before it breaks out Clinical Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Psychology
24 May 2017 Making biological drugs with spider silk protein Drug, Neonatology, Proteins
24 May 2017 Response to former KI vice-chancellor’s statement in Läkartidningen Commentary, Investigation, Management
23 May 2017 Interview: Ole Petter Ottersen on becoming KI’s new vice-chancellor Management, Organisation
23 May 2017 Preterm birth linked to higher risk of heart failure Cardiology
23 May 2017 New findings on formation and malformation of blood vessels Biochemistry, Biophysics
22 May 2017 Preparing for the management transition Management, Organisation
19 May 2017 Respiratory infections in children often treated unnecessarily with antibiotics Bacteria, Infectious Disease Medicine, Virology
19 May 2017 The Axel Hirsch Prize awarded for research on the history of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine History, Nobel prize, Prize
19 May 2017 Eva Herweijer is awarded a scholarship for her thesis on HPV vaccination Scholarships, Virology
18 May 2017 Mechanisms behind sensory deficits in Parkinson’s disease Neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson's disease
17 May 2017 Karolinska Institutet returns indigenous remains to New Zealand Ceremony, History
17 May 2017 New way of preventing pneumococcal brain invasion Infectious Disease Control, Microbiology
17 May 2017 KI student presented with Global Swede award Award, Student
17 May 2017 Seminar on healthcare of the future: Patients the source of development and research Collaboration, Degree Programme, Translational Medical Research
17 May 2017 Singapore health minister visits Karolinska Institutet Collaboration, International
16 May 2017 Placebo effective despite intellectual disability Clinical Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Drug
16 May 2017 Spread of tau protein measured in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients Alzheimer, Functional imaging and technology, Neurobiology, Neurodegenerative diseases

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New potential treatment for aggressive types of childhood cancer

11 Jul 2017

A combination of substances that impacts chemical modifications in the DNA of tumours and triggers the tumours to differentiate into harmless nerve cells could represent a new method of treating aggressive forms of neuroblastoma. The new method has been proposed by researchers at Karolinska...
Cancer and OncologyCell and Molecular Biology

New tool demonstrates differences in human immune systems

11 Jul 2017

Immune system function varies significantly between individuals, and up to now there has been no effective means of measuring and describing these differences. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown that white blood cell composition is unique in individuals, and that the composition...
Immuno TherapyImmunology

KI-researchers receive funding from AFA Insurance

06 Jul 2017

Three researchers from Karolinska Institutet receive a total of SEK 9.5 million in research funding from AFA insurance, for research that will help reduce occupational injuries and long-term sickness absence. Gun Johansson at the Institute of Environmental Medicine receives SEK 2,960,000 to...
Occupational Medicine

The Center for Innovative Medicine changes focus and board

05 Jul 2017

CIMED, the Center for Innovative Medicine, is changing its focus and have a new board starting from 1 July. In addition to the new board with a greater clinical competence, CIMED is to focus more on supporting clinical research than previously. Research on chronic diseases and diseases with a heavy...
CentreClinical researchCollaboration

Major Vinnova and SRC grant for a new cell- and gene therapy centre

05 Jul 2017

Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital will play core roles as Vinnova and the Swedish Research Council (SRC) grant SEK 48 million to the up building of a centre for development of advanced medical products within cell and gene therapies. The centre, to be known as the Centre...
Cell and Molecular BiologyCentreClinical researchGrant

AI analyses X-rays as well as doctors

04 Jul 2017

Many jobs, medical and otherwise, might one day be performed using artificial intelligence. According to a new study self-learning programmes can already find fractures with the same accuracy as orthopaedists.
OrthopaedicsX-ray

Erik K Fernström prize awarded to cancer researcher Óscar Fernandez-Capetillo

30 Jun 2017

Óscar Fernandez-Capetillo, professor of cancer therapy at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics has been awarded the prize for his pioneering research on how DNA damage can lead to cancer and ageing. Óscar Fernandez-Capetillo researches replicative stress and replicative damage to...
Prize

Review on suspected scientific misconduct

29 Jun 2017

The Expert Group on Scientific Misconduct at the Central Ethical Review Board of the Swedish Research Council has handed in its review to KI on the case of suspected scientific misconduct regarding the scientifc study "Infusion of amniocytes from extraembryonic membranes and similar mesenchymal...
Investigation

Test identifies breast cancer patients with very low risk of death

29 Jun 2017

A molecular test can identify which patients will have a very low risk of death from breast cancer up to 20 years after diagnosis, according to a new clinical study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The results are published in JAMA Oncology...
Breast cancerCancer and Oncology

Lennart Nilsson Award is awarded to Xiaowei Zhuang

29 Jun 2017

Xiaowei Zhuang is the recipient of the 2017 Lennart Nilsson Award for making breakthrough discoveries in the beautiful world of cell biology, literally making the invisible visible, with the STORM technique that was developed in her laboratory.
AwardCell BiologyMicroscopyPrize

2017 Pedagogical Prize awarded to Ewa Ehrenborg

29 Jun 2017

Karolinska Institutet’s Pedagogical Prize for 2017 goes to Ewa Ehrenborg, professor of molecular cardiovascular medicine at the Department of Medicine in Solna in recognition of her contributions to interprofessional learning and student-activating research-based education. “Thanks to her...
LearningStudentTeacher

Acupuncture does not increase fertility in women with PCOS

27 Jun 2017

Acupuncture has no effect on involuntary childlessness caused by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most effective treatment for PCOS being the drug chlomiphene, a joint international study conducted at Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, China, reports. The study, which involved the...
Clinical researchGynaecologyObstetrics

SEK 138 million in grants to systems biology research

26 Jun 2017

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF, has decided to give KI four grants of a total of SEK 138 million in a call within systems biology research. This is a multidisciplinary grant which requires collaboration between biologists, clinicians, mathematicians, computer scientists,...
Grant

The presence of the protein KIF1Bβ can play a central role for the outcome of a neuroblastoma diagnosis

22 Jun 2017

A high percentage of KIF1Bβ means a greater chance of the tumour spontaneously regressing and disappearing. These are the results of a study by Karolinska Institutet (KI) and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd. The study is to be published in the scientific journal Genes and Development...
Cell BiologyNeurooncology

Presence of protein important clue to tumour regression in neuroblastoma

22 Jun 2017

The presence of the protein KIF1Bβ can play a central role for the outcome of a neuroblastoma diagnosis. A high percentage of KIF1Bβ means a greater chance of the tumour spontaneously regressing and disappearing. These are the results of a study by Karolinska Institutet (KI) and the Ludwig...
Cell BiologyNeurooncology

Review on suspected scientific misconduct

19 Jun 2017

The Expert Group on Scientific Misconduct at the Central Ethical Review Board of the Swedish Research Council has handed in its review to KI on the case of suspected scientific misconduct regarding the scientifc article "Autologous Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells as Treatment in Refractory Acute...
Investigation

Volker Lauschke awarded the 2017 Malin and Lennart Philipson prize

19 Jun 2017

In memory of Professor Lennart Philipson, the board of the Malin and Lennart Philipson Foundation awards a prize and grant for molecular biomedical research with the aim to help young, promising scientists to establish an independent research group after their postdoc training. This year’s awardee...
AwardPrize

Sten Linnarsson elected to the EMBO

16 Jun 2017

KI researcher Sten Linnarsson has been elected member of the EMBO. He is one of 65 researchers chosen this year to join this science organisation. In total, EMBO brings together more than 1,700 leading researchers within the life sciences. The main purpose of the organisation is to support talented...
Award

3D images show how sperm binds to the egg surface

15 Jun 2017

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have obtained the first 3D snapshots of a sperm protein attached to a complementary egg coat protein at the beginning of fertilisation. The study, which reveals a common egg protein architecture that is involved in the interaction with sperm in both...
ImagingStructural Biology

Karolinska Institutet maintains its position in international reputation ranking

15 Jun 2017

Karolinska Institutet has retained its position in the 51-60 bracket of the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. The list, ranking the world’s most prestigious universities, is based on an invitation-only survey of academics worldwide. “We are of course delighted that Karolinska...
Ranking

Major education and research consequenses when Karolinska University Hospital receives fewer patients

14 Jun 2017

The medical programme and eight other programmes at Karolinska Institutet will be affected when fewer patients and patient groups are cared for at the new Karolinska University Hospital Solna.
Clinical researchCollaborationCourseDegree ProgrammeTranslational Medical Research

Electronic research documentation is to be obligatory at KI

14 Jun 2017

Electronic research documentation is to be obligatory at KI; the decision is expected to be taken by June 2017.
Organisation

What researchers think about the electronic logbook

14 Jun 2017

Anna Jervaeus, Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, has used KI ELN electronic research documentation since she started as a PhD student at Karolinska Institutet in 2010. A decision is expected soon to make it obligatory for all researchers at KI to...
Organisation

Rent increases attract internal debate

14 Jun 2017

With Karolinska Institutet’s major investments in infrastructure, especially with the new research buildings, the rents are now rapidly increasing. In addition, the laboratory-intensive activities will be required to pay more than others, from 2018, which has given rise to criticism from the...
Organisation

The new rent model is intended to reflect actual costs

14 Jun 2017

From 2018, the rents for laboratory rooms will be higher than for other premises at the Karolinska Institutet. The new rental model has been developed to reflect the actual costs of the new research buildings, and has been decided upon by the University Board of Karolinska Institutet. The total...
Organisation

Drones can increase survival from cardiac arrest

14 Jun 2017

New research from the Centre for Resuscitation Science at Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm South General (Söder) Hospital in Sweden shows that a specially constructed drone equipped with a defibrillator can be dispatched by alarm and delivered automatically to the site of a cardiac arrest long before an ambulance arrives.
CardiologyEmergency medicine

Lithium protects against suicide

09 Jun 2017

Suicidal behaviour decreases among individuals with bipolar disorder during periods of lithium medication, according to an extensive register-based study conducted at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The results are published in The American Journal of Psychiatry. More than one percent of the world...
DrugMental Ill-HealthPsychiatry

Fewer relapses in schizophrenia with long-acting injections

08 Jun 2017

The risk of relapse among patients with schizophrenia differs depending on what drug is administered, suggests a register study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in JAMA Psychiatry. Clozapine and long-acting injections were linked to fewer re-admissions to hospital than other...
DrugPsychiatric disordersPsychiatry

New possible target for cancer treatment

07 Jun 2017

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report that cancer cells and normal cells use different ‘gene switches’ in order to regulate the expression of genes that control growth.
Cancer and OncologyGene regulation

Unexpected mechanism behind chronic nerve pain

02 Jun 2017

It has long been assumed that chronic nerve pain is caused by hypersensitivity in the neurons that transmit pain. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden now show that another kind of neuron that normally allows us to feel pleasant touch sensation, can switch function and instead signal pain...
NeurobiologyNeurosciencesPain research

High-sensitivity assay gives more reassurance to chest pain patients

30 May 2017

For some time now, patients in Sweden’s emergency clinics complaining of chest pain have been evaluated using the “high-sensitivity troponin T” assay. In a large-scale registry study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology scientists at Karolinska Institutet show how this...
CardiologyCardiovascular DiseasesRegister-based researchSurvival

How fear can develop out of others’ traumas

29 May 2017

What happens in the brain when we see other people experiencing a trauma or being subjected to pain? Well, the same regions that are involved when we feel pain ourselves are also activated when we observe other people who appear to be going through some painful experience. This is shown in a study...
Clinical NeuroscienceNeuropsychologyPsychology

The brain detects disease in others even before it breaks out

24 May 2017

The human brain is much better than previously thought at discovering and avoiding disease, a new study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden reports.
Clinical NeuroscienceNeuropsychologyPsychology

Making biological drugs with spider silk protein

24 May 2017

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have managed to synthesise lung surfactant, a drug used in the care of preterm babies, by mimicking the production of spider silk.
DrugNeonatologyProteins

Response to former KI vice-chancellor’s statement in Läkartidningen

24 May 2017

Comment: Läkartidningen has published an interview with KI’s former vice-chancellor Harriet Wallberg following a letter she sent to KI demanding corrections to Sten Heckscher’s report on the Macchiarini case. In the interview Wallberg makes reference to a conversation with KI’s acting vice-...
CommentaryInvestigationManagement

Interview: Ole Petter Ottersen on becoming KI’s new vice-chancellor

23 May 2017

The expectations are high. Everyone, externally as well as internally, are asking themselves how Ole Petter Ottersen is going to lead Sweden’s most talked-about university once he takes up office as vice-chancellor of Karolinska Institutet this August.
ManagementOrganisation

Preterm birth linked to higher risk of heart failure

23 May 2017

Babies born preterm run a higher risk of heart failure during childhood and adolescence than those born at full term, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report. The registry-based study is published in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC). More and more babies...
Cardiology

New findings on formation and malformation of blood vessels

23 May 2017

In diseases like cancer, diabetes, rheumatism and stroke, a disorder develops in the blood vessels that exacerbates the condition and obstructs treatment. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet now show how blood vessels can normally change their size to create a functional circulatory system and how...
BiochemistryBiophysics

Preparing for the management transition

22 May 2017

Karolinska Institutet’s vice-chancellor-elect, Ole Petter Ottersen, has held his first day of meetings with representatives of the organisation, including acting Vice-Chancellor Karin Dahlman-Wright.
ManagementOrganisation

Respiratory infections in children often treated unnecessarily with antibiotics

19 May 2017

Many childhood virus infections are mistaken for bacterial infection and risk being unnecessarily treated with antibiotics. A new thesis from Karolinska Institutet on respiratory infections in children shows that viruses are a more common cause of serious respiratory infection than previously...
BacteriaInfectious Disease MedicineVirology

The Axel Hirsch Prize awarded for research on the history of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

19 May 2017

Nils Hansson, researcher at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, is awarded the Axel Hirsch Prize 2017 for his research in Swedish and German archives on candidates for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine who were not awarded the prize. Since 2014 Nils Hansson has written 17 articles on...
HistoryNobel prizePrize

Eva Herweijer is awarded a scholarship for her thesis on HPV vaccination

19 May 2017

This year’s recipient of the Sven Gard scholarship for best thesis in virology is Eva Herweijer of the Department of medical epidemiology and biostatistics, MEB. Eva Herweijer is awarded the scholarship, worth SEK 50,000, for her thesis entitled Register-Based Evaluation of HPV Vaccination Programs...
ScholarshipsVirology

Mechanisms behind sensory deficits in Parkinson’s disease

18 May 2017

Although Parkinson’s disease is often associated with motor symptoms such as stiffness, poor balance and trembling, the first symptoms are often sensory and include a reduced sense of touch and smell.
Neurodegenerative diseasesParkinson's disease

Karolinska Institutet returns indigenous remains to New Zealand

17 May 2017

At a ceremony on 15 May, Karolinska Institutet returned the remains of three people from New Zealand’s indigenous population to a delegation from Te Papa Tongarewa museum. The procession entered the Hagströmer Library courtroom to the tones of a shell trumpet and traditional Maori song. Three...
CeremonyHistory

New way of preventing pneumococcal brain invasion

17 May 2017

An international team of researchers, led from Karolinska Institutet, has identified two receptors on the cells in the blood vessels of the brain that can be blocked and thereby prevent pneumococci from entering the brain. The study, which is published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine ,...
Infectious Disease ControlMicrobiology

KI student presented with Global Swede award

17 May 2017

Adina Khamitova, master’s student of Public Health Sciences at KI, has been honoured with the 2017 Global Swede award.
AwardStudent

Seminar on healthcare of the future: Patients the source of development and research

17 May 2017

Changes in the health and medical care landscape will impact Karolinska Institutet’s research and education. At a seminar on Solna Campus on 10 May, speakers described how specialist and emergency care in the future to a large extent will be carried out in primary care units. “That Karolinska...
CollaborationDegree ProgrammeTranslational Medical Research

Singapore health minister visits Karolinska Institutet

17 May 2017

Singapore’s minister of health, Mr Gan Kim Yong, visited Karolinska Institutet on Monday 15 May, along with a delegation that included representatives of the country’s healthcare organisation. During the visit, the delegation learnt more about Karolinska Institutet’s nursing programmes, ageing...
CollaborationInternational

Placebo effective despite intellectual disability

16 May 2017

Contrary to earlier beliefs, people with severe congenital intellectual disability are sensitive to placebo-like effects, new research from Karolinska Institutet shows, published in the scientific journal Neurology.
Clinical NeuroscienceCognitive ScienceDrug

Spread of tau protein measured in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients

16 May 2017

In a new study researchers at Karolinska Institutet have measured how deposits of the pathological protein tau spread through the brain over the course of Alzheimer’s disease.
AlzheimerFunctional imaging and technologyNeurobiologyNeurodegenerative diseases

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