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01 Oct 2008 Babies born to parents with Schizophrenia face increased risk of infant mortality
25 Sep 2008 Further support for later treatment of stroke
24 Sep 2008 Working environment is one cause of rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatology
22 Sep 2008 Stopping smoking reduces postoperative complications
19 Sep 2008 Announcements of the 2008 Nobel Prizes
19 Sep 2008 First dental technician to become a doctor
15 Sep 2008 Study opens way for later treatment of acute stroke
10 Sep 2008 New study on tsunami survivors
03 Sep 2008 Higher rates of cervical cancer amongst immigrants
02 Sep 2008 Link between gene variant and relationship difficulties
02 Sep 2008 Children of older fathers more likely to have bipolar disorder Genetics, Psychiatric disorders
02 Sep 2008 Karolinska Institutet prize awarded to innovative clinical educational researcher Prize
08 Aug 2008 Structural basis for enzyme involved in many inflammatory diseases determined
05 Aug 2008 Brain surgery for obsessive-compulsive disorder effective but risky
31 Jul 2008 Living with a partner reduces risk of Alzheimer's
31 Jul 2008 Unusual chromosomal changes increase the risk of schizophrenia
22 Jul 2008 Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2008
20 Jul 2008 Oxytocin may inhibit social phobia Clinical Neuroscience, Psychiatric disorders
23 Jun 2008 Stroke study reveals a key target for improving treatment
23 Jun 2008 Brain similarities between homosexuals and opposite sex Neurobiology
17 Jun 2008 Unique innovation system in focus when KI presented at BIO 2008
16 Jun 2008 Society's attitudes have little impact on choice of sexual partner Psychology, Social Medicine, Society
13 Jun 2008 Transfer of learning traced to areas of the brain
13 Jun 2008 It pays to invest in the employees
12 Jun 2008 Biological medicine helps more people with rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatology
11 Jun 2008 Lars Klareskog receives the Carol Nachman Prize
30 May 2008 Sten Grillner is awarded the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience 2008
09 May 2008 Mesenchymal stem cells can suppress life-threatening immune reaction
29 Apr 2008 Thyroid hormone linked to cholesterol levels
04 Mar 2008 Estrogen receptor protects against auditory trauma
20 Feb 2008 Newly discovered role of thyroid hormone during pregnancy Developmental Biology
24 Jan 2008 Bill Gates honoured with doctor's cap Ceremony, Global Health, International
12 Dec 2007 A newly identified genetic variation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer
09 Nov 2007 Cancer survival may be inherited

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Babies born to parents with Schizophrenia face increased risk of infant mortality

01 Oct 2008

[PRESS RELEASE, 1 October 2008] Children born to a mother or father with schizophrenia are twice as likely to die within the first year of life, new research from Karolinska Institutet shows. The study, published in the October issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, examined 2 million births...

Further support for later treatment of stroke

25 Sep 2008

[PRESS RELEASE, 25 September 2008] A team of scientists at Karolinska Institutet recently showed that the time window for the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke (i.e. stroke caused by a blood clot) can be lengthened without putting the patient at risk. New results published in the prestigious New...

Working environment is one cause of rheumatoid arthritis

24 Sep 2008

It has long been known that environmental factors play a part in the development of rheumatoid arthritis; smoking and drinking alcohol, along with heredity, are particularly instrumental in increasing the risk of the disease. Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have now produced results that...
Rheumatology

Stopping smoking reduces postoperative complications

22 Sep 2008

[PRESS RELEASE 23 September 2008] Patients who stop smoking four weeks before an operation reduce the risk of complications, according to a doctoral thesis from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet. Moreover, many of those who receive help with this ahead of operations remain non-...

First dental technician to become a doctor

19 Sep 2008

Anna Persson at Karolinska Institutet's department for odontology is the first dental technician in Sweden to present a doctoral thesis. Her thesis shows, among other things, that it is possible to reconstruct a damaged tooth with the help of an optical scanner, which makes a digitalized impression...

Announcements of the 2008 Nobel Prizes

19 Sep 2008

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine will be announced on Monday, October 6, 11:30 a.m. at the earliest. Press conference: The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet, Wallenbergsalen, Nobel Forum, Nobels väg 1, Stockholm Nobelprize.org KI webpages about the Nobel Prize

Study opens way for later treatment of acute stroke

15 Sep 2008

[PRESS RELEASE 15 September 2008] The time span in which treatment should be given for acute ischaemic stroke (i.e. stroke caused by a clot or other obstruction to the blood supply) can be lengthened. This according to a study from Karolinska Institutet, the results of which can bring about more...

New study on tsunami survivors

10 Sep 2008

[PRESS RELEASE, 10 September 2008] People who survived the Indian Ocean tsunami or lost loved ones in the waters went through a complex process of trauma, grief and at best rehabilitation. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Stord/Haugesund University College in Norway are now presenting a...

Higher rates of cervical cancer amongst immigrants

03 Sep 2008

[PRESS RELEASE, 3 September 2008] Gynaecological screening tests for cervical cancer have been available to all women in Sweden for almost four decades. Despite this, many immigrant women have a higher risk of developing the disease than Swedish-born women, according to a new study from Karolinska...

Karolinska Institutet prize awarded to innovative clinical educational researcher

02 Sep 2008

Geoffrey R. Norman, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, has been awarded the 2008 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education. He will receive the award, plus a prize amount of EUR 50,000, at a ceremony in...
Prize

Link between gene variant and relationship difficulties

02 Sep 2008

[PRESS RELEASE, 2 September 2008] Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have found a link between a specific gene and the way men bond to their partners. The results, which are presented in the scientific journal PNAS, can lead to a better understanding of such problems as autism and social phobia...

Children of older fathers more likely to have bipolar disorder

02 Sep 2008

Older age among fathers may be associated with an increased risk for bipolar disorder in their offspring, according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet. The new finding is published in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry , one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Bipolar...
GeneticsPsychiatric disorders

Structural basis for enzyme involved in many inflammatory diseases determined

08 Aug 2008

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet and KTH has in cooperation with researchers from Japan determined the structure of the enzyme Microsomalprostaglandin E synthase 1 (MPGES1). MPGES1 has been implicated in a number of human diseases or pathological conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis,fever...

Brain surgery for obsessive-compulsive disorder effective but risky

05 Aug 2008

[Press Releas 2008-08-05] Scientists from Karolinska Institutet studying obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients who have undergone a type of brain surgery called capsulotomy, have found that half of the group improved considerably, even long after the operation. A minority of patients did not...

Living with a partner reduces risk of Alzheimer's

31 Jul 2008

[Press release 2008-07-31] Living with a spouse or a partner decreases the risk of developing Alzheimers and other dementia diseases. This according to a study by Krister Håkansson, researcher in psychology at Växjö University and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. The results were presented for the...

Unusual chromosomal changes increase the risk of schizophrenia

31 Jul 2008

[Press release 2008-07-30] People with schizophrenia have an increased number of unusual chromosomal changes, particularly structural changes that have the potential to alter the function of the genes. These results were published today in the scientific journal Nature. Research scientists found...

Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2008

22 Jul 2008

Vad finns i vår mat och hur vi ska tänka för att äta hälsosamt och säkert? Det är frågor som belysts i flera seminarier och diskussioner vid årets Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) i Barcelona, bland annat av det KI-koordinerade forskningsnätvarket CASCADE. En av de spanska forskare som ingår i CASCADE...

Oxytocin may inhibit social phobia

20 Jul 2008

Swedish and British scientists have shown using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) that the hormone oxytocin can inhibit feelings of anxiety in specific individuals. Their discovery might lead to a better understanding and the improved treatment of psychiatric affections in which people...
Clinical NeurosciencePsychiatric disorders

Brain similarities between homosexuals and opposite sex

23 Jun 2008

In a study recently published in PNAS , scientists at Karolinska Institutet show that the brains of gay men and women in some aspects are similar to the brains of those of the opposite sex. Using MRI and PET technology Associate Professor Ivanka Savic-Berglund and Senior Physician Per Lindström...
Neurobiology

Stroke study reveals a key target for improving treatment

23 Jun 2008

[PRESS RELEASE, 23 June 2008] For over a decade, the drug called tPA has proven its worth as the most effective emergency treatment for stroke. Its promise is blemished by the fact that tPAs brain-saving power fades fast after the third hour of a stroke, and then instead increases the risk of...

Unique innovation system in focus when KI presented at BIO 2008

17 Jun 2008

[Press Release 2008-05-17] Karolinska Institutet´s president, Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, is taking part in BIO 2008, the world´s largest conference for players on the biotech market, to be held this year in San Diego. The president of the Swedish medical university will be talking about Sweden´s...

Society's attitudes have little impact on choice of sexual partner

16 Jun 2008

A unique new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institute (KI) suggests that the attitude of families and the public have little impact on if adults decide to have sex with persons of the same or the opposite sex. Instead, hereditary factors and the individual's unique experiences...
PsychologySocial MedicineSociety

It pays to invest in the employees

13 Jun 2008

[Press Release 2008-06-13] Companies that show an interest in the health of their employees have much to gain. This according to the results of Health and Future a crossover research project that has looked into what makes private companies with healthy employees so special. The final results of...

Transfer of learning traced to areas of the brain

13 Jun 2008

Practice makes perfect, but a question that still remains a mystery is why it is so difficult to transfer learning from a trained to an untrained task? Why are we no better at remembering faces when we have been training our memory for words? Scientists at Umeå University and Karolinska Institutet...

Biological medicine helps more people with rheumatoid arthritis

12 Jun 2008

Patients who have recently developed rheumatoid arthritis respond better to treatment with biological medicine in combination with conventional pharmacological medicine. This according to results of the Swefot national clinical study, which is to be presented at an international rheumatology...
Rheumatology

Lars Klareskog receives the Carol Nachman Prize

11 Jun 2008

Lars Klareskog received the prestigous prize in Wiesbaden, Austria. Lars Klareskog, in the middle, receives the prizein Wiesbaden. The Carol Nachman Prize is one of the world's most prestigous prizes in reumatology. Lars Klareskog is professor at the department of medicine, Solna.

Sten Grillner is awarded the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience 2008

30 May 2008

Sten Grillner at the Department of Neuroscience is awarded the prize in neuroscience together with Thomas Jessell, Columbia University, USA, and Pablo Rakic, Yale University School of Medicine, USA. The prizes will be presented to the Kavli Laureates by HRH Crown Prince Haakon at an award ceremony...

Mesenchymal stem cells can suppress life-threatening immune reaction

09 May 2008

Treatment with mesenchymal stem cells (MCS) has shown to be an effective therapy for patients with severe graft-versus-host disease, a life-threatening complication after allogeneic transplantation with haemopoietic stem cells. In a European study, led from Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska...

Thyroid hormone linked to cholesterol levels

29 Apr 2008

esearchers at Karolinska Institutet have in animal studies found that thyroid hormone strongly reduces the absorption of cholesterol from the gut. The findings are published in the April issue of Gastroenterology, and can explain why plasma cholesterol is increased in patients with hypothyroidism...

Estrogen receptor protects against auditory trauma

04 Mar 2008

Female sex hormone may provide protection against hearing loss, according to a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet presented in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. In the study, Professor Barbara Canlon and colleagues at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology investigated...

Newly discovered role of thyroid hormone during pregnancy

20 Feb 2008

Thyroid hormone deficiencies in early pregnancy can cause locomotor underdevelopment in the child, according to research from Karolinska Institutet. The results bring new insights into brain development and could affect routine pregnancy testing. Children born with thyroid hormone deficiencies (...
Developmental Biology

Bill Gates honoured with doctor's cap

24 Jan 2008

On Wednesday evening, Bill Gates received his doctor's cap, ring and diploma as he and his wife Melinda French Gates were honoured at a special conferment ceremony at Karolinska University. Bill and Melinda Gates were made honorary doctors of medicine in April 2007 for their contributions to global...
CeremonyGlobal HealthInternational

A newly identified genetic variation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer

12 Dec 2007

Professor Henrik Grönbergs research group has shown that single-nucleotide polymorphism in a known tumor suppressor gene may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer in patients of both African and European descent. Reference: Two genome-wide association studies of aggressive prostate cancer...

Cancer survival may be inherited

09 Nov 2007

The ability to fight off cancer may be inherited from your parents, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in The Lancet Oncology. Read more about this study

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