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16 May 2017 JO investigation into KI dropped Investigation
15 May 2017 Corticosteroid treatment increases survival of preterm infants within hours Drug, Neonatology, Pediatrics
15 May 2017 Congratulations all new doctors! Ceremony
12 May 2017 Swedish snus can be as damaging to the fetus as smoking Epidemiology, Register-based research
08 May 2017 Newly discovered malaria mechanism gives hope to pregnant women Global Health, Parasitology
08 May 2017 "Education needs representation" Organisation, Student
05 May 2017 Lack of nurses linked to missed care and higher patient mortality Care Sciences, Health care, Health Care Service and Management
05 May 2017 Scientists reveal how epigenetic changes in DNA are interpreted DNA, Epigenetics, Gene regulation, Transcription
03 May 2017 Unannounced inspections show shortcomings in KI lab environment Investigation, Report
03 May 2017 KI contribution to renovation of Medical Students' Union's building Campus, Student, Student union
03 May 2017 Hello, Stefan Eriksson, KI's new Vice-Dean of Infrastructure! Core facility, Management, Organisation
29 Apr 2017 Error in Dagens Nyheter news article Commentary
27 Apr 2017 Ole Petter Ottersen named Vice-Chancellor at Karolinska Institutet Management, Organisation
27 Apr 2017 Childhood sleep apnoea is common but hard to diagnose Otorhinolaryngology, Pediatrics, Surgery
27 Apr 2017 Comment on DN article on lack of clarity surrounding sale of IT platform Commentary, Management, Organisation
26 Apr 2017 The Medical Students’ Union celebrated 140 years with banquet Donation, Organisation
25 Apr 2017 Thousands of people showed up for March for Science in Stockholm Activity
19 Apr 2017 Antidepressant use in pregnancy may be safer than expected Mental Ill-Health, Register-based research
19 Apr 2017 KI research behind documentary aeries on suicide Suicide Research
18 Apr 2017 Hans Rosling posthumously wins UN population award Global Health, Prize, Public Health
18 Apr 2017 Five KI researchers among the most cited in the world
18 Apr 2017 KI professor shares award with historical celebrities Award, Endocrinology, Signal transduction
18 Apr 2017 Oral contraceptives reduce general well-being in healthy women Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Psychiatry, Psychology
11 Apr 2017 Joining forces for science and facts
11 Apr 2017 Conversion of brain cells offers hope for Parkinson’s patients Neurodegenerative diseases, Neurosciences, Parkinson's disease
08 Apr 2017 Karolinska Institutet flags at half mast to honour victims of attack
07 Apr 2017 Karolinska Institutet in EU initiative for vascular diseases Cardiovascular Diseases, Collaboration, Doctoral education, Grant, Project
07 Apr 2017 Government re-appoints four members of the KI board Management, Organisation
06 Apr 2017 KI evaluates what impact fewer patients at Karolinska University Hospital will have on education and research Degree Programme, Organisation, Translational Medical Research
05 Apr 2017 KI comments on article in DN on financial irregularities Commentary, Organisation
05 Apr 2017 Self-harm linked to violence towards others Mental Ill-Health, Psychiatry, Psychology, Register-based research
03 Apr 2017 Increased risk of suicide during university studies Mental Ill-Health, Register-based research
03 Apr 2017 KI researcher Henrik Ehrsson awarded the Göran Gustafsson Prize in medicine Prize
31 Mar 2017 KI awarded grants from Swedish Cancer Society Grant
30 Mar 2017 Swedish prostate cancer test to be introduced in Europe Prostate cancer
28 Mar 2017 PTS symptoms can be prevented by Tetris in the emergency department Psychiatric disorders, Psychology, Psychotherapy
28 Mar 2017 KI received petition against malaria research with macaques Animal experiment, Organisation
28 Mar 2017 Karolinska University Hospital guidelines to prevent unproven methods Ethics, Investigation
27 Mar 2017 Two new honorary doctors at Karolinska Institutet 2017 Award
24 Mar 2017 ERC Advanced Grant to three researchers at Karolinska Institutet Funding, Grant
23 Mar 2017 New tools to study the origin of embryonic stem cells Developmental Biology, Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Biology, Stem cells
23 Mar 2017 Overweight in young men associated with severe liver disease in later life Epidemiology, Register-based research
23 Mar 2017 Wallenberg Clinical Scholar for research on pneumococcal infections Bacteria, Funding, Grant, Infectious Disease Medicine
22 Mar 2017 Karolinska Institutet announces new decision: researcher was not careless Ethics, Investigation
21 Mar 2017 Retraction of article on tissue-engineered oesophagus in rats Ethics, Investigation
21 Mar 2017 Comment following the death of a patient who received a synthetic trachea at Karolinska University Hospital Commentary, Organisation
20 Mar 2017 Today's conference on Campus: Big Data in care and medicine Epidemiology
16 Mar 2017 Parenthood is associated with a longer life Register-based research
16 Mar 2017 A memorial in honour of Hans Rosling Global Health, Professor
14 Mar 2017 Major research project provides new clues to schizophrenia Clinical Neuroscience, Neurosciences, Psychiatric disorders

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JO investigation into KI dropped

16 May 2017

The Parliamentary Ombudsman (JO) has dropped the inquiry that it launched last spring following the report filed by Paolo Macchiarini against Karolinska Institutet. In November 2016, Paolo Macchiarini reported KI to the Parliamentary Ombudsman, accusing the university of having made serious...
Investigation

Corticosteroid treatment increases survival of preterm infants within hours

15 May 2017

The effects of corticosteroid treatments on pregnant women facing preterm delivery to prevent infant death and morbidity have been thought to develop gradually over days. However, a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and colleagues in the European EPICE project – published in JAMA Pediatrics – suggests that survival and health gains for very preterm infants may occur within hours.
DrugNeonatologyPediatrics

Congratulations all new doctors!

15 May 2017

With a nod to Norway, this year’s spring conferment ceremony took place in Stockholm City Hall on 12 May to the tune of “En liten Fuggel” sung by Adolf Fredrik’s boys’ choir. The doctors and honorary doctors then donned their hats to the canon salute from the City Hall waterfront. Karolinska...
Ceremony

Swedish snus can be as damaging to the fetus as smoking

12 May 2017

While it is well known that smoking while pregnant can damage the fetus, the effects of using Swedish snus (oral moist snuff) have been more mooted. Now, a new thesis from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that using snus while pregnant carries the same level of risk as smoking as regards to...
EpidemiologyRegister-based research

Newly discovered malaria mechanism gives hope to pregnant women

08 May 2017

A study carried out at Karolinska Institutet exposes the effects of malaria in pregnant women and shows how the PTEF protein is central to the infection.
Global HealthParasitology

"Education needs representation"

08 May 2017

“Student representation is the most important tool we have for influencing our education, our current study situation and our future as colleagues,” says Pontus Dannberg, deputy chair of the Medical Students’ Association in Stockholm (MF). MF and the Student Union of Odontology organised a joint...
OrganisationStudent

Lack of nurses linked to missed care and higher patient mortality

05 May 2017

There is a clear correlation between the number of registered nurses working at an acute hospital, the amount of nursing care that is left undone and the number of patients who die.
Care SciencesHealth careHealth Care Service and Management

Scientists reveal how epigenetic changes in DNA are interpreted

05 May 2017

A new study in Science from Karolinska Institutet maps out how different DNA-binding proteins in human cells react to certain biochemical modifications of the DNA molecule.
DNAEpigeneticsGene regulationTranscription

Unannounced inspections show shortcomings in KI lab environment

03 May 2017

Laws and regulations concerning work environment and chemicals are largely adhered to as a major study of laboratory environments commissioned by Karolinska Institutet has revealed.
InvestigationReport

KI contribution to renovation of Medical Students' Union's building

03 May 2017

The Medical Students’ Union’s building needs renovation. Karolinska Institutet recently decided to contribute 4.5 million kronor to get planning of the modernisation off the ground.
CampusStudentStudent union

Hello, Stefan Eriksson, KI's new Vice-Dean of Infrastructure!

03 May 2017

Hello, Stefan Eriksson, new Vice-Dean of Infrastructure at Karolinska Institutet. What does your new appointment involve?
Core facilityManagementOrganisation

Error in Dagens Nyheter news article

29 Apr 2017

Comment : On 28 April the newspaper Dagens Nyheter, DN, published an article about a preliminary investigation by the prosecutor, following suspected economic misconduct at a KI department reported to the police by KI. The article contains an incorrect photo of Professor Martin Ingvar. Professor...
Commentary

Ole Petter Ottersen named Vice-Chancellor at Karolinska Institutet

27 Apr 2017

On 27 April, the government decided to appoint Ole Petter Ottersen Vice-Chancellor at Karolinska Institutet. He will take office on 1 August 2017. "I am honored to be appointed rector of Karolinska Institutet - a university that I have looked up to throughout my career. It is a great privilege to...
ManagementOrganisation

Childhood sleep apnoea is common but hard to diagnose

27 Apr 2017

The cessation of breathing during sleep caused by enlarged tonsils is common in preschool-age children and can cause serious complications, but the methods normally used to diagnose the condition are subjective and unreliable.
OtorhinolaryngologyPediatricsSurgery

Comment on DN article on lack of clarity surrounding sale of IT platform

27 Apr 2017

Commentary: Dagens Nyheter has published an article on an internal investigation at Karolinska Institutet into the sale of an IT platform. The KI management decided to have the internal audit office look into any impropriety in the sale following internal criticism of the Programme 4D steering...
CommentaryManagementOrganisation

The Medical Students’ Union celebrated 140 years with banquet

26 Apr 2017

Around 180 guests came to celebrate the 140 years of the Medical Students’ Union during the anniversary banquet on 22 April. Karolinska Institutet was happy to congratulate with a donation of 4.5 million SEK for the renovation of the student union building.
DonationOrganisation

Thousands of people showed up for March for Science in Stockholm

25 Apr 2017

A crowd of more than 2,500 people showed up for the March for Science in Stockholm on Saturday on 22 April.
Activity

Antidepressant use in pregnancy may be safer than expected

19 Apr 2017

A large-scale analysis of Swedish registry data suggests that there are fewer risks than previously thought from exposure to antidepressants in early pregnancy.
Mental Ill-HealthRegister-based research

KI research behind documentary aeries on suicide

19 Apr 2017

Swedish Television’s documentary series “30 liv i veckan” [30 lives a week] will begin in April. The series’ title refers to the fact that some 1,500 people committed suicide in Sweden in 2015. This is roughly equivalent to 30 lives a week, or one suicide every six hours.
Suicide Research

Hans Rosling posthumously wins UN population award

18 Apr 2017

Hans Rosling, professor of international health at Karolinska Institutet until his death earlier this year, has won the 2017 United Nations Population Award. Established by the General Assembly in 1981, the award recognizes outstanding achievements in population and health.
Global HealthPrizePublic Health

Five KI researchers among the most cited in the world

18 Apr 2017

Five KI researchers are listed at the 2016 list of "Highly Cited Researchers". In total 3,000 scientists worldwide are listed as the most cited, and in that aspect also the most influential, within 21 subject areas. The list is put together by Clarivate Analytics, and is based on information from...

KI professor shares award with historical celebrities

18 Apr 2017

Per-Olof Berggren, professor of experimental endocrinology at KI, has been elected member of the American Academy of Arts & Science. He share this distinguished award with historical celebrities, such as Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela. Professor Per-Olof Berggren is a...
AwardEndocrinologySignal transduction

Oral contraceptives reduce general well-being in healthy women

18 Apr 2017

One of the most common combined oral contraceptive pills has a negative impact on women’s quality of life but does not increase depressive symptoms.
GynaecologyObstetricsPsychiatryPsychology

Joining forces for science and facts

11 Apr 2017

<p>Some thirty organisations, one of them Karolinska Institutet, are supporting March for Science in Sweden. But what is the manifestation really all about?</p>

Conversion of brain cells offers hope for Parkinson’s patients

11 Apr 2017

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have made significant progress in the search for new treatments for Parkinson’s disease.
Neurodegenerative diseasesNeurosciencesParkinson's disease

Karolinska Institutet flags at half mast to honour victims of attack

08 Apr 2017

Saturday 8 April the Swedish flag will fly at half mast at Karolinska Institutet, in honour of those killed and wounded in the attack at Drottninggatan, Stockholm, Sweden yesterday. Government Offices and others flags at half mast.

Karolinska Institutet in EU initiative for vascular diseases

07 Apr 2017

The first of March 2017 marked the start of INTRICARE, an international EU-financed consortium in which 15 doctoral projects at three European universities have been earmarked for research to find new treatments for vascular diseases.
Cardiovascular DiseasesCollaborationDoctoral educationGrantProject

Government re-appoints four members of the KI board

07 Apr 2017

The government has today decided to re-appoint four members of the KI University Board (Konsistoriet) for a term commencing 1 May 2017 and ending 30 April 2020. They are: CEO Sofia Heidenberg Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Marianne Lundius Former CEO Jonas Milton Former Vice-Chancellor...
ManagementOrganisation

KI evaluates what impact fewer patients at Karolinska University Hospital will have on education and research

06 Apr 2017

Karolinska Institutet’s education and translational research will be affected when fewer patients than expected will be admitted to the new Karolinska University Hospital in Solna. KI’s management team has therefore requested an internal analysis of the consequences. “When the intensive emergency...
Degree ProgrammeOrganisationTranslational Medical Research

KI comments on article in DN on financial irregularities

05 Apr 2017

Comment: Dagens Nyheter has published an article on financial irregularities at one of Karolinska Institutet’s (KI’s) departments. KI’s internal audit office examined the matter last autumn and identified an instance of unacceptable maladministration concerning a company that sold services to and...
CommentaryOrganisation

Self-harm linked to violence towards others

05 Apr 2017

There is a link between self-harm and the risk of violent criminality, according to a Swedish registry study.
Mental Ill-HealthPsychiatryPsychologyRegister-based research

Increased risk of suicide during university studies

03 Apr 2017

Students in tertiary education run double the risk of suicide compared with those who have previously been enrolled in university studies, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the online journal BMJ Open . The registry study included everyone living in Sweden from the...
Mental Ill-HealthRegister-based research

KI researcher Henrik Ehrsson awarded the Göran Gustafsson Prize in medicine

03 Apr 2017

Henrik Ehrsson, professor of cognitive neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet, was awarded the 2017 Göran Gustafsson Prize in medicine last Friday by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Professor Henrik Ehrsson employs virtual reality technology to research how the senses can influence the...
Prize

KI awarded grants from Swedish Cancer Society

31 Mar 2017

On 21 March, the research board of the Swedish Cancer Society announced its decision on different categories of research grant. Nine of the 14 grants awarded went to Karolinska Institutet. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet feature in the following grant application categories: Postdoc position...
Grant

Swedish prostate cancer test to be introduced in Europe

30 Mar 2017

The new Stockholm3 test, which improves prostate cancer diagnosis, gets assistance from EIT Health for a faster introduction in Europe. In a first step the test will be clinically validated in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. The Stockholm3 test was developed by researchers at Karolinska...
Prostate cancer

PTS symptoms can be prevented by Tetris in the emergency department

28 Mar 2017

A single dose psychological intervention including the computer game Tetris can prevent the unpleasant, intrusive memories that develop in some people after suffering a traumatic event.
Psychiatric disordersPsychologyPsychotherapy

KI received petition against malaria research with macaques

28 Mar 2017

Last Thursday Djurrättsalliansen (a Swedish animal rights alliance) and the Animal Justice Project handed over a petition to KI’s acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor to try to persuade the university to discontinue research with Rhesus macaques at the Astrid Fagræus laboratory. Despite no consensus having...
Animal experimentOrganisation

Karolinska University Hospital guidelines to prevent unproven methods

28 Mar 2017

Karolinska University Hospital has now drawn up guidelines to prevent unproven methods from being used, as in the case of Paolo Macchiarini’s trachea transplants.
EthicsInvestigation

Two new honorary doctors at Karolinska Institutet 2017

27 Mar 2017

Francis L. Delmonico and Margaret A. Liu have been appointed honorary doctors of Karolinska Institutet.
Award

ERC Advanced Grant to three researchers at Karolinska Institutet

24 Mar 2017

Three researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been awarded the ERC Advanced Grant 2016 from the European Research Council.
FundingGrant

New tools to study the origin of embryonic stem cells

23 Mar 2017

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have identified cell surface markers specific for the very earliest stem cells in the human embryo.
Developmental BiologyRegenerative MedicineStem Cell BiologyStem cells

Overweight in young men associated with severe liver disease in later life

23 Mar 2017

Young men who are overweight or obese could run a higher risk of developing severe liver disease or liver cancer, suggests research from Karolinska Institutet published in the scientific journal Gut. It has been shown before that a high BMI is associated with an increased risk for future severe...
EpidemiologyRegister-based research

Wallenberg Clinical Scholar for research on pneumococcal infections

23 Mar 2017

KI researcher Birgitta Henriques Normark has been appointed Wallenberg Clinical Scholar 2017.
BacteriaFundingGrantInfectious Disease Medicine

Karolinska Institutet announces new decision: researcher was not careless

22 Mar 2017

Karolinska Institutet’s Acting Vice-Chancellor Karin Dahlman-Wright has announced her decision that researcher Karl-Henrik Grinnemo did not act carelessly when making a grant application to the Swedish Research Council, overturning KI’s previous decision on he matter. Dr Grinnemo was reported in...
EthicsInvestigation

Retraction of article on tissue-engineered oesophagus in rats

21 Mar 2017

[This article has been revised] On 21 March 2017 the paper “Experimental orthotopic transplantation of a tissue-engineered oesophagus in rats”, published in Nature Communications, was retracted by the authors due to technical flaws in the article that was discovered in an investigation. Nature...
EthicsInvestigation

Comment following the death of a patient who received a synthetic trachea at Karolinska University Hospital

21 Mar 2017

Comment: A female patient, the last survivor of the three who had been given a synthetic trachea by Paolo Macchiarini, has died in an American hospital, SVT reports. “It’s terrible what this patient had to endure,” says Karin Dahlman-Wright, acting vice-chancellor of Karolinska Institutet. “I...
CommentaryOrganisation

Today's conference on Campus: Big Data in care and medicine

20 Mar 2017

Researchers from around the world gather at KI to discuss what nobody can see, but that used in the right way can be extremely important for health and healthcare.
Epidemiology

Parenthood is associated with a longer life

16 Mar 2017

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have found that parenthood is associated with a longer life than childlessness. The study is published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. At the age of 60, the impact on projected life expectancy of having a child/children was almost two...
Register-based research

A memorial in honour of Hans Rosling

16 Mar 2017

There were both tears and laughter when Hans Rosling’s family, colleagues from around the world and many others who wanted to pay their respects gathered for a memorial at Karolinska Institutet on 14 March. Close friend Hans Wigzell led the ceremony in Aula Medica that turned into a spectrum of...
Global HealthProfessor

Major research project provides new clues to schizophrenia

14 Mar 2017

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet collaborating in the large-scale Karolinska Schizophrenia Project are taking an integrative approach to unravel the disease mechanisms of schizophrenia.
Clinical NeuroscienceNeurosciencesPsychiatric disorders

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