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10 Mar 2017 Impotence medicine associated with reduced long-term risk of death after heart attack Cardiovascular Diseases, Drug, Pharmacology
09 Mar 2017 Bilateral tinnitus can be hereditary Audiology, Genetics, Twin research
09 Mar 2017 Grant to research on muscle paralysis from the Erling-Persson Family Foundation Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Funding, Grant, Physiology
07 Mar 2017 Handling the increase in the number of cases of misconduct in research Ethics
07 Mar 2017 Changes on the way – six ethical review boards to become one Ethics
07 Mar 2017 The ethical review board in Stockholm: ”Most researchers want to abide by the rules” Ethics
07 Mar 2017 The importance of friendship in a new novel about cancer Cancer and Oncology
03 Mar 2017 New edition of Medical Science
02 Mar 2017 Hydraulic forces help to fill the heart
02 Mar 2017 Increased survival with new treatment for aggressive form of childhood cancer Cancer and Oncology, Neurooncology, Pediatrics
01 Mar 2017 “Without you there would be no research” Breast cancer
01 Mar 2017 Safe to take influenza drugs during pregnancy Drug, Infectious Disease Medicine, Pharmacology
23 Feb 2017 Silver medallists and long-serving employees recognised at ceremony Award, Ceremony
23 Feb 2017 Patients registered in a heart failure registry lived longer Cardiovascular Diseases, Health Care Service and Management, Register-based research
23 Feb 2017 Schizophrenia linked to mother’s low weight during pregnancy Obstetrics, Psychiatric disorders, Register-based research
21 Feb 2017 State visitors from Canada learned more about KI’s research Ageing, Campus, International, Neurology, Suicide Research
20 Feb 2017 Ole Petter Ottersen has been proposed as Karolinska Institutet’s new vice-chancellor Management, Recruitment
20 Feb 2017 Cytotoxic immune cell in sick and healthy skin a key to understanding vitiligo Dermatology and Venereal Diseases, Immunology, Proteins
20 Feb 2017 Hope for new treatment for Huntington’s disease Cell and Molecular Biology, DNA, Gene regulation, Genetics
16 Feb 2017 Mosquito net better for groin hernia at no extra cost International, Surgery
15 Feb 2017 Strong support for Ole Petter Ottersen in the Consultative College Management, Recruitment
15 Feb 2017 Vitamin D protects against colds and flu Infectious Disease Medicine
15 Feb 2017 TBE researcher appointed Wallenberg Clinical Fellow Funding, Grant
13 Feb 2017 This year’s most important questions for the student unions Student union
10 Feb 2017 New method reduces adverse effects of rectal cancer treatment Cancer and Oncology, Surgery
09 Feb 2017 Footballing success in the young can be measured in the brain Cognitive Science, Neurosciences
09 Feb 2017 Memories of Hans Rosling Professor
09 Feb 2017 Comment regarding the decision on Acting Vice-Chancellor not travelling to Iran Commentary, International
09 Feb 2017 KI researchers cancel trips to the USA Organisation
08 Feb 2017 Kidney disease in plantation workers – pathology studied by KI researchers
08 Feb 2017 Serious kidney disease can be retarded Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes
08 Feb 2017 Hans Rosling spoke and the world listened Professor
07 Feb 2017 Hans Rosling has passed away Professor
07 Feb 2017 Chemical switch may help decrease crucial symptoms of Schizophrenia Cell and Molecular Biology, Psychiatric disorders
06 Feb 2017 “Snus” users run greater risk of type 2 diabetes Diabetes, Environmental Medicine
04 Feb 2017 Comment on information about an imprisoned researcher in Iran Commentary
02 Feb 2017 All facilities gathered under one roof Core facility
01 Feb 2017 Election Committee seeks consultation on Ole Petter Ottersen as new Vice-Chancellor Management, Organisation, Recruitment
01 Feb 2017 More providers of safe abortion care can save thousands of women’s lives Global Health, Gynaecology, Health Care Service and Management, Obstetrics
31 Jan 2017 Five young KI researchers to receive SSMF’s major grants for 2016 Grant
31 Jan 2017 Lennart Nilsson in close collaboration with researchers throughout his life Professor
31 Jan 2017 “Managers have much to gain from environment issues” Environmental Medicine, Organisation
30 Jan 2017 Master photographer Lennart Nilsson dies at 94 Professor
26 Jan 2017 KI to collaborate with the Swedish Olympic Committee Collaboration, Sports Medicine
24 Jan 2017 Researchers recommend organic agriculture for human health Environmental Medicine, Nutrition
24 Jan 2017 Signahl to try and convince backward-looking people Organisation
23 Jan 2017 10 million citizens in Sweden and counting Register-based research
19 Jan 2017 KI takes part in vaccine project for Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever Immunology, Public Health, Virology
17 Jan 2017 Fat degrading enzyme implicated in type 2 diabetes Diabetes, Molecular endocrinology, Proteins
17 Jan 2017 Four projects granted funding for innovative research Collaboration, Funding, Innovation

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Impotence medicine associated with reduced long-term risk of death after heart attack

10 Mar 2017

Common impotence drugs such as Viagra may have a life-prolonging effect on patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction, a paper published by researchers at KI suggests.
Cardiovascular DiseasesDrugPharmacology

Bilateral tinnitus can be hereditary

09 Mar 2017

Researchers have been able to demonstrate the hereditary nature of certain forms of tinnitus.
AudiologyGeneticsTwin research

Grant to research on muscle paralysis from the Erling-Persson Family Foundation

09 Mar 2017

Lars Larsson, Professor of neurophysiology specialising in muscular physiology, receives 6 milllion SEK during 3 years from the Erling-Persson Family Foundation for his research on a type of muscle paralysis that affects some patients in intensive care. In February The Erling-Persson Family...
Anesthesiology and Intensive CareFundingGrantPhysiology

Handling the increase in the number of cases of misconduct in research

07 Mar 2017

2016 saw a dramatic increase in the number of cases of misconduct in research, says Jörgen Svidén, Administrative Director at the Central Ethical Review Board (CEPN).
Ethics

Changes on the way – six ethical review boards to become one

07 Mar 2017

From 1 July 2018 some major changes will be made regarding Swedish ethical reviews. The Ministry of Education and Research has proposed that a new organisation come into effect on that date.
Ethics

The ethical review board in Stockholm: ”Most researchers want to abide by the rules”

07 Mar 2017

The regional ethical review board in Stockholm found itself under increased pressure last year. Administrative Director Helena Hallgren Lönn thinks researchers have become more aware as a result of the Macchiarini case.
Ethics

The importance of friendship in a new novel about cancer

07 Mar 2017

When researcher and oncologist Peter Strang writes textbooks, he does so with a certain distance: everything is based on fact.
Cancer and Oncology

New edition of Medical Science

03 Mar 2017

Once every year a selection of the best articles are translated into English and collected in an English issue of Medicinsk Vetenskap. Order your issue of Medical Science 2017 and read articles about multiple sclerosis, lack of sleep, road safety and many other things. Order your issue here. Browse...

Hydraulic forces help to fill the heart

02 Mar 2017

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden have contributed to a recent discovery that the heart is filled with the aid of hydraulic forces, the same as those involved in hydraulic brakes in cars.

Increased survival with new treatment for aggressive form of childhood cancer

02 Mar 2017

An international team of scientists have conducted a clinical study on a new treatment for high-risk neuroblastoma, an exceedingly aggressive form of cancer that only develops in babies and young children.
Cancer and OncologyNeurooncologyPediatrics

“Without you there would be no research”

01 Mar 2017

A group of women in have made possible much of the Swedish research on lifestyle, diet and diseases. The Swedish Mammography Cohort turns 30 today.
Breast cancer

Safe to take influenza drugs during pregnancy

01 Mar 2017

A large study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, published in the scientific journal The BMJ , finds no increased risks to newborn babies associated with taking influenza drugs known as neuraminidase inhibitors during pregnancy. Seasonal influenza occurs every year and millions of...
DrugInfectious Disease MedicinePharmacology

Silver medallists and long-serving employees recognised at ceremony

23 Feb 2017

Elisabeth Kjellén and Gunnar Lennerstrand have been awarded Karolinska Institutet’s Silver Medal for 2016.
AwardCeremony

Patients registered in a heart failure registry lived longer

23 Feb 2017

Heart failure patients registered in the Swedish Heart Failure Registry receive better medication and have a 35 percent lower risk of death than unregistered patients, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The findings are presented in the European Journal of Heart Failure...
Cardiovascular DiseasesHealth Care Service and ManagementRegister-based research

Schizophrenia linked to mother’s low weight during pregnancy

23 Feb 2017

Children born to mothers who gained too little weight during pregnancy were at increased risk for schizophrenia and other non-affective psychoses later in life, according to new epidemiological research from Karolinska Institutet. The findings, which are published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry ,...
ObstetricsPsychiatric disordersRegister-based research

State visitors from Canada learned more about KI’s research

21 Feb 2017

On Tuesday 21 February Karolinska Institutet was visited by the Governor General of Canada David Johnston, his wife Sharon Johnston and the King and Queen of Sweden. The visit took place in conjunction with the state visit by the Governor General and his wife to Sweden at the invitation of the King...
AgeingCampusInternationalNeurologySuicide Research

Ole Petter Ottersen has been proposed as Karolinska Institutet’s new vice-chancellor

20 Feb 2017

The Karolinska Institutet University Board (Konsistoriet) decided today to propose Professor Ole Petter Ottersen, rector of Oslo University, as the new vice-chancellor of Karolinska Institutet. His candidacy will now be considered by the government, which takes the final decision on the matter. "He...
ManagementRecruitment

Cytotoxic immune cell in sick and healthy skin a key to understanding vitiligo

20 Feb 2017

With the aid of thousands of skin biopsies and over a hundred kilograms of skin, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have observed how two subgroups of immune cell behave in healthy skin. This functional dichotomy is preserved in the inflammatory diseases psoriasis and vitiligo. The study, which...
Dermatology and Venereal DiseasesImmunologyProteins

Hope for new treatment for Huntington’s disease

20 Feb 2017

Researchers working at Karolinska Institutet and University of Southern Denmark have managed to produce short synthetic DNA analogues – oligonucleotides – that bind direct to the gene that is mutated in Huntington’s disease and prevent the production of a protein that damages the nerve cells. The...
Cell and Molecular BiologyDNAGene regulationGenetics

Mosquito net better for groin hernia at no extra cost

16 Feb 2017

Using sterilised mosquito net instead of commercial mesh for repairing inguinal (groin) hernias opens the way for improved care without an increase in cost for low-income countries. This according to a study conducted in rural Uganda by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Umeå University and...
InternationalSurgery

Strong support for Ole Petter Ottersen in the Consultative College

15 Feb 2017

The Consultative College gave the Nomination Committee strong support for proposing to the government that Ole Petter Ottersen be appointed as Karolinska Institutet’s new vice-chancellor. Following discussion and a secret ballot, the voting results were 85 in favour of Ottersen, two against and...
ManagementRecruitment

Vitamin D protects against colds and flu

15 Feb 2017

Vitamin D supplements have been found to protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu, according to an international collaboration study in which researchers from Karolinska Institutet participated. This major global study provides the most robust evidence yet that vitamin D...
Infectious Disease Medicine

TBE researcher appointed Wallenberg Clinical Fellow

15 Feb 2017

Sara Gredmark Russ, medical doctor and researcher at Karolinska Institutet’s Centre for Infectious Medicine, has been appointed Wallenberg Clinical Fellow, and will receive a little over SEK 3.6 million for her research on tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). She shares the award with Emma Niméus from...
FundingGrant

This year’s most important questions for the student unions

13 Feb 2017

Getting students involved in the student unions and counteracting cheating is two of the focus areas for the student unions at KI, lead by the two new chairmen.
Student union

New method reduces adverse effects of rectal cancer treatment

10 Feb 2017

A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that short-course preoperative radiotherapy combined with delayed surgery reduces the adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery without compromising its efficacy. The results are presented in the journal The Lancet Oncology . Rectal cancer affects...
Cancer and OncologySurgery

Footballing success in the young can be measured in the brain

09 Feb 2017

The working memory and other cognitive functions in children and young people can be associated with how successful they are on the football pitch, a new study from Karolinska Institutet shows.
Cognitive ScienceNeurosciences

Memories of Hans Rosling

09 Feb 2017

Colleagues, friends and ministers today write their own tributes to Hans Rosling. Staffan Bergström, Professor Emeritus of International Health, remembers a fellow commuter from Uppsala, and Foreign Minister Margot Wallström a clear, pedagogical and vital voice. The world has improved in so many...
Professor

Comment regarding the decision on Acting Vice-Chancellor not travelling to Iran

09 Feb 2017

Commentary: Karolinska Institutet's Acting Vice-Chancellor Karin Dahlman-Wright is no longer part of the delegation traveling with Prime Minister Stefan Löfven to Iran. In an overall assessment, KI's Acting Vice-Chancellor decided not to take part in the official delegation.
CommentaryInternational

KI researchers cancel trips to the USA

09 Feb 2017

Three professors at KI – John Pernow, Jon Lundberg and Eddie Weitzberg – are boycotting the USA. “I have been following the news reports about Donald Trump’s immigration regulations and it just knocked the wind out of me and I felt, ‘No. I don’t want to go there’”, Jon Lundberg says. The three...
Organisation

Kidney disease in plantation workers – pathology studied by KI researchers

08 Feb 2017

Poor working conditions in a hot climate with regular dehydration and mineral deficiency is probably what causes the chronic kidney disease Mesoamerican nephropathy in Central American and Mexican agricultural workers, researchers at Karolinska Institutet and their colleagues in Nicaragua and El...

Serious kidney disease can be retarded

08 Feb 2017

Since the progress of diabetic kidney disease is difficult to slow, many patients have to undergo dialysis or kidney transplantation. However, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to prevent diabetic kidney function deteriorating in mice using a new treatment method, and are confident...
Cardiovascular DiseasesDiabetes

Hans Rosling spoke and the world listened

08 Feb 2017

Hans Rosling has died, as previously announced. Hans Rosling was by far Sweden’s most famous professor of international health, and lectured before the entire world. He was born 27 July 1948 and died on the morning of 7 February 2017.
Professor

Hans Rosling has passed away

07 Feb 2017

Hans Rosling, professor of international health, has passed away. He died early Tuesday morning, 7 February 2017, his family announces at the Gapminder foundation web site. Hans Rosling suffered from a pancreatic cancer which was diagnosed one year ago.
Professor

Chemical switch may help decrease crucial symptoms of Schizophrenia

07 Feb 2017

A new study, in which researchers at Karolinska Institutet participated, has found that in mice adjusting levels of a compound called kynurenic acid can have significant effects on schizophrenia-like behavior. The study is published in the journal Biological Psychiatry . In recent years, scientists...
Cell and Molecular BiologyPsychiatric disorders

“Snus” users run greater risk of type 2 diabetes

06 Feb 2017

Consuming one or more pot of “snus” – Swedish snuff or dipping tobacco – per day increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 70 per cent. This is the same risk increase as previously seen for smokers who smoke one packet of cigarettes a day. The study on the effects of snus was conducted by...
DiabetesEnvironmental Medicine

Comment on information about an imprisoned researcher in Iran

04 Feb 2017

Commentary : Karolinska Institutet, KI, has received information that a researcher who has been active at KI is imprisoned in Iran on unclear grounds and without due trial. We have not been able to have this information confirmed, but any unjust detention of any person without due trial and under...
Commentary

All facilities gathered under one roof

02 Feb 2017

Some questions to… Malin Kele, senior lab manager at the iPS Core Facility and coordinator of KI Facility Expo 2017 in Aula Medica on 14 February. A large number of core facilities linked to KI are taking part in the fair, which is being arranged with the support of the Board of Research. First of...
Core facility

Election Committee seeks consultation on Ole Petter Ottersen as new Vice-Chancellor

01 Feb 2017

Mikael Odenberg, the chair of the Karolinska Institutet board, writes in his blog today, 1 February, that the Election Committee will be consulting with the Consultative College on the proposal to put forward Ole Petter Ottersen’s name to the government for the position of vice-chancellor at...
ManagementOrganisationRecruitment

More providers of safe abortion care can save thousands of women’s lives

01 Feb 2017

A change in attitudes, increased knowledge and more non-physician healthcare providers trained to perform safe abortions – this is the recipe for increasing the number of caregivers offering abortion care and fighting global maternal mortality, according to a doctoral thesis from Karolinska...
Global HealthGynaecologyHealth Care Service and ManagementObstetrics

Five young KI researchers to receive SSMF’s major grants for 2016

31 Jan 2017

Five researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been awarded the Swedish Society for Medical Research’s (SSMF) four-year establishment grants on full-time or part-time. At most, the grants are worth a total of SEK 6.8 million each. Every year SSMF announces support to give young researchers an...
Grant

Lennart Nilsson in close collaboration with researchers throughout his life

31 Jan 2017

As reported earlier, renowned photographer Lennart Nilsson has passed away. He was born on 24 August 1922 and died on 28 January 2017. Lennart Nilsson began taking pictures at an early age and sold his first picture to the Dagens Nyheter newspaper at the age of 16. When he turned 90, he donated his...
Professor

“Managers have much to gain from environment issues”

31 Jan 2017

Irene Jensen began her two-year term as chair of Karolinska Institutet’s Work Environment Board in January 2017. She intends to concentrate on making KI’s leaders more motivated to exploit the advantages of a good work environment.
Environmental MedicineOrganisation

Master photographer Lennart Nilsson dies at 94

30 Jan 2017

World-famous photographer Lennart Nilsson has died at the age of 94. With a microscope and pioneering keyhole photography, he explored the human body down to its cells. Long before medical imagery came into its own, Lennart Nilsson was doing groundbreaking work in the field. Lennart Nilsson joined...
Professor

KI to collaborate with the Swedish Olympic Committee

26 Jan 2017

The Swedish Olympic Academy is a new platform for science and sport and a new collaboration between the Swedish Olympic Committee, Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). The aim is to strengthen Swedish sport. The initiative comes from...
CollaborationSports Medicine

Researchers recommend organic agriculture for human health

24 Jan 2017

In a review of existing research, commissioned by a committee of the European Parliament, a group of European researchers has identified benefits of organic food production for human health. The researchers recommend the parliament to consider giving priority to certain organic production practices...
Environmental MedicineNutrition

Signahl to try and convince backward-looking people

24 Jan 2017

There are plenty of documents about diversity and equal treatment, but how are they actually used? What can we do to change such patterns in practice? Charlotte Signahl, a speaker on diversity, gave several examples when she spoke at Karolinska Institutet. As Charlotte Signahl hooks up her wireless...
Organisation

10 million citizens in Sweden and counting

23 Jan 2017

On Friday 20 January 2017 Sweden’s population surpassed ten million. “It didn’t take as long as we thought,” comments Professor Jonas F Ludvigsson at Karolinska Institutet.
Register-based research

KI takes part in vaccine project for Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever

19 Jan 2017

Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever is a life-threatening disease that is caused by a virus of the same family as Ebola and that has a mortality rate of around 30 per cent. The Public Health Agency of Sweden, Karolinska Institutet (KI) and the Swedish National Veterinary Institute (SVA) are now leading...
ImmunologyPublic HealthVirology

Fat degrading enzyme implicated in type 2 diabetes

17 Jan 2017

Investigators at Karolinska Institutet have identified a potential therapeutic target for treatment of obesity-associated metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and nonalcoholic hepatic steatosis. The work, performed in collaboration with scientists at the University of California, Berkeley and...
DiabetesMolecular endocrinologyProteins

Four projects granted funding for innovative research

17 Jan 2017

Four researchers at KI will receive grants from Johnson & Johnson Innovation, committed up to the next 2–3 years. The purpose is to identify and support high quality, innovative research that has the potential to provide new healthcare solutions. Strategic questions are centred on the...
CollaborationFundingInnovation

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