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28 Oct 2016 Cells of origin for breast tumours identified
28 Oct 2016 Royal visit at the House of Ageing Research´s event for the public Ageing
28 Oct 2016 Collaboration leads to new treatment for Parkinson’s disease Parkinson's disease
28 Oct 2016 Self-renewable killer cells could be key to making cancer immunotherapy work Cell and Molecular Biology
27 Oct 2016 Students putting the spotlight on global health Global Health, Student
27 Oct 2016 IBS large-scale genetic project launched: The Bellygenes initiative
26 Oct 2016 Lactate measurement improves treatment during labour
25 Oct 2016 Swedish Minister for Health Care visited Karolinska Institutet Collaboration, Health care
21 Oct 2016 Eight students receive Karolinska Institutet Global Master’s Scholarship International, Master programme, Scholarships, Student
19 Oct 2016 Three KI researchers named Ragnar Söderberg Fellows 2016 Award, Funding, Grant
18 Oct 2016 New research saves the environment when detecting cellulose Neurosciences
18 Oct 2016 Biomedicum now shifting from building process to research itself Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology, Organisation
16 Oct 2016 New professors at KI were installed Ceremony, Prize, Professor
14 Oct 2016 KI researchers congratulate Bob Dylan on the Nobel Prize
13 Oct 2016 Chronic kidney disease as common as type 2 diabetes
11 Oct 2016 Perceived obesity causes lower body satisfaction for women than men Neurosciences
11 Oct 2016 Costly renovations make future uncertain for student union building Alumni, Donation, Student, Student union
07 Oct 2016 Degree papers from KI highly rated in international competition Student
07 Oct 2016 KI’s research center in Hong Kong inaugurated Donation, Organisation, Regenerative Medicine
07 Oct 2016 Midbrain study gives boost to Parkinson’s research Parkinson's disease
05 Oct 2016 Four projects to share 143 Million from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Funding, Grant
04 Oct 2016 KI researchers build upon Yoshinori Ohsumi’s discovery Nobel prize
04 Oct 2016 Ultra-rare disruptive and damaging mutations influence educational attainment in the general population
04 Oct 2016 Higher suicide risk for early self-harmers Suicide Research
03 Oct 2016 Mapping the skin in time and space Biosciences, Nutrition
03 Oct 2016 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016 to Yoshinori Ohsumi Nobel prize
28 Sep 2016 Alexey Amunts is awarded the Lennart Nilsson Award 2016 Award, Prize
27 Sep 2016 Jiri Bartek and Jiri Lukas awarded the Fernström Foundation’s Grand Nordic Prize Award, Prize
27 Sep 2016 How our cells use mother’s and father’s genes Cell Biology, Genetics
27 Sep 2016 They receive the Grand Silver Medal 2016 Award
27 Sep 2016 First KI researchers to receive grants under the Ming Wai Lau Centre Donation, Grant, Organisation, Regenerative Medicine
26 Sep 2016 How to prevent heart failure in type 2 diabetes
24 Sep 2016 New insights on how brain tumours spread and become resistant to therapy Cancer genetics, Neurogenetics
23 Sep 2016 Maria Masucci: Hong Kong opens up fantastic scientific opportunities Donation, Organisation, Regenerative Medicine
23 Sep 2016 KI is establishing a centre in Hong Kong for regenerative medicine Donation, Organisation, Regenerative Medicine
23 Sep 2016 Unique molecular atlas of pancreas produced Diabetes
23 Sep 2016 Multifaceted genetic impact of training
22 Sep 2016 Times Higher Education ranks KI 28th in the world and 8th in Europe Ranking
20 Sep 2016 How statins aid the immune system Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases, Immunology
20 Sep 2016 Ancient brain area controls eye movements
20 Sep 2016 Swine flu jab harmless to unborn babies Immunology, Infectious Disease Medicine, Obstetrics
19 Sep 2016 Dimitri N Chorafas Prize is awarded to Alessandro Furlan Prize
16 Sep 2016 Government to appoint new members of Karolinska Institutet board Investigation
15 Sep 2016 Peter Berggren is awarded the Håkan Mogren Prize Prize
14 Sep 2016 New findings on brain development in premature children Clinical Neuroscience, Neuropsychiatry
14 Sep 2016 Newly discovered gene critical to embryo’s first days Developmental Biology, Genetics
13 Sep 2016 Immune cells can regulate blood pressure Cardiovascular Diseases, Immunology
13 Sep 2016 Little material damage when Biomedicum site caught fire Campus
12 Sep 2016 Study explains mechanisms behind glioblastoma influence on the immune system Cancer and Oncology, Immunology
12 Sep 2016 New technique improves blood sugar control for people with diabetes Diabetes

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Cells of origin for breast tumours identified

28 Oct 2016

Breast cancer is the most common cancer type in women in Sweden and worldwide. It has long been known that not all breast cancers are similar: Luminal tumours consist mostly of cells that are similar to those found in the inner lining of the breast ducts (luminal mammary gland cells), whereas...

Royal visit at the House of Ageing Research´s event for the public

28 Oct 2016

On Thursday 27 October, the House of Ageing Research in Stockholm hosted a theme day to draw attention to research on ageing and related diseases. Queen Silvia was in attendance and held an opening address in Aula Medica on the KI Solna campus. The doors opened early at the House of Ageing Research...
Ageing

Collaboration leads to new treatment for Parkinson’s disease

28 Oct 2016

In two articles published in Cell Stem Cell, scientists from Karolinska Institutet and Lund University present results that warrant a modification of the protocol for making dopamine. The new protocol is now ready for clinical use. One of the challenges facing future medical research is to be able...
Parkinson's disease

Self-renewable killer cells could be key to making cancer immunotherapy work

28 Oct 2016

A small molecule that can turn short-lived ‘killer T-cells’ into long-lived, renewable cells that can last in the body for a longer period of time, activating when necessary to destroy tumour cells, could help make cell-based immunotherapy a realistic prospect to treat cancer. In an article...
Cell and Molecular Biology

Students putting the spotlight on global health

27 Oct 2016

On October 24, date of the UN anniversary, students at Karolinska Institutet for the second time around, organized the Global Health Night. With its 1 000 guests and speakers from among others Karolinska Institutet, Sida and WHO, it was an evening that put the spotlight on global health. KI News...
Global HealthStudent

IBS large-scale genetic project launched: The Bellygenes initiative

27 Oct 2016

The bellygenes initiative, coordinated by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the University Medical Centre Groningen, will study the genetic makeup of 800,000 Europeans in relation to irritable bowel syndrome and associated symptoms. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common...

Lactate measurement improves treatment during labour

26 Oct 2016

Labour dystocia, or the failure of the uterus to contract properly during labour, is a serious problem in obstetrics. A new study from Karolinska Institutet demonstrates a simple method that can make it easier for doctors to assess and treat the condition. The study is published in the journal PLOS...

Swedish Minister for Health Care visited Karolinska Institutet

25 Oct 2016

Gabriel Wikström, Swedish Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport, visited Karolinska Institutet on Friday 21 October to learn more about Karolinska Institutet and to discuss collaboration with the healthcare sector. During his visit, the minister visited research environments on the...
CollaborationHealth care

Eight students receive Karolinska Institutet Global Master’s Scholarship

21 Oct 2016

For the fifth consecutive year, the Karolinska Institutet Global Master’s Scholarships has been awarded to students outside of Europe.
InternationalMaster programmeScholarshipsStudent

Three KI researchers named Ragnar Söderberg Fellows 2016

19 Oct 2016

Three young researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been awarded the Ragnar Söderberg Fellowship in Medicine for 2016, and are each to receive a research grant of SEK 8 million over five years.
AwardFundingGrant

New research saves the environment when detecting cellulose

18 Oct 2016

A team of Swedish researchers lead by Agneta Richter-Dahlfors at Karolinska Institutet has developed a cellulose detection system that is non-invasive and no-destructive. Detection of cellulose is very important for recycling and developing clean, renewable energy however, until now it has been...
Neurosciences

Biomedicum now shifting from building process to research itself

18 Oct 2016

It has recently been decided where the research groups and other personnel are to be placed in Biomedicum, the new research lab on Karolinska Institutet’s Solna campus, which is scheduled for completion in 2018. The focus can now shift from the building process and placement of research groups to...
Biomedical Laboratory Science/TechnologyOrganisation

New professors at KI were installed

16 Oct 2016

On Thursday 13 October, Karolinska Institutet held its annual installation ceremony in honour of its new professors and the scholars who have recently received awards for their achievements at KI and in medical research. Aula Medica on the KI Solna campus was the venue for the ceremony, at which 20...
CeremonyPrizeProfessor

KI researchers congratulate Bob Dylan on the Nobel Prize

14 Oct 2016

Bob Dylan has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in literature, much to the delight of his fans around the world – including the researchers at Karolinska Institutet who have been known to sneak Dylan quotes into their medical articles.

Chronic kidney disease as common as type 2 diabetes

13 Oct 2016

Around six per cent of Stockholmers are thought to have chronic kidney disease, roughly as many as those suffering from type 2 diabetes. There is, however, a major difference between the two: chronic kidney disease is in many ways invisible, and most sufferers are unaware of the fact they have it...

Perceived obesity causes lower body satisfaction for women than men

11 Oct 2016

(The York University press release) ‘Owning’ an obese body produces significantly lower body satisfaction for females than males, scientists have found. In the first study of its kind investigating healthy individuals and their brain activity when perceiving themselves as either slim or obese,...
Neurosciences

Costly renovations make future uncertain for student union building

11 Oct 2016

The Medical Students’ Union (MF) building on the Karolinska Institutet Solna campus desperately needs renovating. The union is now raising money to secure the building’s – and its own – future.
AlumniDonationStudentStudent union

Degree papers from KI highly rated in international competition

07 Oct 2016

The Undergraduate Awards (UA) is an annual international programme that selects the best degree papers in the natural sciences, humanities, business and art. This year, six students of medicine, biomedicine and biomedical laboratory science at Karolinska Institutet have qualified as Highly...
Student

KI’s research center in Hong Kong inaugurated

07 Oct 2016

On 7 October the Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine was inaugurated in Hong Kong. Researchers from around the world will be able to conduct research within regenerative medicine at the new facility with the future goal of being able to replace damaged or lost tissue. The centre is...
DonationOrganisationRegenerative Medicine

Midbrain study gives boost to Parkinson’s research

07 Oct 2016

Two research teams at Karolinska Institutet have identified the dopamine-producing cells in the midbrain of mice and humans. They have also developed a method of assessing the quality of in-vitro cultured dopamine-producing cells, which can be of great benefit to research on Parkinson’s disease...
Parkinson's disease

Four projects to share 143 Million from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

05 Oct 2016

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) has granted SEK 143 Million for a period of five years to four research projects at Karolinska Institutet. The principal applicants of these four projects are Patrik Ernfors, Katja Petzold, Nils-Göran Larsson and Sten Eirik Jacobsen.
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KI researchers build upon Yoshinori Ohsumi’s discovery

04 Oct 2016

The mechanisms of autophagy is a fundamental process for the breakdown and recycling of cell components. Many KI-scientists are following in Professor Oshumi's footsteps.
Nobel prize

Ultra-rare disruptive and damaging mutations influence educational attainment in the general population

04 Oct 2016

(This is the press release from Nature Neuroscience) Very rare genetic mutations that disrupt the function of genes are common in patients with schizophrenia and are also associated with fewer months of formal education in healthy individuals, report two independent papers published online this...

Higher suicide risk for early self-harmers

04 Oct 2016

Young adult self-harmers run a higher risk of also committing suicide, a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Psychological Medicine reports. The risk of suicide is 16 times higher in people who have been treated for self-harming behaviour than in their peers. The current...
Suicide Research

Mapping the skin in time and space

03 Oct 2016

The skin is the largest organ in mammals and it serves to protect the body from outside influences, such as physical damage, radiation, fluid loss or extreme temperatures. To fulfill this function, a plethora of cell types with diverse functions and molecular identities has to work in concert...
BiosciencesNutrition

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2016 to Yoshinori Ohsumi

03 Oct 2016

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy. This year's Nobel Laureate discovered and elucidated mechanisms underlying autophagy, a fundamental process for...
Nobel prize

Alexey Amunts is awarded the Lennart Nilsson Award 2016

28 Sep 2016

Alexey Amunts is the recipient of the 2016 Lennart Nilsson Award for his pioneering work in the ongoing “Resolution Revolution”, using cryoelectron microscopy (cryo-EM) to visualize structures of individual proteins. Alexey Amunts is head of the Swedish cryo-EM laboratory at SciLifeLab and...
AwardPrize

Jiri Bartek and Jiri Lukas awarded the Fernström Foundation’s Grand Nordic Prize

27 Sep 2016

Jiri Lukas and Jiri Bartek (to the right). Photo credit: Kennet Ruona Jiri Bartek, professor at Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics and SciLifeLab in Stockholm, and Jiri Lukas, professor at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Protein Research at Copenhagen...
AwardPrize

How our cells use mother’s and father’s genes

27 Sep 2016

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research have characterized how and to what degree our cells utilize the gene copies inherited from our mother and father differently. At a basic level this helps to explain why identical twins can appear rather different, even...
Cell BiologyGenetics

They receive the Grand Silver Medal 2016

27 Sep 2016

The Grand Silver Medal 2016 from Karolinska Institutet is awarded to Anders Ekbom, Ingemar Ernberg, Agneta Nordberg, Bengt Norrving and Elisabeth Olsson in special recognition of the outstanding contributions they have made to medical research and Karolinska Institutet. Anders Ekbom , Senior...
Award

First KI researchers to receive grants under the Ming Wai Lau Centre

27 Sep 2016

The names of the first six KI researchers to receive grants under the Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, Karolinska Institutet’s new research centre for regenerative medicine, have now been announced. The recipients are part of the Stockholm part of the centre, the other part being a lab...
DonationGrantOrganisationRegenerative Medicine

How to prevent heart failure in type 2 diabetes

26 Sep 2016

Heart failure in people with coronary artery disease and simultaneous type 2 diabetes can be prevented with effective treatment. In a large registry study published in The Journal of American College of Cardiology, researchers from Karolinska Institutet show that patients with type2 diabetes who...

New insights on how brain tumours spread and become resistant to therapy

24 Sep 2016

Research teams from Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University have jointly discovered that the usually protective enzyme FBW7 is commonly mutated and inactivated in childhood brain cancers causing tumors to spread and become more difficult to treat. The study, recently published in the...
Cancer geneticsNeurogenetics

Maria Masucci: Hong Kong opens up fantastic scientific opportunities

23 Sep 2016

Maria Masucci is Deputy Vice-Chancellor for international affairs and Chair of the steering committee of the Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine, KI:s first overseas branch: What does the new centre mean to KI? “Scientifically, opening and investing in a reparative medicine research centre...
DonationOrganisationRegenerative Medicine

KI is establishing a centre in Hong Kong for regenerative medicine

23 Sep 2016

Karolinska Institutet’s first overseas branch – the Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine in Hong Kong – is due to open in October. The centre represents a solid reinforcement of KI’s research in the field and is expected to open doors for collaborations in Hong Kong and other parts of Asia...
DonationOrganisationRegenerative Medicine

Unique molecular atlas of pancreas produced

23 Sep 2016

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to produce the first molecular map of the genes that are active in the various cells of the human pancreas. They have also revealed differences in genetic activity between people with type 2 diabetes and healthy controls. The study, which is...
Diabetes

Multifaceted genetic impact of training

23 Sep 2016

Endurance training changes the activity of thousands of genes and give rise to a multitude of altered DNA-copies, RNA, researchers from Karolinska Institutet report. The study, which also nuances the concept of muscle memory, is published in the journal PLOS Genetics. Regular endurance training is...

Times Higher Education ranks KI 28th in the world and 8th in Europe

22 Sep 2016

Karolinska Institutet is placed 28th in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and 8th in Europe. Almost the same position compared to last year, with the exception that KI then ended up in place 9 in Europe. The subject category of clinical, pre-clinical and health, in...
Ranking

How statins aid the immune system

20 Sep 2016

Statins protect against cardiovascular disease in more ways than previously thought. In a study, researchers from Karolinska Institutet are able to show the immunological effects of statins, and present a new hypothesis on why satins are effective at preventing heart attacks. The study is published...
CardiologyCardiovascular DiseasesImmunology

Ancient brain area controls eye movements

20 Sep 2016

An ancient area of the midbrain of all vertebrates called the corpora quadrigemina can independently contol and reorientate the eyes, researchers from Karolinska Institutet report in a study published in the journal eLIFE. There is much going on around us all the time, phenomena that we perceive...

Swine flu jab harmless to unborn babies

20 Sep 2016

The swine flu vaccine, when administered to pregnant women, caused neither fetal injury nor infant death, writes Karolinska Institutet professor Johan F Ludvigsson an opinion piece in Tuesday’s Dagens Nyheter in conjunction with the publication of his research findings in The Annals of Internal...
ImmunologyInfectious Disease MedicineObstetrics

Dimitri N Chorafas Prize is awarded to Alessandro Furlan

19 Sep 2016

Alessandro Furlan, doctoral student at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics has received the Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize 2016 for his thesis "Neuronal types and their specification dynamics in the autonomic nervous system". Alessandro Furlan receives the prize for his research...
Prize

Government to appoint new members of Karolinska Institutet board

16 Sep 2016

The government commissioned a nomination committee on 15 September to draw up a list of proposed candidates for the new chairperson and three new members of the Karolinska Institutet University Board (Konsistoriet). Last spring, the government decided to replace some members of the board. Following...
Investigation

Peter Berggren is awarded the Håkan Mogren Prize

15 Sep 2016

The Håkan Mogren Foundation has awarded its 2016 medical scholarship in recognition of – and for the advancement of – efforts for human well-being to district doctor Peter Berggren. Through his work, he has created good conditions for continuity and the safety for patients in rural areas. “Peter...
Prize

New findings on brain development in premature children

14 Sep 2016

The results of a new study from Karolinska Institutet, published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, suggest that the brain of preterm children with growth retardation can have underdeveloped functional networks. The purpose of the present study was to see if restricted growth in preterm babies is...
Clinical NeuroscienceNeuropsychiatry

Newly discovered gene critical to embryo’s first days

14 Sep 2016

A previously unknown gene plays a critical part in the development of the human embryo during the first days of fertilisation, researchers from Karolinska Institutet show. The paper, which is published in the scientific journal Development , describes the molecular mechanisms governing early...
Developmental BiologyGenetics

Immune cells can regulate blood pressure

13 Sep 2016

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered that the human immune system has a hitherto unknown role – blood pressure regulation. Collaborating with colleagues from Canada, they have found that a special kind of immune cell called...
Cardiovascular DiseasesImmunology

Little material damage when Biomedicum site caught fire

13 Sep 2016

The fire at the building site of KI’s new research laboratory Biomedicum at Campus Solna last week was caused by polystyrene sheets that caught fire. They had been laid as ground insulation between the facade and ventilation tower. A fierce fire centre with smoke flared up against the building and...
Campus

Study explains mechanisms behind glioblastoma influence on the immune system

12 Sep 2016

Glioblastomas exert an influence on the microglia, immune cells of the brain, which causes them to stimulate cancer growth rather than attacking it. In a study published in the journal Nature Immunology , an international research team led from Karolinska Institutet now explains the molecular...
Cancer and OncologyImmunology

New technique improves blood sugar control for people with diabetes

12 Sep 2016

A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet conducted in collaboration with several other European research centres evaluates a device for measuring sugar levels in the subcutaneous fat of people with type 1 diabetes. The results, published in the journal The Lancet , show that the patients...
Diabetes

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