3D images show how sperm binds to the egg surface
Study. KI-researchers 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 mollusc and mammal, is published in the respected scientific journal Cell
What researchers think about the electronic logbook
Research. Anna Jervaeus, Adjunct Lecturer, has used KI ELN electronic research documentation since she started as a PhD student in 2010. A decision is expected soon to make it obligatory for all researchers at KI to document their research electronically.
High impact publications
Recent publications in high impact journals where researchers from Karolinska Institutet are main authors.
Structural Basis of Egg Coat-Sperm Recognition at Fertilization
Raj I, Al Hosseini HS, Dioguardi E, Nishimura K, Han L, Villa A, de Sanctis D, Jovine L, Cell (2017) Online 15 June. Article.
Risk of major congenital malformations in relation to maternal overweight and obesity severity: cohort study of 1.2 million singletons
Persson M, Cnattingius S, Villamor E, Söderling J, Pasternak B, Stephansson O, Neovius M, BMJ (2017) Online 14 June. Research.
Time to Delivery of an Automated External Defibrillator Using a Drone for Simulated Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests vs Emergency Medical Services
Claesson A, Bäckman A, Ringh M, Svensson L, Nordberg P, Djärv T, Hollenberg J, JAMA (2017) Online 13 June. Research Letter.
KI in the media
Improving anaesthesia care for children
Per-Arne Lönnqvist’s research aims to improve anaesthesia care for children. He has helped to develop the use of ultrasound for improving the precision of local anaesthetic administration and has been a pioneer in the use of alpha-2 agonists in paediatric anaesthesia and intensive care.
Reducing risk during pregnancy and childbirth
Anna-Karin Wikström researches pregnancy-related complications, especially preeclampsia. Two important lines of her research involve registry studies of risk factors during pregnancy and childbirth, and MRI studies of the placenta and the maternal brain during preeclampsia.