News archive Patrik Magnusson

The Swedish Twin Registry – an infrastructure of national importance – now supported by the Swedish Research Council

17 Oct 2017

In the autumn of 2017, the STR received 5-year supporting funding of 4.5 million kr per year from the Swedish Research Council for research infrastructures of national importance. The money will be used for keeping up the register, continue the ascertainment of 9-year old twins, collect DNA and...
Twin research

The Swedish Twin Registry – an infrastructure of national importance – now supported by the Swedish Research Council

17 Oct 2017

In the autumn of 2017, the STR received 5-year supporting funding of 4.5 million kr per year from the Swedish Research Council for research infrastructures of national importance. The money will be used for keeping up the register, continue the ascertainment of 9-year old twins, collect DNA and...
Twin research

The Twin Registry participates in KI Facility Expo 2017

14 Feb 2017

KI Facility Expo, the first university-wide facility fair is held at Karolinska Institutet on Feb 14, 2017 in Aula Medica and the Swedish Twin Registry is one of the participating core facilities. There will be opportunities to meet representatives from the Registry and to find out how they might...

New publication about predicting increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis through a simple blood sample

19 Dec 2016

In an article in the leading rheumatology journal "Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases", research based on the Swedish Twin Registry was presented. Researchers have investigated the possibility of predicting who is at increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, based on measurements in a simple...
RheumatologyTwin research

Dissertation 21 Oct, 2016: Vilhelmina Ullemar

07 Oct 2016

On Oct 21, Vilhelmina Ullemar will defend her thesis " Transmitted and acquired determinants for childhood asthma - from genes to teens ". Her opponent is Professor John Henderson from the University of Bristol. Supervisors are Catarina Almqvist Malmros, Paul Lichtenstein, Patrik Magnusson, and...
AsthmaEpidemiology

Dissertation Dec 11, 2015: Alexander Viktorin: Mood disorders and consequences of pharmacological treatment

02 Dec 2015

On December 11, Alexander Viktorin will defend his thesis " Mood disorders and consequences of pharmacological treatment ". His opponent is Professor Ian Jones from Cardiff University, and his supervisors are Patrik Magnusson, Mikael Landén and Paul Lichtenstein. Mental health issues are medical...
EpidemiologyPsychiatric disorders

Genetic variants linked to educational level

30 May 2013

An international collaboration involving data from, amongst other sources, the Swedish Twin Registry at Karolinska Institutet, has found several DNA variants that show a statistically significant association with educational attainment. The study is published in the scientific journal Science and...
GeneticsRegister-based research