Department of Clinical Neuroscience
At the Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS), we conduct research and teaching regarding the function of the brain - from a molecular level to the effect on society.
Multiple sclerosis: new evidence for the role of glandular fever virus
Olivia Thomas from CNS published in The Conversation.
"A 2022 study confirmed that people with MS have almost always been infected with EBV previously (generally the infection occurs several years before MS emerges).
But researchers are still debating exactly how this common virus could cause MS in certain people. Our new research offers some clues."
Johanna Gripenberg is awarded Systembolaget´s Knowledge Prize and Erica Sundin their Junior Prize 2023
Systembolaget awards the Knowledge Prize 2023 to Johanna Gripenberg for her contribution to prevention research on alcohol and other drugs. The junior prize goes to Erica Sundin for research on harm caused by other people's drinking.
Three CNS researchers among Sweden's hundred leading researchers 2023
Lorena Fernández de la Cruz receives 6 Mkr from Norhed Foundation's prevention grant
Lorena Fernández de la Cruz has been awarded the Norhed Foundation's prevention grant of six million SEK via Hjärt-Lungfonden to study the effects of a lifestyle intervention that will stimulate healthy behaviour for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder and thereby reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Glaucoma research receives grant from the Glaucoma Research Foundation
James Tribble, Assistant Professor at Karolinska Institutet and St. Erik Eye Hospital, has been granted 0,5 MSEK from the Glaucoma Research Foundation. In this one year project, James Tribble’s lab will identify ways to turn down damaging inflammation that can occur in the retina in glaucoma as nerve cells become dysfunctional and break down.
Internet CBT to prevent child sexual abuse launched in several languages
An online anonymous cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) treatment program for individuals with a sexual interest in children showed good results in an English language pilot study. Now the CBT program for crime prevention also opens in Swedish, German, and Portuguese. The treatment program, which has been developed by researchers and psychologists at Karolinska Institutet, will be evaluated within the framework of an international research collaboration funded by the EU.
Glaucoma researcher Pete Williams is awarded the 2023 Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Award
Pete Williams and his research team have focused on studying and understanding the changes in the eye that lead to glaucoma rather than managing the risk factors. Several studies on how nicotinamide (a variant of vitamin B) can slow down the degenerating processes and protect the optic nerve have led to the start of a larger clinical study in the spring of 2022.
Doctoral funding from KI strengthens research on lack of oxygen in the eye tissue
Research group leader Helder André at St. Erik's Eye Hospital and Karolinska Institutet has been awarded funding from KI's special grants for doctoral education. The funding enables the employment of a doctoral student for the project The importance of oxygen deficiency for the emergence of vascular diseases in the eye for four years.
Environment and Sustainable Development at CNS
We as part of a University has a central roll in the work to combat climate change, both by contributing through teaching and research, but we also need to contribute by reducing the impact of our own activities. Here you can find tips on what changes you can do in your daily life to reduce your climate footprint.
GDPR at KI
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, or Dataskyddsförordningen) for the processing of personal data is to be applied on May 25 2018 in Sweden. Here you will find information on GDPR and the implementation of the regulation at KI.