Department of Women's and Children's Health
We conduct leading education and research with an impact on women’s and children’s health globally.
Menu for this area
AsthmaTuner wins award
AsthmaTuner, a digital tool for asthma management, developed by Björn Nordlund's research group at KBH, is the winner of the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations' (EFA) award for "Best digital technology for asthma".
Hopes of a new curative treatment for children with neuroblastoma
Children who suffer a relapse of the aggressive cancer known as neuroblastoma have small chances of survival. However, a group including researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now shown that DHODH blockers, which are well-tolerated in humans, can cure neuroblastoma in mice if administered in combination with chemotherapy.
New method of assessing the health risk of chemical mixtures
A collaborative study involving researchers from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Science presents a new strategy that combines population studies with experiments using cell and animal models.
2021 Michelson prizes push new frontiers in human immunology
Dr. Camila Consiglio, Postdoctoral researcher at Karolinska Institutet, won the 2021 Michelson Prize for: “Investigating the effects of testosterone on the human immune system”
Genetic analysis can guide social skills training
What is precision psychiatry? KI researcher Kristiina Tammimies gives an example. She is a research leader at the KIND competence centre, the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, and studies the role of genetics in neuropsychiatric disorders.
Contact with sperm donors aroused many emotions
Sweden was the first country in the world to introduce open-identity sperm donation, whereby adult children are entitled to obtain information about their donors. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now explored how such contacts and relations affect the parents of these young men and women. The study, which is published in Human Reproduction, shows that mothers often find it easier to accept the new situation.
Defenses and halftimes at KBH
Defenses at KBH
Halftimes at KBH
Current seminars and lectures
KIND Open Seminar
KIND is inviting you to Zoom webinars
Welcome to our open KIND seminars
Pediatric Oncology Weekly Seminar
Erdinc Sezgin and Nikolas Herold receive the KIRI Fellow grant
Projects were evaluated based on their interdisciplinary nature and collaborative potential, including integration of unique competencies, technologies, and methods from two or more KIRI Fellows.
Pernilla Pergert, senior researcher at KBH has received the Nursing Leadership Award from the International Society of Paediatric Oncology
The Nursing Leadership Award is bestowed upon any present or past member of the society for his/her substantial contributions to paediatric oncology nursing.
Petter Brodin- one of five KI researchers receive grants from the Swedish Society for Medical Research
The grants give both prominent researchers the opportunity to strengthen their position and provide establishment support for younger researchers.