The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB) performs basic research and higher education. The aim with our research is to understand fundamental cellular processes and their role in disease.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have created a systematic and detailed map of the cell types of the mouse nervous system. The map, which can provide new clues about the origin of neurological diseases, is presented in the journal Cell.
Cancer medicine, known as PARP inhibitor, against e.g. hereditary breast and ovarian cancer is effective - but the reason for killing cancer cells by this drug has been only partly understood. This is now explained by new research from the laboratory of Prof. Jiri Bartek at Danish Cancer Society Research Center and the Karolinska Institutet.