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14 Feb 2019 Brain pathways of aversion identified Neurobiology, Neuropsychology, Neurosciences
14 Feb 2019 Social threat learning influences our decisions Clinical Neuroscience, Psychology
12 Feb 2019 Newly discovered disease opens for future diabetes treatment Cell and Molecular Biology, Diabetes, Genomics, Metabolism
12 Feb 2019 Low physical fitness in adolescence linked to higher risk of disability pension later in life Epidemiology, Register-based research
11 Feb 2019 DNA puzzle uncovers rare chromosome defects DNA, Genetics
11 Feb 2019 KI signs agreement with the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology Collaboration, International, Pharmacology
08 Feb 2019 New insight into cell receptors opens the way for tailored cancer drugs Cancer and Oncology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Proteins
08 Feb 2019 Young people with Hodgkin lymphoma have low relapse risk Lymphoma
07 Feb 2019 Jumping and jiving with Prince Daniel at public health professor’s farewell lecture
06 Feb 2019 Promising results for new acute porphyria treatment Cell and Molecular Biology, Clinical research, Hematology, Hepatology
04 Feb 2019 Treatable mechanism identified in patients with schizophrenia Cell and Molecular Biology, Psychiatric disorders
04 Feb 2019 Increased internationalisation requires commitment across the entire organisation Education administration, International, Network
01 Feb 2019 Short anti-rejection therapy protects transplants in diabetic animals Diabetes
31 Jan 2019 Comments on information in the media concerning the external investigation of the Macchiarini case Commentary
30 Jan 2019 PFAS chemicals pass from mother to fetus throughout pregnancy Environmental Medicine
30 Jan 2019 New strategy expands the benefits of Internet-delivered CBT Clinical Neuroscience, Psychiatric disorders, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy
28 Jan 2019 EU and Russia collaborate in new project on infectious diseases Collaboration, Funding, Grant, Infectious Disease Control, Infectious Disease Medicine, International
23 Jan 2019 New insights about the role of myelin-producing cells in MS Immunology, Neurodegenerative diseases, Neurophysiology
23 Jan 2019 Old cells repair damage in the brains of MS patients Cell and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Neurodegenerative diseases, Neurophysiology
22 Jan 2019 Research projects with sex-and-gender perspective receive MSEK 16.6 Funding, Grant
22 Jan 2019 KI, Ferring and Rebiotix extend collaboration to research next generation of microbiome treatments Collaboration
22 Jan 2019 New study raises hopes of eradication of malaria
17 Jan 2019 Clear link between nurse work environment and patient safety Care Sciences, Nursing, Work environment
14 Jan 2019 DNA origami: a precise measuring tool for optimal antibody effectiveness DNA, Immuno Therapy, Immunology, Vaccine
10 Jan 2019 The Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund distributes just over SEK 43.5 million to Karolinska Institutet Funding, Grant
07 Jan 2019 New insights into a rare type of cancer open novel avenues of study Cancer and Oncology, Gynaecology
03 Jan 2019 Protein map using new method of analysis shared in open database Cell and Molecular Biology, Proteomics
02 Jan 2019 New insights into how genes are activated Genetics
20 Dec 2018 SEK 10,5 million have been awarded from the Sjöberg Foundation Funding, Grant
20 Dec 2018 Learning from rewards is related to dopamine receptor density Neurobiology
19 Dec 2018 More than SEK 31 million from the Erling-Persson Foundation Funding, Grant
18 Dec 2018 Karolinska Institutet's new research building Biomedicum is inaugurated
18 Dec 2018 High survival rate among children who have suffered from growth restriction
17 Dec 2018 Green leafy vegetables may prevent liver steatosis
12 Dec 2018 KI students won award for best environmental project Collaboration, International, Student
12 Dec 2018 New method for studying ALS more effectively Neurodegenerative diseases
11 Dec 2018 Cured cancer patients in focus when Nobel Laureates lectured at KI
11 Dec 2018 His doctoral thesis covers the discontinued biobank initiative Biobank
10 Dec 2018 HPV type 16 or 18 in young women predicts risk of cervical cancer Cancer and Oncology, Cancer of the cervix, Gynaecology
07 Dec 2018 Online CBT helps children with stomach pains Gastrointestinal diseases, Psychology, Psychotherapy
06 Dec 2018 KI researchers to receive a third of the Swedish Research Council’s funding for clinical research Clinical research, Funding, Grant
06 Dec 2018 Diabetes drug liraglutide linked to lower risk of cardiovascular events Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes
04 Dec 2018 New possible target for treating major common diseases Cell and Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Proteins
29 Nov 2018 ERC grants for research on MS, schizophrenia, and spider-silk fibers Funding, Grant, International
28 Nov 2018 A new KI Engagement Grant awarded to eight projects Collaboration, Funding, Grant, Public outreach, Social sustainability, Society
27 Nov 2018 A new KI Engagement Grant awarded to eight projects Collaboration, Funding, Grant, Public outreach, Social sustainability, Society
26 Nov 2018 Michel Sadelain lecture at Karolinska Institutet Cancer and Oncology, Cancer genetics, Immuno Therapy
26 Nov 2018 Genetic risk score for autism associated with outcome in CBT Genetics, Psychiatric disorders, Psychotherapy
19 Nov 2018 Researchers hope to be able to replace dysfunctional brain cells Neurodegenerative diseases, Neurosciences
16 Nov 2018 Katarina Bjelke appointed new University Director at Karolinska Institutet Management

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Brain pathways of aversion identified

14 Feb 2019

What happens in the brain when we feel discomfort? Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden are now one step closer to finding the answer. In a new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry they identify which pathways in the mouse brain control behaviour associated with aversion...
NeurobiologyNeuropsychologyNeurosciences

Social threat learning influences our decisions

14 Feb 2019

Learning what is dangerous by watching a video or being told (known as social learning) has just as strong an effect on our decision-making as first-hand experience of danger.
Clinical NeurosciencePsychology

Newly discovered disease opens for future diabetes treatment

12 Feb 2019

Knowledge of a newly discovered genetic disorder, which means that a person cannot produce the protein TXNIP (thioredoxin interacting protein) in their cells, can open for the development of new diabetes drugs. This is shown in a study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Diabetes ...
Cell and Molecular BiologyDiabetesGenomicsMetabolism

Low physical fitness in adolescence linked to higher risk of disability pension later in life

12 Feb 2019

Obesity or low physical fitness during adolescence is strongly associated with disability pension later in life. This is shown in a study of more than one million Swedish men, published in Annals of Internal Medicine by researchers at Karolinska Institutet. In many countries, disability pensions...
EpidemiologyRegister-based research

DNA puzzle uncovers rare chromosome defects

11 Feb 2019

Using puzzle pieces from four different DNA analyses, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been able to map three extremely complex chromosome aberrations. This has given families answers about the cause of their children’s serious symptoms. The study was published in the scientific journal...
DNAGenetics

KI signs agreement with the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology

11 Feb 2019

KI has now formalised its collaboration with the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) in the interests of promoting sustainable drug development and rational drug use. The agreement applies to both research and education. A memorandum of understanding was signed by...
CollaborationInternationalPharmacology

New insight into cell receptors opens the way for tailored cancer drugs

08 Feb 2019

New research on how cancer mutations influence a certain type of receptor on the cell membrane opens the way for the development of tailored drugs for certain cancers, such as rectal cancer and lung cancer. This according to researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University, who have been...
Cancer and OncologyCell and Molecular BiologyPharmacologyProteins

Young people with Hodgkin lymphoma have low relapse risk

08 Feb 2019

The treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma is now so effective that young patients who do not have a relapse within two years of therapy have a life expectancy similar to that of their healthy peers. This according to a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology by researchers at Karolinska...
Lymphoma

Jumping and jiving with Prince Daniel at public health professor’s farewell lecture

07 Feb 2019

Mai-Lis Hellénius, popularly known as Karolinska Institutet’s lifestyle professor, held her farewell lecture in Aula Medica, Solna, on 1 February. The lecture, How diet and exercise can prevent cardiovascular disease, attracted some 700 people. One of these was Prince Daniel. “I’m overwhelmed and...

Promising results for new acute porphyria treatment

06 Feb 2019

Acute porphyria is a group of uncommon diseases that can cause severe, potentially life-threatening attacks of abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and paralysis. Liver transplantation is currently the only effective treatment available for the most seriously afflicted patients. A clinical trial...
Cell and Molecular BiologyClinical researchHematologyHepatology

Treatable mechanism identified in patients with schizophrenia

04 Feb 2019

For reasons that are unclear, schizophrenia patients have fewer connections between the neurons in the brain. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and Massachusetts General Hospital, USA, have now succeeded in creating human cell models that show that there is an excessive degradation of...
Cell and Molecular BiologyPsychiatric disorders

Increased internationalisation requires commitment across the entire organisation

04 Feb 2019

At the end of January, KI hosted a national workshop on international and intercultural perspectives in teaching. Here, representatives from Swedish higher education institutions gathered under the leadership of international researchers. The organiser was SUHF, the Association of Swedish Higher...
Education administrationInternationalNetwork

Short anti-rejection therapy protects transplants in diabetic animals

01 Feb 2019

Transplanted pancreatic islets in diabetic animals can survive for a long period of time if the animals are treated with short anti-rejection therapy around the time of the transplant. This has been shown by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, and the Diabetes Research Institute,...
Diabetes

Comments on information in the media concerning the external investigation of the Macchiarini case

31 Jan 2019

Comments: Information in the media claims that the basic data for the external investigation of the so-called Macchiarini case at KI has disappeared or cannot be found. This information is also found in a newly published book by Harriet Wallberg and Kristina Appelqvist, När lögnen blir sanning (...
Commentary

PFAS chemicals pass from mother to fetus throughout pregnancy

30 Jan 2019

In a study published in Environment International researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show how PFAS industrial chemicals, which are used in many consumer products, pass through the placenta throughout pregnancy to accumulate in fetal tissue. Further research is now needed to ascertain...
Environmental Medicine

New strategy expands the benefits of Internet-delivered CBT

30 Jan 2019

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet have experimented with a new adaptive treatment strategy for Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (ICBT) that identifies patients within the first month who face a major risk of treatment failure. Published in the scientific journal American Journal...
Clinical NeurosciencePsychiatric disordersPsychiatryPsychotherapy

EU and Russia collaborate in new project on infectious diseases

28 Jan 2019

A new EU project on the theme of HIV, hepatitis C and tuberculosis is a door opener for collaboration between researchers from EU countries and Russia. One of the project’s initiators is Anders Sönnerborg, Professor of Clinical Virology and Infectious Diseases at KI’s Departments of Laboratory...
CollaborationFundingGrantInfectious Disease ControlInfectious Disease MedicineInternational

New insights about the role of myelin-producing cells in MS

23 Jan 2019

Subpopulations of oligodendrocytes, myelin-producing cells in the brain that are targeted by the immune system in multiple sclerosis (MS), are altered in MS and might therefore have additional roles in the disease than previously described. The results are published in the journal Nature, in a...
ImmunologyNeurodegenerative diseasesNeurophysiology

Old cells repair damage in the brains of MS patients

23 Jan 2019

A new study shows that there is a very limited regeneration of cells in the brain of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). These findings underline the importance of treating MS at an early stage of the disease progression, when the affected cells can repair the damage as they are not...
Cell and Molecular BiologyImmunologyNeurodegenerative diseasesNeurophysiology

Research projects with sex-and-gender perspective receive MSEK 16.6

22 Jan 2019

The EU agency GenderNet recently decided on grants for 13 international collaborations. Five of these projects have partners at KI. In total about SEK 16.6 million is granted to KI. The projects include sex-and-gender perspective in their respective subject areas. GenderNet includes 16...
FundingGrant

KI, Ferring and Rebiotix extend collaboration to research next generation of microbiome treatments

22 Jan 2019

KI and Ferring Pharmaceuticals announced today a five-year extension of their collaboration to explore the potential of the human microbiome in reproductive medicine and women’s health and gastroenterology. The collaboration brings together specialist expertise from Karolinska Institutet in early...
Collaboration

New study raises hopes of eradication of malaria

22 Jan 2019

After major global successes in the battle against malaria, the positive trend stalled around 2015 – apart from in Zanzibar in East Africa, where only a fraction of the disease remains. In a new study published in BMC Medicine , researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden explain why this was...

Clear link between nurse work environment and patient safety

17 Jan 2019

Lisa Smeds Alenius will defend her doctoral thesis on 22 January 2019 at Karolinska Institutet. Her thesis focuses on factors in the nurse work environment relating to quality of care and patient safety. The thesis shows that the experience of adequate staffing and resources, leadership on ward and...
Care SciencesNursingWork environment

DNA origami: a precise measuring tool for optimal antibody effectiveness

14 Jan 2019

Using DNA origami – DNA-based design of precise nanostructures – scientists at Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with researchers at University of Oslo, have been able to demonstrate the most accurate distance between densely packed antigens in order to get the strongest bond to antibodies in...
DNAImmuno TherapyImmunologyVaccine

The Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund distributes just over SEK 43.5 million to Karolinska Institutet

10 Jan 2019

A little over a third of the SEK 137 million distributed in the Swedish Childhood Cancer Fund major call goes to research projects at Karolinska Institutet. Karolinska Institutet is thus the university that receives the largest part of the total sum. Of the 100 grants, five were awarded to clinical...
FundingGrant

New insights into a rare type of cancer open novel avenues of study

07 Jan 2019

Undifferentiated uterine sarcoma is a very rare but extremely aggressive cancer type. It can be divided into four groups with different characteristics of clinical importance - a new study at Karolinska Institutet reveals. The results, published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research , also show...
Cancer and OncologyGynaecology

Protein map using new method of analysis shared in open database

03 Jan 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and SciLifeLab have developed a new method of analysis that maps the location of proteins in the cell. The information has been compiled in a database that is accessible to researchers around the world. The method of analysis, which has been published in the...
Cell and Molecular BiologyProteomics

New insights into how genes are activated

02 Jan 2019

In a study in Nature , researchers at Karolinska Institutet present a new method for analysing how instructions in the genome control how our genes are activated in individual cells. The results give new insights into how the genome encodes for its own use, which increases our basic understanding...
Genetics

SEK 10,5 million have been awarded from the Sjöberg Foundation

20 Dec 2018

Two researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been awarded funds from the Sjöberg Foundation. The foundation promotes cancer research, and research on health and the environment. Simon Ekman , at the Department of Oncology-Pathology, has been awarded SEK 4.5 million for the research project: "Novel...
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Learning from rewards is related to dopamine receptor density

20 Dec 2018

New research from Karolinska Institutet shows that our ability to learn from previously rewarded actions is directly related to the dopamine receptor density in the dorsal striatum, a central structure in the dopaminergic circuit in the brain. The study is published in the scientific journal PNAS...
Neurobiology

More than SEK 31 million from the Erling-Persson Foundation

19 Dec 2018

Vaccination strategies against pneumococci, cardiovascular research with magnetic camera and an atlas over human cells – these are some of the research projects related to Karolinska Institutet that the Erling-Persson Family Foundation has chosen to support in 2018. More than SEK 31 million goes to...
FundingGrant

Karolinska Institutet's new research building Biomedicum is inaugurated

18 Dec 2018

November 30 marked the inauguration of Karolinska Institutet's new research building Biomedicum in Solna. The new building houses five departments and was designed to encourage interactions and collaborations between different research fields. Meet a few KI scientists in a video from the day of...

High survival rate among children who have suffered from growth restriction

18 Dec 2018

Almost all children live to see their eighteenth birthday despite a severe growth restriction, as long as they have survived their first month during infancy. This is indicated in a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, which is published in the journal PLOS Medicine . Reducing child...

Green leafy vegetables may prevent liver steatosis

17 Dec 2018

A larger portion of green leafy vegetables in the diet may reduce the risk of developing liver steatosis, or fatty liver. In a study published in PNAS researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show how a larger intake of inorganic nitrate, which occurs naturally in many types of vegetable,...

KI students won award for best environmental project

12 Dec 2018

Students at Karolinska Institutet (KI) have, together with students from KTH and Konstfack, developed a method for cleaning wastewater from antibiotic and other drug residues before reaching the sea. The idea and prototype was presented in an international competition in synthetic biology, where...
CollaborationInternationalStudent

New method for studying ALS more effectively

12 Dec 2018

The neurodegenerative disease ALS causes motor neuron death and paralysis. However, long before the cells die, they lose contact with the muscles as their axons atrophy. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now devised a new method that radically improves the ability to study axons and thus to...
Neurodegenerative diseases

Cured cancer patients in focus when Nobel Laureates lectured at KI

11 Dec 2018

The Nobel Lectures with the 2018 laureates in Physiology or Medicinei filled the Erling Persson Hall in Aula Medica at Karolinska Institutet to the brim.

His doctoral thesis covers the discontinued biobank initiative

11 Dec 2018

Doctoral student Anthony Larsson will defend his doctoral thesis on 12 December at Karolinska Institutet. The thesis covers the fate of biobank initiative BBMRI.se, which was ultimately discontinued by the Swedish Research Council following an investigation. In his thesis, Anthony Larsson describes why the initiative failed. However, his work began on completely different premises.
Biobank

HPV type 16 or 18 in young women predicts risk of cervical cancer

10 Dec 2018

The human papilloma virus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer. According to new guidelines in Sweden, women over thirty therefore undergo initial screening for the virus rather than a smear test. But younger women also have a much higher risk of pre-cancerous lesions if they carry HPV 16 or 18, a study...
Cancer and OncologyCancer of the cervixGynaecology

Online CBT helps children with stomach pains

07 Dec 2018

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) online can be useful in treating gastrointestinal disorders in children when no physical cause can be found. This is the viewpoint of researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that is described in a new study published in the journal Clinical...
Gastrointestinal diseasesPsychologyPsychotherapy

KI researchers to receive a third of the Swedish Research Council’s funding for clinical research

06 Dec 2018

Researchers at KI are to be awarded over 37 percent of the Swedish Research Council’s funds granted for clinical treatment research in 2018. Of the 200 million kronor for the period 2019‑2021, no less than 75 million kronor is going to research at KI. The Council also granted funds for research...
Clinical researchFundingGrant

Diabetes drug liraglutide linked to lower risk of cardiovascular events

06 Dec 2018

Real world data from a large Nordic study shows that use of liraglutide, a drug for type 2 diabetes, is associated with a lower risk of myocardial infarction, stroke or cardiovascular death. The study, led by researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, is published in The Lancet Diabetes...
Cardiovascular DiseasesDiabetes

New possible target for treating major common diseases

04 Dec 2018

There is a large, untapped potential for developing drugs against cancer, fibrosis and cardiovascular diseases by targeting a family of receptors known as Frizzleds, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden believe. In a new study published in Science Signaling , they identify how these...
Cell and Molecular BiologyPharmacologyProteins

ERC grants for research on MS, schizophrenia, and spider-silk fibers

29 Nov 2018

Three researchers at Karolinska Institutet are being awarded prestigious grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Jens Hjerling Leffler, Anna Rising and Maja Jagodic each receive the ERC Consolidator Grant 2018 for research on, respectively, brain cell type-specific interactions in...
FundingGrantInternational

A new KI Engagement Grant awarded to eight projects

28 Nov 2018

Eight projects at Karolinska Institutet have been awarded the recently established KI Engagement Grants, which aim to help KI researchers get started along a path to societal impact. These grants are part of an internal ‘impact and outreach’ effort approved by KI President Ole Petter Ottersen...
CollaborationFundingGrantPublic outreachSocial sustainabilitySociety

A new KI Engagement Grant awarded to eight projects

27 Nov 2018

Eight projects at Karolinska Institutet have been awarded the recently established KI Engagement Grants, which aim to help KI researchers get started along a path to societal impact. These grants are part of an internal ‘impact and outreach’ effort approved by KI President Ole Petter Ottersen...
CollaborationFundingGrantPublic outreachSocial sustainabilitySociety

Michel Sadelain lecture at Karolinska Institutet

26 Nov 2018

In November 2018, Karolinska Institutet was visited by Michel Sadelain, a pioneer in the field of cancer immunotherapy called ”CAR T-cell therapy”. He visited KI for a symposium celebrating the ten year anniversary of Dr Åke Olsson's foundation for haematology research. Michel Sadelain is also...
Cancer and OncologyCancer geneticsImmuno Therapy

Genetic risk score for autism associated with outcome in CBT

26 Nov 2018

Depression is a common disorder for which cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is the recommended treatment for most patients. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now studied how genetic factors relate to differences in outcome of CBT in 894 people with depression, and show for the first time...
GeneticsPsychiatric disordersPsychotherapy

Researchers hope to be able to replace dysfunctional brain cells

19 Nov 2018

A new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet supports the theory that replacement of dysfunctional immune cells in the brain has therapeutic potential for neurodegenerative diseases like ALS and Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which involved repopulating the brain with new immune cells in an...
Neurodegenerative diseasesNeurosciences

Katarina Bjelke appointed new University Director at Karolinska Institutet

16 Nov 2018

Katarina Bjelke is Karolinska Institutet’s new university director from May 2019. She is currently the university director at Uppsala University. “We’re delighted that Katarina wants to return to Karolinska Institutet, where she once began her career,” says Karolinska Institutet’s president Ole...
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