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21 Jun 2018 KI launches global alumni chapter in Vietnam Alumni
20 Jun 2018 Lennart Nilsson Award 2018 is awarded to Thomas Deerinck Prize
19 Jun 2018 Mechanism controlling multiple sclerosis risk identified Clinical Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Genetics, Neurology
16 Jun 2018 Russian research centre delegation visits KI Agreement, Collaboration, International
13 Jun 2018 No link found between oral antifungal drug and stillbirth Drug, Gynaecology, Infectious Disease Medicine, Obstetrics
11 Jun 2018 Genome-editing tool could increase cancer risk Biotechnology, Cancer and Oncology, Cancer genetics
11 Jun 2018 Immune system does not recover despite cured hepatitis C infection Hepatology, Immunology, Infectious Disease Medicine
08 Jun 2018 Makerere University and KI strengthen partnership Collaboration, Doctoral education, Global Health
05 Jun 2018 High-sensitivity troponin test reduces risk of future heart attack Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases
31 May 2018 Lipid molecules can be used for cancer growth Cancer and Oncology, Cell and Molecular Biology
31 May 2018 Inefficient fat metabolism a possible cause of overweight
31 May 2018 Hans Möller appointed new CEO of Karolinska Institutet Holding AB
28 May 2018 Anti-inflammatory strategy stops aggressive childhood cancer Cancer and Oncology, Drug, Inflammation
28 May 2018 “Neo – a fine example of democracy”
25 May 2018 Aggression neurons identified Neurobiology, Neurosciences
22 May 2018 Strengthening and developing healthcare science Care Sciences, Collaboration
21 May 2018 Cell types underlying schizophrenia identified Genetics, Psychiatric disorders
21 May 2018 Close check on footballing brains
21 May 2018 New disease mechanism in chronic smokers discovered Chronic Diseases, Collaboration, Environmental Medicine, Immunology, Pulmonary medicine
17 May 2018 New strategy to cure chronic hepatitis B infection Hepatology, Immunology, Infectious Disease Medicine
16 May 2018 The Torsten Söderberg professorship awarded to Thomas Perlmann Award, Funding, Grant
09 May 2018 Information about a HPV vaccine study published in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics Commentary
09 May 2018 “Research in personal assistance is a subject I consider important” Nursing, Social Work, Society
07 May 2018 KI’s new honorary doctors celebrated in historic ceremony Award, Ceremony, Doctoral student
07 May 2018 Nordic brain researchers in cerebral function collaboration Alzheimer, Neurosciences, Parkinson's disease
04 May 2018 Unexpected discovery gives new model for studying brain networks Neurosciences
03 May 2018 Weekday for operation does not affect survival from lung cancer Lung cancer, Survival, Thoracic surgery
02 May 2018 Research building Neo will officially open in May Campus
27 Apr 2018 Professor Staffan Normark awarded the Robert Koch Gold Medal Award
25 Apr 2018 KI's Vice-Chancellor: "Universities important actors in global health work" Conference, Global Health, Student
25 Apr 2018 Hello there … Knut Lönnroth, head of KI’s new TB research centre Centre
24 Apr 2018 Imagined and real movements are controlled by the brain in the same way Neuropsychology, Neurosciences, Psychology
23 Apr 2018 No increased risk of recurrence in breast cancer after reconstruction with abdominal tissue Breast cancer, Surgery
19 Apr 2018 Aggressive breast cancer has resistant tumour cells already prior to chemotherapy Breast cancer, Cancer and Oncology, DNA, Drug, RNA
19 Apr 2018 KI researchers awarded grants from the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation Breast cancer, Grant
19 Apr 2018 KI researcher Mandus Frykman appointed national coordinator Collaboration, Health care, Organisation
18 Apr 2018 The first occupational therapists and physiotherapists with a Master’s Degree in Dementia Care receive their diploma
18 Apr 2018 Study on fever in children in Africa may change global guidelines Global Health, Public Health
16 Apr 2018 New disease model to facilitate development of ALS and MS drugs Immuno Therapy, Immunology, Neurodegenerative diseases, Neuroimmunology, Neurosciences
16 Apr 2018 Conference on Global Health gathers researchers and students from the country’s institutes of higher learning Conference, Doctoral student, Global Health
12 Apr 2018 New mutation behind heart failure identified Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases, Genetics
06 Apr 2018 KI researchers awarded the ERC AdG Funding, Grant, International
06 Apr 2018 Genetic link to IBS identified in women Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gastrointestinal diseases, Genetics
05 Apr 2018 PCSK9 inhibitors have unexpected anti-inflammatory effects Cardiovascular Diseases, Drug, Immunology
04 Apr 2018 Eva Hellström-Lindberg appointed Wallenberg Clinical Scholar 2018 Award, Grant
03 Apr 2018 Study shows how muscles regulate their oxygen consumption Cell Biology, Metabolism, Physical activity, Sports Medicine
29 Mar 2018 Collaboration provides clinical research of the highest quality Clinical research
23 Mar 2018 Internationalisation the theme for KI’s Educational Congress International, Pedagogics
22 Mar 2018 New study elucidates link between PCOS and anxiety Endocrinology, Gynaecology, Hormones, Mental Ill-Health, Metabolism
20 Mar 2018 KI researchers receives grants from Swedish Fund for Research Without Animal Experiments Animal experiment, Funding

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KI launches global alumni chapter in Vietnam

21 Jun 2018

Một hai ba uống! (One two three, cheers!) filled the room as joyful KI alumni raised glasses to sing a celebratory song in unison. Gathered in the idyllic village of Ninh Bình KI:s alumni in Vietnam united to celebrate the launch of the KI Alumni Vietnam global chapter on Saturday 16 June 2018. –...
Alumni

Lennart Nilsson Award 2018 is awarded to Thomas Deerinck

20 Jun 2018

Bio-artist and scientist Thomas Deerinck wins the 2018 Lennart Nilsson Award. He gets the prize for developing novel microscopy techniques and methods to improve the ability to obtain information from biological specimens. Thomas Deerinck is a research scientist, technical specialist and bio-artist...
Prize

Mechanism controlling multiple sclerosis risk identified

19 Jun 2018

While the DNA sequence remains the same throughout a person’s life, the expression of the encoded genes may change with time and contribute to disease development in genetically predisposed individuals. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now discovered a new mechanism of a major risk gene...
Clinical NeuroscienceEpigeneticsGeneticsNeurology

Russian research centre delegation visits KI

16 Jun 2018

Thursday 14 June saw a visit to Karolinska Institutet by a Russian delegation from the Almazov National Medical Research Centre. The purpose of the visit was to discuss ongoing and strengthened collaboration. The Almazov National Medical Research Centre is a medical institute in St. Petersburg,...
AgreementCollaborationInternational

No link found between oral antifungal drug and stillbirth

13 Jun 2018

New research led from Karolinska Institutet does not support a suggested link between treatment with the oral antifungal drug fluconazole during pregnancy and an increased risk of stillbirth. The study is published in the prestigious medical journal JAMA. Vaginal candidiasis is common in pregnancy...
DrugGynaecologyInfectious Disease MedicineObstetrics

Genome-editing tool could increase cancer risk

11 Jun 2018

Therapeutic use of gene editing with the so-called CRISPR-Cas9 technique may inadvertently increase the risk of cancer, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet and the University of Helsinki published in Nature Medicine . Researchers say that more studies are required in order to...
BiotechnologyCancer and OncologyCancer genetics

Immune system does not recover despite cured hepatitis C infection

11 Jun 2018

Changes to the immune system remain many years after a hepatitis C infection heals, a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Hannover Medical School shows. The findings, presented in Nature Communications , increases understanding about chronic infection and the way it regulates and...
HepatologyImmunologyInfectious Disease Medicine

Makerere University and KI strengthen partnership

08 Jun 2018

A delegation from Uganda’s Makerere University visited Karolinska Institutet on 7-8 June for talks on strengthening the collaborative partnership between the two universities. The delegation, which was led by Makerere University’s vice-chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, met the Karolinska...
CollaborationDoctoral educationGlobal Health

High-sensitivity troponin test reduces risk of future heart attack

05 Jun 2018

The newer high-sensitivity troponin test discovers smaller amounts of heart-specific proteins, troponins, than the older troponin test and thus identifies more myocardial infarction patients than before. A new study from Karolinska Institutet published in The Journal of the American College of...
Biomedical Laboratory Science/TechnologyCardiologyCardiovascular Diseases

Lipid molecules can be used for cancer growth

31 May 2018

Cancer cells can when the blood supply is low use lipid molecules as fuel instead of blood glucose. This has been shown in animal tumour models by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden in a study published in Cell Metabolism . The mechanism may help explain why tumours often develop...
Cancer and OncologyCell and Molecular Biology

Inefficient fat metabolism a possible cause of overweight

31 May 2018

Protracted weight gain can, in some cases, be attributed to a reduced ability to metabolise fat, a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the esteemed journal Cell Metabolism shows. Sensitive individuals might need more intensive lifestyle changes if they are to avoid becoming overweight...

Hans Möller appointed new CEO of Karolinska Institutet Holding AB

31 May 2018

Karolinska Institutet Holding AB has recruited Hans Möller as the new CEO for the KI Holding Group. Hans Möller will assume his new position as of July 16. He is presently holding the position as responsible for the Edinburgh BioQuarter at the University of Edinburgh. Hans has extensive experience...

Anti-inflammatory strategy stops aggressive childhood cancer

28 May 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital have discovered that an anti-inflammatory drug candidate inhibiting the prostaglandin E2 producing enzyme mPGES-1 in the tumour stroma reduces tumour growth in experimental neuroblastoma models. The findings are published in...
Cancer and OncologyDrugInflammation

“Neo – a fine example of democracy”

28 May 2018

Transparency is the word that best describes Neo, Karolinska Institutet’s new research facility in Flemingsberg, which saw its official opening on 25 May. The ribbon was cut by Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson. Neo is a vital part of the Life Science cluster that puts the Flemingsberg campus on the...

Aggression neurons identified

25 May 2018

High activity in a relatively poorly studied group of brain cells can be linked to aggressive behaviour in mice, a new study from Karolinska Institutet shows. Using optogenetic techniques, the researchers were able to control aggression in mice by stimulating or inhibiting these cells. The results...
NeurobiologyNeurosciences

Strengthening and developing healthcare science

22 May 2018

The future of healthcare science was the topic of discussion at a roundtable meeting held at Karolinska Institutet on 7 May, when deans, healthcare scientists, politicians, patient representatives and healthcare providers gathered to discuss what needs to be done to secure the quality of healthcare...
Care SciencesCollaboration

Cell types underlying schizophrenia identified

21 May 2018

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and University of North Carolina, USA, have identified the cell types underlying schizophrenia in a new study published in Nature Genetics . The findings offer a roadmap for the development of new therapies to target the condition. Schizophrenia is an...
GeneticsPsychiatric disorders

Close check on footballing brains

21 May 2018

PhD student and psychologist Torbjörn Vestberg has attracted considerable attention for his new book “Hjärnboll” [Brainball], which he co-authored with the KI researcher Predrag Petrovic and the journalist Thomas Lerner.

New disease mechanism in chronic smokers discovered

21 May 2018

A new study led by researchers from Karolinska Institutet shows that an immune signalling protein called IL-26 is increased among chronic smokers with lung disease. This involvement reveals disease mechanisms of interest for developing more effective therapy for these hard-to-treat patients. The...
Chronic DiseasesCollaborationEnvironmental MedicineImmunologyPulmonary medicine

New strategy to cure chronic hepatitis B infection

17 May 2018

Scientists from Karolinska Institutet and Hannover Medical School have published two studies that provide insights into how the immune system responds and helps to clear a hepatitis B infection after treatment interruption. The findings offer a framework for future tailored treatment strategies and...
HepatologyImmunologyInfectious Disease Medicine

The Torsten Söderberg professorship awarded to Thomas Perlmann

16 May 2018

KI researcher Thomas Perlmann has been awarded the 2017 Torsten Söderberg Academy Professorial Chair in Medicine for his “groundbreaking research into the growth of dopamine-producing neurons”. The grant is for SEK 10 million over a five-year period. Is it possible to make the human brain grow new...
AwardFundingGrant

Information about a HPV vaccine study published in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics

09 May 2018

Comment: An article published in the journal Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, authored by an alleged ”Lars Andersson, at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet”, claims that HPV vaccination could be behind an apparent increase in cervical cancer. Karolinska Institutet...
Commentary

“Research in personal assistance is a subject I consider important”

09 May 2018

Hello, Lill Hultman, doctoral student at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society. In your doctoral thesis you provide a more in-depth understanding of personal assistance from the perspective of both young assistance users and social workers. The new government directive was...
NursingSocial WorkSociety

KI’s new honorary doctors celebrated in historic ceremony

07 May 2018

4 May was an historic day for Karolinska Institutet. For the first time in its history, all the new honorary doctors celebrated in Stockholm City Hall, along with the university’s new PhDs, were women. Bringing science to the people is a passion they all have in common. The City Hall was at its...
AwardCeremonyDoctoral student

Nordic brain researchers in cerebral function collaboration

07 May 2018

From the 16th to the 18th of May, the international MEG Nord conference is being held at the Karolinska Institutet (KI). The venue is also the home of the organiser, NatMEG, the Swedish National Facility for Magnetoencephalography. Nordic brain researchers will be collaborating to jointly expand...
AlzheimerNeurosciencesParkinson's disease

Unexpected discovery gives new model for studying brain networks

04 May 2018

The same kind of neurons can have completely different wiring diagrams in the rat and mouse, as mice lack intercellular molecular channels known as gap junctions, researchers at Karolinska Institutet report in the scientific journal eLife . The unexpected discovery gives the researchers a new model...
Neurosciences

Weekday for operation does not affect survival from lung cancer

03 May 2018

The day of the week on which a patient has a lung cancer operation has no significance for their survival. This has been demonstrated by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in a new study published in the journal Chest . The team of researchers wanted to find out if the day of the week on which a...
Lung cancerSurvivalThoracic surgery

Research building Neo will officially open in May

02 May 2018

On 24 May, the new research building Neo will officially open on KI’s Campus Flemingsberg. However, researchers are already able to move in.
Campus

Professor Staffan Normark awarded the Robert Koch Gold Medal

27 Apr 2018

Staffan Normark, senior professor at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology at Karolinska Institutet, has been awarded the Robert Koch Gold Medal. He receives the medal for lifetime achievements as a biomedical researcher and mentor, and specifically for his research into...
Award

KI's Vice-Chancellor: "Universities important actors in global health work"

25 Apr 2018

The importance of collaboration was a recurring theme when the Swedish Global Health Research Conference was held at Karolinska Institutet on 18–19 April. Over the course of two days, the attendees investigated how their research and commitment to global health can contribute to achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
ConferenceGlobal HealthStudent

Hello there … Knut Lönnroth, head of KI’s new TB research centre

25 Apr 2018

Hello there Knut Lönnroth, professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences and director of KI’s new TB research centre ... why has KI set up a TB centre? “Tuberculosis is one of the most prevalent communicable diseases in the world and the new centre has been set up to contribute to the...
Centre

Imagined and real movements are controlled by the brain in the same way

24 Apr 2018

Imagined movements can change our perception in the same way as real, executed movements do, a new study shows.
NeuropsychologyNeurosciencesPsychology

No increased risk of recurrence in breast cancer after reconstruction with abdominal tissue

23 Apr 2018

After surgery for breast cancer women who have undergone breast reconstruction using abdominal tissue do not have a higher risk of recurrence than women who do not undergo breast reconstruction. This has been shown by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in a study published in the British Journal...
Breast cancerSurgery

Aggressive breast cancer has resistant tumour cells already prior to chemotherapy

19 Apr 2018

Difficult to treat and aggressive “triple-negative” breast cancer is chemoresistant even before chemotherapy begins, a new study by researchers from Karolinska Institutet and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports. The findings, which are published in the journal Cell , may lead...
Breast cancerCancer and OncologyDNADrugRNA

KI researchers awarded grants from the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation

19 Apr 2018

Ten researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been awarded grants in the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation’s latest call for funding, during which approximately SEK 62 million was allocated. Appropriations include a six-year researcher position and several postdoctoral positions. Karolinska...
Breast cancerGrant

KI researcher Mandus Frykman appointed national coordinator

19 Apr 2018

The Swedish Government has appointed Mandus Frykman, researcher at Karolinska Institutet, as national coordinator for a well-functioning sick-leave process. This newly established function involves examining how sick leave can be developed from an individual perspective. “I am extremely pleased and...
CollaborationHealth careOrganisation

The first occupational therapists and physiotherapists with a Master’s Degree in Dementia Care receive their diploma

18 Apr 2018

Sweden’s first occupational therapists and physiotherapists with a Master’s in Dementia Care will be awarded their diploma today in the presence of HM Queen Silvia at a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The Master's Courses in Dementia Care is part of the efforts being made to improve...

Study on fever in children in Africa may change global guidelines

18 Apr 2018

Children in sub-Saharan Africa with uncomplicated fever may be safely managed with conditional, rather than universal, 3-day follow-up with a community health worker, according to a randomised trial by researchers at Karolinska Institutet published in PLOS Medicine. The study suggests that current WHO guidelines for these children could be reconsidered.
Global HealthPublic Health

New disease model to facilitate development of ALS and MS drugs

16 Apr 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a new disease model for neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS and MS that can be used to develop new immunotherapies. The model is described in a publication in the scientific journal Nature Immunology. All of the body’s organs contain...
Immuno TherapyImmunologyNeurodegenerative diseasesNeuroimmunologyNeurosciences

Conference on Global Health gathers researchers and students from the country’s institutes of higher learning

16 Apr 2018

Sustainable development and global health is receiving a great deal of attention at Karolinska Institutet this week.
ConferenceDoctoral studentGlobal Health

New mutation behind heart failure identified

12 Apr 2018

An international research team involving Karolinska Institutet has identified a new mutation in South Asians that, in combination with a known mutation in the same gene, increases the risk of cardiomyopathy and heart failure. The finding, published in the scientific journal JAMA Cardiology , can...
CardiologyCardiovascular DiseasesGenetics

KI researchers awarded the ERC AdG

06 Apr 2018

Two researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been awarded the ERC Advanced Grant (AdG) 2017 from the European Research Council. The two researchers who receive this prestigious award are Henrik Ehrsson and Gunilla Karlsson Hedestam. In total, the ERC allocates funding to 269 European research...
FundingGrantInternational

Genetic link to IBS identified in women

06 Apr 2018

New research coordinated from Karolinska Institutet links certain DNA variants to increased risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women.
Gastroenterology and HepatologyGastrointestinal diseasesGenetics

PCSK9 inhibitors have unexpected anti-inflammatory effects

05 Apr 2018

PCSK9 inhibition is a new therapeutic strategy for atherosclerosis which is known to lower LDL cholesterol. Research from Karolinska Institutet, presented at the ESC Congress last year and now published in the Journal of Internal Medicine , shows that PCSK9 inhibitors could ameliorate...
Cardiovascular DiseasesDrugImmunology

Eva Hellström-Lindberg appointed Wallenberg Clinical Scholar 2018

04 Apr 2018

KI researcher Eva Hellström-Lindberg has been appointed Wallenberg Clinical Scholar 2018, as one out of four researchers.
AwardGrant

Study shows how muscles regulate their oxygen consumption

03 Apr 2018

A new study by researchers from Karolinska Institutet shows that an enzyme called FIH determines how muscles consume oxygen.
Cell BiologyMetabolismPhysical activitySports Medicine

Collaboration provides clinical research of the highest quality

29 Mar 2018

A report from the Swedish Research Council shows that the clinical research conducted in collaboration between Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Stockholm County Council (SLL) maintains a very high level of quality. The Swedish Research Council has evaluated clinical research conducted at those county...
Clinical research

Internationalisation the theme for KI’s Educational Congress

23 Mar 2018

Karolinska Institutet’s biennial Educational Congress took place on 15-16 March. The main focus of this year’s congress was on medical educational research and the internationalisation of education. Leading researchers in both of these fields participated, as well as the Chair of the Swedish...
InternationalPedagogics

New study elucidates link between PCOS and anxiety

22 Mar 2018

Maternal obesity and androgen excess induce sex-specific anxiety in the offspring, according to a study on mice by researchers at Karolinska Institutet published in The FASEB Journal. The findings may help explain why children born to mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have increased...
EndocrinologyGynaecologyHormonesMental Ill-HealthMetabolism

KI researchers receives grants from Swedish Fund for Research Without Animal Experiments

20 Mar 2018

Three Karolinska Institutet researchers have received grants from research foundation the Swedish Fund for Research Without Animal Experiments. This year, the foundation will be dividing SEK 2.3 million between 14 different projects. Ewa Ellis of KI’s Department of Clinical Science, Intervention...
Animal experimentFunding

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