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19 Feb 2018 Significantly increased suicide risk among unaccompanied refugee minors
16 Feb 2018 New cell model could lead to treatments for neurological diseases Alzheimer, Cell Biology, Neurosciences, Stem Cell Biology, Stem cells
15 Feb 2018 Successful NK cell-based immunotherapy for leukaemia Cancer and Oncology, Clinical research, Immuno Therapy, Leukemia
15 Feb 2018 Possible new principle for cancer therapy Cancer and Oncology, Drug, Pharmacology
14 Feb 2018 Atlas of brain blood vessels provides fresh clues to brain diseases Alzheimer, Brain Tumours, Cell and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
14 Feb 2018 Ewa Ehrenborg new Vice-Dean Collaboration, Health care
14 Feb 2018 Professor Janne Lehtiö new Scientific Director of SciLifeLab Collaboration, SciLifeLab
13 Feb 2018 New method maps the dopamine system in Parkinson’s patients Biomarker, Functional imaging and technology, Parkinson's disease, Proteins
13 Feb 2018 This is how Academic Specialist Centre can attract researchers Clinical research, Collaboration, Degree Programme
08 Feb 2018 Letter to the Embassy of Iran regarding Ahmadreza Djalali Collaboration, International, Society
08 Feb 2018 Apgar scores in neonates predict risk of CP and epilepsy Neurology, Pediatrics
07 Feb 2018 Researcher cleared of misconduct but does not escape criticism Investigation
06 Feb 2018 How exercise training promotes a sound mind in a sound body Immunology, Mental Ill-Health, Metabolism, Physical activity, Physiology
06 Feb 2018 Calcium-transfer may open up to new ways of treating Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer, Metabolism, Neurobiology, Neurodegenerative diseases, Pharmacology
06 Feb 2018 Asthma drug potential treatment for aortic aneurysm Asthma, Cardiovascular Diseases, Pharmacology
31 Jan 2018 Prince William and Kate Middleton visit KI – focus on mental health in adolescents Collaboration, International, Suicide Research
30 Jan 2018 Researchers found guilty of scientific misconduct Investigation
29 Jan 2018 Oestrogen causes neuroblastoma cells to mature into neurons Cancer and Oncology, Cancer genetics, Gene regulation, Hormones, Proteins
26 Jan 2018 Master’s students at KI at risk of deportation International, Master programme, Student
26 Jan 2018 Graphene oxide is ‘sensed’ by specialised immune cells Cell and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Toxicology
25 Jan 2018 Everyday exercise has surprisingly positive health benefits Cardiovascular Diseases, Physical activity
24 Jan 2018 China first up as KI starts international alumni networks Alumni, International
23 Jan 2018 Christer Betsholtz awarded the 2018 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine Prize
23 Jan 2018 Silver Medal 2017 to Lars-Olof Wahlund and Eva Mattsson Prize
23 Jan 2018 Reduced dental anxiety among children with internet-based CBT Dental Care, Odontology, Psychology
22 Jan 2018 Two KI researchers accepted Wallenberg Clinical Fellows Clinical research, Grant
19 Jan 2018 Demonstration for Ahmadreza Djalali Collaboration, International, Society
19 Jan 2018 Factor that doubles the risk of death from breast cancer identified Biomarker, Breast cancer, Cancer and Oncology
18 Jan 2018 Flying membrane protein aids cancer drug design Cancer and Oncology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
18 Jan 2018 Iceland’s president visits Karolinska Institutet Cardiology, Clinical research, Collaboration, Epidemiology, International
17 Jan 2018 “Start cells” in the midbrain control whether we walk or run Neurosciences, Optogenetics, Parkinson's disease, Spinal cord injury
17 Jan 2018 KI researcher receives AFA Insurance work environment and health grant Mental Ill-Health, Work environment
17 Jan 2018 New way to target the growth of breast cancer cells Breast cancer, Cancer and Oncology, Proteins
16 Jan 2018 Oxysterols guide gut immune cells and are involved in inflammatory bowel disease Immunology, Inflammation
12 Jan 2018 Genetic analysis can improve depression therapy Biomarker, Drug, Genetics, Mental Ill-Health, Pharmacology
09 Jan 2018 Proteomics analyses could present new opportunities to diagnose and treat dementias Alzheimer, Biomarker, Dementia, Parkinson's disease, Proteomics
05 Jan 2018 Mechanism that converts white fat to brown identified
22 Dec 2017 Research groups’ move to Bioclinicum delayed once again Organisation
22 Dec 2017 Salamander genome gives clues about unique regenerative ability DNA, Genomics, Regenerative Medicine
15 Dec 2017 KI Innovations and Karolinska Institutet make joint investment in increased utility Collaboration, Innovation, Organisation
14 Dec 2017 Karolinska Institutet receives three new Wallenberg Academy Fellows Award, Funding, Grant
14 Dec 2017 Attempted suicide in the young related to dramatically reduced life expectancy Mental Ill-Health, Psychiatry
12 Dec 2017 A majority of new students have KI as their first choice Degree Programme, Student
11 Dec 2017 KI welcomes government proposal for reformed medical programme Degree Programme
11 Dec 2017 Getting clockwise at the Nobel lectures Nobel prize
08 Dec 2017 This year’s secret Nobel after party is organised by KI students Student
08 Dec 2017 Family members without inherited mutation have increased risk of melanoma Cancer and Oncology, Cancer genetics, Genetics, Malignant Melanoma, Skin cancer
07 Dec 2017 Distinguished Professor Grants to five KI researchers Grant
07 Dec 2017 Alcohol-abuse drug Antabuse kills cancer cells Cancer and Oncology, Drug, Pharmacology
07 Dec 2017 Genes behind higher education linked to lower risk of Alzheimer’s Alzheimer, Environmental Medicine, Genetics

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Significantly increased suicide risk among unaccompanied refugee minors

19 Feb 2018

In a report written on behalf of the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have concluded that the risk of suicide among unaccompanied refugee minors and young adults in 2017 was nine times higher than the equivalent figure for the same age group in the...

New cell model could lead to treatments for neurological diseases

16 Feb 2018

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet and KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new cell model for human brain helper cells known as astrocytes. The model could potentially be used in large-scale drug screening in the search for treatments for neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s...
AlzheimerCell BiologyNeurosciencesStem Cell BiologyStem cells

Successful NK cell-based immunotherapy for leukaemia

15 Feb 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have explored NK cell-based immunotherapy on patients with treatment-resistant leukaemia. The study, which is published in the scientific journal Clinical Cancer Research , shows that the new therapy is effective against several types of leukaemia. NK (natural...
Cancer and OncologyClinical researchImmuno TherapyLeukemia

Possible new principle for cancer therapy

15 Feb 2018

A study published in Science Translational Medicine shows that small molecules that specifically inhibit an important selenium-containing enzyme may be useful in combating cancer. When researchers at Karolinska Institutet treated cancer in mice using these molecules, they observed rapid tumoricidal...
Cancer and OncologyDrugPharmacology

Atlas of brain blood vessels provides fresh clues to brain diseases

14 Feb 2018

Even though diseases of the brain vasculature are some of the most common causes of death in the West, knowledge of these blood vessels is limited. Now researchers from Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet present in the journal Nature a detailed molecular atlas of the cells that form the...
AlzheimerBrain TumoursCell and Molecular BiologyCell Biology

Ewa Ehrenborg new Vice-Dean

14 Feb 2018

Professor Ewa Ehrenborg has been appointed the new vice-dean for collaboration with Stockholm County Council (SLL), with a particular focus on education at Karolinska University Hospital. Radical changes are taking place in the healthcare field in Stockholm, changes that impact on KI. Karolinska...
CollaborationHealth care

Professor Janne Lehtiö new Scientific Director of SciLifeLab

14 Feb 2018

Karolinska Institutet has chosen a new Scientific Director for SciLifeLab, Sweden’s largest life science research centre. Professor Janne Lehtiö will act as a catalyst for collaboration between KI and SciLifeLab. Janne Lehtiö , professor in clinical proteomics at KI:s Department of Oncology-...
CollaborationSciLifeLab

New method maps the dopamine system in Parkinson’s patients

13 Feb 2018

With the aid of a PET camera, researchers from Karolinska Institutet have developed a new method for investigating the dopamine system in the brains of patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The method measures levels of a protein called dopamine transporter and could lead to improved...
BiomarkerFunctional imaging and technologyParkinson's diseaseProteins

This is how Academic Specialist Centre can attract researchers

13 Feb 2018

In parallel with the introduction of highly specialised healthcare at the new Karolinska University Hospital Solna, and in certain respects a more problematic research and teaching environment, increasing attention has been focused on the Academic Specialist Centre. It is the hope of not only the...
Clinical researchCollaborationDegree Programme

Letter to the Embassy of Iran regarding Ahmadreza Djalali

08 Feb 2018

Amnesty International’s Swedish section, Karolinska Institutet and The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences have sent a letter to the Iranian Ambassador, asking for a meeting to discuss the physician and researcher Ahmadreza Djalali. Ahmadreza Djalali was sentenced to death in October 2017 for alleged...
CollaborationInternationalSociety

Apgar scores in neonates predict risk of CP and epilepsy

08 Feb 2018

An infant’s scores on the so-called Apgar scale can predict the risk of a later diagnosis of cerebral palsy or epilepsy. The risk rises with decreasing Apgar score, but even slightly lowered scores can be linked to a higher risk of these diagnoses, according to an extensive observational study by...
NeurologyPediatrics

Researcher cleared of misconduct but does not escape criticism

07 Feb 2018

On Tuesday, Karolinska Institutet’s vice-chancellor Ole Petter Ottersen reached the conclusion that the implementation of the clinical research study "Infusion av amniocyter från fosterhinna och liknande bindvävsstamceller vid vävnadsskada, blödning och/eller transplantat kontra värdreaktion" (...
Investigation

How exercise training promotes a sound mind in a sound body

06 Feb 2018

A new study from Karolinska Institutet shows that the same mechanisms behind the beneficial effects of exercise training on the brain also help to counteract fat and to strengthen the immune system. The results, which are published in the journal Cell Metabolism, can ultimately give rise to new...
ImmunologyMental Ill-HealthMetabolismPhysical activityPhysiology

Calcium-transfer may open up to new ways of treating Alzheimer's disease

06 Feb 2018

Hello Maria Ankarcrona, Alzheimer's Researcher at the Division of Neurogeriatrics. Recently the reputable scientific journal Current Biology published one of your studies, what is it about? "A cell has several constituents, one of which is mitochondria. They produce energy in the cell and are also...
AlzheimerMetabolismNeurobiologyNeurodegenerative diseasesPharmacology

Asthma drug potential treatment for aortic aneurysm

06 Feb 2018

Aortic aneurysm – the dilation of the aorta – is a serious condition that lacks effective drug treatment. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet report in the journal PNAS, however, that a common asthma drug can retard the development of aortic aneurysm in mice. ­ “Our results are exciting and open...
AsthmaCardiovascular DiseasesPharmacology

Prince William and Kate Middleton visit KI – focus on mental health in adolescents

31 Jan 2018

During their visit to Sweden and Stockholm in the company of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge specifically requested to learn more about the Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) Programme and the work being carried out at the National Centre for Suicide...
CollaborationInternationalSuicide Research

Researchers found guilty of scientific misconduct

30 Jan 2018

On Tuesday, Karolinska Institutet’s vice-chancellor Ole Petter Ottersen reached the decision to find Paolo Macchiarini, Philipp Jungebluth, Bernhard Holzgraefe and Håkan Kalzén guilty of scientific misconduct. The case relates to the article “Autologous peripheral blood mononuclear cells as...
Investigation

Oestrogen causes neuroblastoma cells to mature into neurons

29 Jan 2018

The female sex hormone oestrogen can perform an important role in neuroblastoma, a form of cancer mainly affecting young children. In laboratory experiments, researchers at Karolinska Institutet demonstrate that oestrogen treatment and overexpression of the oestrogen receptor cause malignant...
Cancer and OncologyCancer geneticsGene regulationHormonesProteins

Master’s students at KI at risk of deportation

26 Jan 2018

A master’s student from China who has paid tuition fees for her education at Karolinska Institutet has been denied a renewed residence permit for her fourth and final term. The Swedish Migration Agency considers that the student cannot prove that she can support herself and therefore has to leave...
InternationalMaster programmeStudent

Graphene oxide is ‘sensed’ by specialised immune cells

26 Jan 2018

A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, the University of Manchester and Chalmers University of Technology published in CHEM shows that our immune system handles graphene oxide (GO) in a manner similar to pathogens, paving the way for safer biomedical applications of this two-dimensional...
Cell and Molecular BiologyCell BiologyImmunologyToxicology

Everyday exercise has surprisingly positive health benefits

25 Jan 2018

The benefits of low-intensity physical activity, such as standing, walking or doing household chores, can be more health beneficial than once thought.
Cardiovascular DiseasesPhysical activity

China first up as KI starts international alumni networks

24 Jan 2018

Karolinska Institutet is now starting organised international alumni networks for its overseas students. At its launch, the first of these, KI Alumni China, already has 50 members.
AlumniInternational

Christer Betsholtz awarded the 2018 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine

23 Jan 2018

The 2018 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine is awarded to Christer Betsholtz, Director of the Integrated Cardio Metabolic Centre at Karolinska Institutet, and Professor at Uppsala University. Christer Betsholtz is awarded the prize of SEK 5.8 million for his seminal discoveries in vascular biology,...
Prize

Silver Medal 2017 to Lars-Olof Wahlund and Eva Mattsson

23 Jan 2018

Karolinska Institutet’s Silver Medal for 2017 is awarded to Lars-Olof Wahlund and Eva Mattsson. The medals are awarded to those who have made a special contribution to supporting KI’s activities. The vice-chancellor, in consultation with the pro-vice-chancellor, university director and the deans of...
Prize

Reduced dental anxiety among children with internet-based CBT

23 Jan 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed an accessible therapy for children and adolescents suffering from dental phobia.
Dental CareOdontologyPsychology

Two KI researchers accepted Wallenberg Clinical Fellows

22 Jan 2018

Researchers Petter Brodin and Carl Sellgren Majkowitz at Karolinska Institutet have been accepted into the Wallenberg Clinical Fellows research programme, meaning a three-year appropriation financed by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation. Petter Brodin is an assistant professor at...
Clinical researchGrant

Demonstration for Ahmadreza Djalali

19 Jan 2018

On Thursday, Amnesty International’s Swedish section and Karolinska Institutet held a joint demonstration in support of the physician and researcher Ahmadreza Djalali, currently facing a death sentence in Iran. The demonstration in support of Ahmadreza Djalali, who has been imprisoned in Iran since...
CollaborationInternationalSociety

Factor that doubles the risk of death from breast cancer identified

19 Jan 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered that the risk of death from breast cancer is twice as high for patients with high heterogeneity of the oestrogen receptor within the same tumour as compared to patients with low heterogeneity. The study, which is published in The Journal of the...
BiomarkerBreast cancerCancer and Oncology

Flying membrane protein aids cancer drug design

18 Jan 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Uppsala University and the University of Oxford, have used a new strategy to understand how specific enzymes can be shut down to stop cells from dividing. The method, published in Cell Chemical Biology, allows scientists to better target an enzyme to fight...
Cancer and OncologyCell and Molecular BiologyCell Biology

Iceland’s president visits Karolinska Institutet

18 Jan 2018

Icelandic President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson and his wife Eliza Reid visited Karolinska Institutet on 18 January together with the Swedish King and Queen. KI and Iceland have enjoyed many years of collaboration, both in research and student exchanges. The visit to Karolinska Institutet (KI)...
CardiologyClinical researchCollaborationEpidemiologyInternational

“Start cells” in the midbrain control whether we walk or run

17 Jan 2018

A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the University of Copenhagen published in Nature provides new and important knowledge about how the brain controls locomotion. In research on mice, scientists have discovered that specific start cells in various locations in the brainstem control...
NeurosciencesOptogeneticsParkinson's diseaseSpinal cord injury

KI researcher receives AFA Insurance work environment and health grant

17 Jan 2018

Elisabeth Björk Brämberg, Assistant Professor at Karolinska Institutet’s Institute of Environmental Medicine, has been awarded a grant of approximately SEK 1.75 million for work environment and health-related research. Elisabeth Björk Brämberg’s research project: Enabling and constraining factors...
Mental Ill-HealthWork environment

New way to target the growth of breast cancer cells

17 Jan 2018

An international team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet and Science for Life Laboratory have found a new way of halting the growth of breast cancer cells. In their study, which is published in Nature Communications , the researchers explore a new way to starve cancer cells from their...
Breast cancerCancer and OncologyProteins

Oxysterols guide gut immune cells and are involved in inflammatory bowel disease

16 Jan 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet report that cholesterol metabolites cause specific immune cells in the large intestine to move, which lies behind the formation of the immune system's important lymphoid tissue in the intestine. The study, published in the journal Immunity , paves the way for a...
ImmunologyInflammation

Genetic analysis can improve depression therapy

12 Jan 2018

The failure of drugs such as SSRIs, used to treat depression, can be a result of genetic variations in patients. Variations within the gene that encodes the CYP2C19 enzyme results in extreme differences in the levels of escitalopram achieved in patients, according to a new study published in The...
BiomarkerDrugGeneticsMental Ill-HealthPharmacology

Proteomics analyses could present new opportunities to diagnose and treat dementias

09 Jan 2018

One of the most intriguing properties of the brain is its means to undergo synaptic plasticity which represents the basis for learning and memory, abilities that severely decline in the case of a dementia. New research, published on 9 January in the scientific journal Brain , suggests that...
AlzheimerBiomarkerDementiaParkinson's diseaseProteomics

Mechanism that converts white fat to brown identified

05 Jan 2018

An international team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet have, in experiments on mice, pinpointed a mechanism for the conversion of energy-storing white fat into energy-expending brown fat. The study is published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine . Obesity is a major global health...

Research groups’ move to Bioclinicum delayed once again

22 Dec 2017

According to the previous plan, research groups from Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital were due to move into the new Bioclinicum research building on the hospital site in Solna in mid-January 2018. However, in late December it was decided to postpone the move. On 10 January a...
Organisation

Salamander genome gives clues about unique regenerative ability

22 Dec 2017

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to sequence the giant genome of a salamander, the Iberian ribbed newt, which is a full six times greater than the human genome. Amongst the early findings is a family of genes that can provide clues to the unique ability of salamanders to rebuild...
DNAGenomicsRegenerative Medicine

KI Innovations and Karolinska Institutet make joint investment in increased utility

15 Dec 2017

Karolinska Institutet is now taking the initiative to coordinate, develop and streamline support to researchers and students with regard to the utilisation and commercialisation of research results. This will take place through KI Innovations, in addition to its existing activities, taking on the...
CollaborationInnovationOrganisation

Karolinska Institutet receives three new Wallenberg Academy Fellows

14 Dec 2017

Three researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2017. The three researchers are Emanuela Santini, Carmen Gerlach and Joanna Rorbach, all in the field of medicine. In total this year, 24 young researchers receive this prestigious award and funding by Knut...
AwardFundingGrant

Attempted suicide in the young related to dramatically reduced life expectancy

14 Dec 2017

People who have been treated for attempted suicide or suicidal behaviour have a much shorter life expectancy and usually die of non-suicide-related causes, a new study from Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University published in the scientific journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica reports. “Suicide...
Mental Ill-HealthPsychiatry

A majority of new students have KI as their first choice

12 Dec 2017

A majority of new students at Karolinska Institutet have KI as their first choice. This was shown in a survey taken in in the autumn 2017. And the interest in studying at KI is consistently high compared with the average for universities and university colleges. “It is very gratifying to see that...
Degree ProgrammeStudent

KI welcomes government proposal for reformed medical programme

11 Dec 2017

The government is proposing one year of “basic residential training” for medical students and that the medical programme be extended to six years. A licence to practise will be issued straight after graduation and the current system of “AT” residential training will be discontinued. “This will be a...
Degree Programme

Getting clockwise at the Nobel lectures

11 Dec 2017

It was a packed Aula Medica that listened to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young as they delivered their Nobel lectures. After expressing gratitude at the attention their work has received, the trio took the audience on a scientific journey through time to role models known and...
Nobel prize

This year’s secret Nobel after party is organised by KI students

08 Dec 2017

Once the final notes have rung out across the Golden Hall, it is time for the guests of the Nobel Banquet to experience a legendary event: Students' Nobel Nightcap.
Student

Family members without inherited mutation have increased risk of melanoma

08 Dec 2017

In families who carry certain inherited mutations that increase the risk for melanoma, members who do not carry the mutation also have an increased risk of melanoma, a study from Karolinska Institutet published in Genetics in Medicine reports. The phenomenon, which is called phenocopy, could result...
Cancer and OncologyCancer geneticsGeneticsMalignant MelanomaSkin cancer

Distinguished Professor Grants to five KI researchers

07 Dec 2017

Five researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been approved Distinguished Professor Grant by the Swedish Research Council, each of approximately 3.5-5 million SEK annualy for ten years. In total almost half a billion SEK will be allocated to ten researchers in Sweden. The aim of the Distinguished...
Grant

Alcohol-abuse drug Antabuse kills cancer cells

07 Dec 2017

A new study in Nature by an international team including researchers from Karolinska Institutet, reports that the alcohol-abuse drug Antabuse is effective against cancer.
Cancer and OncologyDrugPharmacology

Genes behind higher education linked to lower risk of Alzheimer’s

07 Dec 2017

Using genetic information, researchers at Karolinska Institutet provide new evidence that higher educational attainment is strongly associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study is published in The BMJ. The causes of Alzheimer’s disease are largely unknown and treatment trials have...
AlzheimerEnvironmental MedicineGenetics

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