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19 Sep 2018 President Ole Petter Ottersen held anatomy lecture for medical students Anatomy, Degree Programme, Management, Professor, Student
18 Sep 2018 Use of muscle relaxant during general anaesthesia increases risk of pulmonary complications Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Drug, Pulmonary medicine, Surgery
17 Sep 2018 Structural map of bacterial toxins raises hopes for new anti-infectives Bacteria, Infectious Disease Medicine, Proteins, Structural Biology
12 Sep 2018 Discovery of new neurons in the inner ear can lead to new therapies for hearing disorders Audiology, Neurosciences
07 Sep 2018 New explanation for the cause of MS Clinical Neuroscience, Immunology
06 Sep 2018 President of Karolinska Institutet cleared of misconduct charges Management, Organisation
05 Sep 2018 Laura Fratiglioni, Håkan Eriksson and Bertil Fredholm awarded Karolinska Institutet’s Grand Silver Medal Award
04 Sep 2018 New project to improve drugs safety in East Africa Health Care Service and Management, International, Pharmacology
31 Aug 2018 Similar changes in the brains of patients with ADHD and emotional instability Clinical Neuroscience, Imaging, Neuropsychiatry
28 Aug 2018 Lorelei Lingard is awarded the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education Prize
27 Aug 2018 Microvascular dysfunction: a common cause of heart failure with preserved pumping capacity Cardiovascular Diseases
27 Aug 2018 Karolinska Institutet returns remains to Australia Ceremony, History
26 Aug 2018 Oxygen therapy for patients suffering from a heart attack does not prevent heart failure Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases, Emergency medicine
23 Aug 2018 Treatment for severe heartburn prevents cancer Cancer and Oncology
23 Aug 2018 Dramatic development of immune system after birth Immunology, Neonatology
23 Aug 2018 Cleverly located surface proteins make some pneumococcal strains especially dangerous Bacteria, Infectious Disease Medicine, Proteins
20 Aug 2018 New scientific model reveals interaction between blood vessels and neurons in the brain Pharmacology, Physiology
16 Aug 2018 Karolinska Institutet keeps a leading position
15 Aug 2018 Prestigious grant for research on ALS Bacteria, Funding, Grant, Immunology, Neurodegenerative diseases
09 Aug 2018 Detailed atlas of the nervous system Cell and Molecular Biology
08 Aug 2018 New method reveals cell development Cell and Molecular Biology
07 Aug 2018 Mice with access to soil have greater resistance to allergies Allergy, Inflammation
07 Aug 2018 A university for diversity at the EuroPride parade Equality, Student
06 Aug 2018 Red blood cells cause cardiovascular injury in type 2 diabetes Cardiovascular Diseases, Cell Biology, Diabetes
24 Jul 2018 New potential target for treatment of diabetes Cell and Molecular Biology, Diabetes, Metabolism
23 Jul 2018 Europe’s biggest research project to stop childhood obesity Clinical research, Grant, Intervention research, Obesity, Policy
17 Jul 2018 Sleep disturbances linked to increased dementia risk Alzheimer, Dementia
12 Jul 2018 KI hosted a discussion concerning world health in Almedalen Global Health
09 Jul 2018 Combination of blood test and imaging improves detection of prostate cancer Cancer and Oncology, Prostate cancer
05 Jul 2018 Higher risk of heart defects in babies of mothers with type 1 diabetes Diabetes
04 Jul 2018 Solvents and smoking linked to increased risk of MS Environmental Medicine, Neurology
28 Jun 2018 Molecular brake on human cell division prevents cancer Cell and Molecular Biology
25 Jun 2018 Seven researchers responsible for scientific misconduct in Macchiarini case Investigation
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

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President Ole Petter Ottersen held anatomy lecture for medical students

19 Sep 2018

The anatomy of the head was the theme of KI president Ole Petter Ottersen’s first lecture for the university’s students last week. “I get inspired by lecturing and meeting the students,” he says. An important signal about what teaching means, according to Lena Nilsson-Wikmar, chair of KI’s...
AnatomyDegree ProgrammeManagementProfessorStudent

Use of muscle relaxant during general anaesthesia increases risk of pulmonary complications

18 Sep 2018

Muscle relaxants that are used during general anaesthesia increase the risk of pulmonary complications after surgery, according to the European multicentre study POPULAR, in which Karolinska Institutet researchers are involved. The study is published in the journal Lancet Respiratory Medicine...
Anesthesiology and Intensive CareDrugPulmonary medicineSurgery

Structural map of bacterial toxins raises hopes for new anti-infectives

17 Sep 2018

The bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause serious and difficult to treat infections. The infection process involves the activation of toxic substances from the bacteria by a common protein in our cells. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet now show how this happens and that the activation can...
BacteriaInfectious Disease MedicineProteinsStructural Biology

Discovery of new neurons in the inner ear can lead to new therapies for hearing disorders

12 Sep 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have identified four types of neurons in the peripheral auditory system, three of which are new to science. The analysis of these cells can lead to new therapies for various kinds of hearing disorders, such as tinnitus and age-related hearing loss. The study is...
AudiologyNeurosciences

New explanation for the cause of MS

07 Sep 2018

In multiple sclerosis (MS), not only the T cells of the immune system, but also its B cells, play an important role. This is shown by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the University of Zurich in a study published in the journal Cell. The findings explain how a new class of MS drugs works,...
Clinical NeuroscienceImmunology

President of Karolinska Institutet cleared of misconduct charges

06 Sep 2018

France’s Institut Pasteur’s ethical committee has cleared Karolinska Institutet’s President Ole Petter Ottersen from all suspicions of scientific misconduct, committee chairperson François Rougeon has announced on the conclusion of the investigation. On 19 July this year Karolinska Institutet...
ManagementOrganisation

Laura Fratiglioni, Håkan Eriksson and Bertil Fredholm awarded Karolinska Institutet’s Grand Silver Medal

05 Sep 2018

Laura Fratiglioni, Håkan Eriksson and Bertil Fredholm are awarded Karolinska Institutet’s Grand Silver Medal 2018. They are given the medal for their great contributions to support KI’s activities. Since 2010, Karolinska Institutet awards medals to people who have made special contributions to...
Award

New project to improve drugs safety in East Africa

04 Sep 2018

In recent years access to drugs and vaccines has been increasing in many African countries, but the systems for monitoring treatment effects and reporting side-effects require further development. Karolinska Institutet will now lead an international collaboration project on pharmacovigilance –...
Health Care Service and ManagementInternationalPharmacology

Similar changes in the brains of patients with ADHD and emotional instability

31 Aug 2018

In both ADHD and emotional instability disorders (e.g. borderline and antisocial personality disorder as well as conduct disorder in children), the brain exhibits similar changes in overlapping areas, meaning that the two types of conditions should be seen as related and attention should be paid to...
Clinical NeuroscienceImagingNeuropsychiatry

Lorelei Lingard is awarded the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education

28 Aug 2018

Professor Lorelei Lingard is awarded the 2018 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education.
Prize

Microvascular dysfunction: a common cause of heart failure with preserved pumping capacity

27 Aug 2018

Microvascular dysfunction, or small vessel disease, can be an important cause of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (preserved pumping capacity), an international team including researchers from Karolinska Institutet and AstraZeneca report in a study published in The European Heart...
Cardiovascular Diseases

Karolinska Institutet returns remains to Australia

27 Aug 2018

On 23 August, Karolinska Institutet handed the remains of seven indigenous Australians over to the Australian Government. The remains were part of Karolinska Institutet's anatomical collections from the mid- to late-1800s. They were transported to Sweden by a sea captain, a doctor and an...
CeremonyHistory

Oxygen therapy for patients suffering from a heart attack does not prevent heart failure

26 Aug 2018

Oxygen therapy does not prevent the development of heart failure. Neither does it reduce the long-term risk of dying for patients with suspected heart attack. This has been proven for the first time by researchers at Karolinska Institutet as a result of a major Swedish study. The study has been...
CardiologyCardiovascular DiseasesEmergency medicine

Treatment for severe heartburn prevents cancer

23 Aug 2018

Medical or surgical treatment of severe heartburn prevents cancer of the oesophagus, a study from Karolinska Institutet with almost one million Nordic patients reveals.
Cancer and Oncology

Dramatic development of immune system after birth

23 Aug 2018

As soon as a baby is born, its immune system starts to change dramatically in response to the bacteria, viruses and so forth in its new environment, a phenomenon that is common to all babies.
ImmunologyNeonatology

Cleverly located surface proteins make some pneumococcal strains especially dangerous

23 Aug 2018

Successful pathogenic strains of pneumococci have two proteins that, owing to their location on the surface of the bacteria, enhance their survival and ability to cause disease, a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in Nature Communications , reports. Pneumococcal infections are...
BacteriaInfectious Disease MedicineProteins

New scientific model reveals interaction between blood vessels and neurons in the brain

20 Aug 2018

Micro-flow models of the blood-brain barrier and the brain reveal for the first time complex metabolic interactions between the brain’s blood vessels and nerve cells. The findings are published by an international team of researchers, including from Karolinska Institutet and the Royal Institute of...
PharmacologyPhysiology

Karolinska Institutet keeps a leading position

16 Aug 2018

The recently published Shanghai ranking (ARWU – Academic Ranking of World Universities) shows that Karolinska Institutet keeps a leading position as one of the world's strongest universities and the highest-ranked university in Sweden. KI has place 44 in the global list, which includes ”all fields...

Prestigious grant for research on ALS

15 Aug 2018

KI researcher Fang Fang has been awarded the prestigious ERC Starting Grant for her research about the human gut microbiome and the development of the neurodegenerative disease ALS. In all, the European Research Council this year invests EUR 603 million in 403 talanted early career researchers. The...
BacteriaFundingGrantImmunologyNeurodegenerative diseases

Detailed atlas of the nervous system

09 Aug 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have created a systematic and detailed map of the cell types of the mouse nervous system.
Cell and Molecular Biology

New method reveals cell development

08 Aug 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Harvard Medical School report in the journal Nature that they have developed a technique for capturing dynamic processes in individual cells.
Cell and Molecular Biology

Mice with access to soil have greater resistance to allergies

07 Aug 2018

When mice live in cages with an added earthen floor, it increases their resistance towards allergic inflammations. Close contact with micro-organisms in the soil triggers anti-inflammatory genes in the mice and stimulates their gut microbiota. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have performed...
AllergyInflammation

A university for diversity at the EuroPride parade

07 Aug 2018

Under the motto A university for diversity, KI and Medicinska Föreningen's HBTQ section Queerolinska participated for the fifth consecutive year in Stockholm's Pride parade. From the KI management, KI's Vice President Karin Dahlman-Wright participated, who has the overall responsibility for equal...
EqualityStudent

Red blood cells cause cardiovascular injury in type 2 diabetes

06 Aug 2018

Harmful effects of substances secreted from red blood cells could explain the increased risk of cardiovascular diseases in patients with type 2 diabetes, the results of two new studies conducted at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden indicate. The studies are published in the Journal of the American...
Cardiovascular DiseasesCell BiologyDiabetes

New potential target for treatment of diabetes

24 Jul 2018

[This article has been revised] Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered that one of the building blocks in the calcium channels in the pancreatic beta cells play an important role in regulating our blood glucose values. Treatments aimed at this building block may be a new way to combat...
Cell and Molecular BiologyDiabetesMetabolism

Europe’s biggest research project to stop childhood obesity

23 Jul 2018

STOP, the most comprehensive European project in the field of childhood obesity, has just begun. It involves 31 organisations from 16 countries. Karolinska Institutet is present as the sole Swedish partner. Paulina Nowicka , docent i pediatrisk vetenskap vid institutionen för klinisk vetenskap,...
Clinical researchGrantIntervention researchObesityPolicy

Sleep disturbances linked to increased dementia risk

17 Jul 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report that sleep disturbances in midlife or in late life are associated with a higher risk for developing dementia in old age. The results are published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association . The results show that...
AlzheimerDementia

KI hosted a discussion concerning world health in Almedalen

12 Jul 2018

Only four out of ten Swedes are aware of the 17 global objectives that the UN set for sustainable development by 2030. An increase in awareness of these objectives and why they are necessary, is a first step in increasing commitment across parts of society. This was noted at KI's seminar in Almedalen.
Global Health

Combination of blood test and imaging improves detection of prostate cancer

09 Jul 2018

New research from Karolinska Institutet shows that the blood test Stockholm3 together with magnetic resonance imaging and targeted prostate biopsies may lead to a significant decrease in the number of biopsy procedures and diagnoses of harmless disease. The study is published in European Urology ...
Cancer and OncologyProstate cancer

Higher risk of heart defects in babies of mothers with type 1 diabetes

05 Jul 2018

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes run a higher risk of having babies with heart defects, especially women with high blood glucose levels during early pregnancy, a study from Karolinska Institutet and the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden published in The BMJ shows. It has long been known that...
Diabetes

Solvents and smoking linked to increased risk of MS

04 Jul 2018

People who carry genes that make them more susceptible to developing multiple sclerosis (MS) are at much greater risk of developing the disease if they have been exposed to paint, varnish and other solvents, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Neurology . If...
Environmental MedicineNeurology

Molecular brake on human cell division prevents cancer

28 Jun 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the University of Sussex have discovered that the process of copying DNA generates a brake signal that stalls cell division. This molecular brake ensures that the cell has two complete copies of DNA before it divides and thus prevents DNA damage and cancer...
Cell and Molecular Biology

Seven researchers responsible for scientific misconduct in Macchiarini case

25 Jun 2018

On 25 June 2018 the President of Karolinska Institutet made the decision to find seven researchers responsible for scientific misconduct in research related to Paolo Macchiarini.
Investigation

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 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. ”The...
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

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