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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
16 Nov 2018 Flaws in industry-funded pesticide evaluation Environmental Medicine, Toxicology
15 Nov 2018 New inflammation inhibitor discovered Cancer and Oncology, DNA, Inflammation
15 Nov 2018 No link between hypoallergenic dogs and lower risk of childhood asthma Allergy, Asthma
15 Nov 2018 New diabetes drug may increase the risk of serious adverse events Diabetes, Drug, Register-based research
13 Nov 2018 Pep-up for children and young people when the Crown Princess and Prince came to KI
13 Nov 2018 Proud promovendis at the conferment ceremony in the Blue Hall Ceremony
12 Nov 2018 New clues to the origin and progression of multiple sclerosis Neurology
12 Nov 2018 How pneumococci challenge our immune system Immunology, Infectious Disease Medicine
07 Nov 2018 Link between vaccines and allergies dismissed Allergy, Pediatrics, Statistics, Vaccine
05 Nov 2018 Breast cancer cells become invasive by changing their identity Breast cancer, Cancer and Oncology, Cell Biology, Proteins
24 Oct 2018 New professors were celebrated together with recipients of academic awards Ceremony, Professor
24 Oct 2018 Smartphone app prevents disease outbreaks in low-resource settings Global Health, Innovation, Public Health
23 Oct 2018 New cell structure discovered by KI researchers Cell Biology, Structural Biology
23 Oct 2018 Antibodies linked to heart attacks Rheumatology
22 Oct 2018 Breathing through the nose aids memory storage Cognitive Science, Neurosciences
18 Oct 2018 Increased mortality in children with inflammatory bowel disease Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gastrointestinal diseases, Register-based research
15 Oct 2018 KI visits China to welcome alumni Alumni, Collaboration, International, Society
12 Oct 2018 They are this year’s Ragnar Söderberg Fellows in Medicine Award, Funding, Grant
12 Oct 2018 Sharing of knowledge from an international project on how to manage your type-2 diabetes Collaboration, Diabetes, International
08 Oct 2018 Immunotherapy effective against hereditary melanoma Cancer and Oncology, Cancer genetics, Immuno Therapy, Skin cancer
05 Oct 2018 Karolinska Institutet holds its position in world university rankings Ranking
04 Oct 2018 Two KI researchers are new members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Collaboration
03 Oct 2018 High-risk HPV linked to improved survival in cervical cancer Cancer and Oncology, Epidemiology, Register-based research

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Management

Flaws in industry-funded pesticide evaluation

16 Nov 2018

Academic researchers have examined raw data from a company-funded safety evaluation of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. They discovered an effect on the brain architecture of the exposed laboratory animals at all tested doses, which was not included in the reported conclusions. Karolinska Institutet in...
Environmental MedicineToxicology

New inflammation inhibitor discovered

15 Nov 2018

A multidisciplinary team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action. By inhibiting a certain protein, the researchers were able to reduce the signals that trigger an inflammation. The study is published in...
Cancer and OncologyDNAInflammation

No link between hypoallergenic dogs and lower risk of childhood asthma

15 Nov 2018

Growing up with dogs is linked to a lower risk of asthma, especially if the dogs are female, a new study from Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University in Sweden shows.
AllergyAsthma

New diabetes drug may increase the risk of serious adverse events

15 Nov 2018

The use of a new class of drugs in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, so called SGLT2 inhibitors, are linked to a twofold increased risk for lower-limb amputation as well as diabetic ketoacidosis, a serious diabetes complication. This is according to a Nordic study headed by researchers at...
DiabetesDrugRegister-based research

Pep-up for children and young people when the Crown Princess and Prince came to KI

13 Nov 2018

Inequality in children’s and young people’s health was in focus for the Pep Forum seminar, which was held at Karolinska Institute on 24 October. The day – which included research results and inspiring examples, as well as dancing – was organised by Generation Pep, an organisation founded by the...

Proud promovendis at the conferment ceremony in the Blue Hall

13 Nov 2018

During a festive and solemn ceremony in the City Hall, Karolinska Institute's new doctors and jubilee doctors were celebrated on November 9th. President Ole Petter Ottersen stated in his speech that the doctors and their achieved knowledge are of great importance to society and the world.
Ceremony

New clues to the origin and progression of multiple sclerosis

12 Nov 2018

Mapping of a certain group of cells, known as oligodendrocytes, in the central nervous system of a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS), shows that they might have a significant role in the development of the disease. The discovery can lead to new therapies targeted at other areas than just the...
Neurology

How pneumococci challenge our immune system

12 Nov 2018

Pneumococci are the most common cause of respiratory tract infections, such as otitis and sinusitis, as well as of severe infections like pneumonia and meningitis. A new study from Karolinska Institutet published in Nature Microbiology shows how the bacteria can inhibit immune cell reaction and...
ImmunologyInfectious Disease Medicine

Link between vaccines and allergies dismissed

07 Nov 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, having compared the development of allergies in children with and without the recommended vaccinations, find no support for the claim that childhood vaccination can increase the risk of allergy.
AllergyPediatricsStatisticsVaccine

Breast cancer cells become invasive by changing their identity

05 Nov 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have identified a protein that determines the identity and invasive properties of breast cancer cells. The finding could lead to the development of new therapeutic and diagnostic strategies to target breast cancer invasion and metastasis. The study is published...
Breast cancerCancer and OncologyCell BiologyProteins

New professors were celebrated together with recipients of academic awards

24 Oct 2018

Eight professors were inaugurated, and two adjunct professors and two visiting professors were welcomed at Karolinska Institutet’s inauguration ceremony on 11 October. The Grand Silver Medal and academic distinctions were also awarded during the evening. In his speech at the inauguration ceremony,...
CeremonyProfessor

Smartphone app prevents disease outbreaks in low-resource settings

24 Oct 2018

A pilot study in which healthcare workers in the Central African Republic used a smartphone app to transmit public health disease reports to health authorities demonstrates that this technique contributes to early detection and prevention of infectious diseases and outbreaks. The study, which is an...
Global HealthInnovationPublic Health

New cell structure discovered by KI researchers

23 Oct 2018

A new structure in human cells has been discovered by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in collaboration with colleagues in the UK. The structure is a new type of protein complex that the cell uses to attach to its surroundings and proves to play a key part in cell division. The study is...
Cell BiologyStructural Biology

Antibodies linked to heart attacks

23 Oct 2018

Levels of antiphospholipid antibodies, which are associated with rheumatic diseases, are also elevated in myocardial infarction without any autoimmune co-morbidity, a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in Annals of Internal Medicine reports. Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) are a...
Rheumatology

Breathing through the nose aids memory storage

22 Oct 2018

The way we breathe may affect how well our memories are consolidated (i.e. reinforced and stabilised). If we breathe through the nose rather than the mouth after trying to learn a set of smells, we remember them better, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in The Journal of...
Cognitive ScienceNeurosciences

Increased mortality in children with inflammatory bowel disease

18 Oct 2018

Children who develop inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease) have an increased risk of death, both in childhood and later in life, a study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Gastroenterology reports. It is therefore important that patients who are...
Gastroenterology and HepatologyGastrointestinal diseasesRegister-based research

KI visits China to welcome alumni

15 Oct 2018

The launch of KI Alumni China – Karolinska Institutet’s alumni network in China – continues. During the week, members of the KI management attend receptions in China for some 100 alumni. Last spring, the university launched KI Alumni China, its first organised international alumni network, with an...
AlumniCollaborationInternationalSociety

They are this year’s Ragnar Söderberg Fellows in Medicine

12 Oct 2018

Two researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been appointed Ragnar Söderberg Fellows in Medicine 2018. The two researchers will each receive SEK 8 million in funding from the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation. This fundning programme is aimed towards successfull young researchers early in their careers...
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Sharing of knowledge from an international project on how to manage your type-2 diabetes

12 Oct 2018

In two socio-economically disadvantaged Stockholm suburbs, an urban township in South Africa and a rural area in Uganda, new methods are currently being tested to help people with type 2 diabetes take better control of their disease. The studies are part of the international research project Smart2d.
CollaborationDiabetesInternational

Immunotherapy effective against hereditary melanoma

08 Oct 2018

Individuals with an inherited form of skin cancer often have a poor prognosis.
Cancer and OncologyCancer geneticsImmuno TherapySkin cancer

Karolinska Institutet holds its position in world university rankings

05 Oct 2018

The university stands steady among the top 100 in the annual ranking of the world’s universities, irrespective of orientation, conducted by Times Higher Education (THE). Among the universities in the Nordic countries Karolinska Institutet is in first place. Karolinska Institutet is in 40th place in...
Ranking

Two KI researchers are new members of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

04 Oct 2018

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has elected two new members – both from Karolinska Institutet. Birgitta Henriques Normark, a professor at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, has been elected to the Class for Medical Sciences. Emily Holmes, a professor at the Department of...
Collaboration

High-risk HPV linked to improved survival in cervical cancer

03 Oct 2018

The presence of the human high-risk papillomavirus (HPV) in the diagnosis of invasive cervical cancer is linked to a greatly improved prognosis compared with if high-risk HPV cannot be identified in the tumour, researchers at Karolinska Institutet report in the scientific journal PLOS Medicine ...
Cancer and OncologyEpidemiologyRegister-based research

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