Sleep disturbances linked to increased dementia risk
Study. 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.
KI hosted a discussion concerning world health in Almedalen
Seminar. 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.
Combination of blood test and imaging improves detection of prostate cancer
Research. In the European Union, prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among men. New research from Karolinska Institutet shows that a combination of blood test and imaging improves detection of prostate cancer.
Higher risk of heart defects in babies of mothers with type 1 diabetes
Study. 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.
In Memoriam: Professor Peter Reichard (1925–2018)
Peter Reichard, Professor Emeritus at Karolinska Institutet, passed away on 18 June 2018, at the age of 93. His scientific contributions on DNA synthesis, both replication and repair, is of fundamental importance for many areas, particularly cancer and its treatment.
Solvents and smoking linked to increased risk of MS
Study. 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. Anna Karin Hedström is one of the researchers.
Top publications in selection
A limited selection of recent publications in high impact journals where researchers from KI are main authors.
Maternal diabetes is not associated with increased risk of mortality or severe morbidity in infants born very preterm
Association of Maternal Diabetes With Neonatal Outcomes of Very Preterm and Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants, Persson M, Shah PS, Rusconi F, Reichman B, Modi N, Kusuda S, Lehtonen L, Håkansson S, Yang J, Isayama T, Beltempo M, Lee S, Norman M for the International Network for Evaluating Outcomes of Neonates, JAMA Pediatrics, July 2018.
DNA replication at high speed can damage cancer cells
High speed of fork progression induces DNA replication stress and genomic instability, Maya-Mendoza A, Moudry P, Merchut-Maya JM, Lee MH, Strauss R, Bartek J, Nature, June 2018.
Better understanding of how the synthesis of bile acids is regulated in humans
An FXR Agonist Reduces Bile Acid Synthesis Independently of Increases in FGF19 in Healthy Volunteers, Al-Khaifi A, Rudling M, Angelin B, Gastroenterology, June 2018.
KI in the media
Meet Professor Magnus Nilsson
Magnus Nilsson conducts research on better treatments against cancer of the oesophagus and of the stomach. His objectives: To develop more effective treatments, to save more lives, to make the treatments less invasive, and to contribute to the quality of life of the patient.