KI researchers receives grants from Swedish Fund for Research Without Animal Experiments
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.
Fluoroquinolones linked to higher risk of aortic disease
Study. New research from a Swedish and Danish team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet lend additional support to a link between treatment with fluoroquinolone antibiotics and an increased risk of acute aortic disease. The study is published in the esteemed journal The BMJ.
The body’s “glucostat” identified
Study. It is the pancreatic islets that have the overall responsibility for maintaining normal blood glucose levels in our bodies, according to a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA. The findings are being published in Cell Metabolism.
She wants to take science out of the laboratories
Outreach. This Saturday, on 10 March, starts Hjärnfestivalen in Stockholm, a part of the international Brain Awareness Week. KI researcher Lilian Kisiswa is one of the organisers, with the aim of sharing her knowledge about the brain to the general public.
New therapeutic approach for spinal cord injuries
Study. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet report in the journal Cell that they have found an important mechanism that explains why the healing ability of the central nervous system is very limited. Using this new knowledge, they were able to improve functional recovery following spinal cord injury in mice.
Breast cancer’s spread routes mapped
Study. Breast cancer spreads to other organs in the body according to certain specific patterns. This has been shown by a team of researchers from Karolinska Institutet and KTH in Sweden and the University of Helsinki in Finland who have mapped breast cancer’s spread routes in patients by studying the cancer cells’ DNA.
New study may result in stronger muscles in old age
Study. As we grow older, our muscular function declines. A new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet shows how an unexpectedly high number of mutations in the stem cells of muscles impair cell regeneration. This discovery may result in new medication to build stronger muscles even when in old age.
High impact publications
Recent publications in high impact journals where researchers from KI are main authors.
Interactions within the Pancreatic Islet Determine the Glycemic Set Point
Rodriguez-Diaz R, Molano RD, Weitz JR, Abdulreda MD, Berman DM, Leibiger B, Leibiger IB, Kenyon NS, Ricordi C, Pileggi A, Caicedo A, Berggren PO, Cell Metabolism (2018) Online 6 March. Clinical and Translational Report.
Reducing Pericyte-Derived Scarring Promotes Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury
Oliveira Dias D, Kim H, Holl D, Werne Solnestam B, Lundeberg J, Carlén M, Göritz C, Frisén J, Cell (2018) Online 1 March. Article.
Real-World Effectiveness of Pharmacologic Treatments for the Prevention of Rehospitalization in a Finnish Nationwide Cohort of Patients with Bipolar Disorder
Lähteenvuo M, Tanskanen A, Taipale H, Hoti F, Vattulainen P, Vieta E, Tiihonen J, JAMA Psychiatry (2018) Online 28 February. Original Investigation.
KI in the media
The story about KAW's support to KI
Historical. In its pursuit of excellence and pursuing long-term goals, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has awarded billions of Swedish kroner to researchers at Karolinska Institutet over the years. The Foundation, this year celebrating its 100th anniversary, has grown into one of Europe’s largest private financiers of research.
Meet Professor Angel Cedazo-Minguez
Angel Cedazo-Minguez is conducting research into Alzheimer’s disease. He wants to understand how the metabolism of cholesterol and insulin in the brain contributes to the onset of the disease.