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Old cells repair damage in the brains of MS patients

23 Jan 2019

A new study shows that there is a very limited regeneration of cells in the brain of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). These findings underline the importance of treating MS at an early stage of the disease progression, when the affected cells can repair the damage as they are not...
Cell and Molecular BiologyImmunologyNeurodegenerative diseasesNeurophysiology

More than SEK 100 million to KI researchers from KAW Foundation

02 Oct 2018

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW) has awarded a total of SEK 104.2 million to four research projects led from Karolinska Institutet. In all, the Foundation is granting SEK 640 million this year to 22 research projects at Swedish universities. The KAW Foundation is financing research...

Jonas Frisén awarded major prize

25 Sep 2017

Professor Jonas Frisén at Karolinska Institutet has been awarded the 2017 Eric K. Fernström Foundation Grand Nordic Prize of SEK 1 million in recognition of his research on how stem cells are transformed and renewed in adult organs.

New method provides better information on gene expression

01 Jul 2016

Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) have devised a new high-resolution method for studying which genes are active in a tissue. The method can be used on all types of tissue and is valuable to both preclinical research and cancer diagnostics. The results...
Cancer and Oncology

Four researchers at KI receive ERC Advanced Grants

23 Mar 2016

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the winners of its prestigious ERC Advanced Grants 2015. Among a total of nine grantees from Swedish universities, four are researchers from Karolinska Institutet: Jonas Frisén, Thomas Helleday, Ole Kiehn and Klas Wiman. Jonas Frisén , professor at...

Most heart muscle cells formed during childhood

12 Jun 2015

New human heart muscle cells can be formed, but this mainly happens during the first ten years of life, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. Other cell types, however, are replaced more quickly. The study, which is published in the journal Cell , demonstrates that the...
CardiologyRegenerative MedicineStem cells

Knowledge on EphB signalling may improve intestinal cancer treatment

02 Apr 2015

A new study led by researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, provides experimental evidence that a drug that inhibits the EphB-signalling pathway in the cell effectively can suppress the development of intestinal tumours. According to the...
Cancer and OncologyStem Cell Biology

New knowledge about the human brain’s plasticity

07 Nov 2014

The brain’s plasticity and its adaptability to new situations do not function the way researchers previously thought, according to a new study published in the journal Cell . Earlier theories are based on laboratory animals, but now researchers at Karolinska Institutet have studied the human brain...
NeurobiologyRegenerative Medicine

Astrocytes repair the brain after stroke

10 Oct 2014

A previously unknown mechanism, through which astrocytes in the brain produce new nerve cells after a stroke, has been discovered by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Lund University. The findings are published in the journal Science . A stroke is caused by a blood clot blocking a blood...
NeurosciencesStem cellsStroke