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21 Sep 2017 Inflammatory bowel disease in childhood associated with increased risk of cancer Cancer and Oncology, Gastrointestinal diseases, Register-based research
19 Sep 2017 Cell model of the brain provides new knowledge on developmental disease Developmental Biology, Neurosciences, Stem Cell Biology, Stem cells
15 Sep 2017 Shervin Shahnavaz travels by train to international conferences Organisation
15 Sep 2017 Ole Petter Ottersen: ”Meeting new students made a strong impression" Collaboration, Global Health, Public Health, Student
15 Sep 2017 The Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize is awarded to Arvid Guterstam Neurosciences, Prize
14 Sep 2017 The Hagströmer Library celebrates with book treasure tours and open house History
14 Sep 2017 Marc Bygdeman and Tore Curstedt receive the Grand Silver Medal 2017 Award, Prize
13 Sep 2017 Folke Hammarqvist awarded with the Håkan Mogren Stipend Clinical research, Health care, Prize
13 Sep 2017 Relapse rare in young men after antireflux surgery Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gastrointestinal diseases, Surgery
12 Sep 2017 Strong emphasis on collaboration to tackle health challenges Collaboration, Epidemiology, Public Health
11 Sep 2017 Behaviour is considered more moral the more common it is Psychology
09 Sep 2017 Academic specialist centres part of solution for medical students Clinical research, Collaboration, Degree Programme, Health care
08 Sep 2017 KI and Karolinska University Hospital in experience exchange with Mayo Clinic Collaboration, International
07 Sep 2017 Smartphone screen technology used to trick harmful bacteria Bacteria
06 Sep 2017 ERC Starting Grants to two researchers at KI Funding, Grant
06 Sep 2017 KI scores high in world rankings – but drops down THE table Ranking
05 Sep 2017 Funding from KAW gave the freedom to focus on complex research projects Funding, Grant
05 Sep 2017 New stamps with illustrations from the Hagströmer Library Collaboration, History
05 Sep 2017 The language of science has become harder to understand Learning, Society
03 Sep 2017 New conference brought Nordic PhDs together at KI Career, Collaboration, Doctoral education, Doctoral student
01 Sep 2017 Research and innovation the topic for KI visit by China’s Minister of Science and Technology Collaboration, Health care, Innovation, International
30 Aug 2017 Thorough analysis reveals immune system dynamics Cancer and Oncology, Immunology, Transplantation
28 Aug 2017 Anti-inflammatory drugs can inhibit muscle growth Drug, Inflammation, Physiology, Sports Medicine
28 Aug 2017 Oxygen therapy has no effect on patients with suspected heart attack Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases
28 Aug 2017 Coronary artery bypass surgery effective in patients with type 1 diabetes Diabetes, Surgery, Thoracic surgery
23 Aug 2017 Karolinska Institutet falls in reputation survey Organisation
23 Aug 2017 KI research projects in European innovation competition final Collaboration, Functional imaging and technology, Innovation
18 Aug 2017 Oral contraceptives linked to reduced risk of rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatology
14 Aug 2017 Killing bacteria by hacking plastics with silver and electricity Bacteria, Nanomedicine
11 Aug 2017 Karolinska Institutet number one in Sweden in innovation ranking Innovation, Ranking
10 Aug 2017 New insight into how immune cells are formed Hematology, Immunology, Stem Cell Biology
09 Aug 2017 Method developed that gives researchers better conditions for studying insulin-producing cells Diabetes
09 Aug 2017 Hormone from fat tissue can give protection against PCOS Diabetes, Gynaecology, Metabolism
09 Aug 2017 Receptor dynamics provide new potential for pharmaceutical developments Drug, Pharmacology
04 Aug 2017 Improved diagnostics for patients with traumatic brain injuries Neurosciences
02 Aug 2017 Heartburn medicine can increase risk of kidney disease Gastrointestinal diseases, Nephrology
26 Jul 2017 Mutations occurring after fertilisation could play a role in autism Genetics, Neuropsychiatry
26 Jul 2017 New strategy against childhood cancer Cancer and Oncology
26 Jul 2017 Higher calcium levels and risk of coronary artery disease Cardiology
26 Jul 2017 Reduction in dental care and inferior oral health subsequent to dementia diagnosis Dementia, Dental Care
20 Jul 2017 Professor Allen Counter is dead Organisation
18 Jul 2017 KI's research impact top rated in research barometer Evaluation
18 Jul 2017 Fewer infections in mechanical heart valves Clinical research, Thoracic surgery
17 Jul 2017 Multimillion grant to KI researcher from AFA Försäkring Cardiovascular Diseases, Grant, Work environment
13 Jul 2017 Research is the key to a better mental health among young people Psychiatry, Psychology
11 Jul 2017 New potential treatment for aggressive types of childhood cancer Cancer and Oncology, Cell and Molecular Biology
11 Jul 2017 New tool demonstrates differences in human immune systems Immuno Therapy, Immunology
06 Jul 2017 KI-researchers receive funding from AFA Insurance Occupational Medicine
05 Jul 2017 The Center for Innovative Medicine changes focus and board Centre, Clinical research, Collaboration
05 Jul 2017 Major Vinnova and SRC grant for a new cell- and gene therapy centre Cell and Molecular Biology, Centre, Clinical research, Grant

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Inflammatory bowel disease in childhood associated with increased risk of cancer

21 Sep 2017

Children who develop inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease) run a higher risk of cancer, both in childhood and later in life, a study from Karolinska Institutet published in The BMJ reports. Adulthood onset inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn...
Cancer and OncologyGastrointestinal diseasesRegister-based research

Cell model of the brain provides new knowledge on developmental disease

19 Sep 2017

By reprogramming skin cells into nerve cells, researchers at Karolinska Institutet are creating cell models of the human brain.
Developmental BiologyNeurosciencesStem Cell BiologyStem cells

Shervin Shahnavaz travels by train to international conferences

15 Sep 2017

In order to reduce his environmental impact, KI researcher Shervin Shahnavaz takes the train, if possible, instead of flying to scientific congresses.
Organisation

Ole Petter Ottersen: ”Meeting new students made a strong impression"

15 Sep 2017

For a little over a month, Ole Petter Ottersen has been on his new job as the vice-chancellor of Karolinska Institutet (KI).
CollaborationGlobal HealthPublic HealthStudent

The Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize is awarded to Arvid Guterstam

15 Sep 2017

Arvid Guterstam, postdoc at the Department of Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet, has been awarded the Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize 2017 for his thesis on the neural mechanisms of the sense of bodily self.
NeurosciencesPrize

The Hagströmer Library celebrates with book treasure tours and open house

14 Sep 2017

During this fall the Hagströmer Medico-Historical Library at Karolinska Institutet celebrates its 20th birthday, and extra guided tours are being held of the library's antique books and illustrations. The collections have grown steadily over the years, and today the library is well-known and...
History

Marc Bygdeman and Tore Curstedt receive the Grand Silver Medal 2017

14 Sep 2017

The Grand Silver Medal 2017 from Karolinska Institutet is awarded to Tore Curstedt and Marc Bygdeman in special recognition of the outstanding contributions they have made to medical research and Karolinska Institutet. Safe and effective abortion methods Professor Emeritus Marc Bygdeman has been...
AwardPrize

Folke Hammarqvist awarded with the Håkan Mogren Stipend

13 Sep 2017

Folke Hammarqvist, Associate Professor in Surgery at Karolinska Institutet and Consultant at Karolinska University Hospital, has been awarded the Stipend for 2017 from the Håkan Mogren Foundation in recognition of and to support his efforts for human welfare. “I am overwhelmed and happy! This award...
Clinical researchHealth carePrize

Relapse rare in young men after antireflux surgery

13 Sep 2017

Surgery for severe heartburn has become less common after the turn of the millennium, due in part to the fear of relapse. Instead, most patients are treated with drugs that reduce the acidity of the stomach. However, a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the distinguished journal JAMA...
Gastroenterology and HepatologyGastrointestinal diseasesSurgery

Strong emphasis on collaboration to tackle health challenges

12 Sep 2017

Sweden holds a strong position in the field of life science. While at the same time we are facing serious health challenges and need to adapt to changes in the world around us, not least rapid digitalisation. Players in the Life Science sector met for an afternoon at Karolinska Institutet to...
CollaborationEpidemiologyPublic Health

Behaviour is considered more moral the more common it is

11 Sep 2017

Is it less wrong to avoid tax if everyone else is doing it? A new study from Karolinska Institutet demonstrates that our view of what is morally right or wrong is shaped by how widespread a particular behaviour is. The results, which are presented in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General...
Psychology

Academic specialist centres part of solution for medical students

09 Sep 2017

In his new role as Vice-Dean for collaboration with Stockholm County Council (SLL) with particular focus on education at Karolinska University Hospital, Carl-Fredrik Wahlgren’s highest priority will be to try, in collaboration with others, to secure KI’s programmes and courses in the new healthcare...
Clinical researchCollaborationDegree ProgrammeHealth care

KI and Karolinska University Hospital in experience exchange with Mayo Clinic

08 Sep 2017

Representatives of Mayo Clinic are on a visit to Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital to exchange knowledge and experiences on a number of subjects covering everything from research, education and innovation to administration. A conference has been arranged for all parties on 6...
CollaborationInternational

Smartphone screen technology used to trick harmful bacteria

07 Sep 2017

Conducting plastics found in smartphone screens can be used to trick the metabolism of pathogenic bacteria, report scientists at Karolinska Institutet in the scientific journal npj Biofilms and Microbiomes . By adding or removing electrons from the plastic surface, bacteria may be tricked into...
Bacteria

ERC Starting Grants to two researchers at KI

06 Sep 2017

KI researchers Erik Melén and Georgios Sotiriou have received starting grants from the European Research Council (ERC) for conducting their own independent research.
FundingGrant

KI scores high in world rankings – but drops down THE table

06 Sep 2017

In this year’s world university rankings, Karolinska Institutet retains its position as Sweden’s top ranking university but has fallen from number 28 to 38 in the Times Higher Education listing. In the so-called Shanghai ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities) league table released in August...
Ranking

Funding from KAW gave the freedom to focus on complex research projects

05 Sep 2017

This year, the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW), one of Sweden’s largest funders of research, celebrates 100 years.
FundingGrant

New stamps with illustrations from the Hagströmer Library

05 Sep 2017

Postnord has issued a new series of postage stamps with pictures of medicinal plants taken from the Hagströmer Medico-Historical Library.
CollaborationHistory

The language of science has become harder to understand

05 Sep 2017

It is not always so easy to understand a scientific article. And with time it has become even harder.
LearningSociety

New conference brought Nordic PhDs together at KI

03 Sep 2017

PhDs from the entire Nordic region gathered at KI in late August to attend the newly established NordDoc network’s first summit. The summit had an interdisciplinary thrust and focused on research strengths in medicine and health in the Nordic region, and how to build networks and a career. The...
CareerCollaborationDoctoral educationDoctoral student

Research and innovation the topic for KI visit by China’s Minister of Science and Technology

01 Sep 2017

China’s Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Wan Gang and his delegation visited Karolinska Institutet on Thursday 31 August 2017 for a presentation of Chinese Research and Innovation, and a discussion on how to promote international collaboration. After the presentation followed a discussion...
CollaborationHealth careInnovationInternational

Thorough analysis reveals immune system dynamics

30 Aug 2017

By combining new system-biological analyses and advanced data analysis, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been able to monitor the maturation process of the immune system of leukaemia patients who have undergone stem cell transplantation. The technique, which reveals complex interactions...
Cancer and OncologyImmunologyTransplantation

Anti-inflammatory drugs can inhibit muscle growth

28 Aug 2017

The long-term use of over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory drugs can inhibit muscle growth in young, healthy individuals engaging in weight training, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet, reporting on the effects of ibuprofen on the skeletal muscles and published in Acta...
DrugInflammationPhysiologySports Medicine

Oxygen therapy has no effect on patients with suspected heart attack

28 Aug 2017

Oxygen therapy has been used to treat patients with suspected heart attack for decades despite the lack of scientific evidence.
CardiologyCardiovascular Diseases

Coronary artery bypass surgery effective in patients with type 1 diabetes

28 Aug 2017

Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) is the best method of treating artherosclerotic coronary arteries in diabetes patients with multivessel disease, even in the presence of type 1 diabetes, a new study from Karolinska Institutet reports, clearing up a question in the current recommendation. The...
DiabetesSurgeryThoracic surgery

Karolinska Institutet falls in reputation survey

23 Aug 2017

For the second year running, Karolinska Institutet’s (KI’s) score in a reputation survey conducted by the research agency Kantar Sifo has fallen from 59 to 47, where 100 signifies an excellent reputation and 0 a weak reputation. “It’s not at all good that the general public have low confidence in...
Organisation

KI research projects in European innovation competition final

23 Aug 2017

The finalists in the EIT Awards competition have been announced and among them are two medical engineering projects from KI. The finalists from KI are the projects “Stockholm3”, a test (blood sample) that makes it possible to detect the risk of aggressive prostate cancer, and “MULTI-MODE”, an e-...
CollaborationFunctional imaging and technologyInnovation

Oral contraceptives linked to reduced risk of rheumatoid arthritis

18 Aug 2017

Taking oral contraceptives is associated with a lowered risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, finds a new observational study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases . But no significant link was found for breastfeeding after accounting for various...
Rheumatology

Killing bacteria by hacking plastics with silver and electricity

14 Aug 2017

Researchers have developed an innovative way of hacking conducting plastics so as to prevent bacterial growth using silver nanoparticles and a small electrical current.
BacteriaNanomedicine

Karolinska Institutet number one in Sweden in innovation ranking

11 Aug 2017

Karolinska Institutet (KI) is ranked 38 of 200 in the science magazine Nature's innovation ranking, Nature Index 2017 Innovation, which measures how companies and organizations use the university's research results. KI is the highest ranking Swedish university and the only one to enter the top 50...
InnovationRanking

New insight into how immune cells are formed

10 Aug 2017

In contrast to what has been previously believed, development of blood stem cells to mast cells, a type of specialised immune cell, does not depend on a growth factor called stem cell factor.
HematologyImmunologyStem Cell Biology

Method developed that gives researchers better conditions for studying insulin-producing cells

09 Aug 2017

Researchers have established a unique method enabling them to study the function of insulin-producing cells under conditions that are similar to those in humans. This can pave the way to development of new medicines for the treatment of diabetes. Beta cells in the pancreas produce the hormone...
Diabetes

Hormone from fat tissue can give protection against PCOS

09 Aug 2017

Obesity and reduced insulin sensitivity are common in polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS. New research based on animal studies, and to be published in the journal PNAS, reveals that the hormone adiponectin can protect against these changes. Polycystic ovary syndrome, PCOS, affects more than one in ten...
DiabetesGynaecologyMetabolism

Receptor dynamics provide new potential for pharmaceutical developments

09 Aug 2017

The dynamics among certain so-called G protein-coupled receptors, of vital importance for the function of cells in the body, are different than previously believed.
DrugPharmacology

Improved diagnostics for patients with traumatic brain injuries

04 Aug 2017

A new study published in PLOS Medicine shows that by improving the classification of patients with traumatic brain injuries, a more accurate diagnosis and prognosis can be made. The results are the product of a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital and...
Neurosciences

Heartburn medicine can increase risk of kidney disease

02 Aug 2017

People who take proton pump inhibitors for stomach acid reflux run a greater risk of chronic kidney disease than those who take H2-receptor antagonists for the same complaint, a new study published in Gastroenterology reports. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are amongst the most widely sold drugs in...
Gastrointestinal diseasesNephrology

Mutations occurring after fertilisation could play a role in autism

26 Jul 2017

A new study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, looking at some 6,000 families, demonstrates that mutations that occur after fertilisation play an important role in autism. Over the last decade, mutations in more than 60 different genes have been linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASD...
GeneticsNeuropsychiatry

New strategy against childhood cancer

26 Jul 2017

Neuroblastoma is a cancer in children that originates in the sympathetic nervous system and has a high mortality. Current treatment includes chemotherapy and radiotherapy with their potentially severe side effects; there is therefore an urgent need for a new improved drug. One potential treatment...
Cancer and Oncology

Higher calcium levels and risk of coronary artery disease

26 Jul 2017

A genetic predisposition to higher blood calcium levels was associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease and heart attack, according to a study published by JAMA . Calcium has a vital role in many biological processes in the body such as blood clotting. It is unclear whether...
Cardiology

Reduction in dental care and inferior oral health subsequent to dementia diagnosis

26 Jul 2017

Subsequent to a diagnosis of dementia, the patient’s contact with the dental care services diminishes and oral health is impaired. This has been revealed by a major register-based study from Karolinska Institutet published in the scientific journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia. Researchers at...
DementiaDental Care

Professor Allen Counter is dead

20 Jul 2017

The brain researcher and neurophysiologist Professor Allen Counter has passed away after a time of illness. Counter was a professor at Harvard University and foreign adjunct professor at Karolinska Institutet, KI. He had strong ties to Sweden, and in 2004 he was appointed General Council of Sweden...
Organisation

KI's research impact top rated in research barometer

18 Jul 2017

KI’s research is at the leading edge of impact according to the Swedish Research Council’s (SRC) Research Barometer for 2017 with the highest proportion of highly cited publications compared to other universities and colleges in Sweden. The SRC’s Research Barometer provides an overview of the state...
Evaluation

Fewer infections in mechanical heart valves

18 Jul 2017

Infections in surgically implanted heart valves are more common in patients who have been given a biological prosthetic valve than in those with a mechanical one, a study from Karolinska Institutet published today in the journal Circulation shows. Some 1,500 people undergo aortic valve replacement...
Clinical researchThoracic surgery

Multimillion grant to KI researcher from AFA Försäkring

17 Jul 2017

Jenny Selander, researcher at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM), is to receive SEK 8 million from AFA Försäkring for research on how physical and chemical work environment risks affect the risk of developing cardiac and vascular diseases. Earlier studies indicate that exposure to...
Cardiovascular DiseasesGrantWork environment

Research is the key to a better mental health among young people

13 Jul 2017

Universities have an important role to play in combating the increase in mental ill-health among children and adolescents. More resources should be devoted to research in this field. These are the views of many of the participants at the seminar that KI organised in Almedalen. “The incidence of...
PsychiatryPsychology

New potential treatment for aggressive types of childhood cancer

11 Jul 2017

A combination of substances that impacts chemical modifications in the DNA of tumours and triggers the tumours to differentiate into harmless nerve cells could represent a new method of treating aggressive forms of neuroblastoma. The new method has been proposed by researchers at Karolinska...
Cancer and OncologyCell and Molecular Biology

New tool demonstrates differences in human immune systems

11 Jul 2017

Immune system function varies significantly between individuals, and up to now there has been no effective means of measuring and describing these differences. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown that white blood cell composition is unique in individuals, and that the composition...
Immuno TherapyImmunology

KI-researchers receive funding from AFA Insurance

06 Jul 2017

Three researchers from Karolinska Institutet receive a total of SEK 9.5 million in research funding from AFA insurance, for research that will help reduce occupational injuries and long-term sickness absence. Gun Johansson at the Institute of Environmental Medicine receives SEK 2,960,000 to...
Occupational Medicine

The Center for Innovative Medicine changes focus and board

05 Jul 2017

CIMED, the Center for Innovative Medicine, is changing its focus and have a new board starting from 1 July. In addition to the new board with a greater clinical competence, CIMED is to focus more on supporting clinical research than previously. Research on chronic diseases and diseases with a heavy...
CentreClinical researchCollaboration

Major Vinnova and SRC grant for a new cell- and gene therapy centre

05 Jul 2017

Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital will play core roles as Vinnova and the Swedish Research Council (SRC) grant SEK 48 million to the up building of a centre for development of advanced medical products within cell and gene therapies. The centre, to be known as the Centre...
Cell and Molecular BiologyCentreClinical researchGrant

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