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19 Jan 2018 Demonstration for Ahmadreza Djalali Collaboration, International, Society
19 Jan 2018 Factor that doubles the risk of death from breast cancer identified Biomarker, Breast cancer, Cancer and Oncology
18 Jan 2018 Flying membrane protein aids cancer drug design Cancer and Oncology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology
18 Jan 2018 Iceland’s president visits Karolinska Institutet Cardiology, Clinical research, Collaboration, Epidemiology, International
17 Jan 2018 “Start cells” in the midbrain control whether we walk or run Neurosciences, Optogenetics, Parkinson's disease, Spinal cord injury
17 Jan 2018 KI researcher receives AFA Insurance work environment and health grant Mental Ill-Health, Work environment
17 Jan 2018 New way to target the growth of breast cancer cells Breast cancer, Cancer and Oncology, Proteins
16 Jan 2018 Oxysterols guide gut immune cells and are involved in inflammatory bowel disease Immunology, Inflammation
12 Jan 2018 Genetic analysis can improve depression therapy Biomarker, Drug, Genetics, Mental Ill-Health, Pharmacology
09 Jan 2018 Proteomics analyses could present new opportunities to diagnose and treat dementias Alzheimer, Biomarker, Dementia, Parkinson's disease, Proteomics
05 Jan 2018 Mechanism that converts white fat to brown identified
22 Dec 2017 Research groups’ move to Bioclinicum delayed once again Organisation
22 Dec 2017 Salamander genome gives clues about unique regenerative ability DNA, Genomics, Regenerative Medicine
15 Dec 2017 KI Innovations and Karolinska Institutet make joint investment in increased utility Collaboration, Innovation, Organisation
14 Dec 2017 Karolinska Institutet receives three new Wallenberg Academy Fellows Award, Funding, Grant
14 Dec 2017 Attempted suicide in the young related to dramatically reduced life expectancy Mental Ill-Health, Psychiatry
12 Dec 2017 A majority of new students have KI as their first choice Degree Programme, Student
11 Dec 2017 KI welcomes government proposal for reformed medical programme Degree Programme
11 Dec 2017 Getting clockwise at the Nobel lectures Nobel prize
08 Dec 2017 This year’s secret Nobel after party is organised by KI students Student
08 Dec 2017 Family members without inherited mutation have increased risk of melanoma Cancer and Oncology, Cancer genetics, Genetics, Malignant Melanoma, Skin cancer
07 Dec 2017 Distinguished Professor Grants to five KI researchers Grant
07 Dec 2017 Alcohol-abuse drug Antabuse kills cancer cells Cancer and Oncology, Drug, Pharmacology
07 Dec 2017 Genes behind higher education linked to lower risk of Alzheimer’s Alzheimer, Environmental Medicine, Genetics
06 Dec 2017 Find Christmas gifts and meet the authors at KI’s own book fair Activity
06 Dec 2017 New ethical review agency in place from 2019 Ethics, Human subject research
06 Dec 2017 Swetox receives European prize for more humane animal testing method Animal experiment, Ethics, Prize
06 Dec 2017 KI researchers the originators of the award-winning life-saving app Cardiovascular Diseases, Prize
06 Dec 2017 Peter Ueda wins Researchers’ Grand Prix 2017 Prize
05 Dec 2017 Polyunsaturated fatty acids linked to reduced allergy risk Allergy, Asthma, Epidemiology, Nutrition
04 Dec 2017 New approach to predict respiratory allergy in early childhood Allergy, Asthma, Immunology
04 Dec 2017 Nobel Prize-winning method is being refined for tissue Nobel prize
01 Dec 2017 KI comments on the Swedish National Audit Office’s report Commentary
01 Dec 2017 How education and clinical research can be managed in the new healthcare landscape Clinical research, Degree Programme
30 Nov 2017 “#akademiuppropet is a unique opportunity for change” Equality
29 Nov 2017 Emma Frans Voice of the Year at this year’s Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism awards Prize
29 Nov 2017 iGEM Stockholm brings in the gold Bioentrepreneurship, Degree Programme, Master programme, Prize, Student
28 Nov 2017 Two KI researchers to receive ERC Consolidator Grants 2017 Autoimmune diseases, Diabetes, Grant
23 Nov 2017 Hormone therapy in the menopause transition did not increase stroke risk Endocrinology, Gynaecology, Hormones, Stroke
21 Nov 2017 Children with Alagille Syndrome have malformed bile ducts Cell and Molecular Biology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gene regulation, Genetics
21 Nov 2017 Method for testing combinations of antibiotics awarded EU funds Bacteria, Collaboration, Funding, Pharmacology
20 Nov 2017 Enterovirus vaccine prevented type 1 diabetes in mice Diabetes, Vaccine, Virology
16 Nov 2017 Mapping biological functions of NUDIX enzymes Biochemistry, Bioinformatics (Computational Biology), Cancer and Oncology, Collaboration, Proteins, Structural Biology
16 Nov 2017 "Green Light" introduced to ensure quality in doctoral education Doctoral education, Evaluation
16 Nov 2017 The Swedish Cancer Society grants KI researchers SEK 180 million Cancer and Oncology, Grant
14 Nov 2017 KI placed 15th among the world’s best universities for medicine International, Organisation, Ranking
14 Nov 2017 Apartments for students and researchers are being built Student
14 Nov 2017 Harder for T cells to fight cancer in absence of VEGF-A Cancer and Oncology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Proteins
13 Nov 2017 New doctors and jubilee doctors honoured in the Blue Hall Ceremony, Doctoral programmes, Doctoral student
13 Nov 2017 Older people with bowel disease receive older medicines Drug, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gastrointestinal diseases

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Demonstration for Ahmadreza Djalali

19 Jan 2018

On Thursday, Amnesty International’s Swedish section and Karolinska Institutet held a joint demonstration in support of the physician and researcher Ahmadreza Djalali, currently facing a death sentence in Iran. The demonstration in support of Ahmadreza Djalali, who has been imprisoned in Iran since...
CollaborationInternationalSociety

Factor that doubles the risk of death from breast cancer identified

19 Jan 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered that the risk of death from breast cancer is twice as high for patients with high heterogeneity of the oestrogen receptor within the same tumour as compared to patients with low heterogeneity. The study, which is published in The Journal of the...
BiomarkerBreast cancerCancer and Oncology

Flying membrane protein aids cancer drug design

18 Jan 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Uppsala University and the University of Oxford, have used a new strategy to understand how specific enzymes can be shut down to stop cells from dividing. The method, published in Cell Chemical Biology, allows scientists to better target an enzyme to fight...
Cancer and OncologyCell and Molecular BiologyCell Biology

Iceland’s president visits Karolinska Institutet

18 Jan 2018

Icelandic President Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson and his wife Eliza Reid visited Karolinska Institutet on 18 January together with the Swedish King and Queen. KI and Iceland have enjoyed many years of collaboration, both in research and student exchanges. The visit to Karolinska Institutet (KI)...
CardiologyClinical researchCollaborationEpidemiologyInternational

“Start cells” in the midbrain control whether we walk or run

17 Jan 2018

A study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the University of Copenhagen published in Nature provides new and important knowledge about how the brain controls locomotion. In research on mice, scientists have discovered that specific start cells in various locations in the brainstem control...
NeurosciencesOptogeneticsParkinson's diseaseSpinal cord injury

KI researcher receives AFA Insurance work environment and health grant

17 Jan 2018

Elisabeth Björk Brämberg, Assistant Professor at Karolinska Institutet’s Institute of Environmental Medicine, has been awarded a grant of approximately SEK 1.75 million for work environment and health-related research. Elisabeth Björk Brämberg’s research project: Enabling and constraining factors...
Mental Ill-HealthWork environment

New way to target the growth of breast cancer cells

17 Jan 2018

An international team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet and Science for Life Laboratory have found a new way of halting the growth of breast cancer cells. In their study, which is published in Nature Communications , the researchers explore a new way to starve cancer cells from their...
Breast cancerCancer and OncologyProteins

Oxysterols guide gut immune cells and are involved in inflammatory bowel disease

16 Jan 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet report that cholesterol metabolites cause specific immune cells in the large intestine to move, which lies behind the formation of the immune system's important lymphoid tissue in the intestine. The study, published in the journal Immunity , paves the way for a...
ImmunologyInflammation

Genetic analysis can improve depression therapy

12 Jan 2018

The failure of drugs such as SSRIs, used to treat depression, can be a result of genetic variations in patients. Variations within the gene that encodes the CYP2C19 enzyme results in extreme differences in the levels of escitalopram achieved in patients, according to a new study published in The...
BiomarkerDrugGeneticsMental Ill-HealthPharmacology

Proteomics analyses could present new opportunities to diagnose and treat dementias

09 Jan 2018

One of the most intriguing properties of the brain is its means to undergo synaptic plasticity which represents the basis for learning and memory, abilities that severely decline in the case of a dementia. New research, published on 9 January in the scientific journal Brain , suggests that...
AlzheimerBiomarkerDementiaParkinson's diseaseProteomics

Mechanism that converts white fat to brown identified

05 Jan 2018

An international team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet have, in experiments on mice, pinpointed a mechanism for the conversion of energy-storing white fat into energy-expending brown fat. The study is published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine . Obesity is a major global health...

Research groups’ move to Bioclinicum delayed once again

22 Dec 2017

According to the previous plan, research groups from Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital were due to move into the new Bioclinicum research building on the hospital site in Solna in mid-January 2018. However, in late December it was decided to postpone the move. On 10 January a...
Organisation

Salamander genome gives clues about unique regenerative ability

22 Dec 2017

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to sequence the giant genome of a salamander, the Iberian ribbed newt, which is a full six times greater than the human genome. Amongst the early findings is a family of genes that can provide clues to the unique ability of salamanders to rebuild...
DNAGenomicsRegenerative Medicine

KI Innovations and Karolinska Institutet make joint investment in increased utility

15 Dec 2017

Karolinska Institutet is now taking the initiative to coordinate, develop and streamline support to researchers and students with regard to the utilisation and commercialisation of research results. This will take place through KI Innovations, in addition to its existing activities, taking on the...
CollaborationInnovationOrganisation

Karolinska Institutet receives three new Wallenberg Academy Fellows

14 Dec 2017

Three researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2017. The three researchers are Emanuela Santini, Carmen Gerlach and Joanna Rorbach, all in the field of medicine. In total this year, 24 young researchers receive this prestigious award and funding by Knut...
AwardFundingGrant

Attempted suicide in the young related to dramatically reduced life expectancy

14 Dec 2017

People who have been treated for attempted suicide or suicidal behaviour have a much shorter life expectancy and usually die of non-suicide-related causes, a new study from Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University published in the scientific journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica reports. “Suicide...
Mental Ill-HealthPsychiatry

A majority of new students have KI as their first choice

12 Dec 2017

A majority of new students at Karolinska Institutet have KI as their first choice. This was shown in a survey taken in in the autumn 2017. And the interest in studying at KI is consistently high compared with the average for universities and university colleges. “It is very gratifying to see that...
Degree ProgrammeStudent

KI welcomes government proposal for reformed medical programme

11 Dec 2017

The government is proposing one year of “basic residential training” for medical students and that the medical programme be extended to six years. A licence to practise will be issued straight after graduation and the current system of “AT” residential training will be discontinued. “This will be a...
Degree Programme

Getting clockwise at the Nobel lectures

11 Dec 2017

It was a packed Aula Medica that listened to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young as they delivered their Nobel lectures. After expressing gratitude at the attention their work has received, the trio took the audience on a scientific journey through time to role models known and...
Nobel prize

This year’s secret Nobel after party is organised by KI students

08 Dec 2017

Once the final notes have rung out across the Golden Hall, it is time for the guests of the Nobel Banquet to experience a legendary event: Students' Nobel Nightcap.
Student

Family members without inherited mutation have increased risk of melanoma

08 Dec 2017

In families who carry certain inherited mutations that increase the risk for melanoma, members who do not carry the mutation also have an increased risk of melanoma, a study from Karolinska Institutet published in Genetics in Medicine reports. The phenomenon, which is called phenocopy, could result...
Cancer and OncologyCancer geneticsGeneticsMalignant MelanomaSkin cancer

Distinguished Professor Grants to five KI researchers

07 Dec 2017

Five researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been approved Distinguished Professor Grant by the Swedish Research Council, each of approximately 3.5-5 million SEK annualy for ten years. In total almost half a billion SEK will be allocated to ten researchers in Sweden. The aim of the Distinguished...
Grant

Alcohol-abuse drug Antabuse kills cancer cells

07 Dec 2017

A new study in Nature by an international team including researchers from Karolinska Institutet, reports that the alcohol-abuse drug Antabuse is effective against cancer.
Cancer and OncologyDrugPharmacology

Genes behind higher education linked to lower risk of Alzheimer’s

07 Dec 2017

Using genetic information, researchers at Karolinska Institutet provide new evidence that higher educational attainment is strongly associated with a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study is published in The BMJ. The causes of Alzheimer’s disease are largely unknown and treatment trials have...
AlzheimerEnvironmental MedicineGenetics

Find Christmas gifts and meet the authors at KI’s own book fair

06 Dec 2017

Book fair in medicine and health at Aula Medica on the 14th of December 2017.
Activity

New ethical review agency in place from 2019

06 Dec 2017

Research projects are subject to ethical review to protect people who are involved in the research. The Swedish Government now wants to create uniformity in ethical review throughout the country and has proposed a new government agency for this purpose, which will be in place on 1 January 2019,...
EthicsHuman subject research

Swetox receives European prize for more humane animal testing method

06 Dec 2017

Two colleagues at Swetox, a national research centre in chemicals, health and environment, have been awarded € 6,000 for having developed a new more humane method of performing blood tests on rats and mice. The prize is presented by EPAA (the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to...
Animal experimentEthicsPrize

KI researchers the originators of the award-winning life-saving app

06 Dec 2017

How can we identify a system that recruits voluntary life-savers in the local environment? This question was the firing shot for a research project at Karolinska Institutet which resulted in the SMS Livräddare (Life Saver) app. Today the app has 38,000 experts in cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
Cardiovascular DiseasesPrize

Peter Ueda wins Researchers’ Grand Prix 2017

06 Dec 2017

Peter Ueda, postdoc at the Department of Medicine, Solna, Karolinska Institutet, has won the Researchers’ Grand Prix 2017 and is therefore the Swedish champion in making a four-minute presentation of his own research. During his presentation, Peter Ueda explained how he uses large data files...
Prize

Polyunsaturated fatty acids linked to reduced allergy risk

05 Dec 2017

New research from Karolinska Institutet reveals that high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids in children’s blood are associated with a reduced risk of asthma or rhinitis at the age of 16 years. The study is published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Allergic diseases such as...
AllergyAsthmaEpidemiologyNutrition

New approach to predict respiratory allergy in early childhood

04 Dec 2017

A new study in EBioMedicine by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Medical University of Vienna, Austria suggests that immune response in early childhood to a handful of allergen molecules can predict the onset of allergic rhinitis and asthma in adolescence. These findings could accelerate...
AllergyAsthmaImmunology

Nobel Prize-winning method is being refined for tissue

04 Dec 2017

On 10 December it is once again time for the Nobel Prize ceremony. One of the three researchers awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry is Jacques Dubochet, who pioneered a flash freezing method for biomolecules that avoids the forming of ice crystals in water.
Nobel prize

KI comments on the Swedish National Audit Office’s report

01 Dec 2017

Comment: In a recently issued report, the Swedish National Audit Office notes that the state universities and other institutions of higher education have accumulated over twelve billion kronor (SEK) in unused appropriations and other surpluses. The Swedish National Audit Office believes that this...
Commentary

How education and clinical research can be managed in the new healthcare landscape

01 Dec 2017

In line with an increasing proportion of healthcare being conducted outside the emergency hospitals, there is now a major challenge arising – how to ensure training and clinical research maintain priority. The annual conference ‘InFuturum’, with Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm County Council as...
Clinical researchDegree Programme

“#akademiuppropet is a unique opportunity for change”

30 Nov 2017

2,400 women have signed the academic community’s #metoo – #akademiuppropet, the University Call to Action, as having been subjected to sexual harassment or other forms of violations of personal integrity based on their gender. Stories also come from the staff and students at Karolinska Institutet...
Equality

Emma Frans Voice of the Year at this year’s Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism awards

29 Nov 2017

Emma Frans , researcher at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, was awarded the Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism in the Voice of the Year category on 23 November “for addressing the resistance to facts in such an entertaining manner and with scientific precision revealing the...
Prize

iGEM Stockholm brings in the gold

29 Nov 2017

iGEM Stockholm 2017 has maintained the legacy of iGEM Stockholm by winning a gold medal for the third consecutive year. The 2017 team was additionally nominated for one of the best entrepreneurial projects. The team consists of 15 students from 11 different nationalities and 7 different study...
BioentrepreneurshipDegree ProgrammeMaster programmePrizeStudent

Two KI researchers to receive ERC Consolidator Grants 2017

28 Nov 2017

For 2017, KI researchers Anca Catrina and Olov Andersson have been awarded the Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC), and will receive funding of 2 million euros each for a project duration of five years. After evaluating 2,538 research proposals, the ERC announced on 28...
Autoimmune diseasesDiabetesGrant

Hormone therapy in the menopause transition did not increase stroke risk

23 Nov 2017

Postmenopausal hormone therapy is not associated with increased risk of stroke, provided that it is started early, according to a report from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal PLOS Medicine. Roughly three in ten women in the menopause transition are afflicted by symptoms that seriously...
EndocrinologyGynaecologyHormonesStroke

Children with Alagille Syndrome have malformed bile ducts

21 Nov 2017

Serious liver and heart problems can affect children with Alagille Syndrome early in life. While there is as yet no cure, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered that the liver disease part of the syndrome is caused by specific malformations of the bile ducts. The results, which are...
Cell and Molecular BiologyGastroenterology and HepatologyGene regulationGenetics

Method for testing combinations of antibiotics awarded EU funds

21 Nov 2017

A new method that evaluates how effective different combinations of antibiotics are against resistant bacteria is to be tested at several universities in Europe, including Karolinska Institutet. Christian Giske, a researcher at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, is Academic Lead for the EU-...
BacteriaCollaborationFundingPharmacology

Enterovirus vaccine prevented type 1 diabetes in mice

20 Nov 2017

In a study published in Diabetologia , researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the University of Tampere, Finland, report that an enterovirus vaccine can protect against virus-induced diabetes in a mouse model for type 1 diabetes. A vaccine for human use is now under development by the Finnish...
DiabetesVaccineVirology

Mapping biological functions of NUDIX enzymes

16 Nov 2017

In a large multidisciplinary project, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have explored different properties of an enzyme family called NUDIX hydrolases. The study, published in Nature Communications , reveals novel insights into their biological functions in human cells. The NUDIX enzymes are...
BiochemistryBioinformatics (Computational Biology)Cancer and OncologyCollaborationProteinsStructural Biology

"Green Light" introduced to ensure quality in doctoral education

16 Nov 2017

The doctoral supervision training programme introduced at Karolinska Institutet (KI) in 2008 has proved successful. A comparison of exit polls conducted since 2008 shows that doctoral candidates are increasingly satisfied with their education. Now, directors of doctoral studies are to provided with...
Doctoral educationEvaluation

The Swedish Cancer Society grants KI researchers SEK 180 million

16 Nov 2017

Three researchers at Karolinska Institutet receive the maximum grant as the Swedish Cancer Society distributes 454 million kronor in research funding.
Cancer and OncologyGrant

KI placed 15th among the world’s best universities for medicine

14 Nov 2017

Times Higher Education (THE) places Karolinska Institutet at number 15 among the world’s best universities for medicine (pre-clinical, clinical studies and health sciences) in this years ranking. Among European universities, KI finished in 5th place. THE also ranks universities in the field of life...
InternationalOrganisationRanking

Apartments for students and researchers are being built

14 Nov 2017

On 7 November, construction began on the new student and researcher accommodation at Campus Solna. The project has been ten years in the planning and is now finally about to be realised. The sun shone as the start of construction on the new accommodation at Campus Solna was celebrated. “This is a...
Student

Harder for T cells to fight cancer in absence of VEGF-A

14 Nov 2017

Contrary to what was previously believed, the immune system’s cancer-killing T cells are more effective in a tumour’s anoxic environment when they have access to growth factor VEGF-A. In a study from Karolinska Institutet published in Cancer Cell , the researchers show how the T cells not only...
Cancer and OncologyCell and Molecular BiologyImmunologyProteins

New doctors and jubilee doctors honoured in the Blue Hall

13 Nov 2017

During a festive and solemn ceremony in the City Hall, Karolinska Institutet's new doctors and jubilee doctors were celebrated on 10 November.
CeremonyDoctoral programmesDoctoral student

Older people with bowel disease receive older medicines

13 Nov 2017

Inflammatory bowel disease is common amongst older people and there are big differences in the choice of treatment for different age groups. Patients over the age of 60 often receive cortisone drugs instead of more modern medicines that target the immune system. This according to a large registry...
DrugGastroenterology and HepatologyGastrointestinal diseases

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