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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
10 Nov 2017 Swedish Research Council awards SEK 37 million to KI researchers Grant
10 Nov 2017 Emma Frans nominated for Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism Prize
10 Nov 2017 Genes influence what we choose to look at Genetics, Neuropsychiatry, Twin research
09 Nov 2017 Karolinska Institutet comments on the UKÄ decision on the Macchiarini case Commentary
09 Nov 2017 Breast cancer recurrence risk lingers longer than expected Breast cancer, Cancer and Oncology, Drug, Hormones
08 Nov 2017 Organisation in focus in this year’s employee survey Evaluation
08 Nov 2017 Low school grades linked to attempted suicide into middle age Mental Ill-Health, Public Health
07 Nov 2017 Medical nutrition-drink may affect development of early Alzheimer's Alzheimer, Dementia, Neurodegenerative diseases, Nutrition
06 Nov 2017 Fertility preservation with hormone stimulation did not increase risk of breast cancer relapse Breast cancer, Hormones, Reproductive Medicine
06 Nov 2017 KI wins the big pot in Swedish Research Council Medicine and Health grants Grant
02 Nov 2017 Troponin linked to increased risk of death Cardiovascular Diseases, Emergency medicine, Proteins
02 Nov 2017 Science becomes art
30 Oct 2017 Asthma, hay fever and eczema share more than 100 genetic risk factors Allergy, Asthma, Genetics, Twin research
30 Oct 2017 Regarding CEPN’s opinion on suspected misconduct in research Commentary, Investigation
30 Oct 2017 KI researchers receive SEK 11 million from AFA Insurance Grant, Work environment
26 Oct 2017 Cerebral palsy survey in Uganda fills knowledge gap Global Health, International, Neurobiology
25 Oct 2017 Blood-thinning drugs linked to decreased dementia risk in patients with atrial fibrillation Cardiology, Cardiovascular Diseases, Dementia, Drug, Register-based research
25 Oct 2017 Previous screening results important for smear-test decision after age 60 Cancer and Oncology, Cancer of the cervix, Epidemiology
24 Oct 2017 Karolinska Institutet's Commentary on Dr Ahmadreza Djalali Organisation
23 Oct 2017 The Crown Princess couple at seminar on children's lifestyle Pediatrics, Physical activity
23 Oct 2017 Seven international master’s students received this year’s scholarships International, Master programme, Scholarships, Student
20 Oct 2017 Success for KI in obtaining national infrastructure funding Funding, Register-based research
20 Oct 2017 SEK 15 million in project funding from the Erling-Persson Foundation Funding, Grant
20 Oct 2017 Blood molecule attracts predators and warns prey – including humans Molecules, Neuropsychology, Psychology
19 Oct 2017 EIT Innovators Award 2017 to prostate cancer screening project Innovation, Prostate cancer
18 Oct 2017 Mattias Carlström receives SEK 6 million grant from the Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation Cardiovascular Diseases, Grant
18 Oct 2017 KI researchers awarded Ragnar Söderberg fellowships 2017 Award, Funding, Grant
18 Oct 2017 Investigation into Paolo Macchiarini’s animal experiments Investigation
18 Oct 2017 High risk of injury in young elite athletes Sports Medicine
17 Oct 2017 Facebook founder supports research at Karolinska Institutet Collaboration, Funding, International, Project
17 Oct 2017 Classics, folk music and jazz framed the installation ceremony Ceremony, Professor
17 Oct 2017 Two KI researchers accepted on new leadership programme in global health Collaboration, Global Health, International
13 Oct 2017 Unexpected finding in the cell’s power plant Cell and Molecular Biology, Transcription
12 Oct 2017 Preliminary investigation closed Commentary, Investigation
11 Oct 2017 Agneta Richter-Dahlfors gets the new award "Nyttiggörandepriset" Award
10 Oct 2017 KI one year after the action plan Administration, Collaboration, Ethics, Management, Organisation
10 Oct 2017 The first projects to start at the new research center MedTechLabs Cancer and Oncology, Cardiovascular Diseases, Centre, Collaboration, Health care
10 Oct 2017 Closing of the course for future education leaders at KI Learning, Management, Pedagogics
09 Oct 2017 Maria Kasper receives Gold Award from the LEO Foundation Prize
09 Oct 2017 Peter Ueda reaches Researchers’ Grand Prix final Prize
09 Oct 2017 AI and Global Health in focus during departmental visit Department, Global Health, Management, Public Health

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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

Swedish Research Council awards SEK 37 million to KI researchers

10 Nov 2017

The Swedish Research Council has finalised funding for the Natural Sciences and Technology as well as the Humanities and Social Sciences. A total of 13 researchers at Karolinska Institutet will share more than SEK 37 million. The Natural Sciences and Technology grants Kristian Dreij , Department of...
Grant

Emma Frans nominated for Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism

10 Nov 2017

Emma Frans, researcher at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, at Karolinska Institutet, has been nominated for the Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism in the Voice of the Year category. The jury explained the nomination as follows: “For addressing the resistance to facts in...
Prize

Genes influence what we choose to look at

10 Nov 2017

How we explore our world with our eyes can influence everything from social interaction to learning.
GeneticsNeuropsychiatryTwin research

Karolinska Institutet comments on the UKÄ decision on the Macchiarini case

09 Nov 2017

Comment: The Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) has today levelled serious criticism at Karolinska Institutet in a supervisory decision delivered to the Board of Karolinska Institutet, regarding issues relating to Paolo Macchiarini’s activities at KI during the period 2013-2016. UKÄ has...
Commentary

Breast cancer recurrence risk lingers longer than expected

09 Nov 2017

Even 20 years after a diagnosis, women with oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer still face a substantial risk of cancer returning or spreading, according to a new analysis from an international team of investigators published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Breast cancerCancer and OncologyDrugHormones

Organisation in focus in this year’s employee survey

08 Nov 2017

Vague organisation, poor knowledge of goals and strategies and disbalance between work and leisure time are some of the results from this year’s employee survey. In spite of this, many employees would recommend Karolinska Institutet (KI) as an employer and the majority are happy with their...
Evaluation

Low school grades linked to attempted suicide into middle age

08 Nov 2017

Young people with lower school grades than their peers run a higher risk of mental ill-health and attempted suicide. In a new study published in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica , researchers from Karolinska Institutet show that this risk persists into middle age. The study examined the...
Mental Ill-HealthPublic Health

Medical nutrition-drink may affect development of early Alzheimer's

07 Nov 2017

In a new study, an international research team shows that a medical nutrition-drink, consisting of, among other things, essential fatty acids and vitamins, may have an impact on disease development in patients with so-called prodromal Alzheimer's disease. This nutritional treatment did not improve...
AlzheimerDementiaNeurodegenerative diseasesNutrition

Fertility preservation with hormone stimulation did not increase risk of breast cancer relapse

06 Nov 2017

Women who received hormone stimulation for fertility preservation did not have a higher relapse rate in breast cancer compared with unexposed control women in a study from Karolinska Institutet published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment . The results could influence the clinical practice for...
Breast cancerHormonesReproductive Medicine

KI wins the big pot in Swedish Research Council Medicine and Health grants

06 Nov 2017

With success in 116 of 204 grants awarded, Karolinska Institutet will receive a total of almost SEK 490 million. The Swedish Research Council approves approximately SEK 1 billion in grants within Medicine and Health. The four researchers from Karolinska Institutet who have been awarded the highest...
Grant

Troponin linked to increased risk of death

02 Nov 2017

A blood test that measures the presence of heart specific proteins called troponins is used by A&E hospitals to diagnose myocardial infarction in patients with chest pain. But even normal levels of the protein in patients without infarction increase the risk of death, a study from Karolinska...
Cardiovascular DiseasesEmergency medicineProteins

Science becomes art

02 Nov 2017

On the 31 October the exhibition The Invisible Body opened at Sven-Harry’s Art Museum in Stockholm. A number of researchers at KI are represented by pictures from their own research. The new art exhibition The Invisible Body (Den osynliga kroppen) narrates the story of ongoing medical research from...

Asthma, hay fever and eczema share more than 100 genetic risk factors

30 Oct 2017

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have contributed to a major international study in Nature Genetics that has identified more than 100 genetic risk factors for asthma, hay fever and eczema which explain why these conditions often coexist. Asthma, hay fever and eczema are allergic conditions that...
AllergyAsthmaGeneticsTwin research

Regarding CEPN’s opinion on suspected misconduct in research

30 Oct 2017

Comment: The Central Ethical Review Board’s Expert Group for Misconduct in Research has now submitted its opinion to Karolinska Institutet regarding six articles of which Paolo Macchiarini is the main author. In June 2016, Karolinska Institutet requested that CEPN express its opinion in order to...
CommentaryInvestigation

KI researchers receive SEK 11 million from AFA Insurance

30 Oct 2017

Four researchers at Karolinska Institutet will share SEK 11 million in research grants from AFA Insurance. Their research will contribute to reducing work-related injuries and long-term sick leave. Magnus Helgesson , Department of Clinical Neuroscience, will receive SEK 4,200,000 to study the role...
GrantWork environment

Cerebral palsy survey in Uganda fills knowledge gap

26 Oct 2017

Cerebral palsy is more common and has higher mortality in Uganda than in high income countries. The underlying brain injury often occurs after the first month after birth, probably caused by malaria, a new population based study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Makerere University in...
Global HealthInternationalNeurobiology

Blood-thinning drugs linked to decreased dementia risk in patients with atrial fibrillation

25 Oct 2017

Blood-thinning drugs not only reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation but are also associated with a significant reduction in the risk of dementia among these patients, according to a new register-based study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Clinical...
CardiologyCardiovascular DiseasesDementiaDrugRegister-based research

Previous screening results important for smear-test decision after age 60

25 Oct 2017

Being screened again after the age of 60 reduces the risk of cervical cancer in women who have previously had abnormal smear tests and in women who did not have smear tests in their 50s, researchers at Karolinska Institutet show. The study, which is published in PLOS Medicine , is important for...
Cancer and OncologyCancer of the cervixEpidemiology

Karolinska Institutet's Commentary on Dr Ahmadreza Djalali

24 Oct 2017

Commentary: On 23 October 2017, Nature writes on the prosecution of Ahmadreza Djalali , a PhD and former research associate of Karolinska Institutet: “A judge in Tehran has ordered the death penalty for Iranian researcher Ahmadreza Djalali, according to his wife and diplomatic sources in Italy.”...
Organisation

The Crown Princess couple at seminar on children's lifestyle

23 Oct 2017

Last Friday, Generation Pep organized a half-day event at KI to inform, inspire and bring together people who believe that they can improve children's and young people's opportunities to live a healthy and healthy life. In addition to the Swedish Crown Princess couple, other speakers and panelists...
PediatricsPhysical activity

Seven international master’s students received this year’s scholarships

23 Oct 2017

For the sixth year in a row, Karolinska Institutet’s Global Master’s Scholarship has been awarded to master’s students from outside Europe.
InternationalMaster programmeScholarshipsStudent

Success for KI in obtaining national infrastructure funding

20 Oct 2017

Karolinska Institutet’s applications to the Swedish Research Council for national funding for research infrastructure have proved successful. Two out of three applications in which KI was the main applicant were granted funding, as well as seven of eight applications in which KI was a co-applicant...
FundingRegister-based research

SEK 15 million in project funding from the Erling-Persson Foundation

20 Oct 2017

Two researchers at Karolinska Institutet receive a total of SEK 15 million in project funding from the Erling-Persson Foundation. The funding is awarded over a three-year period. In its support of scientific research the Erling-Persson Family Foundation prioritizes projects with a focus on medicine...
FundingGrant

Blood molecule attracts predators and warns prey – including humans

20 Oct 2017

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have identified an evolutionarily preserved scent molecule in mammalian blood that attracts predators and repels prey. In the study, published in Scientific Reports , they also report that humans exposed to the smell become stressed and react to it as if they...
MoleculesNeuropsychologyPsychology

EIT Innovators Award 2017 to prostate cancer screening project

19 Oct 2017

Stockholm3, the new and innovative prostate cancer test based on research in Henrik Grönberg ’s group at Karolinska Institutet, has been rewarded with the EIT Innovators Award. EIT Innovators Award recognizes products and services with a very high potential for societal and economic impact...
InnovationProstate cancer

Mattias Carlström receives SEK 6 million grant from the Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation

18 Oct 2017

Mattias Carlström, associate professor at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Karolinska Institutet, has been awarded the Prince Daniel research grant to promising young researchers of SEK 6 million from the Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation. The grant will be used to study the ability of...
Cardiovascular DiseasesGrant

KI researchers awarded Ragnar Söderberg fellowships 2017

18 Oct 2017

This year, five young researchers in the field of medicine – of which three are from Karolinska Institutet – share SEK 40 million in funding from the Ragnar Söderberg Foundation.
AwardFundingGrant

Investigation into Paolo Macchiarini’s animal experiments

18 Oct 2017

An external investigation into the animal experiments conducted by Paolo Macchiarini in the animal facilities of Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge reveals shortcomings in the control of his group and its way of conducting experiments and complying with ethical permits. The investigation...
Investigation

High risk of injury in young elite athletes

18 Oct 2017

Every week, an average of three in every ten adolescent elite athletes suffer an injury. Worst affected are young women, and the risk of injury increases with low self-esteem, especially in combination with less sleep and higher training volume and intensity, a doctoral thesis from Karolinska...
Sports Medicine

Facebook founder supports research at Karolinska Institutet

17 Oct 2017

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is funding 38 pilot projects to help build tools and technologies for the international collaboration Human Cell Atlas.
CollaborationFundingInternationalProject

Classics, folk music and jazz framed the installation ceremony

17 Oct 2017

“As a professor, one is in a unique position to translate new knowledge into care, “ said Vice-Chancellor Ole-Petter Ottersen as he opened Karolinska Institutet’s annual installation ceremony for new professors and recipients of academic awards. Prizewinners, new professors, visiting professors and...
CeremonyProfessor

Two KI researchers accepted on new leadership programme in global health

17 Oct 2017

Helena Nordenstedt and Tobias Alfvén have been accepted on the SIGHT Fellows leadership programme by the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation (SIGHT). The intention of the programme is to contribute to attain the UN’s global sustainability goals by actively developing leaders across...
CollaborationGlobal HealthInternational

Unexpected finding in the cell’s power plant

13 Oct 2017

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered that the protein complex RNase P in the cell’s mitochondria behaves differently than previously thought. The findings, published in Nucleic Acids Research, give important new clues on how certain mutations cause mitochondrial disease. Almost all...
Cell and Molecular BiologyTranscription

Preliminary investigation closed

12 Oct 2017

COMMENTARY: The prosecutor decided on Thursday to terminate the preliminary investigation into Paolo Macchiarini concerning the transplantation of artificial tracheae and other operations performed at Karolinska University Hospital, where he had been employed as a surgeon. The preliminary...
CommentaryInvestigation

Agneta Richter-Dahlfors gets the new award "Nyttiggörandepriset"

11 Oct 2017

"Nyttiggörandepriset" is awarded to researchers funded or recently funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and who have contributed with excellent research that impacts on society during the last two years. The prize is a personal grant of an amount of 50' to 100' SEK. This year's...
Award

KI one year after the action plan

10 Oct 2017

Karolinska Institutet (KI) has implemented a number of initiatives aimed at dealing with the flaws in the organisation brought to light by the Macchiarini case.
AdministrationCollaborationEthicsManagementOrganisation

The first projects to start at the new research center MedTechLabs

10 Oct 2017

MedTechLabs is now open – the research centre formed by a close collaboration between Karolinska Institutet (KI), the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Stockholm County Council (SLL). The objective of the centre’s first project is to develop technology to improve diagnosis and treatment of...
Cancer and OncologyCardiovascular DiseasesCentreCollaborationHealth care

Closing of the course for future education leaders at KI

10 Oct 2017

The Future Education Leaders course, a program to highlight and develop the skills of Karolinska Institutet’s (KI) educational leaders, will conclude on 10 October. Participants will be holding a poster presentation in Aula Medica and KI PRIME recipient Brian Hodges will be giving a lecture. “This...
LearningManagementPedagogics

Maria Kasper receives Gold Award from the LEO Foundation

09 Oct 2017

Maria Kasper, Senior researcher at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Karolinska Institutet, is awarded the LEO Foundation Gold Award 2017 of DKK 1 million. She is rewarded for her exceptional advances within dermatology research. The LEO Foundation Gold Award is awarded to young...
Prize

Peter Ueda reaches Researchers’ Grand Prix final

09 Oct 2017

Peter Ueda, postdoc at Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Medicine, Solna, won the Researchers’ Grand Prix Stockholm during Researchers’ Friday 29 September. As Stockholm’s most inspiring research presenter 2017, he will now go on to the national final on 28 November. During his four-minute...
Prize

AI and Global Health in focus during departmental visit

09 Oct 2017

When vice-chancellor Ole Petter Ottersen visited the Department of Public Health Sciences during his tour of Karolinska Institutet, two issues took centre stage – artificial intelligence and global health.
DepartmentGlobal HealthManagementPublic Health

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