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  • Genetic analysis can provide better dosage of antipsychotic drugs 16 April, 2019
    An initial gene analysis may yield better outcomes when patients are treated with the antipsychotic drugs risperidone and aripiprazole. A novel study shows how the activity of a specific enzyme, which metabolises the two drugs, affects the individual dose that should be given for optimal treatment. The study is published in The Lancet Psychiatry and […]
  • Pathway contributing to fatty liver disease discovered 11 April, 2019
    Researchers from Karolinska Institutet have found a protein that is a critical regulator in the development of fatty liver disease in mice, according to a study published in the journal Nature Communications. Analysis of liver biopsies of patients indicate that the identified mechanisms may help explain the diverse susceptibility of patients to develop more severe […]
  • WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus visited KI 11 April, 2019
    WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, visited Karolinska Institutet and Campus Solna on Tuesday morning. In the presence of students, teachers, researchers and other KI employees, he discussed the education and research and KI's role for the WHO and for the opportunities of achieving the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Basic research, knowledge development, […]
  • Mutation behind incurable disease mapped 10 April, 2019
    Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have mapped the genetic mutation behind the incurable disease systemic mastocytosis. The results give insights into the origin of the disease, and the researchers also discovered a protein with potential to improve disease diagnosis. The results are published in the journal EBioMedicine. Systemic mastocytosis is an incurable disease characterised by accumulation […]
  • A new way of finding compounds that prevent ageing 9 April, 2019
    Researchers at KI have developed a new method for identifying compounds that prevent ageing. The method is based on a new way of determining age in cultured human cells and is reported in a study in the journal Cell Reports. Using the method, the researchers found a group of candidate substances that they predict to […]
  • New resource expands use of lab technique to visualise DNA in cells 9 April, 2019
    Researchers at Karolinska Institutet present a publicly available resource that can accelerate the use of so-called FISH techniques for studying how the genome is spatially organised in the cell nucleus. The new platform, which enables more cost-effective analyses for both research and diagnostic labs, is described in the scientific journal Nature Communications. DNA fluorescence in […]
  • Portrait of researchers and their innovations in a new brochure 8 April, 2019
    A number of products and solutions have been developed out of research at Karolinska Institutet and contribute to great social benefit. To highlight this, KI Innovations AB has produced a brochure that presents twenty researchers and their innovations. ”The purpose is to illustrate the variety and breadth that exists amongst innovations from KI to inspire […]
  • A sleep-deprived brain interprets impressions negatively 8 April, 2019
    A sleepless night not only leaves us fatigued and distracted, it also makes us interpret things more negatively and makes us more likely to lose our temper. Moreover, people suffering from a pollen allergy are at a high risk of some form of sleep disruption from the outset. This according to a new doctoral thesis […]
  • KI's Biomedicum named Building of the Year! 4 April, 2019
    Biomedicum on the Campus Solna has been namedthe Building of the Year. The motivation reads: “The winner of the 2019 Building of the Year award has succeeded with a project that was both complicated and extensive. The project team set their sights high as regards developing collaboration, work climate and a safety mindset – and succeeded. The […]
  • Students in focus at conference on global goals 4 April, 2019
    How the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development are to be integrated into higher education and the importance of engaging students in these efforts were the topics of lively debate at the recent conference “Rethinking Higher Education – Inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals”. The conference, which was held in Aula Medica on Saturday 30 […]