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  • “One in five had completely avoided sexual relations after their diagnosis” 18 February, 2019
    Hello, Galit Andersson, who recently defended a doctoral thesis at the Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet. For your thesis you conducted large surveys of transgender people and people living with HIV in Sweden to assay their quality of life. What were your most interesting results? “People living with HIV generally rate their quality […]
  • Brain pathways of aversion identified 14 February, 2019
    What happens in the brain when we feel discomfort? Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden are now one step closer to finding the answer. In a new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry they identify which pathways in the mouse brain control behaviour associated with aversion. Scientists have long been interested in how the […]
  • Social threat learning influences our decisions 14 February, 2019
    Learning what is dangerous by watching a video or being told (known as social learning) has just as strong an effect on our decision-making as first-hand experience of danger, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report. The results of the study, which is published in the journal PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), […]
  • Newly discovered disease opens for future diabetes treatment 12 February, 2019
    Knowledge of a newly discovered genetic disorder, which means that a person cannot produce the protein TXNIP (thioredoxin interacting protein) in their cells, can open for the development of new diabetes drugs. This is shown in a study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Diabetes. With modern techniques more and more previously unknown genetic […]
  • Low physical fitness in adolescence linked to higher risk of disability pension later in life 12 February, 2019
    Obesity or low physical fitness during adolescence is strongly associated with disability pension later in life. This is shown in a study of more than one million Swedish men, published in Annals of Internal Medicine by researchers at Karolinska Institutet. In many countries, disability pensions are granted to working-aged persons who are likely to never […]
  • DNA puzzle uncovers rare chromosome defects 11 February, 2019
    Using puzzle pieces from four different DNA analyses, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been able to map three extremely complex chromosome aberrations. This has given families answers about the cause of their children’s serious symptoms. The study was published in the scientific journal PLOS Genetics and the goal is to produce a test to be […]
  • KI signs agreement with the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology 11 February, 2019
    KI has now formalised its collaboration with the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) in the interests of promoting sustainable drug development and rational drug use. The agreement applies to both research and education. A memorandum of understanding was signed by Michael Spedding, secretary general of the IUPHAR and KI president Ole Petter […]
  • New insight into cell receptors opens the way for tailored cancer drugs 8 February, 2019
    New research on how cancer mutations influence a certain type of receptor on the cell membrane opens the way for the development of tailored drugs for certain cancers, such as rectal cancer and lung cancer. This according to researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University, who have been collaborating with researchers in the UK and […]
  • Young people with Hodgkin lymphoma have low relapse risk 8 February, 2019
    The treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma is now so effective that young patients who do not have a relapse within two years of therapy have a life expectancy similar to that of their healthy peers. This according to a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Oncology by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and their colleagues […]
  • Jumping and jiving with Prince Daniel at public health professor’s farewell lecture 7 February, 2019
    Mai-Lis Hellénius, popularly known as Karolinska Institutet’s lifestyle professor, held her farewell lecture in Aula Medica, Solna, on 1 February. The lecture, How diet and exercise can prevent cardiovascular disease, attracted some 700 people. One of these was Prince Daniel. “I’m overwhelmed and stunned!” So said Mai-Lis Hellénius, professor at the Department of Medicine, Solna, […]