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  • KI students won award for best environmental project 12 December, 2018
    Students at Karolinska Institutet (KI) have, together with students from KTH and Konstfack, developed a method for cleaning wastewater from antibiotic and other drug residues before reaching the sea. The idea and prototype was presented in an international competition in synthetic biology, where the Stockholm team won the first prize in two categories. The Stockholm […]
  • New method for studying ALS more effectively 12 December, 2018
    The neurodegenerative disease ALS causes motor neuron death and paralysis. However, long before the cells die, they lose contact with the muscles as their axons atrophy. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now devised a new method that radically improves the ability to study axons and thus to better understand the pathological development of ALS. The […]
  • Cured cancer patients in focus when Nobel Laureates lectured at KI 11 December, 2018
    The Nobel Lectures held by the laureates of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine saw the Erling Persson Hall in Aula Medica at Karolinska Institutet filled to the brim. In addition to 1,000 audience members in the hall, people around the world were able to watch the live broadcast when James P. Allison […]
  • His doctoral thesis covers the discontinued biobank initiative 11 December, 2018
    Doctoral student Anthony Larsson will defend his doctoral thesis on 12 December at Karolinska Institutet.  The thesis covers the fate of biobank initiative BBMRI.se, which was ultimately discontinued by the Swedish Research Council following an investigation. In his thesis, Anthony Larsson describes why the initiative failed. However, his work began on completely different premises. Anthony […]
  • HPV type 16 or 18 in young women predicts risk of cervical cancer 10 December, 2018
    The human papilloma virus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer. According to new guidelines in Sweden, women over thirty therefore undergo initial screening for the virus rather than a smear test. But younger women also have a much higher risk of pre-cancerous lesions if they carry HPV 16 or 18, a study from Karolinska Institutet in […]
  • Online CBT helps children with stomach pains 7 December, 2018
    Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) online can be useful in treating gastrointestinal disorders in children when no physical cause can be found. This is the viewpoint of researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that is described in a new study published in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  About 13 per cent of all children suffer […]
  • KI researchers to receive a third of the Swedish Research Council’s funding for clinical research 6 December, 2018
    Researchers at KI are to be awarded over 37 percent of the Swedish Research Council’s funds granted for clinical treatment research in 2018. Of the 200 million kronor for the period 2019‑2021, no less than 75 million kronor is going to research at KI. The Council also granted funds for research into children’s and young people’s mental […]
  • Diabetes drug liraglutide linked to lower risk of cardiovascular events 6 December, 2018
    Real world data from a large Nordic study shows that use of liraglutide, a drug for type 2 diabetes, is associated with a lower risk of myocardial infarction, stroke or cardiovascular death. The study, led by researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, is published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. The number of patients with […]
  • New possible target for treating major common diseases 4 December, 2018
    There is a large, untapped potential for developing drugs against cancer, fibrosis and cardiovascular diseases by targeting a family of receptors known as Frizzleds, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden believe. In a new study published in Science Signaling, they identify how these receptors are activated in the cell membrane and the processes that are […]
  • ERC grants for research on MS, schizophrenia, and spider-silk fibers 29 November, 2018
    Three researchers at Karolinska Institutet are being awarded prestigious grants from the European Research Council (ERC). Jens Hjerling Leffler, Anna Rising and Maja Jagodic each receive the ERC Consolidator Grant 2018 for research on, respectively, brain cell type-specific interactions in schizophrenia; the generation of artificial spider-silk super fibers; and epigenetics in multiple sclerosis. This funding […]