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  • KI is establishing a "Health Emergency and Pandemic Science Center" 21 June, 2021
    On 1 July 2021, a new virtual centre – the Health Emergency and Pandemic Science Center – will be established at Karolinska Institutet. The COVID-19 pandemic has indicated that in the event of acute health threats and pandemics, universities and colleges must be able to quickly change their research, education, and other activities to help […]
  • StratNeuro funding for 2021 Collaborative Neuroscience Projects 21 June, 2021
    StratNeuro awards a total of 18 MSEK to six Collaborative Neuroscience Research Projects. 41 letters of intent from across 12 departments were received, of which the top ranking 1/3 (ranging seven departments at KI), were invited to submit full proposals for a second round of evaluation by an external evaluator panel.
  • Contact with sperm donors aroused many emotions 21 June, 2021
    Sweden was the first country in the world to introduce open-identity sperm donation, whereby adult children are entitled to obtain information about their donors. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now explored how such contacts and relations affect the parents of these young men and women. The study, which is published in Human Reproduction, shows that […]
  • IMM researcher takes part in Nature Nano Talk webinar to discuss FAIR nanosafety data 18 June, 2021
    In order to assess the health and environmental risks of nanomaterials, data is needed. The effective management and reuse of data from standardised testing methods, but also from new high-efficiency and animal-free methods, is expected to accelerate and improve both research and the risk assessment of chemicals and nanomaterials.
  • New thesis on improving stroke risk prediction 17 June, 2021
    Eva Karlöf at the research group Vascular Surgery, the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, will defend her thesis "Improving stroke risk prediction and individualised treatment in carotid atherosclerosis" on June 18, 2021. Main Supervisor is Professor Ulf Hedin.
  • First months decisive for immune system development 17 June, 2021
    Many diseases caused by a dysregulated immune system, such as allergies, asthma and autoimmunity, can be traced back to events in the first few months after birth. To date, the mechanisms behind the development of the immune system have not been fully understood. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet show a connection between breast milk, beneficial […]
  • Mitochondrial ribosome assembly in 3D 16 June, 2021
    In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers at Karolinska Institutet provide insight into the sequence of events leading to formation of functional mitoribosomes and sheds light on the mechanism of action of nine mitoribosome assembly factors involved in this process. The results may help yield novel opportunities for diagnosis and therapeutic intervention for mitochondrial […]
  • Learn the basics of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products 16 June, 2021
    What do you know about ATMPs? Equip yourself for the future – learn the basics of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP). Join in and take the Swedish healthcare into the future!
  • Several persistent chemicals were found in fetal organs 16 June, 2021
    Researchers at Karolinska Institutet found industrial chemicals in the organs of fetuses conceived decades after many countries had banned the substances. In a study published in the journal Chemosphere, the researchers urge decision makers to consider the combined impact of the mix of chemicals that accumulate in people and nature.
  • KI awarded grant for follow-up studies of COVID-19 vaccines 15 June, 2021
    Two research environments from Karolinska Institutet have been awarded grants for follow-up studies of COVID-19 vaccines. In total, six research environments from five universities will share SEK 100 million from the Swedish Research Council. The research environments are based on collaborations between different regions, and will focus on different aspects of health and medical care […]