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  • Mapping bone-marrow microenvironment sheds fresh light on leukaemia 23 May, 2019
    Stem cells are surrounded and protected by the stem-cell niche – the microenvironment – of the tissue in which they are found. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have mapped the stem-cell niche in the bone marrow of mice and studied how it is influenced by developing leukemia. Their results, which are published in the journal Cell, […]
  • Karolinska Institutet's new research environment ANA Futura inaugurated 23 May, 2019
      On May 20 KI's research environment ANA Futura in Flemingsberg was inaugurated. The remodelled house inhabits researchers and staff from four departments sharing infrastructure and joining forces for translational research and education. Meet Professor Mats Trulsson, Head of Department of the Department for Dental Medicine and chair of the steering committee at ANA Futura in a film […]
  • The first day on the job for KI’s new University Director 20 May, 2019
    Today, Katarina Bjelke has her first day of work at Karolinska Institutet as the University Director.  She studied and earned her PhD at KI and also held various management positions at KI. “I think that Karolinska Institutet is a very important university for Sweden. It will be very enjoyable to begin working here again,” says […]
  • Adult-onset IBD linked to higher mortality 17 May, 2019
    While the onset of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease) in adulthood is tied to a higher mortality, the actual number of deaths has been falling, a Swedish study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Gut reports. Now it is a case of ascertaining which of the newer treatments are the most […]
  • Genes affect our desire to own a dog 17 May, 2019
    Researchers at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from more than 35,000 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin Registry. The results, which are published in the journal Scientific Reports, indicate that an individual’s genetic make-up has a great influence on whether they choose to acquire […]
  • KI hosts this year’s STS Forum European Workshop 17 May, 2019
    Today, 16 May, the Japanese organisation “Science and Technology in Society forum” (STS forum) is arranging a workshop at KI with representatives from, amongst others, Microsoft, Ericsson, universities, and the Japanese authority for science and technology. On the agenda are information and communication technology for health and wellbeing and AI in medicine. While the STS Forum holds its […]
  • Spring’s conferment ceremony something of a record-breaker 15 May, 2019
    This spring’s conferment ceremony at Karolinska Institutet was something of a record-breaker. As many as 157 new doctors of medical science received their hat and diploma in Stockholm City Hall before being given a cannon salute in celebration of their having earned the highest academic degree. The honorary doctors were welcomed first onto the podium […]
  • Researchers learn more about severe liver disease 15 May, 2019
    Approximately one out of every ten people with hepatitis B are coinfected with hepatitis D, which is among the most serious liver conditions. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and their German colleagues have described the impact of chronic hepatitis D on parts of the immune system. The study was published in the Journal of Hepatology. The hepatitis […]
  • Transplanted cells reveal early signs of type 1 diabetes 15 May, 2019
    By the time type 1 diabetes is diagnosed, most of the insulin-producing beta cells have already been destroyed. Now, using an innovative transplantation technique, researchers at Karolinska Institutet and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have been able to intervene to save the beta cells in mice by discovering early signs of the disease. […]
  • IL-1 inhibitors may reduce radiation-induced vascular damage 14 May, 2019
    Radiation therapy against cancer can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease much later in life, as the radiation causes chronic inflammation of the exposed blood vessels. In a new study published in the European Heart Journal, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have shown that these inflammations can be treated with IL-1 inhibitors. Damage to […]