Ashley Moffett and Peter Thelin made honorary doctors at KI
Karolinska Institutet has decided to award honorary doctorates to Ashley Moffett, professor emerita at the University of Cambridge, UK, and Peter Thelin, chair of the Swedish Brain Fund, for their important contributions to science and KI, respectively. The formal ceremony will take place at the conferment ceremony in Stockholm City Hall on 26 April.
Anna Martling strengthens KI’s role in the development of life science
Karolinska Institutet is to be an engine driving the realisation of Sweden’s potential in the field of life science. As an important step in this direction, Professor Anna Martling has been appointed Scientific Director Life Science at KI. Professor Martling has spent the past three years leading KI’s efforts to implement precision medicine in healthcare.
Grants, prizes and donations
KI researchers receive grant of SEK 19 million for research on long COVID
Two researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been awarded grants from the PolyBio Research Foundation totalling USD 1.85 million dollars (SEK 19 million) for research into long COVID. It is hoped that the studies will provide valuable insights that can promote the development of more efficacious treatments for long COVID, which is still a puzzling condition.
KI in international collaboration to prevent Alzheimer's disease
Karolinska Institutet is one of 24 partners in AD-RIDDLE, a collaborative project that aims to increase healthcare providers' ability to diagnose, prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease. The project is supported by, among others, the EU's Innovative Health Initiative (IHI).
COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women safe for newborn infants
No increased risks for babies, and for some serious neonatal complications lower risks. This is the result of the largest study to date on the safety of newborn babies whose mothers were vaccinated against COVID-19 during pregnancy.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy tested for post-covid conditions
High-dose pressurized oxygen can stress out old immune cells, leaving behind a younger, better functioning immune system. It helped with acute COVID, and now Anders Kjellberg is testing the method for post-covid as well.
Aiming for Mars — curious about space medicine
After half a century in near-Earth orbit, humans are heading further out in space. First to the moon again. Then on to Mars! For this to go well, more research is needed on how space stresses the human body.
The Macchiarini case: timeline
Selected top publications
New insight into c-MYC protein could pave the way for new cancer treatments
Dilraj Lama et al, Nature Communications, February 2024
New method enables DNA profiling at single-cell resolution
Jinxin Chen et al, Nature Communications, February 2024
New study reveals how spiders make super-strong silk
Gefei Chen et al, Advanced Functional Materials, February 2024
Here are the traits we inherited from Neandertals and Denisovans
Hugo Zeberg, Mattias Jakobsson & Svante Pääbo, Cell, February 2024
Researchers have established a system that allows site-specific protein degradation within mitochondria
Swastika Sanyal et al, Nature Communications, February 2024
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