The Nobel Prize
Don't miss the 2023 Nobel Lectures in Physiology or Medicine
Listen to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman talk about the research that led to effective mRNA vaccines and saved millions of lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participation in Aula Medica on December 7 is free of charge, but to ensure a spot and have time to go through the security check, you should arrive well in advance. Find out more in the KI Calendar.
The risk of cardiovascular disease can be reduced by eating more oily fish
People with close relatives who have suffered from cardiovascular disease may benefit from eating more oily fish, according to a study.
Grants, prizes and donations
New MRI scanner in Huddinge opens up new opportunities
On Tuesday 28 November, a new laboratory for MRI examinations was inaugurated at Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge. The purchase of a new MRI scanner, following a donation from the Erling Persson Foundation, creates completely new opportunities for the Stockholm Region and Karolinska Institutet for both doctors and researchers.
Early body contact develops premature babies' social skills
Skin-to-skin contact during the first hours after birth of very preterm babies helps develop their social skills, according to a news study. The study also shows that fathers may play a more important role than previous research has shown.
Professor Robert Harris made honorary doctorate
Professor Robert A. Harris is made honorary doctorate at the Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMF) Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The honour is given in recognition of Bob Harris’ exceptional contributions to the development of the university, especially in the context of the European University Alliance NeurotechEU project.
Non-Europeans face more eating disorders – less likely to receive specialist care
People in Sweden of non-European descent have almost three times as many eating disorder symptoms as people born in Sweden. But despite this, they have significantly less access to specialist treatment.
How your biological clock unveils the risk of dementia and stroke
As we journey through life, the risk of developing chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease and neurological disorders, increases significantly. However, while we all grow older chronologically at the same pace, biologically, our clocks can tick faster or slower. A new study suggests your biological age, more than the years you’ve lived, may predict your risk of dementia and stroke in the future.
New findings on long-term treatment of ADHD and its link to cardiovascular disease
A large proportion of patients who start taking ADHD medication, especially young adults, stop within the first year. However, people who use ADHD medicine for a long time and in higher-than-average doses seem to have a higher risk of some cardiovascular diseases.
KI and Stockholm School of Economics to launch a program in health diplomacy
Global health is becoming increasingly complex, ranging from pandemics and climate change to wars, migration and deteriorating mental health. There is an urgent need for a new generation of global health leaders. The Stockholm School of Economics and Karolinska Institutet are now launching a new initiative to meet the challenges ahead.
Selected top publications
HIV-1A6 is the sixth most common subtype of HIV in Sweden
Anders Sönnerborg et al, Eurosurveilance, December 2023
Ultralight enzymes can increase reaction rates 2-3-fold
Roman Zubarev et al, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, November 2023
Two-thirds of all miscarriages may be due to foetal chromosomal abnormalities
Andres Salumets, Masoud Zamani Esteki et al, Nature Medicine, November 2023
First description of placebo controls traced back to the Middle Ages
Karin Jensen et al, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, November 2023
Molecular blueprint of circuits governing locomotor speed
Abdel El Manira et al, Nature Neuroscience, November 2023
New study shows how the Ebola virus infects our cells
Ali Mirazimi et al, Nature Communications, October 2023
Nanoclusters of insulin control insulin activity
Ana Teixeira, Nature Nanotechnology, October 2023
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Information regarding the war in Ukraine
On this page you will find information for staff and students concerning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.