KI in top 10 of institutions with most publications on COVID-19 immunity
In a new analysis, Karolinska Institutet is ranked number eight in a list of organizations with the most published articles on COVID-19 and the immune response. KI also stands out as one of the universities that has had the most international collaborations in the field. The analysis was conducted by Chinese researchers without a connection to KI and is published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health.
Scientists develop gel made from spider silk proteins for biomedical applications
Researchers at KI and SLU have discovered that spider silk proteins can be fused to biologically active proteins and be converted into a gel at body temperature. One of the goals is to develop an injectable protein solution that forms a gel inside the body, which could be used in for example tissue engineering and for drug release.
How the final candidates for KI president passed the eye of a needle
On Aug. 11, the election committee presented two final candidates in the hunt for a new president of Karolinska Institutet. Annika Östman Wernerson at KI and Eva Tiensuu Janson at Uppsala University were selected among some 100 potential candidates. University board chairperson Göran Stiernstedt in the election committee and Professor Erika Franzén in the search committee comment on the recruitment process.
Lessons from Sweden's COVID approach
Although Sweden was hit hard by the first wave, its total excess deaths during the first two years of the pandemic was among the lowest in Europe. Senior research specialist Emma Frans looks back at how Sweden handled the pandemic and how its approach compared against others in an article published by The Conversation.
New findings on potential targets for treating venous ulcers
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet present new insights into the role of small molecules, microRNAs, in skin wound healing. The study, published in the journal eLife, highlights possible future approaches for treating venous ulcers, a common type of chronic non-healing wounds.
Single clinical test provides more answers about COVID-19
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet present the results of a refined clinical COVID-19 test, which has been used to track the spread of the Omicron variant in real time in the Swedish population. The study, published in the journal Med, provides new insights into the dominance transition of Omicron sublineages that occurred consistently across the world.
Academic Pride back in the parade after two years
During Pride Week in Stockholm in early August, Karolinska Institutet raised the rainbow flag over campus and participated in the parade together with several other universities under the Academic Pride flag.
War injuries – more than just the bullet wounds
Hearing the word ‘war injury’, one might think of bullet wounds, torn off limbs or burns from explosions. And whilst injuries such as these certainly feature in the palette of suffering that war brings, the reality is more complex, and to some extent perhaps also less cinematic.
Classification of C-sections may need to be developed for improved maternity care
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have evaluated a commonly used classification system for tracking C-section trends and found that it could be further developed to take into account more important variables. The study is published in PLOS Medicine.
Breakthrough in precision medicine for the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, among others, have studied the benefit of adding an established drug as a novel targeted therapy in the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). The results suggest that the drug hydroxyurea can increase treatment efficacy at a relatively low cost.
Top publications in selection
Immune response differs between immunodeficient patients after Covid mRNA vaccination
Yu Gao et al, Immunity, July 2022
Neurons specialised in encoding sound emerge before birth
Francois Lallemend et al, Nature Communications, July 2022
New hope for children with inherited liver diseases
Thompson RJ et al, The Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology, June 2022
Low socioeconomic status linked to increased risk of bleeding after aortic valve replacement
Dalén M et al, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, June 2022
”Unexpected finding on the 3D organisation of chromosomes”
Björkegren C et al, Science Advances, June 2022
New study on IRF7 protein deficient patients with COVID-19 and influenza
Campbell T et al, Journal of Experimental Medicine, June 2022
A non-coding RNA regulates gene expression in human mitochondria
Xuefeng Zhu et al, Cell, June 2022
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