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. This is according to two new studies led by researchers from Karolinska Institutet and published in The Lancet Psychiatry and JAMA Psychiatry.
Grants, prizes and donations
Pauliina Damdimopoulou receives ERC Consolidator Grant for research on women's fertility
KI-researcher Pauliina Damdimopoulou has been awarded a EUR 2 million ERC Consolidator Grant (European Research Council) for the SAFER project (SAfeguarding female FERtility-development of human-relevant in vitro tools for reproductive toxicity). The research will investigate the impact of commonly occurring environmental chemical contaminants on women's reproductive health.
Drones enabled the use of defibrillators before ambulance arrival
Researchers have evaluated the possibility of alerting drones equipped with automated external defibrillators (AED) to patients with suspected cardiac arrest. In more than half of the cases, the drones were ahead of the ambulance by an average of three minutes. In cases where the patient was in cardiac arrest, the drone-delivered defibrillator was used in a majority of cases.
Anti-rheumatic drugs could prevent thyroid disease
Anti-rheumatic drugs used for rheumatoid arthritis might prevent the development of autoimmune thyroid disease, according to a new observational study.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2023
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2023 to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman
The Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman for their discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.
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.
New KI doctors ready to make the world a better place
Diplomas, salutes and fanfares for 155 new KI doctors and 13 jubilee doctors! 10 November was a day of celebration, as they received their accolades to much pomp and ceremony in front of 1,000 guests in Stockholm City Hall’s Blue Hall.
Gambling addiction may increase the risk of long-term sick leave
Gambling addiction can increase the risk of long-term sick leave for several years, according to a new study. The researchers behind the study point to the need to detect people with gambling addiction in time to avoid financial and health problems.
Clustering method can better describe the pathological process after a brain injury
Monitoring brain injury biomarkers and glucose variation in patients who have suffered an acute cranial injury during the entire first week of hospitalisation can provide a more accurate picture of the pathological process.
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.
KI to be knowledge partner of Hagastaden’s new technology museum
Next spring, the National Museum of Science and Technology will be opening a branch – called The Cell – in Stockholm’s Hagastaden, with KI as knowledge partner. The Cell will be a venue where science meets art through fascinating and inspirational activities designed to educate and engage more people in the development of tomorrow’s life science field.
Selected top publications
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
New insights into the molecular role of metal ions in Alzheimer’s disease
Axel Abelein, Accounts of Chemical Research, September 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.