Memory killer cells can improve survival for melanoma patients
Researchers at KI and the University of Copenhagen have identified how certain memory killer cells are formed in human skin. The new study shows that high levels of these cells in cancer tissue correlate with better survival in melanoma.
Ischemic heart disease linked to increased risk of dementia
Older people with ischemic heart disease have an increased long-term risk of dementia and accelerated cognitive decline, independent of coexisting atrial fibrillation, heart failure, and cerebrovascular disease, according to a new study.
Graduating students share their favourite memories
More than a thousand students graduate from Karolinska Institutet this summer. We asked them to share some of their favourite memories and what's ahead.
Grants, Prizes and Donations
Hanna Karlsson and Sara Widén receive KI’s new Sustainability Award
Hanna Karlsson and Sara Widén are the first ever recipients of KI’s new Sustainability Award, which they have earned in recognition of their efforts to support the KI faculty on issues of sustainability.
KI research into future working life and elderly wellbeing receives over SEK 91 million
The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte) is allocating over SEK 91 million to KI research on elderly wellbeing and future working life. One of the researchers is Associate Professor Carin Håkansta who will be examining how the working environment is affected when some managerial tasks are taken over by algorithms.
They are awarded the 2023 Prize for Innovation and Utilization
KI has decided to award Johan Hartman and Mattias Rantalainen the 2023 Prize for Innovation and Utilization. They are rewarded for improving cancer diagnostics with innovative research and inspiring working methods.
Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg awarded ERC Proof of Concept Grant
Professor Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg has been awarded an ERC Proof of Concept Grant, which is aimed at researchers who have previously been funded by the European Research Council and now want to explore the innovation potential of their previous project.
Three KI researchers awarded ERC Advanced Grants
Three professors at Karolinska Institutet – Gonçalo Castelo-Branco, Maria Eriksson and Björn Högberg – have been awarded ERC Advanced Grants, one of the most prestigious and competitive EU funding schemes. The funds, totaling more than 8 million euros, will support the use of innovative basic research methods to further our understanding of disease mechanisms and to explore the tiniest building blocks of DNA.
Fewer suicides among boys in regions with more bipolar diagnoses
A new study in JAMA Psychiatry shows that fewer boys commit suicide in Swedish regions where bipolar diagnoses are more common, highlighting the importance of correct diagnosis and treatment for suicide prevention.
Better bipolar diagnosis may reduce suicide rates in boys
A study found fewer suicides among boys in Swedish regions with more bipolar diagnoses, writes the authors in The Conversation.
Multiple sclerosis: new evidence for the role of glandular fever virus
A new KI study offers clues on how the common Epstein-Barr virus can cause multiple sclerosis (MS) in some people. Postdoc Olivia Thomas writes about the findings in The Conversation.
Lower risk of heart disease when obesity is due to genetics rather than lifestyle
KI researchers write in The Conversation that their results on the link between obesity and cardiovasular disease provide further evidence that the effects of obesity on health differ from one person to the next and that focusing too much on BMI has its drawbacks.
Melatonin use may reduce self-harm in young people
Treating sleep problems with melatonin could lead to fewer instances of self-harm in young people, writes KI researcher Sarah Bergen in an article in The Conversation based on her own research.
More articles from KI researchers published in The Conversation
From cold-resistant genes to face masks, Karolinska Institutet researchers contribute to the global public discourse on a range of topics through our collaboration with the international news site The Conversation.
How KI students want to get young people moving
Movement and physical activity were in focus when the KI Impact Challenge event was arranged for the first time after the pandemic.
Previous smallpox vaccine provides immunity to mpox
Vaccines against smallpox given until the mid-1970s offer continuing cross-reactive immunity to mpox (previously known as monkeypox), according to a new study.
New method reveals bacterial reaction to antibiotics in five minutes
KI researchers have developed a molecular method able to detect whether or not bacteria respond to antibiotics within minutes. They now hope to develop a simple test for doctors to use.
New study explains how a common virus can cause multiple sclerosis
A study published in Science Advances shows that some MS patients have antibodies against the Epstein-Barr virus that mistakenly attack a protein in the brain and spinal cord.
An evening of celebration at the spring conferment ceremony
On May 12 more than 850 people gathered at Stockholm City Hall to celebrate Karolinska Institutet’s 152 new doctors and honorary doctors Wilhelmina Hoffman and Fredrik Lundberg.
Listening to students over coffee and buns
350 cardamom buns awaited KI’s students as they gathered for a coffee and chat with the new president Annika Östman Wernerson, who had arranged the informal meeting with the student unions to encourage a closer dialogue with the university management.
New procedure gives researchers access to 1.5 million COVID-19 samples stored at KI
Biobank Sweden has teamed up with the Swedish regions and the National Pandemic Centre (NPC) at Karolinska Institutet to produce a new process that gives researchers access to 1.5 million COVID-19 samples.
Billions at stake in the EU – how Stockholm Trio in Brussels is active in European research policy
Alone, remotely, in the middle of a pandemic – this is how life in the Brussels office of the University Alliance Stockholm Trio began for the EU veteran Dan Andrée. It went at half-speed at first, but now, two and half years later, the office in the EU’s political cradle is bursting with activities.
Researchers map the immunology of the gut in children with IBD
In a new study, researchers have mapped the immune system in the gut of children with inflammatory bowel disease. The results can be used to design more targeted therapies.
How PCOS can affect the health of future generations of men
Sons of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have a twofold increased risk to develop obesity, according to a new study. According to the researchers from Karolinska Institutet the findings highlight a previously unknown risk of passing PCOS-related health problems across generations through the male side of a family
Government decision to shorten term of office for university board comes under fire
The government’s decision to shorten the term of office for new board members for the country’s higher education institutions has sparked critical reactions from the sector. Annika Östman Wernerson, president of Karolinska Institutet, shares their concerns.
Information regarding the war in Ukraine
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Selected top publications
The mechanical properties of spider silk protein hydrogels can be used for continuous drug release
Anna Rising et al, Advanced Functional Materials, May 2023
Ischemic heart disease is linked to increased risk of dementia
Chengxuan Qiu et al, Alzheimer's & Dementia, May 2023
New recommendations for how researchers should use placebo-like control treatments
Karin Jensen et al, BMJ, May 2023
Subset of immune cells in the brain is involved in the establishment of a neuronal system controlling cognition
Bertrand Joseph et al, Nature Neuroscience, May 2023
Study opens for new ways to study protein droplets in disease
Michael Landreh et al, Journal of the American Chemical Society, maj 2023
Delay of certain T cell responses may underlie severe COVID-19
Anna Smed-Sörensen et al, Nature Communications, April 2023
Bacteria stuck in the cervix may cause recurrent infections
Gabriella Edfeldt et al, Microbiome, March 2023
Researchers propose a novel biomarker for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
Igor C. Fontana, Amit Kumar, Agneta Nordberg, Nature Reviews Neurology, March 2023
New method identifies protein forms involved in disease and drug response
Nils Kurzawa et al, Nature Chemical Biology, March 2023
Researchers have mapped the human adipose tissue: This is how fat cells change in health and disease
Lucas Massier et al, Nature Communications, March 2023
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