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In October, the new university collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University in global health, the GlobeLife network, will be launched. The interdisciplinary network aims to promote Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.
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The Strategic Research Area Neuroscience, StratNeuro, calls on the KI neuroscience community for nominations to replace three members of its executive board, who have left the board as they have assumed new positions.
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A type of anti-bacterial T cells, so-called MAIT cells, are strongly activated in people with moderate to severe COVID-19 disease, according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that is published in the journal Science Immunology. The findings contribute to increased understanding about how our immune system responds against COVID-19 infection.
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The primary purpose of the wellness allowance is to stimulate and inspire to regular physical activity. The benefit is offered to employees at KI, including those employed for a limited period. Apply before 30 November 2020.
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Neurovetenskap
Karolinska Institutet, in collaboration with KTH - Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, is opening a new research centre. The aim of the centre, called AIMES – Center for the Advancement of Integrated Medical and Engineering Sciences, is to promote inter-disciplinary research and its translation to societal impact.
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Women receiving fertility-sparing surgery for treatment of borderline ovarian tumours were able to have children, a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in Fertility & Sterility shows. Natural fertility was preserved in most of them and only a small proportion required assisted reproductive treatment such as in vitro fertilization. Survival in the group was also as high as in women who had undergone radical surgical for treatment of similar tumours.
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Barbara Canlon was elected as a foreign member of the medical science class at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on March 12, 2020.
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More than 10 percent of young and previously healthy people who develop severe COVID-19 have misguided antibodies that attack the immune system itself, and another 3.5 percent carry a specific genetic mutation. This is according to new research published in Science by an international consortium involving researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
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Researchers at KI have received funding from the United States Army for the development of genetic engineering methods to alleviate or cure the disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common form of genetic neuromuscular disease in children.
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In a study published in JAMA researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital have examined the association between a positive SARS-CoV-2 test during pregnancy and complications in mothers and their newborn babies. Almost two out of three pregnant women who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 were asymptomatic and the researchers found no higher prevalence of complications during delivery or of ill-health in the neonates. However, preeclampsia was more common in infected women.
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Tips from KI Grants Office about current calls.
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Nils-Göran Larsson receives a project grant in Endocrinology & Metabolism of DKK 2 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation. We’ve talked to him about the project that investigates the role of mitochondria in the development of obesity-associated insulin resistance.
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New knowledge on the cellular makeup and growth of teeth can expedite developments in regenerative dentistry – a biological therapy for damaged teeth – as well as the treatment of tooth sensitivity. The study, which was conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, is published in Nature Communications.
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Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a method for fast, cheap, yet accurate testing for COVID-19 infection. The method simplifies and frees the testing from expensive reaction steps, enabling upscaling of the diagnostics. This makes the method particularly attractive for places and situations with limited resources, for repeated testing and for moving resources from expensive diagnostics to other parts of the care chain. The study is published in Nature Communications.
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Due to work with the operating environment for the KLARA database, EcoOnline (formerly Nordic Port) will close down access to the entire KLARA from 16 am. The work is expected to be completed later in the evening on the 28th.
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KI researcher Federico Iovino has been awarded the Bjarne Ahlström's Minnesfonds pris 2020 (Bjarne Ahlström’s Memorial Fund Prize 2020) for his research in Clinical Neurology and on the study of inflammatory mechanisms that affect the function of the central or peripheral nervous system. The prize which consists of SEK 1000,000 is awarded annually and is distributed partly as an individual prize of SEK 50,000, partly as a research grant of SEK 950,000.
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The Global Undergraduate Awards is the world’s leading undergraduate awards programme which recognises top undergraduate work, shares this work with a global audience and connects students across cultures and disciplines. Also this year KI has brought back great results.
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Doctoral students affected by this decision must decide if they intend to complete their doctoral studies or if it is time to terminate them.
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Institutet för miljömedicin
Karolinska Institutet's building and research lab Biomedicum in Solna wins the prestigious international competition Mipim Awards 2020 in the category Best Healthcare Development. Biomedicum was the only Swedish contribution among the nominations. The building has previously also won the Swedish award Building of the Year.
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Medicinsk biokemi och biofysik, Mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi, Fysiologi och farmakologi, Neurovetenskap, Cell- och molekylärbiologi
Due to planned maintenance, the bibliometric system is unavailable on Tuesday 22 September 09:00–16:00.
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On the completion of Karolinska Institutet’s new laboratory, Biomedicum, the old premises known as the Retzius Laboratory were vacated. The building’s owner, Akademiska Hus, is currently undertaking a major renovation, after which it will be leased to new tenants. Since 2018, KI has not conducted any operations in this area of Campus Solna.
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Due to planned maintenance, the bibliometric system is unavailable on Tuesday 22 September 09:00–16:00.
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The first virtual workshop between the Stockholm Trio (KI, KTH and SU) and the University of Tokyo was conducted September 16th-18th, via Zoom. The overarching theme for the workshop was sustainable development. It brought together senior academics, young researchers, students, and other staff mainly from Sweden and Japan, but also from India, China, Mexico, Brazil, Ethiopia, France and Indonesia. Many ideas were brought forward for future, interdisciplinary collaboration between the four univer
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Simon Elsässer receives a grant of SEK 2.7 million from IngaBritt and Arne Lundberg's Foundation for the project "sORF peptides in tumor biology and diagnosis". Elsässer's project is one of 19 that has been awarded a total of SEK 36 million this year.
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Tuesday 22/9 between 9-13 SUNET are updating the EduSign service. During this period the service may be unavailable.

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Sweden chose a different pandemic strategy than its peer nations. This included the timing of pandemic-related actions, how parts of the healthcare system reacted to the pandemic, the legal framework for the relationship between the Government and other actors and actions taken with regard to schools. In a paper published in Acta Paediatrica, Professor Jonas F Ludvigsson presents a detailed timeline on how Sweden tackled COVID-19 during the eight months up to 1 September, 2020.
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Dr. Ivan Nalvarte, a Senior Researcher at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition (BioNut) at Karolinska Institutet, has been awarded a grant of approximately 1.75 million US dollars for four years, from the National Institute of Health (NIH), USA.
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The next salary revision will be carried out at the beginning of 2021. The reason is that KI, like other government agencies, is awaiting the central negotiations within the government area in order to obtain a coherent salary revision for all employees. The time from when the new salary applies may vary depending on which trade union you belong to.
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On Monday October 12th there will be a COMPLETE power shutdown in Neo for approcimately 30 minutes, some time between 8 am and 9 am. During those ~30 minutes all labs and offices in Neo will be COMPLETELY without power (both normal and backup), including the freezer hotel, cold rooms etc. This is due to maintenance on the electrical infrastructure supplying all of Neo. Don't expect to be able to work in Neo before 11 am.
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Biovetenskaper och näringslära, Hematologi, Med njursjukdomar, Neurogeriatrik, Eriksdotter, Westman
Karolinska Institutet is proposing, in partnership with Karolinska University Hospital, a national preventative drive aimed at people at risk of committing acts of sexual violence. One initiative is to set up a national knowledge hub.
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Current research projects, grants and other activities related to COVID-19 at our department.
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Global folkhälsa
The Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME) will take over responsibility for its administrative support and has therefore built up an administrative team at LIME. This means that the administration at GPH will be able to provide support solely to our department as from 1 October.
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Global folkhälsa
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet describe molecular and cellular consequences of unique genetic mutations affecting the CASK gene which has been implicated in various neurodevelopmental disorders. Notably, the results indicate differences in the development of presynapses of inhibitory neurons in individuals with specific mutations. The findings elucidate key mechanisms during early neuronal maturation and may help to define targets for future drug discoveries for these disorders.
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Liquid nitrogen safety course is now up and running again. The Liquid Nitrogen Safety courses for 25th of September and 7th of October area now fully booked. New dates will be announced shortly.

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Fysiologi och farmakologi
Tips from KI Grants Office about current calls.
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The 26th annual meeting in the platform collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and the Mayo Clinic was completely digital for the first time due to the current pandemic with restrictions regarding both travel and large gatherings. The conference ended with a popular live seminar in honor of David H. Murdock.
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Niclas Johansson, formerly of General Electric (now Cytiva) in Uppsala, is the new chief security officer at Karolinska Institutet.
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In his thesis, Emilio Ugalde Morales uses a molecular epidemiology approach to investigate the association between risk factors and aggressive breast cancer defined by tumor characteristics, intrinsic subtypes, mode of detection, and survival.
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15 Sep 2020
Test Fredrik
Testing testing
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Johnell
Karolinska Institutet’s Grand Silver Medal 2020 is awarded to Ove Hagelin, Richard J. Heald, Hans Jörnvall, Lars Olson and Nancy Pedersen. The award has been conferred on them in special recognition of their significant contributions to medical research in general and Karolinska Institutet in particular.
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During the weekend, UHR made major updates in both NyA ​​and Antagning.se. Unfortunately, nothing seems to work properly as it should now and there are many who have problems logging in to the NyA web. UHR troubleshoots for full mugs and hopefully solves the problem very soon!
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While alcohol dependency is becoming increasingly common, it is difficult to obtain help. However, new research presented in a doctoral thesis by Magnus Johansson at Karolinska Institutet shows that web-based CBT is no less effective than face-to-face CBT.
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Researchers at Karolinska Institutet are taking part in three projects funded as part of the EU’s second major investment in research on the new coronavirus sars-cov-2, COVID-19 and the pandemic. The total research grant for KI amounts to just over SEK 14 million.
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Karolinska Institutet's reputation score among the public has risen for the second year in a row, according to new survey results published on 10 September.
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Hi Nicola Payton, PhD student at the Aging Research Center (NVS). On October 8 you will defend your thesis “Understanding preclinical dementia: Early detection of dementia through cognitive and biological markers”. What’s the main focus of the thesis?
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In a decision announced late yesterday (9 September), the National Board for Assessment of Research Misconduct finds Karin Dahlman-Wright, the former vice-president of Karolinska Institutet, guilty of scientific misconduct with respect to four papers published between 2013 and 2016.
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Welcome to MEB's summer photo exhibition 2020!
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Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik
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2020-06-08