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On November 21, the IT Office will move the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology's shared folders (G:) to a new server. All existing documents on G: are moved with and the folder structure remains the same. Computers connected to the lab network will not be able to access G:.
Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths globally, and this is often due to late detection, leading to the inability to receive curative treatment. Researchers from KI, Karolinska University Hospital and Umeå University have made strides in identifying pre-diagnostic symptoms and sensations of significance for the identification of primary lung cancer.
Children who have received radiotherapy for a brain tumour can develop cognitive problems later in life. In their studies on mice, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now shown that the drug lithium can help to reverse the damage caused long after it has occurred. The study is published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry and the researchers are now planning to test the treatment in clinical trials.
The situation in Hong Kong is escalating and is now very serious. According to reports, many workplaces, schools and universities are closed and employees, school students and students are encouraged to stay at home.
The search for KI's next vice president is underway - take part in the process and learn how you can influence the result.
The 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health took place from 30 October – 2 November 2019, in Hyderabad, India. The SPARKS Network was well represented at the conference with an in-person meeting held on 30 October at the Radisson Hyderabad Hitec Hotel and a symposium chaired by Professor Knut Lönnroth on 1 November.
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Industrialist Fredrik Lundberg donates SEK 25 million to Karolinska Institutet. The donation goes to research on diseases of the aorta.
The scholarship is awarded annually to one to three talents for further research.
Those with a family history of schizophrenia and men with lower IQ are more likely to struggle with treatment resistant schizophrenia than others with the mental disorder, according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. The researchers say the findings could be important in efforts to design novel drug treatments that improve cognition.
Children who suffer mild brain injury due to oxygen deprivation at birth normally do not receive cooling therapy to reduce the risk of permanent damage. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet and University College Cork report that these children have significantly impaired cognitive outcomes at 2-3 years of age and therefore should be included in future clinical trials of neuroprotective therapies. The study is published in JAMA Pediatrics.
Hi Emelie Karlsson, PhD-student at the Division of Physiotherapy. On December 6 you will defend your thesis ”Well begun is half done: Preoperative Physical Performance and Home-based Exercise in Older Adults undergoing Abdominal Cancer Surgery”, what's the main focus of the thesis?
Every year, almost 800 000 children die of pneumonia before the age of five; this is more than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Therefore, if Sustainable Development Goal 3.2 – ending all preventable child deaths - is to be achieved, tackling the causes and improving the diagnosis and management of pneumonia must be a core strategy.
People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who also have depression are more likely to suffer debilitating symptoms early than people with MS who are not depressed, according to a study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden that is published in the journal Neurology. The findings highlight the need for early recognition and treatment of depressive symptoms in patients with MS.
Deadline for applications: 10 March 2020 (14:00 hrs).
Jesper Z. Haeggström, professor at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Karolinska Institutet receives the Outstanding Achievement Award, for “his work on Leukotriene Biochemistry and their Role in Inflammatory and Allergic Diseases”. The prize is awarded by the International Eicosanoid Research Foundation (ERF) based in the US.
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Regional and National data registries allows monitoring the outcome of the healthcare given to patients with the aim generate valuable knowledge in order to improve healthcare at a population level.

Digital healthcare transformation allows the collection of both operational and health outcomes providing with the opportunity to improve healthcare already at point-of-care level.

Different platforms, methodologies and services combining IT infrastructure, data analytics and process optimization
Whole-genome sequencing can be used to diagnose intellectual disability more accurately than other methods of genetic analysis, researchers at Karolinska Institutet report in the scientific journal Genome Medicine. Whole-genome sequencing using analytical tools developed by the researchers will now be introduced for first-line clinical diagnosis at Karolinska University Laboratory in Sweden.
Karolinska Institutet is among three new members joining the M8 Alliance, the academic foundation of the World Health Summit.
The Mayo Clinic and Karolinska Institutet steering committee is pleased to announce the availability of limited competitive funds for grant applications by faculty, staff and/or trainees between the two institutions to conduct collaborative interactions
The Swedish Research Council has awarded a little more than SEK 46 million to researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in the areas of science and technology; humanities and social sciences; project grants for international collaborations in antimicrobial resistance; and project grants for international collaborations in personalized medicine.
Refugees and other migrants who move to Sweden are initially less likely to be diagnosed with alcohol or drug addiction than the native population but over time their rates of substance abuse begin to mirror that of the Swedish born population. That is according to a new study by researchers at UCL in the U.K. and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal PLOS Medicine.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have identified 10 tumour-specific potential drug targets for the brain tumour glioblastoma. The results are presented in the scientific journal Cell Reports.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a new research tool for studying how mitochondrial protein synthesis is affected by disease, pharmaceuticals, ageing and different physiological situations such as exercise and diet. The study is presented in the scientific journal Cell Reports.
In October a delegation from Karolinska Institutet visited China to recruit scholars.
We would like to welcome Biomedicum staff to one of the training sessions in KI's e-procurement system offered in November and December 2019
KI employees have initiated a climate network with the purpose of gathering climate-engaged researchers, teachers and others at KI in order to contribute to "climate-smart" and sustainable work throughout the organization. 
Following requests from the KI Postdoc Association for more places on popular courses, the Faculty Board is earmarking extra funds for doctoral courses in its 2020 budget.
High levels of traffic exhaust at one’s residence increases the risk of stroke even in low-pollution environments, according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and other universities in Sweden. The study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, suggests that it is mainly black carbon from traffic exhaust that increases the risk for stroke, and not particulate matter from other sources.
SOLIID, a research group at the Medical Management Centre (MMC) at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and ethics, receives funding from Vinnova for the project "Utveckla framtidens utveckling - En arena för organisatoriskt lärande om innovativ utveckling inom vård och omsorg", loosely translated “Develop future development - an arena for organisational learning on innovative development in healthcare and social services".
Jesper Eisfeldt from the research group Rare Diseases will defend his thesis "Characterization of structural chromosomal variants by massively parallel sequencing" on November 8th, 2019. Main Supervisor is Anna Lindstrand.
A type of immune cell called neutrophils could be responsible for controlling bacterial numbers of an antibiotic-resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on human skin before the bacteria get a chance to invade, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in Cell Reports. The results could provide an explanation for why this superbug is only carried transiently by some people.
We are now initiating the recruitment of seven new professors in a strategic effort to reinforce the educational development of our programmes and to improve the conditions for a close collaboration between research and education.
John Övretveit and Eskil Degsell, involved in the programme Patients in the driver's seat! Implementing patient-driven co-care innovations, have written a chapter in the book Patient Engagement-How Patient-provider Partnerships Transform Healthcare Organizations, which was published at Palgrave Macmillan in October 2019.
Claudia Hanson, Department of Public Health Sciences, is awarded the SIGHT Award 2019 for improving maternal and newborn health in low-resource settings. She is a senior scientist and clinician specialising in health systems research and implemented science aiming to improve the quality of maternal and newborn healthcare in low-resource settings.
Hi Tina Lundberg, PhD-student at the Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care. On November 22 you will defend your thesis ”Psychosocial well-being in bereavement among family members with a special focus on young adults who have lost a parent to cancer”, what's the main focus of the thesis?
More than 700 students from KI’s study programmes took part in IPL Day on 22 October. This day is one feature of KI’s action plan for interprofessional learning.
The Swedish Research Council has granted 118 researchers at Karolinska Institutet a combined 500 million kronor for the years 2019-2024. In total, the council is allocating almost 1.1 billion kronor to 254 people for research within medicine and health.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered the essential role of the ribonuclease REXO2 in mitochondrial RNA degradation. The enzyme is essential for life, as a deficiency of it in mice has shown to be embryonic lethal. The study is published in the journal Molecular Cell.
Researchers from Karolinska Institutet and the University of Pireus have presented a new method for finding matches among the various components of ontologies in healthcare in order to facilitate semantic interoperability. The study is published in the International Journal of Medical Informatics.
Karolinska Institutet’s Culture Week took place between October 14 and 18 with numerous events and activities that showcased the richness of talents and perspectives within our university.
Karolinska University Hospital and Karolinska Institutet are the first in Sweden to apply for an accredited Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) by the Organization of European Cancer Institutes (OECI). On October 23-24 an is taking place at Karolinska University Hospital.
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Do you want to become better at spreading the results of your research to the public, collaborators, and decision makers? Attend the ORION MOOC for Open Science in the Life Sciences.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have followed children who have sought emergency care for wheezing during their first years of life and found specific biomarkers that can predict the need for asthma medication several years later. The study is published in the prestigious European Respiratory Journal.
Our beloved friend and colleague Annette Heijne passed away on October 4, following a long period of illness.
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