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The Deutsche Tinnitus Stiftung Charité has announced the creation of “The Research Prize in Tinnitus and Hearing”, awarded to outstanding achievements in the research areas covering causes, early detection and therapy of tinnitus and hearing damage.
Karolinska Institutet’s Committee for Higher Education has decided on changes to the alternative admissions process for the dental programme (TAPIL) for 2020.
Proceeds from recyclable cans and bottles in Biomedicum reached over 10 000 SEK!
Researchers from Karolinska Institutet participate in capacity building projects fincanced by Erasmus+
Four researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been granted a total of SEK 28 million in additional funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW). Two of these researchers are also promoted from Wallenberg Academy Fellows (WAF) to Wallenberg Scholars.
When Nobel prize winner Michael Kremer initially looked at the data of his now famous 1990s Kenya school study, he felt shocked and disappointed. The data showed that more textbooks did nothing to improve educational outcomes, contrary to what most researchers believed. But rather than succumbing to disillusionment, Kremer dug deeper into Kenya’s schooling system to uncover what measures truly did make an impact and found his answer: targeted help for weak students.
KI researcher Thomas Gustafsson, professor at the Department of Laboratory Medicine / Division of Clinical Physiology and Stefan Arver, Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine and Chief Physician at ANOVA Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, are responsible for a study examining changes in muscle mass, muscle composition and strength in transgender persons during hormone treatment.
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In three brilliant Nobel Lectures, the laureates describe how research into the systems cells use to deal with hypoxia can lead to improved treatments for anaemia, vascular atrophy and cancer.
Myriam Aouadi and Camilla Svensson have been awarded the European Research Council’s Consolidator grant 2019 for research on the role of macrophages in liver disease and how autoantibodies contribute to chronic pain, respectively.
KI researcher Samir El Andaloussi, at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, is one of 11 partners in the international project EXPERT that has been awarded a total of EUR 14.9 million from the EU Horizon 2020. The project is working to find efficient ways to deliver protein coding mRNA by using various nanoparticles for the treatment of breast cancer and myocardial infarction, which are two of the most pressing health challenges in European society today.
During 1–6 of December 2019, Maria Eriksdotter, Dean at KI South, participated in a state visit to India together with the King and Queen of Sweden. The programme of the visit focused on sustainable innovation and ageing.
The Swedish government has appointed 11 members to the new national research misconduct board that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Peter Allebeck, senior professor in social medicine at Karolinska Institutet and secretary general of the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte), is among the new members. Justice Thomas Bull at the Supreme Administrative Court is appointed chairman.
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Patients with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) often suffer from type 2 diabetes. This phenomenon has since long remained mechanistically enigmatic. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a molecular mechanism linking these two diseases. The study is published in the scientific journal PNAS.
The first course, which brings you 9 full days of innovation, inspiration and business knowledge, is now open for applications from postdocs and doctoral students at KI.
The new Pre-GMP laboratorium in ANA Futura was offically inaugurated on 20 November by the chairman of its steering group Matti Sällberg, Head of Department of Laboratory Medicine.
Women who have C-sections are no more likely to have children who develop obesity than women who give birth naturally, according to a large study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal PLOS Medicine. The findings contradict several smaller studies that did find an association between C-section deliveries and offspring obesity but did not consider the numerous maternal and prenatal factors that the researchers did in this study.
Maria Eriksdotter, dean at KI South, has been taking part in the state visit that the King and Queen are currently on in India. The aim of the visit is to bolster the good relationship that already exists between the countries. Rapid societal development brings enormous challenges to, amongst other things, research and health, and Sweden wants to help India tackle them. The programme included meetings with a focus on sustainable innovation and ageing.
KI researcher Marta Roczniewska has received funding from FORTE for her project "Job crafting interventions − what is required for employees to be able to design and redesign their work?"
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The 3D-EM facility at Nobels v. 12A in Solna welcomes both new and old users of electron microscopy for training and data collection.
At the University Board meeting on December 3, the chairman, Mikael Odenberg informed that he will not be available to the government for re-election as chairman.
On Friday December 18, Elisa Longinetti will defend her thesis "Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis associated neuroinflammation: nationwide epidemiological studies on etiology, comorbidities, and treatment"
Last Friday in a crowded Nobel Forum, President Ole Petter Ottersen enthusiastically welcomed this year’s lecturer in the Nicholson Lectures Programme, Richard P. Lifton, M.D., PhD, President of The Rockefeller University.
Hi, there Melody Almroth, doctoral student at the Department of Global Public Health at Karolinska Institutet. On Friday 6 December you will defend your thesis. Tell us, what is your thesis about?
On the 27 November, the Centre for Tuberculosis Research held a seminar for doctoral students and post docs working on tuberculosis at Karolinska Institutet.
Daughters of women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are five times more likely to be diagnosed with PCOS as adults, and the generational transmission is driven by high androgen levels during pregnancy, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report. Their results, which are based on register-based and clinical studies as well as transgenerational animal studies, are published in Nature Medicine.
Six of the 29 new Wallenberg Academy Fellows appointed in 2019 will conduct their groundbreaking research at Karolinska Institutet. The five-year grant is financed by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation to provide the young and talented researcher leaders with long-term research funding in Sweden.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed an online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programme for the difficult-to-treat pain syndrome fibromyalgia. In her doctoral thesis, Maria Hedman-Lagerlöf shows that patients who receive the treatment experience fewer symptoms and enjoy better quality of life.
There is a strong correlation between high blood pressure in patients in the emergency room and an increased risk of future cardiovascular disease, researchers from Karolinska Institutet report in a large registry study published in the journal Hypertension. Their conclusion is that blood-pressure measurements in the emergency room can be used as a tool for reducing morbidity and mortality rates through early preventive intervention.
Older people can improve their lifestyle and adopt healthier behaviours with the support of an online coach. This can help improve risk factors related to cardiovascular disease and dementia. An international group of researchers, including the Division of Clinical Geriatrics and Aging Research Center at the Center for Alzheimer Research, has reported these findings today in The Lancet Digital Health.
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Researchers have long known that some genes can cause cancer when overactive, but exactly what happens inside the cell nucleus when the cancer grows has so far remained enigmatic. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found a new mechanism that renders one canonical driver of cancer overactive. The findings, published in Nature Genetics, create conditions for brand new strategies to fight cancer.
To inaugurate the research project "Refugees' Health Integration - ReHIN", a kick-off was organised on 5 November 2019, at Karolinska Institutet, including stakeholders that represented non-governmental organizations (NGOs), policymakers, governmental organizations and researchers in the field.
Twin Research and Human Genetics has just published an overview article of the Swedish Twin Registry (STR). The registry has developed into an infrastructure of broad utility, aiming to provide a resource for epidemiological and molecular studies of twins.
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A collaboration between Professor Per-Olof Berggren from the group Signal Transduction and researchers in the Republic of Korea has led to the development of a soft, smart contact lens to monitor the intraocular pressure and applied it for noninvasive monitoring in association with the intraocular islet transplantation in diabetes.
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Nearly 90 students participated in this year's edition of the EIT Health Innovation Day, which was held at the Karolinska Institutet on November 15. The task was to develop a product that solves a problem for a patient with multiple sclerosis.
Hi Mozhu Ding, PhD-student at the Division of Aging Research Center. On December 12 you will defend your thesis ”The role of atrial fibrillation in cognitive aging: A population-based study”, what's the main focus of the thesis?
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a new method to separate between two different types of a common herpes virus (HHV-6) that has been linked to multiple sclerosis. By analyzing antibodies in the blood against the most divergent proteins of herpesvirus 6A and 6B, the researchers were able to show that MS-patients carry the herpesvirus 6A to a greater extent than healthy individuals. The findings, published in Frontiers in Immunology, point to a role for HHV-6A in MS development.
Recently discovered immune cells called MAIT cells play a key role in group A streptococcal toxic shock, researchers at Karolinska Institutet report. The results, which are published in the journal PNAS, have potential implications for the diagnosis and treatment of this life-threatening condition.
“Each of you have taken your own path and have done it your way. That reminds me of a classic song,” said Robert Harris before he burst into Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way’ in a tribute to Karolinska Institutet’s new doctors. With his tenor reverberating across the Blue Hall in Stockholm City Hall, the vice-president of doctoral education elicited laughter and applauds during KI’s annual autumn conferment ceremony held on Friday.
The service in KI's email system that allows emails to be forwarded or redirected to external e-mail accounts will be shut down on December 2 2019.
KI is now launching the web course "Bias in Assessment", an initiative by the Committees for Research, Doctoral Education and Higher Education
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