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Nicola Orsini, associate professor of medical statistics at the Department of Global Public Health , is one of the researchers at KI that qualify for the annual list of highly cited researchers compiled by Web of Science.
After a long and difficult negotiation process between the publisher Elsevier and the Swedish Bibsam-consortium (of which KI is a member) we now have a new national agreement with the publisher. It means that Swedish researchers now again gain access to Elseviers more than 2000 journals. In addition, all Swedish research articles will be published open access.
Two SRP Diabetes researchers will take part in this unique show to explore science through music, improvisation and art. The event takes place on November 24 and is organized by researchers from Karolinska Institutet.
On Thursday the 28/11, between 18:00 - 20:00, the EduPrint service will be updated. We recommend that you do not print with EduPrint during these hours.
The program team for "Patient in the driver's seat" met with Dana Lewis, a passionate advocate of patient-centered, patient-driven and patient designed research, to discuss co-created research.
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What factors are important to consider when researching vulnerable groups? What problems may arise when rolling out AI in health care? And is it even possible to conduct research in light of more rigorous data laws? Those were three hot issues brought up when Karolinska Institutet’s Ethics Council on Tuesday held its first of several planned seminars about ethics in research.
Inducing labor after 41 instead of 42 full weeks of pregnancy appears to be safer in terms of perinatal survival, according to new research from the University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The current study is expected to provide a key piece of evidence for upcoming decisions in maternity care.
Pregnant women with eating disorders should undergo extended pregnancy screenings considering their increased risk of complications. That is the conclusion from a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. The researchers were, for example, able to show that children to mothers with eating disorders had an increased risk of premature birth and being born with a small head circumference.
Two SRP Diabetes researchers will take part in a unique show to explore science through music, improvisation and art. The event takes place on November 24 and is organized by researchers from Karolinska Institutet.
On Friday December 6, 2019 Cecilia Radkiewicz defended her thesis "Sex differences in cancer risk and survival".
During the nominating assembly's meeting on November 18, Kamila Czene (MEB) and Mikael Rydén (MedH) were elected to the Faculty Board and Gunnar Schulte (FYFA), Johan von Schreeb (PHS) and Ulrica Nilsson (NVS) were elected to the Faculty Council.
KI scientists, Prof. Susanne Gabrielsson, Department of Medicine Solna and Assoc. Prof. Samir EL Andaloussi, Department of Laboratory Medicine together with 4 other international scientists were hosted by Mr Bill Gates in Kirkland, US at his private office at Gates Ventures.
From Januari 1, 2020 SLL will charge KI employees using the gym facility in Norrbacka.
Funding available for seminars and workshops “neuro sessions” in the area of Neuroscience.
The image bank's connection to Drupal (the web) does not work. You can upload pictures directly to the image bank for those who have login there, but not via (drupal) ki.se.
The changes are applicable from 1 January 2020.
Twelve researchers at Karolinska Institutet qualify for the annual list of highly cited researchers compiled by Web of Science.
On 1 December the Department of Public Health Sciences will change name to the Department of Global Public Health to clarify the department’s work with global issues.
Karolinska Institutet strengthens its position in two recently published rankings of universities worldwide.
KI's internationalisation work was presented at the Internationalisation Days in Gothenburg November 5-6.
On November 12th, Cancerfonden granted 9 million sek to researchers at BioNut for their projects. The grants cover the years 2020-2022.
Congratulations to the seven researchers in ANA Futura who received funds from Cancerfonden 2020-2022.
On Tuesday December 10, Gabriel Isheden will defend his thesis Statistical models of breast cancer tumour growth and spread".
Progeria is a very rare disease that affects about one in 18 million children and results in premature aging and death in adolescence from complications of cardiovascular disease. In a study on mice and human cells, researchers at Karolinska Institutet and IFOM, the FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology in Italy, have identified how antisense oligonucleotide therapies could be used as a new possible treatment option for the disease. The results are published in Nature Communications.
The five-year Million Microbiome of Humans Project (MMHP) is now underway, as KI researchers begin leading the efforts to construct a genome atlas of the human microbiome.
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.
Update: KI were able to reopen MWLC Tuesday November 19th, after a few days of temporary closure, and it is now running according to normal routines.

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.
KI’s students and staff have recently been invited to nominate candidates for the post of vice-president. The nomination period is now over and two candidates remain: Anders Gustafsson, professor of periodontology, and Clara Hellner, adjunct professor of child and adolescent psychiatry.
The current agreement for the purchase of computers is valid until 30 November 2019. The procurement process, led by Umeå University, that is underway to obtain a new agreement for the purchase of computers via WISUM is delayed. The IT Office recommends all departments to estimate the need of new computers to be purchased until and including the first quarter of 2020.
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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November 14 at from 5 pm Telia will upgrade our switchboard and it´s support systems.
From 5 pm; CMG upgrade
From 7 pm: Switchboard upgrade
During this upgrade, you will not be able to call or receive calls on your phone extension.
This upgrade is expected to be finish at 12 pm.
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?
Three researchers from the Division of Innovative Care Research travelled to Australia along with Professor Rebecca Hilton, choreographer at the Stockholm University of the Arts, to present their work in the DöBra research program at the 6th Public Health Palliative Care International conference in the Blue Mountains, Australia.
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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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.
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