6 Nov 2019Call for KI-Mayo Clinic Travel Grant is open
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.
Sofia Vikström, senior lecturer at the Division of Occupational Therapy and deputy Chairman and Departmental Educational Coordinator (GUA) at NVS, is the recipient of KI's Work Environment and Health Award 2019, which is awarded for the fifth year.
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.
Maintanance work IP Telephony. 8/11 from 17.00 interruptions will accur while work is taking place. Estimated working time is one hour.
In October a delegation from Karolinska Institutet visited China to recruit scholars.
30 Oct 2019An employee-driven climate network
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.
25 Oct 2019SIGHT Award 2019 to Claudia Hanson
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.
23 Oct 2019Applying to become a Comprehensive Cancer Centre
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.
23 Oct 2019Current calls, week 43, 2019
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21 Oct 2019MOOC for open science in the life sciences
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.
21 Oct 2019In Memoriam: Annette Heijne (1964-2019)
Our beloved friend and colleague Annette Heijne passed away on October 4, following a long period of illness.
Hello there, Sergiu Catrina - Associate Professor, Specialist Physician and Research Leader for the Growth and Metabolism Group at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery.
People with multiple sclerosis who can walk at a relatively normal speed and effectively process information are more likely to continue to participate in social activities, according to a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal. The findings highlight the importance of integrating motor and cognitive rehabilitation in the care of patients with MS.
21 Oct 2019StratNeuro Collaborative Grants 2019
StratNeuro awards a total of 1,6 MSEK to the following Collaborative Neuroscience Pilot Research Projects.
18 Oct 2019The gym on Campus Solna closed during weekend
The gym will be closed Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th due to flooring work.
18 Oct 2019New top publication in PNAS from OnkPat
In this study, researchers from the department of Oncology-Pathology (Monica Nistér, Catharina Larsson, Adam Stenman and Christofer Juhlin together with colleagues from Karolinska Institutet, Great Britain and USA, including this year's Nobel prize winner Dr. WG Kaelin Jr described a new mechanism regarding how certain mutations in the tumor suppressor gene von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) leads to increased risk for development of pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma.
18 Oct 2019New diagnostic method finds aggressive tumours
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a new cheap method that can identify highly heterogeneous tumours that tend to be very aggressive, and therefore need to be treated more aggressively. The technique is presented in the scientific journal Nature Communications.
People with atopic eczema have many more Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in their skin than those with healthy skin or psoriasis, according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Helsinki in Finland. The study, published in the Nature Communications, shows how the S. aureus bacteria displaced other potentially health-promoting bacteria. The discovery may be important for future treatments of the skin disease.
18 Oct 2019Scholarships to KI:s global students
For the eight year in a row, Karolinska Institutet’s Global Master’s Scholarship has been awarded to Master’s students from outside Europe.
Mushroom pickers and kite surfers who want to cure cancer and eliminate chronic pain – those are some of the 13 new professors inaugurated at Karolinska Institutet on Thursday in a ceremony in Aula Medica. Some 750 guests had gathered to welcome the new professors in addition to eight adjunct professors, four visiting professors, eight prize winners and four medalists.
17 Oct 2019KLOK Award to Danderyd’s Academic Care Centre
This year’s KLOK Award goes to Danderyd’s Academic Care Centre for their exemplary well-organised student work.
17 Oct 2019Current calls, week 42, 2019
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Hi there Anne Leppänen, PhD student at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, Prevention Policy and Practice (PPP), defending her doctoral thesis "Tobacco Cessation on Prescription – a primary healthcare intervention targeting socioeconomically disadvantaged areas in Stockholm". What is it about?
16 Oct 2019KI- students social entrepreneurs of the year
The company "Care to translate", founded and developed by KI students, was named Social Entrepreneur of the Year in the Business Challenge 2019.
“MedH is a department with fantastic opportunities for ground-breaking translational research, and heading such a department is a very attractive proposition", says Petter Höglund.
16 Oct 2019Time to apply for doctoral courses
Deadline for applications: 15 November 2019.
Children are more likely to have higher systolic blood pressure by age six if their mom used the Swedish powdered tobacco product snus during pregnancy. This according to a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences have investigated the effects of testosterone supplementation in young athletically active women in a randomised, placebo-controlled trial. The results, which are published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, show that there is a causal relationship between elevated male sex hormone levels and increased aerobic capacity in young women. There was also an increase in muscle mass but not muscle strength.
Children born to women who underwent gastric bypass surgery before becoming pregnant had a lower risk of major birth defects than children born to women who had severe obesity at the start of their pregnancy. That’s according to a matched cohort study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Örebro University published in the scientific journal JAMA. The findings indicate that weight-loss and improved blood sugar control could reduce the risk of major birth defects.