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Associate Professor Ning Xu Landén from the Department of Medicine, Solna, Division of Dermatology and Venereology is this year’s winner of the LEO Foundation Award in Region EMEA.
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It is now possible to start using iLab to book services from some of Karolinska Institutet's core facilities. Nine of the planned 45 core facilities have been implemented in the new administrative system, that is being introduced at the request of the Infrastructure Committee. Further core facilities are scheduled to be implemented during the autumn of 2020.
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KI researcher Saida Hadjab explains pain at the molecular level in an interview in the Swedish web magazine Curie.
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Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Science for Life Laboratory in Sweden and Tor Vergata University of Rome in Italy have mapped the immune response in children affected by a rare but life-threatening inflammatory syndrome associated with COVID-19. The study, which is published in the scientific journal Cell, reveals that the inflammatory response differs from that in Kawasaki disease and severe acute COVID-19.
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Dr. Glenn Regehr is awarded the 2020 Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education (KIPRIME.) Dr. Regehr of University of British Columbia, Vancouver (UBC), whose work has improved the educational and scholarly practices in health professions education, will be the tenth winner of this prestigious and coveted award.
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Karin Edman assumed the role of Head of Administration at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics on 1 September 2020. She has previously worked as financial controller at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), and before that, as a controller at Stockholm University of Humanities and Faculty of Law.
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The annual ranking is compiled by Times Higher Education (THE) in the UK. In the most recent THE ranking (2020/2021), which was published on September 2, Karolinska Institutet ranks 36th in the world among all universities, regardless of specialization. Last year's corresponding ranking was number 41. Among European universities, KI is in 9th place. Since 2011, when THE changed its methodology, KI's overall placement has varied between 28th and 44th.
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Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a small neutralizing antibody, a so-called nanobody, that has the capacity to block SARS-CoV-2 from entering human cells. The researchers believe this nanobody has the potential to be developed as an antiviral treatment against COVID-19. The results are published in the journal Nature Communications.
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During the summer, the Department of Global Public Health organised a course in Swedish for international master students at KI. The course was organised in just a few weeks. “One day after the registration was opened, more than 100 students had signed up for the course”, says Helle Mølsted Alvesson, Departmental Director of Education at the department.
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The current version of KI Share will be discontinued on October 1, 2020 and replaced by KI SharePoint Online. If you own a page in KI Share, the IT Office can help you to move your material.
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Do you suffer from depression and want to participate in a research study? Are you between 20 and 60 years of age, have been diagnosed with depression, and have not been under any treatment the last 3 month? Have you recently contacted, or consider contacting primary health care to get treatment for depression?
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The Animal Rights Alliance (Djurrättsalliansen) is currently running a campaign to “retire” five monkeys used for research at KI. The campaign includes appeals on social media, letters and emails to staff and the distribution of leaflets on the Solna campus. KI uses monkeys for medical research, such as that conducted for vaccine development, when no other options are available.
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The Unit for Bioentrepreneurship (UBE) and the Health Informatics Centre (HIC) at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, have been granted an EU Innovation Action Grant for the project COVID-X, which aims to contribute to the public health preparedness and response in the context of the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 and to ensure the availability of critical technologies and tools.
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Three researchers at Karolinska Institutet have been awarded the 2020 ERC Starting Grant: Niklas Björkström, Janina Seubert and Nils Landegren. Their projects concern resident organ-specific immune cells, the cognitive mechanisms behind our preference of certain foods, and sex-differences in the human immune system and the risk of autoimmune disease. In all, the European Research Council will support 436 early-career researchers with this prestigious grant.
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Karolinska Institutet's information management strategy was developed in Spring 2019 and is part of Strategy 2030. The aim is to create concrete, common and established ways forward for the management of information and data at Karolinska Institutet.
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All support and services at MEB is available, but with changed routines to ensure everyone's safety.
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Jan Huisken, Director of Medical Engineering at the Morgridge Institute, Madison, Wisconsin, is a pioneer in light-sheet microscopy who has made significant developments to the technique.
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Moritz Lindquist Liljeqvist from the research group Vascular Surgery, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, will defend his thesis "Geometric, biomechanical and molecular analyses of abdominal aortic aneurysms" on September 11, 2020. Main Supervisor is Joy Roy.
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A blood test on hospital admission showing the presence or absence of SARS-CoV-2 can identify patients at a high risk of severe COVID-19. Admitted patients without virus in their blood have a good chance of rapid recovery. This according to researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Danderyd Hospital in a new study published in the scientific journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
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Active lifestyle choices such as eating vegetables, exercising and quitting smoking can reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease, a new study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Griffith University in Australia, reports. The study is published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
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At the initiative of Torgny's former PhD students and colleagues, a scientific prize has been initiated in Torgny's honor, the Torgny H. Svensson Award. The prize is awarded during the SCNP's annual conference where the recipient of the prize is offered to give a scientific lecture.
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Tips from KI Grants Office about current calls.
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Modafinil is used to treat conditions such as narcolepsy. Reports have associated the drug with an increased risk of malformation in babies born to mothers who had taken it while pregnant. Now, a large registry study involving over two million pregnant women in Sweden and Norway shows that there is no such association. The study, which is published in JAMA, was conducted by researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
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The recruitment process at KI has opened for recruiting of doctoral students, post-docs, visiting researchers and/or visiting doctoral students supported by the China Scholarship Council scholarships.
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Liselotte Jansson has been appointed as new Head of Operations at Comparative Medicine, beginning October 15, 2020.
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The Stockholm Trio - Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University - will hold their third workshop together with the University of Tokyo.
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Maintanance work Telephony-system CMG Web, 3/9 7 pm.The system will be unvailable during this time, approximately 1 hour.
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Researcher Monica Nyström (SOLIID) was a co-applicant in one of the projects that received funding in Forte's (the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working LIfe and Welfare) call for implementation research in early Spring.
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Researcher Elisabet Höög (SOLIID) was a co-applicant in one of the projects that received funding from Forte, the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, in early Spring.
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Two recent studies were unable to rule out that H1N1 (“swine flu”) vaccination (“Pandemrix”) and seasonal influenza vaccination given to pregnant women might be associated with autism spectrum disorder in the offspring. Now, a large study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, refutes any such association.
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The Directors of NextGenNK presented their research and the Competence Center at the digital event - Innate Killer Summit 2020, August 24-26. The meeting was focused on NK cell-based immunotherapies and their clinical translation.
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On August 27, Karolinska Institutet held a digital welcome ceremony for all new international students. Over 250 viewers followed the broadcast live. Did you miss it? No problem, we saved it and published in for you!
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The coronavirus pandemic highlighted the increased need for knowledge and skills within the field of geriatric care. KI is offering a specialist nursing programme with a focus on care for the elderly.
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ME/CFS is a devastating disease with unknown genesis and no curative treatment. Some call the disease ME (Myalgic encephalomyelitis) and others CFS (Chronic fatigue syndrome), but the official name is ME/CFS. The disease has recently received increased worldwide attention after several cases of suicide among patients.
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Jiayao Lei is awarded The Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize 2020. The Prize (USD 5.000) is meant to reward pre-graduate scientific contributions within the doctoral education. She will receive the prize at the Installation Ceremony on October 15, 2020.
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A new model for license management will turn some software licenses into subscription licenses. With a subscription license you do not have to buy a new license every year, but the license will automatically be renewed. The license initially runs for one year and may then be terminated with three months' notice.
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A recent study in Science Advances by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Max Planck Institute, shows that neurons can counteract degeneration and promote survival by adapting their metabolism. It challenges the long-standing view that neurons cannot adjust their metabolism and therefore irreversibly degenerate. These findings may contribute to developing therapeutic approaches for patients with mitochondrial diseases and other types of neurodegeneration, such as Parkinson’s Disease.
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At the moment we live in an era where it is easier to generate data than to interpret them. The focus of Zheng Ning’s thesis is on methodology and analysis to exploit novel biological knowledge from published results of genome-wide association study (GWAS).
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People with dementia disease receiving home care feel that they are not treated with the same degree of respect and dignity as people who do not have dementia and receive the same service. That is according to a study by researchers at Mälardalen University (MDH), Karolinska Institutet and Dalarna University, published in The Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA).
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We are re-opening the gyms with additional precautions to ensure your health and safety.
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Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden have compared the ability of three different artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to identify breast cancer based on previously taken mammograms. The best algorithm proved to be as accurate as the average radiologist. The results, published in JAMA Oncology, may lead the way in reorganising breast cancer screening for the future.
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2020-06-08