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”Forskar-AT” is a programme for financing research during your AT-training. Both doctoral students at KI and PhDs that perform research at KI may apply.
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Audience: Medarbetare
How does our body affect the way we think about our personality? Would our sense of self change if one day our mind woke up, for example, inside the body of our best friend? A recent study published in the journal iScience shows that the above questions are no longer exclusively reserved for science-fiction movies.
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Register now for the 26th Mayo-KI Annual Meeting, September 9th and 10th, 2020 - this year fully digital!
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Audience: Medarbetare
Karolinska Institutet and St. Erik Eye Hospital have entered into a collaboration with Novo Nordisk A/S to develop a new treatment for age-related macular degeneration. Novo Nordisk A/S will provide support and SEK 48 million in funding to enable a phase 1 clinical trial where new retinal cells generated from embryonic stem cells will be transplanted into patients. The aim is to develop a completely new cell therapy for this common but currently incurable eye disease.
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Since 15 June, the requirements for distance learning have been eased and this autumn there will be a gradual return to KI's campus. But the unusual spring semester has yielded valuable lessons and experiences. Head of Division Ann Langius-Eklöf and lecturer Carina Georg recount what it was like for the nursing education programmes – to work against the clock.
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On 17 March 2020, the Public Health Agency of Sweden encourages Swedish universities and upper-secondary schools to conduct distance learning in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The campus closes on 18 March, but teaching must continue. For KI’s teachers, it’s the start of an intensive undertaking, one that proved particularly challenging for the Unit for Teaching and Learning.
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Researchers may have come one step closer toward understanding how the immune system contributes to severe COVID-19. In a study published in Science Immunology, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden show that so-called natural killer (NK) cells were strongly activated early after SARS-CoV-2 infection but that the type of activation differed in patients with moderate and severe COVID-19. The discovery contributes to our understanding of development of hyperinflammation in some patients.
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Hi there Therese Scott Duncan, who held her licentiate seminar with the title "Paving the way - the second generation of e-patients, their experiences, actions and driving forces" in May. Congratulations! Can you tell us a little more?
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“Being the new Head of the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition is an honour that I very much look forward to with a mix of enthusiasm and curiosity”, says Professor Janne Johansson, who is looking forward to getting this chance to know the work and the people behind the research groups at BioNut, as well as their broad range of exciting topics.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Earlier this week, a new ranking of the world universities came from the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ARWU (also called the Shanghai ranking). This ranking has been a relatively stable ranking since it was introduced in 2003.
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In an interdisciplinary study combining developmental biology and computational biology, researchers from Karolinska Institutet and Medical University of Vienna (together with researchers in US, Italy and France), have revealed a dynamic transcriptomic roadmap of the development of somatosensory neurons and extracted mechanistic insights of cell fate decision. Results from this study are published in Nature communications.
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Olga Nilsson from the research group Vascular Surgery, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, will defend her thesis "Development, evaluation and patient experiences of eHealth in the care of abdominal aortic aneurysm" on September 4, 2020. Main Supervisor is Rebecka Hultgren.
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Professor Jonas F Ludvigsson, at MEB, KI has been appointed national scientific expert in pediatrics at the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare.
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Vinnova, together with Formas, Forte, Energimyndigheten, Rymdstyresen and Vetenskapsrådet, has been commissioned by the government to come up with a proposal for a strategy for Swedish participation in the program ahead of the EU's forthcoming framework program. You as a research and innovation actor have the opportunity to to submit your point of views.
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Fysiologi och farmakologi
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet reveal mechanisms of neuron vulnerability and resistance in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) by investigating gene activity dynamics of different neurons in a mouse model. The study was recently published in the journal Genome Research.
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New student at Karolinska Institutet? Back on campus after the spring? Take the chance to participate in our photo competition #helloKI. Share your experience as a student at KI and get the possibility to be published on KI’s Instagram, and the chance to win a goodiebag!
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The NU conference is Sweden's largest meeting place for the development of higher education. It will take place 7-9 October 2020 at several higher education institutions at Campus Flemingsberg, including Karolinska Institute. You as an employee at KI have the opportunity to get the conference fee paid.
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Audience: Medarbetare
The Doctoral Programme in Public Health Science organises two Kappa events in September and October for doctoral students at KI. There are still available seats for both events.
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KI has introduced a new application system from August 18, 2020, so if you want to utilize the resources of the Twin Registry, you must now use the web based system iLab.
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Avoid crowding - more than one way to walk between Campus and the train station in Flemingsberg.
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Campus Syd, Universitetstandvården, Odontologi
Since Monday, there have been temperature variations in Biomedicum where several experienced warmer temperatures than usual in labs and/or offices.
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Fysiologi och farmakologi, Facility Management Biomedicum
New research from Karolinska Institutet shows that the degree of frailty, a measure of a person’s functional level before contracting the disease, can better predict COVID-19 survival than the patient’s age. The analysis of 250 multimorbid older adults who received care for COVID-19 at the Aging Theme at Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge, Sweden also shows that three out of four of these patients survived. The study has been published in the scientific journal JAMDA.
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Institutet för miljömedicin
Being socially active generally increases your chances of getting a good night’s sleep. But if you are active late into the evening, it reduces the number of hours you sleep – and can also affect your social life. This is according to a new study from Stockholm University and Karolinska Institutet published in the scientific journal PNAS.
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A new study from Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital shows that many people with mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 demonstrate so-called T-cell-mediated immunity to the new coronavirus, even if they have not tested positively for antibodies. According to the researchers, this means that public immunity is probably higher than antibody tests suggest. The article has been published in the esteemed scientific journal Cell. [This news article has been updated]
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Antibiotics use, particularly antibiotics with greater spectrum of microbial coverage, may be associated with an increased risk of new-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and its subtypes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. That is according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Harvard Medical School in the U.S., published in the journal The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology. The association remained when patients were compared with their siblings.
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The disease multiple sclerosis (MS) attacks the central nervous system and, with time, can give rise to muscle tremors and loss of balance. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now identified a gene, Gsta4, that protects a certain kind of cell in the brain from being destroyed. It is hoped that the results of the study, which is published in Nature Communications, can help to improve the treatment of this serious disease.
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Johan von Schreeb, Specialist in General Surgery and Disaster medicine at the Karolinska Institutet, has been on site in Beirut for a couple of days now.
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In 2021 The Scandinavian Physiological Society (SPS) meeting will be held in Stockholm. The meeting welcomes physiological sciences members from different countries. The aim of the SPS is to promote research, education and interest in physiological science.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Fysiologi och farmakologi
The pharmaceutical company Chiesi donates SEK 320,000 to a research project at Karolinska Institutet to develop a new method for large scale COVID-19 tests. The goal is to be able to follow the development of the virus in populations and community groups. The project is led by Nicola Crosetto, researcher at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics.
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The background is that many, unrelated to our Campus, use the parking spaces that are intended for customers, visitors and employees.

Akademiska hus therefore chooses to reintroduce a parking fee for visitors, from 1 September 2020
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Audience: Medarbetare
Introductory course on Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics (7.5 ECTS credits), given by Uppsala University, is now open for late applications until August 15th 2020.
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Audience: Medarbetare
FyFa
On August 18th between 17.30 and 19.30, a reserve power test will be done in the ANA 8 building. During the test all regular electricity will be shut off for 2 hours.
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Universitetstandvården, Odontologi
With the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 40 professionals, in maternal and child health care and nutrition in Sub-Saharan African countries, will receive training comprising of 7.5 credits from Karolinska Institutet. The training programme is fully online and runs from August until September 2020.
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The background is that many, unrelated to our Campus, use the parking spaces that are intended for customers, visitors and employees.

Akademiska hus therefore chooses to reintroduce a parking fee for visitors, from 1 September 2020
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By conducting advanced analyses of immune system activation in patients with severe COVID-19, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to identify several cell types that play a key part in the immune response to the new coronavirus and the hyperinflammation seen in severe cases of the disease. The results are published in the scientific journal Cell Reports Medicine.
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A new type of immunotherapy for the skin cancer malignant melanoma shows promising results. Three severely ill patients are now long-term survivors. The study, published in OncoImmunology, is the result of a collaboration between researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital.
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Basing their research on an unexpected interspecies difference between rats and mice, researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University have mapped a system in the brain that controls paternal behaviour towards offspring. A key component in this behaviour is the hormone prolactin, which prepares females for motherhood and has now been shown to control paternal behaviour as well. The study has been published in the journal Cell.
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In an interdisciplinary study combining stem cell biology and tumor biology, researchers from Karolinska Institutet (as well as Uppsala and Lund University, together with researchers in Canada, Germany and France), have succeeded in creating a new type of stem cell models for studies on cancer of the brain. The study was recently published in PNAS.
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The drug tocilizumab, which is used in the treatment of various forms of arthritis, is associated with shorter time on ventilation and shorter hospital stays for patients with severe COVID-19, a new study from Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital published in The Journal of Internal Medicine reports.
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Congratulations Eleni Aklillu - newly appointed professor in Tropical Pharmacology at the division of Clinical Pharmacology.
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Audience: Medarbetare
Laboratoriemedicin
A literature review coordinated by Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and McMaster University in Canada demonstrates that cloth face masks provide clinically useful levels of filtration, which has the potential to reduce the spread of viruses such as SARS-CoV-2. The findings, now published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, support the wearing of cloth masks to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus, according to the researchers.
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Injuries in the nervous system of patients with severe COVID-19 are revealed by magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography. In a study of 185 patients, researchers at KI and Karolinska University Hospital show an affection of microscopic blood vessels and inflammation in the brain, meninges and nerves. The results are published in Radiology.
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The human perception of pain may have been influenced by events taking place 50,000-70,000 years ago when our ancestors met the Neanderthals. A Neanderthal gene confers increased sensitivity to pain according to new research from Karolinska Institutet and Max Planck Institute published in Current Biology. These findings could lead to more tailored treatments.
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As previously announced, Professor Sten Orrenius has passed away.
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KI-researcher Simon Elsässer, Senior Researcher, is one of fifty-five grantees of the European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept funding to explore the commercial or societal potential of their research results.
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The Covid-19 pandemic does not stop the fight for LGBTQ rights. This year’s Stockholm Pride will instead be broadcast live digitally under the name Stockholm Pride Summer Stream. As usual, several of Stockholm’s higher education institutions are participating under the joint Academic Pride banner, which this year brings together both students and employees from seven higher education institutions.
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2020-06-08