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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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Institutet för miljömedicin
Tips from KI Grants Office about current calls.
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Institutet för miljömedicin
”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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2020-06-08