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A new method of evaluating and prioritizing treatment for patients with suspected acute stroke, which has been used by the Stockholm health authority since 2017, has led to faster health interventions and better patient care, shows a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal JAMA Neurology.
As the current situation has led to larger volumes than usual of hand disinfectant being purchased and stored in KI facilities, it is important that storage is in accordance with legal requirements and in a way that minimizes the fire hazards at all KI's operations.
Two weeks ago Karolinska Institutet launched two COVID-19 courses in Swedish for care providers, medical personnel and providers of social services and care of elderly as well as personnel working in connection to these services, following a request from the National Board of Health and Welfare. So far over 65 000 people have completed the courses. Now both courses are available in English. The first course is also available in Arabic, Persian and Russian.
The National Board of Health and Welfare annually distributes grants for research aimed at mental illness prevention and treatment of habits of living. This year, the research project “Tobaksavvänjning på recept” (Tobacco Cessation on Prescription) receives 2,3 MSEK.
The responsible authorities are recommending those who have the opportunity to work from home to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. Many will appreciate it, while others will find it challenging.
A drug already tested against lung disease could potentially inhibit COVID-19 by reducing the coronavirus load that enters the lungs and other organs. That is according to a study in human cell cultures and organoids by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, published in the journal Cell.
The results from Exit poll for doctoral students from 2019 have now been compiled and presented in a report. 90 % were satisfied with their doctoral education 2019.
We have two useful conference speakers for online meetings that all Labmed staff are able to borrow. One for meetings up to 4 participants and one for up to 15 participants.
Karolinska Institutet has now received the test material that will allow scientists to perform 5,000 analyses a day on patient samples. The lab will be ready next week thanks to the swift cooperation of KI researchers and Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
Qing Shen’s thesis aims to increase our understanding of cancer diagnostic workup, by investigating different stress-related health outcomes during the critical time period of cancer evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, and also provide evidence for a potential effective treatment approach to attenuate excessive risks of stress-related health outcomes.
There is an on-going process to evaluate the SciLifeLab national infrastructure including a university assessment. This evaluation is very important for the development of this infrastructure and how it can support research into the future.
Through a unique database, KI researchers have been able to study the risk of mortality among people with liver disease caused by too much alcohol. Principal investigator Hannes Hagström, associate professor at the Department of Medicine Huddinge and Solna and co-author Jonas F Ludvigsson, professor at Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics describe the study.
Tips from KI Grants Office about current calls.
Some mammographic features - breast density, microcalcifications, and masses - are associated with increased breast cancer risk
In a small clinical trial just granted approval, about 30 COVID-19 patients at Karolinska University Hospital may soon begin to receive blood plasma from people who have recovered from the disease. Sweden’s Ethical Review Authority has approved the trial treatment, and its effectiveness will be evaluated in a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital.
The Seahorse XFe96 Analyzer is available for bookings for all departments in Biomedicum.
On Tuesday 24 March the KI president issued his decision on how the first disbursement from the President’s strategic initiatives budget for Strategy 2030 will be distributed amongst the strategy’s five main areas.
The ERC Advanced Grant is one of Europe’s most prestigious programmes for research financing. The grant has now been awarded to Ernest Arenas to tailor dopamine-producing brain cells for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
People continuously exposed to air pollution are at increased risk of dementia, especially if they also suffer from cardiovascular diseases, according to a study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal JAMA Neurology. Therefore, patients with cardiovascular diseases who live in polluted environments may require additional support from care providers to prevent dementia, according to the researchers.
Karolinska Institutet (KI) is implementing new procedures for receiving and investigating user reports of personal data breaches and information security incidents. Through the new report form, users can report when they detect what appears to be an incident.
KI has a number of tools and resources which can be used for distance teaching and examination. On this page you will find a curated collection of information about these services, and tips on how to get started.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and St Erik Eye Hospital in Sweden have discovered a way to refine the production of retinal cells from embryonic stem cells for treating blindness in the elderly. Using the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, they have also managed to modify the cells so that they can hide from the immune system to prevent rejection. The studies are published in the scientific journals Nature Communications and Stem Cell Reports.
An English summary of KI´s financial report is now available on the Staff portal.

With rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and a healthcare sector under increasing strain, healthcare personnel can find themselves facing difficult situations and moral challenges. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University have recently published a paper in the journal Prehospital and Disaster Medicine precising what is known about moral distress, its risk and protection factors and likely implications. They also present suggestions about how the adverse effects can be mitigated.
Land allocation competition for housing at Hälsovägen
Introductory course on Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics (7.5 ECTS credits), given by Uppsala University, is now open for applications.
Hi LIME and hope you are well! Since many of us are working from home these days, it might be even more important to remember taking short active breaks during your workday. Here are a few tips and inspiration to get you through these rather awkward times.
Staffing plan for key personnel and critical functions at the Department of Neuroscience.
Scheduled maintenance work for IDAC on March 26, 2020 between 17:00 and 19:00 will take place.
During this day, it will be possible to search for employees / students and use the "Reset password" service in the IDAC portal.
Please, we do not ask you to use the remaining services in the IDAC portal between 12:00 and 19:00
In times of crisis, it is of the utmost importance that everyone takes responsibility and avoids spreading incorrect and misleading information. We therefore recommend everyone to take KI's quick course online in information security.
Avectas and Vycellix Announce Collaboration to Advance Next-Generation Solutions for the Optimized Manufacture of Cell & Gene Therapies. NextGenNK catalyzed interaction among its industrial partners to advance NK cell-based immunotherapies
Tips from KI Grants Office about current calls
We will arrange zoom-meeting for doctoral students once a week. This will be a chance for us to chat, ask questions, or simply to have an online coffee together to keep up to date with each other. The get-together breakfast for doctoral students has been cancelled and will not be held in April.
Children infected with the new coronavirus generally have less severe symptoms than adults, they rarely need intensive care and very few child deaths have been reported. This according to a systematic review of COVID-19 in children, based on 45 relevant publications and performed by researchers at Karolinska Institutet. The review is published in the scientific journal Acta Paediatrica.
Through cooperation with a Chinese supplier, financial support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and coordination with the healthcare sector, Karolinska Institutet (KI) is taking concrete steps to strengthen healthcare capacity in virus diagnostics.
President of Stockholm City Council, Cecilia Brinck and the President of Karolinska Institutet Ole Petter Ottersen sign today, 23 March, a declaration of intent on a collaboration.
As part of the KI-K* Covid-19 resource group, and its actions towards need for organization of clinical sampling for diagnostics and research, a CIM Covid-19-task force has been established and is currently in full operation to support this action.
The spread of the coronavirus is presenting a particular challenge to Karolinska Institutet’s students. Clinical placements will continue as far as is practicable.
Due to the Corona virus, KI has chosen to keep the reception closed (unmanned) until further notice.

Telia is going to make a change in our voicemailsystem, which may result that some will not be able to listen to their messages via 86499 with the old pincode but will need to contact it-support for a new pincode.

This does not affect logging in and intercepting messages via cmg web
Two clinical researchers at KI have been appointed Wallenberg Clinical Scholars 2020. The individual funding of SEK 15 million from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation provides Anca Catrina and Mikael Rydén with the opportunity to deepen their research and disseminate their results in healthcare.
Grander Ambitions for Discovering New Cancer Therapies – carrying on the legacy of Professor Dan Grandér

Dan Grandér (1964-2017), MD, PhD, Professor, and colleagues have published a groundbreaking article in Science Advances entitled, “Irreversible TrxR1 inhibitors block STAT3 activity and induce cancer cell death”. Dan Grandér was head of the Department of Oncology and Pathology before his passing away in October 2017.
The campus gyms are kept closed to reduce the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) spread. Our mission is to continue promoting health and physical activity among employees and students.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Basel in Switzerland have produced a mathematical model that shows that the spread of the new coronavirus can decline in the summer and then return in the autumn and winter. The analysis has been published in the scientific journal Swiss Medical Weekly.
Dan Grandér (1964-2017), MD, PhD, Professor, and colleagues have published a groundbreaking article in Science Advances entitled, “Irreversible TrxR1 inhibitors block STAT3 activity and induce cancer cell death”. Dan Grandér was head of the Department of Oncology-Pathology before his passing away in October 2017.
Now the agreement is signed with the suppliers who won the procurement of PC and Apple computers.
The agreement is valid from 2020-03-17.
The system capacity has now been restored and is fully operational.
Update 23/3 23:24

KI IT Helpdesk.
Under current extraordinary circumstances and in order to reduce the amount of social contact, many of us are working remotely. Nonetheless, we will do our utmost to continue answering any of your questions regarding doctoral education.
To ensure capacity and stability when working off campus the IT department has upgraded the VPN configuration.
We are looking for testers who can test the Staff Portal during one hour, in Solna on April 21 or in Flemingsberg on April 22. Register in the form, see link at the bottom of the page.
KI webbteam