Published in The Conversation
From cold-resistant genes to face masks, Karolinska Institutet researchers contribute to the global public discourse on a range of topics through our collaboration with the international news site The Conversation. By crafting their own news articles, analyses and op-eds, they help deepen our knowledge of complex issues and current affairs. Here we present articles by KI researchers published in The Conversation.
COVID during pregnancy poses a low risk to newborns
Author: Mikael Norman
Published: May 11, 2021
Cells from human foetuses are important for developing vaccines – but they're not an ingredient
Author: Alessonda T Speidel
Published: March 26, 2021
Napping in the afternoon can improve memory and alertness – here’s why
Authors: John Axelsson, Tina Sundelin
Published: February 26, 2021
Your genetics influence how resilient you are to cold temperatures – new research
Authors: Victoria Wyckelsma, Peter John Houweling
Published: February 25, 2021
Podcast: Listen to postdoc Victoria Wyckelsma explain what she found out after convincing a group of men to sit in bathtubs full of icy water in the March 25 episode of The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Are two cloth masks better than one for preventing the spread of COVID-19?
Authors: Catherine Clase, Juan Jesus Carrero, Charles-Francois de Lannoy, Scott Laengert, Roberto Pecoits-Filho
Published: February 11, 2021
Touchscreens may make toddlers more distractible – new three-year study
Authors: Tim J. Smith, Ana Maria Portugal, Rachael Bedford
Published: February 1, 2021
COVID-19 masks FAQs: How can cloth stop a tiny virus? What’s the best fabric? Do they protect the wearer?
Authors: Catherine Clase, Juan Jesus Carrero, Edouard Fu
Published: October 12, 2020 (also in French, October 23, 2020)
Articles published before 2020
There's more than practice to becoming a world-class expert
D. Zachary Hambrick, Fredrik Ullén, July 7, 2016
How to win the Euros – with a little help from neuroscience
Morten L. Kringelbach, Predrag Petrovic, Torbjörn Vestberg, June 16, 2016
FactCheck Q&A: was Lyle Shelton right about transgender people and a higher suicide risk after surgery?
Kairi Kõlves, Karolina Krysinska, Mikael Landén, Cecilia Dhejne, March 4, 2016
Nuclear bomb tests reveal formation of new brain cells
Kirsty Spalding, Gerd Kempermann, June 6, 2013