Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet (KI) was established in 1810-1811 for the purpose of training military surgeons in Sweden. KI is the largest medical research center in Stockholm, Sweden and a leading medical university with world-wide respect for their research and technology studies. A KI committee appoints the Nobel Laureates for Physiology or Medicine. KI has numerous Nobel Laureates to their credit over the years. The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Pharmacology and RNA research are cutting edge in the field of medical research. The medical school is rated highly for patient care and medical research and education.

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Neuroscience

Neuroscientists create the sensation of invisibility

The power of invisibility has long fascinated man and inspired the works of many great authors and philosophers. In a study from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet, a team of neuroscientists now reports a perceptual illusion ...

Neuroscience

Outside the body our memories fail us

New research from Karolinska Institutet and UmeƄ University demonstrates for the first time that there is a close relationship between body perception and the ability to remember. For us to be able to store new memories ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

3D imaging reveals neural 'vicious cycle' in fatty liver disease

With the application of a novel three-dimensional imaging technology, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered that one portion of the autonomic nervous system in the liver undergoes severe degeneration in non-alcoholic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New biomarkers for life-threatening soft tissue infections

Rapid diagnosis is crucial in bacterial soft tissue infections to reduce the risk of severe injury or amputation. Vague symptoms and a heterogeneous patient group increase the risk of misdiagnosis. Researchers at Karolinska ...

Genetics

New genetic knowledge about cluster headache

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, together with British colleagues, have conducted the largest study to date in search of genetic markers about cluster headache. In the long term, it can hopefully pave the way for more ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Preventing the development of polycystic ovary syndrome

In a recently published review article in Nature Reviews Endocrinology, researchers conclude where the field of research is today, regarding the causes behind, and development of, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). They also ...

Oncology & Cancer

MRI can cut overdiagnoses in prostate-cancer screening by half

Most countries have not introduced nationwide prostate-cancer screening, as current methods result in overdiagnoses and excessive and unnecessary biopsies. A new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, which ...

Immunology

Immune cells in the human biliary system mapped

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have analyzed and described in detail the immune cells residing in the human bile duct. The findings may pave the way for new treatment strategies against disorders of the bile ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Low-cost method for finding new coronavirus variants

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a technology for cost-effective surveillance of the global spread of new SARS-CoV-2 variants. The technique is presented in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

Immunology

First months decisive for immune system development

Many diseases caused by a dysregulated immune system, such as allergies, asthma and autoimmunity, can be traced back to events in the first few months after birth. To date, the mechanisms behind the development of the immune ...

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