Navigation Links
SEK100 million ($12.83 million) for Karolinska Institutet's research into regenerative medicine

Karolinska Institutet has received a grant of SEK 100 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation for a regenerative medicine research centre the Wallenberg Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WIRM). This funding will give Karolinska Institutet a unique opportunity to concentrate on new and pioneering research, with a special focus on the blood system.

Regenerative research and stem-cell research are two areas in which revolutionary scientific advances have been made in recent years. The Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet has long held a leading international position in these rapidly developing fields.

"The establishment of WIRM represents a unique opportunity to bring Karolinska Institutet's internationally leading basic research and clinical research together at a completely new centre. It will make it possible to address research issues we currently lack the resources to tackle," says Professor Urban Lendahl, Scientific Director of WIRM.

Growing knowledge of stem cells and regenerative medicine has opened up completely new avenues for the treatment of a number of diseases. The research at WIRM will cover a broad range of areas of therapy, but will focus in particular on the blood system and on the continued development of bone-marrow transplantation for those medical conditions and groups of patients that cannot currently be treated.

"It's tremendously pleasing and flattering that the bicentenary of Karolinska Institutet is being marked with this generous research grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The grant opens up fantastic opportunities for us to pursue pioneering research at the very highest international level in these extremely important areas," says Professor Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, the President of Karolinska Institutet.

Thanks to the grant from the Wallenberg Foundation and the new research centre, Karolinska Institutet's infrastructure in the area is being strengthened through the establishment of advanced technical equipment and new experimental techniques. It is of the greatest strategic significance that the grant makes it possible to recruit key expertise, which will be crucially important in further advancing Sweden's position in this area.

"Having the opportunity to conduct research at Karolinska Institutet is a tremendously attractive prospect. The newly opened WIRM research centre will be well-placed to further strengthen the internationally leading position of Karolinska Institutet in stem-cell research and regenerative medicine," says Professor Sten Erik W. Jacobsen, a world-leading researcher at Oxford University in the biology and diseases of the blood system, who will now pursue part of his research in collaboration with investigators at Karolinska Institutet and WIRM.


Contact: KI Press Office
Karolinska Institutet

Related medicine news :

1. Kaiser Permanente Gives $5 Million to Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta
2. RadioShack Customers Donate $1.3 Million to LIVESTRONG
3. Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2.8 Million to Drive Development of Parkinsons Disease Biomarker Pipeline
4. Human Rights Denied: Obama Leaves 75 Million Children Behind
5. NVHR: Administrations 2011 Budget Proposal Shortchanges Five Million Americans Afflicted with Chronic Viral Hepatitis
6. State $200 Million Behind in Payments to Agencies Providing Care to Thousands of Older Illinoisans
7. Prominent Beverly Hills Law Firm Awarded $16.5 Million Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict
8. Esperanza Health Center Receives $6.5 Million in Stimulus Funds
9. Fitch, Standard & Poor's Upgrade Scripps Health to AA-; Scripps to Issue $220 Million in Hospital Revenue Bonds
10. millionants productions Launches and is “Making a Scene”
11. MAP International Provides $10 Million in Essential Medicines and Medical Supplies to Haiti Relief
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/28/2015)... ... , ... Pixel Film Studios is back again with ProPanel: Pulse . ... endless. Users have full control over angle of view, speed method, start point, end ... to get heads to turn. , ProPanel: Pulse offers fully customizable pulsating shape masks, ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... , ... The rapid speed at which Americans are aging ... is needed, especially with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive conditions becoming more prevalent. ... part of this equation: 80 percent of medical care occurs in the home, ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... The print ... USA Today in Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Minneapolis, South Florida, with a circulation ... is distributed nationally, through a vast social media strategy and across a network ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... A simply groundbreaking television series, "Voices ... show that delves into an array of issues that are presently affecting Americans. Dedicated ... open dialogue, this show is changing the subjects consumers focus on, one episode at ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Dr. Thomas Dunlap ... Inc. and Dr. Tucker Bierbaum with Emergency Medicine at St., Joseph Health ... both STEMI and Sepsis conditions present in similar ways and require time-critical intervention to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 --> ... to use SyMRI to find optimal contrast weighting of MRI ... metastases, and has signed a research agreement with SyntheticMR in ... hospital. Using SyMRI, it is possible to generate multiple contrast ... after the patient has left, thus making it possible to ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , November 26, 2015 ... has announced the addition of the  ... in the Global Cell Surface Testing ... Opportunities" report to their offering.  ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... --> adds "Global ... and "Investigation Report on China Repaglinide ... 2021 forecasts data and information to ... . --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: