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Karolinska Institutet Awards Honorary Degree to Feinstein Institute CEO Kevin J. Tracey, MD

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm today awarded an honorary post-doctoral degree to Kevin J. Tracey, MD, director and chief executive officer of The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, NY. (Photo: http://www.new...

3 new honorary doctors at Karolinska Institutet

Each year, Karolinska Institutets Board of Research confers the title honorary doctor to persons who by their actions in different ways have promoted activities carried out at the university. This year three honorary doctorates in medicine are to be conferred. The ceremony will take place on Frida...

One step closer to an artificial nerve cell

... Scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska institutet and Linkping University are well on the way to creating the first artificial nerve cell that can communicate specifically with nerve cells in the body...

Gapminder's Hans Rosling Brings Poverty, Health Data to Life at Wilson Center

... Rosling is a professor of international health at the Karolinska institutet in Stockholm and director of the Gapminder Foundation, which developed Tre... Who: Hans Rosling , Professor of International Health, Karolinska institutet , and Director, Gapminder Foundation When: Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 3 -...

Extra support helps obese women cycle to and from work

...in obese women, but getting started and maintaining new habits is a challenge. A new study by researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska institutet shows that extra support and encouragement can help more women to exercise to and from work. "Physically active transport is probably our best bet...

Simple blood test proves powerful ally in the fight against malaria

... Scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska institutet have shown that rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) for malaria infection can provide valuable support for healthcare in low and mid-income countries in the ...

Key protein in cellular respiration discovered

...gy from nutrients. Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska institutet have now discovered a new function for a protein in the mitochondrion popu...esised inside the mitochondrion from its own DNA. Researchers at Karolinska institutet have now shown that a specific gene (Tfb1m) in the cell's nucleus codes for...

Also in the Dec. 30 JNCI

...problem, despite the fact that both drugs are platinum compounds. To find out why the difference exists, Victoria Hellberg, M.D., at the Karolinska institutet in Stockholm, and colleagues measured the amount of cisplatin and oxaliplatin that reached the cochlea in guinea pigs following intravenous dosing of ...

Crystallography reveals the 3-D structure of mammalian sperm receptor

... Scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska institutet have determined the first 3D structure of ZP3, a protein essential for the ...pellucida is essential for natural fertilization in mammals. The Karolinska institutet researchers hope that X-ray crystallographic characterization of a region o...

Prognosis after attempted suicide impaired by psychiatric disorder

...isk of suicide is limited, which makes it hard to identify, and help, the people who are at the greatest risk. A group of researchers at Karolinska institutet now present a longitudinal follow-up of almost 40,000 people who have been admitted to hospital after an attempted suicide. Their results show that th...
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Karolinska Institutet to Test Vical's Vaxfectin(R) Adjuvant With Preventive Vaccine against HIV Under Sponsorship of Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vical Incorporated (Nasdaq: VICL ) today announced a research collaboration with the Karolinska Institutet (KI), a leading European medical university, and the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (SMI), a governmental expert agency, to...

deCODE-led Megastudy Finds New Genetic Clues to Causes of Schizophrenia

...cia and Santiago de Compostela, and the Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Maranon, Madrid, Spain; The Northern Finland Birth Cohort; Karolinska institutet , Stockholm; Universities of Amsterdam, Utrecht and Maastricht, the Netherlands. The institutions comprising the ISC and MGS can be found in papers pu...

Worldwide Cost Estimate for Alzheimer's and Dementia Is US$315.4 Billion

...ers Wimo, MD, PhD, of the KI Alzheimer Disease Research Center, Karolinska institutet , Stockholm, Sweden in a plenary presentation to be held Tuesday morning, M..., Bengt Winblad, MD PhD, Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the Karolinska institutet , Stockholm, Sweden and Chief Physician at Karolinska University in Hudding...

Athera Biotechnologies and Dyax Announce a Collaboration to Discover and Develop Antibodies for Cardiovascular Inflammation

...lf de Faire on the critical role of phospholipid antibodies (aPL) in the inflammatory process of cardiovascular disease. Athera is based in Karolinska institutet Science Park in Stockholm and main investors include Karolinska Development and Baltic Sea Foundation. Athera is a major partner in the highly ranked ...

Medivation Presents Positive New Data on Dimebon's Long-Term Efficacy and Novel Mechanism of Action at the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease

...o improve mitochondrial dysfunction has been confirmed in the independent laboratory of Maria Ankarcrona, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Karolinska institutet in Sweden. "All of the approved Alzheimer's disease drugs operate by one of two mechanisms -- cholinesterase inhibition or NMDA-receptor antagonism,...

European CHMP Issues Positive Opinion on Cymbalta for the Treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder

... patients from working and operating in daily social situations," said Dr. Christer Allgulander of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska institutet in Stockholm. "According to population and primary care surveys the majority of people suffering from anxiety, and their physicians, still have unmet ...

Stroke Study Reveals a Key Target For Improving Treatment

...mphasize that it's still too early to apply their findings -- made in mice -- to the treatment of stroke victims everywhere. But the LICR-Karolinska institutet team will soon begin a clinical trial to test the theory in humans, using the leukemia drug known as imatinib (Gleevec). In mice, that drug greatly re...
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Hemostasis

... Injury to vessels overwhelms these protective mechanisms and hemostasis ensues. ... Click here for more on Hemostasis , presented by Karolinska institutet (Sweden's ... hemostasis also hemostasia n. The stoppage of bleeding or hemorrhage. ... What is the cause of blood vessel spasm in hemost...
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Affymetrix and the Karolinska Institutet Announce Translational Medicine Strategic Alliance

Affymetrix Inc. (Nasdaq: AFFX - News) and Karolinska Institutet announced today that they have entered into a strategic alliance designed to improve healthcare by accelerating the translation of basic genetic research into tools for better diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. During the next fiv...

TB -- hiding in plain sight

... of granulomas, which are areas where the bacteria are contained but not destroyed. A group led by Dr. Susanna Grundstrom Brighenti at the Karolinska institutet in Stockholm, Sweden therefore examined the immune response in patients infected with tuberculosis. This is the first study describing the immunoregul...

Tufted bacteria cause infection in premature babies

...babies. A group of researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska institutet have now found an explanation for why a certain kind of staphylococcus can ...'s own defences," says Giovanna Marchini, associate professor at Karolinska institutet and senior physician at the Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital neonatal se...

Computer simulations explain the limitations of working memory

... [PRESS RELEASE, 31 March 2009] Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska institutet (KI) have constructed a mathematical activity model of the brain's frontal and parietal parts, to increase the understanding of the capacity of the wo...

The genetics of fear: Study suggests specific genetic variations contribute to anxiety disorders

... Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, psychologist Tina B. Lonsdorf and her colleagues from the Karolinska institutet in Sweden and the University of Greifswald in Germany examined the effect of specific polymorphisms on how fear is learned and how that fear is subseq...

Newly discovered gene plays vital role in cancer

... research. However, scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska institutet have now shown that a previously unknown gene, Wrap53, controls the activit...he cell processes that p53 induces. A group of researchers at Karolinska institutet have now identified a new gene, called Wrap53, that regulates the activity ...

Control of blood vessels a possible weapon against obesity

...instance, to combat obesity can therefore be to affect the development of blood vessels in the adipose tissue. A team of researchers at Karolinska institutet have now demonstrated the rapid development of blood vessels in the adipose tissue of mice exposed to low temperatures. This is followed in its turn b...

Stroke study reveals key target for improving treatment and suggests that Gleevec may help

... from the University of Michigan and the Ludwig Institute at the Karolinska institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, emphasize that it's still too early to apply their fi...mice to the treatment of stroke victims everywhere. But the Karolinska institutet team will soon begin a clinical trial to test the theory in humans, using t...

New cheaper method for mapping disease genes

... [PRESS RELEASE, 26 May 2008] Scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska institutet have developed a new DNA-sequencing method that is much cheaper than those currently in use in laboratories. They hope that this new method will make ...

5th Annual World Health Care Congress April 21-23, Washington, D.C.

...n Cal Ludeman, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services Prof. Hans Rosling, PhD Professor of International Health, Karolinska institutet (Sweden) Michael Howe, CEO, MinuteClinic James Roosevelt, President and CEO, Tufts Health Plan ...
Institutet in Biological Technology

Cepheid Announces Symposium Speakers and Program Highlights for 19th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID)

...ction and two nucleic acid amplification tests for the routine detection of Clostridium difficile infection Dr. Andrej Weintraub, Karolinska institutet , Stockholm: Comparison of a multiplex real-time PCR and the cytotoxicity neutralization assay for the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infections ...

Athera Signs Agreements With German and UK Distributors for New Cardiovascular Biomarker

...ave been linked with an increased risk of developing CVD. Athera is also a major partner in the highly ranked EU-project CVDIMMUNE lead by Karolinska institutet . The project involves 10 partners, also including Phadia GmbH, TNO, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and Leiden University Medical Center. ...

Medivation Reports Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

...ism thought to be distinct from currently available Alzheimer's disease medications. At AD/PD, we presented new research from the Karolinska institutet , which quantified the impact of Dimebon on mitochondrial function. Responses were seen on mitochondrial function at low concentrations of Dimebon ac...

Bert W. O'Malley, M.D., Recipient of the 2008 National Medal for Science, Joins Bionovo's Scientific Advisory Board

...ed as president of the Endocrine Society. Dr. O'Malley received honorary degrees from the New York Medical College (D.Sc., in 1979); the Karolinska institutet in Stockholm, Sweden (M.D., in 1984); the National University of Ireland (D.Sc. in 1985); and the University of Maryland (D.Sc., in 2001). ...

Richter-Helm and Athera Biotechnologies Partner in Development of Recombinant Protein to Treat Cardiovascular Disease

...oping cardiovascular disease. Athera Biotechnologies is based in Karolinska institutet Science Park in Stockholm and main investors include Karolinska Development...major partner in the highly ranked EU-project CVDIMMUNE lead by Karolinska institutet . The project involves 10 academic and industrial partners, also including ...

Karolinska Development Closes Fully Subscribed New Share Issue

...evelopment AB (publ) recently closed a fully subscribed new share issue, raising SEK 147 million (USD 19 million). Its major shareholders - Karolinska institutet Holding AB, Tredje AP-fonden; Ostersjostiftelsen; Nasudden; Foundation Asset Management; and Praktikerinvest - took their share of the new issue, whil...

Medivation Presents New Data on Dimebon's Novel Mechanism of Action

...tochondrial dysfunction has been confirmed previously in the independent laboratory of Maria Ankarcrona, Ph.D., associate professor at the Karolinska institutet in Sweden. Additional data about Dimebon's potential novel mechanism of action were presented in November at the Society for Neuroscience's "Neurosc...

Karolinska Development Strengthens its Management Team With the Appointment of Dr Carl Harald Janson

...Stockholm. He moved into fund management with companies including Carnegie Investment Bank AB. He is a Medical Doctor holding a PhD. from Karolinska institutet in Stockholm and qualified as a Certified European Financial Analyst at Stockholm School of Economics. Carl Harald will take responsibility for the ...

Amgen Foundation Announces $2.5 Million Expansion of Amgen Scholars Program to Europe

...ng a graduate degree and a career in science. The three European university partners are the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, Karolinska institutet in Sweden and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen in Germany. For the first phase of the program, which extends through 2010, each of the three u...

Vical Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Continued Progress in Product Development Programs

...+ T-cell responses with a Vaxfectin(R)-formulated cancer vaccine compared with unformulated vaccine; -- A research collaboration with the Karolinska institutet and the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control to evaluate a Vaxfectin(R)-formulated preventive DNA vaccine against HIV in a Phase 1 human c...
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