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Dr. Henry Barnett becomes first person outside Europe to receive Karolinska Stroke Award

Dr. Henry JM Barnett, London, Ontario, receives the Karolinska Stroke Award for Excellence in Stroke Research. The prize amounts to 100,000 SEK. The laureate will receive the prize from the President of Karolinska Institutet Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson during the Karolinska Stroke Update meeting i...

The Feinstein to collaborate with Sweden's Karolinska Institute

MANHASSET, NY As part of its global mission of advancing science, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research announced today that it has signed a collaborative agreement with the renowned Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The agreement paves the way for Karolinska graduates to conduct post-docto...

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...

TNF Blockers May Help Some With Rheumatoid Arthritis

...ffects and potentially entailed high costs," wrote the researchers from the karolinska University Hospital and the karolinska Institute. A short period of treatment with methotrexate alone, followed...

Novo Nordisk Appoints Per Falk, M.D., Ph.D., as Vice President for Clinical, Medical and Regulatory Affairs for North America

...olndal, Sweden. He also has served as a lecturer and associate professor at karolinska Institute, as well as a post-doctoral fellow and instructor in molecular bi...e at Sahlgren University Hospital and internal medicine/gastroenterology at karolinska University Hospital. About Novo Nordisk Novo Nordisk is a heal...

High Cholesterol in Midlife Raises Risk of Late-Life Dementia, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds

...Other authors on this study include: Miia Kivipelto, MD, Ph.D., Department of Neurology, University of Kuopio, Finland, and the Aging Research Center, karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Benjamin Wolozin, MD, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, Boston University School of Medicine; and Jufen Zhou, MS, Kais...

Study finds increased 'sibling risk' of obstructive sleep apnea in children

...ith a sibling history of the sleep disorder. According to principal investigator Danielle Friberg, MD, senior surgeon in the ENT department at karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, early intervention can help prevent the potentially severe consequences of OSA in children. "Early diagnosis and t...

Itanium Solutions Alliance Selects Sweden's Kiwok as the 2009 Innovation Awards Winner for Humanitarian Impact

... said Bjorn Soderberg, sales and marketing director, Kiwok. "But it wouldn't have been possible to create this solution without our core partners, the karolinska University Hospital, HP, Fair Isaac and Wireless Independent Provider. This award we also see as the start for our international launch, with the goal...

Amgen Scholars Discover Their Potential During Summer Science Research Program and National Symposium

...d in pursuing a graduate degree and a career in science. The three European university partners are the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, karolinska Institute in Sweden and Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in Germany. In September, the Amgen Scholars Europe Symposium will be held at Cambridge,...

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 ...
Karolinska in Medical Technology

BioCis Pharma Reports Positive Phase IIa Clinical Results in Atopic Dermatitis

...f those affected. Existing treatments often have undesirable side effects and do not always meet the needs of patients. BioCis Pharma Ltd. is a karolinska Development portfolio company. BioCis Pharma Ltd is an innovative drug development company developing drug therapies based on a novel, patented...

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

...es of Valencia 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 i...

IBM and EU Partners Create a Better Way to Fight AIDS Virus

...utical companies, governmental institutions, and private companies, and its GEIE partners including a European Economic Interest Grouping composed of karolinska Institute , Max Planck Institute, University of Siena, Informa s.r.l., University of Cologne. About the Computerworld Honors Program Founded ...

Pfizer and Medivation Initiate Phase 3 Trial of Dimebon Added to Donepezil in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease

...e condition often requires combination treatment to help relieve symptoms and slow disease progression," said Bengt Winblad, professor of geriatrics, karolinska Institute . "The CONCERT trial will explore the potential additive effects of Dimebon to ongoing donepezil therapy, two drugs thought to have differe...

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

...PhD, of the KI Alzheimer Disease Research Center, karolinska Institutet , Stockholm, Sweden in a plenary presen...d, MD PhD, Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the karolinska Institutet , Stockholm, Sweden and Chief Physician at karolinska University in Huddinge will talk about "Emerging t...

Novel Product for Post Surgical Scar Formation Entering Clinical Development

...research by Dr. Inger Mattsby- Baltzer and Professor Kjell Olmarker at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden. PharmaSurgics is part of the karolinska Development portfolio. For further information please contact Fredrik Sjovall, CEO of PharmaSurgics Phone: +46-31-762-29-01 Email...

Arzerra(TM) (ofatumumab) Demonstrates High Response Rates in Patients With Fludarabine Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

...eing with ofatumumab in this group of CLL patients are very encouraging," said lead investigator Professor Anders Osterborg, Department of Hematology, karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. In a post hoc, subset analysis prior treatment with rituximab did not have a significant effect on ofatumumab t...

Xalieve(TM) Gains Momentum as Calabar AB Launches a Phase II Repeated Dose Study in Dry Mouth Patients

...ered formulation of the cholinesterase inhibitor physostigmine, which has been shown to effectively increase salivary flow. The company is part of the karolinska Development AB portfolio. For more information, please visit http://www.calabar.se Contact: VP Business Development, Fredrik Rook, +46-8-524...

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

... Corp. "Through their innovative research from the karolinska Institutet, we believe Athera has identified an ex...cess 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...

Calabar AB Today Announced New Financing for Continuation of the Phase II Program in Patients With Dry Mouth

...livary flow. Unlike systemically administered drugs, the local route of administration significantly limits adverse events. The company is part of the karolinska Development AB portfolio. For more information, please visit http://www.calabar.se Investor and Media Contact Fredrik Rook, +46-8-524-860-38,...
Karolinska in Medical Dictionary

Hemostasis

...ction. ... 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 ...
Karolinska in Biological News

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...

Women with endometriosis need special care during pregnancy to avoid risk of premature birth

...uropean Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology heard today (Wednesday July 1). Dr. Henrik Falconer, of the Department of Woman and Child Health, karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, said that his team had found that women with endometriosis also had a higher risk of other pregnancy complications, as w...

TB -- hiding in plain sight

...e formation 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 ...

BIO 2009 -- R&D session: New stem cell research unlocks unknown therapies

... in Atlanta, USA. The session is arranged by the Swedish medical university karolinska Institutet, SwedenBIO and Invest in Sweden Agency. Dr. Frisn will talk a...onas frisn, M.D., Ph.D., Tobias Foundation Professor of Stem Cell Research, karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Speaker: Lilian Wikstrm, Ph.D., Head of Research, Neur...

Comprehensive genetic study paves way for new blood-pressure medicines

...ed in the study by three research teams: Ann-Christine Syvnen's research group and the SNP technology platform at Uppsala University, a group from the karolinska Institute, and a group from Lund University. The study included DNA samples from 2,000 Swedes. The areas of the genome that were identified in the ...

Tufted bacteria cause infection in premature babies

... premature babies. A group of researchers at the Swedish medical university karolinska Institutet have now found an explanation for why a certain kind of staphylo...ng the body's own defences," says Giovanna Marchini, associate professor at karolinska Institutet and senior physician at the Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital ...

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 capacit...

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

...ew study in 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 fea...

Newly discovered gene plays vital role in cancer

...e in cancer research. However, scientists at the Swedish medical university karolinska Institutet have now shown that a previously unknown gene, Wrap53, controls ...es around the cell processes that p53 induces. A group of researchers at karolinska Institutet have now identified a new gene, called Wrap53, that regulates th...

Internationally acclaimed researcher joins UH faculty thanks to $5.5 million grant

...Dryer said. Gustafsson's research group at the karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, in the mid-1990s d...nder of KaroBio AB, a biotechnology company on the karolinska campus, along with Dr. John D. Baxter, who joined ...otechnology at Huddinge University Hospital at the karolinska Institute, and he has been an adjunct full profess...
Karolinska in Biological Technology

Omnio Healer Selects Eden Biodesign for cGMP Production of its Candidate Wound Healing and Anti-Infection Treatments

... development team. This includes world-renowned scientists within the field, experienced product development professionals and active investors led by karolinska Development AB, providing access to a highly qualified network of biotechnology development resources. The company is based in Umea, Sweden. Find out ...

Successful Phase I/II Clinical Trial Results From Cancer Patients Treated With Anti-Cancer Drug From Axelar AB

...ve anti-cancer therapies. About Axelar AB Axelar AB is a Swedish biotech company founded in 2003 and based on research performed at the karolinska Institute , Stockholm, Sweden. The company focuses its activities on research related to IGF-1 receptor inhibitors and their applications in different...

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

... toxin detection 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 ...

Pharmalink AB Strengthens its Board of Directors and Signals a Strategic Step Towards Late Phase Product Development

... broad experience in the life science sector having worked in leading and executive positions at KabiGen, Symbicom, AstraZeneca, Arexis, Biovitrum and karolinska Development. Dr Hansson replaces retiring Board member Professor Jorgen Lonngren. Industrifonden is an independent foundation founded by the Swedish s...

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

...man serum have 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 Cent...

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

...n, a mechanism 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...

Bionovo Announces 2008 Highlights and Year-End Financial Results

...A Hsueh, M.D., The Methodist Hospital, Houston, Jan Ake Gustafsson, M.D., Ph.D., member, National Academy of Sciences and formerly of the karolinska Institute , and Bert W. O'Malley, M.D., Recipient of the 2008 National Medal for Science , member, the National Academy of Sciences, a...

BioCis Pharma Starts Phase IIa Trial in Psoriasis

...arma is targeting unmet medical needs in substantial therapeutic markets including inflammation, allergy, and cancer. The company's main investors are karolinska Development AB (publ.), Finnish Industry Investment Ltd., and Etra Invest Ltd. http://www.biocis.com Contacts: Dr. Lasse Leino, CEO, B...

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

...s also served 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 20...

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

...scular disease. Athera Biotechnologies is based in karolinska Institutet Science Park in Stockholm and main investors include karolinska Development and Baltic Sea Foundation. Athera is a...in the highly ranked EU-project CVDIMMUNE lead by karolinska Institutet . The project involves 10 academic and ...
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