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2012-06-19 23:46:14

Using data supplied by a mobile operator, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown that population movements after the 2010 Haiti earthquake followed regular patterns. This information can be used to predict beforehand the movements of people after a disaster, and thus improves chances for aid to be delivered to the right places at the right time. Every year, tens of millions of people are displaced by natural disasters, and to date knowledge of their movement patterns has been...

2011-10-03 12:45:33

Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have discovered a new inherited disorder that causes severe mental retardation and liver dysfunction. The disease, adenosine kinase deficiency, is caused by mutations in the ADK gene, which codes for the enzyme adenosine kinase. The findings, which are presented in the American Journal of Human Genetics, were made possible through the detailed biochemical examination of a Swedish family in which two children suffered from...

2011-02-18 15:37:37

One of the goals of the European Research Council, ERC, is to bring the world's leading researchers to work in Europe. American Juleen Zierath is one of those who have received funds from the ERC. She found the best environment for her research at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. It's more usual that scientists leave Europe to work in the US. But Juleen Zierath, Professor of Clinical Integrative Physiology at Karolinska Institutet, has travelled in the opposite direction. An American who was...

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2010-12-22 10:15:00

Trinitramid "“ that's the name of the new molecule that may be a component in future rocket fuel. This fuel could be 20-30 percent more efficient in comparison with the best rocket fuels we have today. The discovery was made at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. "A rule of thumb is that for every ten-percent increase in efficiency for rocket fuel, the payload of the rocket can double. What's more, the molecule consists only of nitrogen and oxygen, which would make the...

2010-05-06 15:26:13

The unique resources available in the Nordic region, such as civic registration numbers and the registries of genetically informative populations and health outcomes, make it an epidemiological goldmine. The LifeGene project is being coordinated by the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet to take advantage of Sweden's competitive edge in this field. Today, LifeGene is being launched into the international scientific scene at BIO 2010 in Chicago, the world's largest biotech...

2010-03-31 09:00:00

STOCKHOLM, March 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- New research and better methods in the rehabilitation medicine area gives injured people a chance to return to a meaningful life, including the capability of working. At the 'Reclaim Function!' conference in Stockholm, Sweden (14-16 April 2010), some 250 European scientists and practitioners within rehabilitation medicine will meet to exchange knowledge, discuss and debate. The aim is to increase collaboration in the rehabilitation medicine area....

2009-11-02 13:42:13

Perceived poor managerial leadership increases not only the amount of sick leave taken at a workplace, but also the risk of sickness amongst employees later on in life. The longer a person has had a "poorer" manager, the higher his or her risk of for example suffering a heart attack within a ten-year period, according to a new thesis from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet. The recently submitted thesis is based on data from almost 20,000 employees in Sweden, Finland,...

2009-09-01 12:10:00

"For the first time in history it is now possible to provide a detailed picture of the dog including birthplace, point in time and the number of wolves that were tamed," says Peter Savolainen, biology researcher at KTH.Together with Swedish colleagues and a Chinese research group he has made a number of new discoveries concerning the history of the dog. These discoveries have recently been published in the scientific journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, and establish that the dog arrived...

2009-08-26 09:00:45

People with kidney disease undergo balloon dilation treatment after myocardial infarction less frequently, and therefore have a poorer prognosis. This according to new clinical research published in the journal Circulation.One third of all patients treated for myocardial infarction have moderately impaired renal function. Myocardial infarction can be treated by improving the blood flow using either balloon dilation or bypass surgery, but it has always been a moot point whether the treatment...

2009-05-15 12:45:00

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.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090515/DC17878) Dr. Tracey, a neurosurgeon whose work has helped unravel how the brain communicates with the immune system, joins a long and distinguished list of scientists who have...