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2014-02-12 04:20:51

LONDON and WILMINGTON, N.C., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chiltern International Limited (Chiltern), a global contract research organization (CRO), proudly announces our partnership with Karolinska Development in Sweden, a life science investment company listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm (ticker: KDEV). Karolinska Development aims to create value for patients, researchers, investors and society by developing innovations from world class science into products that can be sold or...

2013-11-26 10:21:41

A new mechanism that regulates the way blood vessels grow and connect to each other has been discovered by an international team of researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany. The knowledge might open up new opportunities for future cancer therapy. The study is published in the scientific journal PNAS. If stretched out, the blood vessels in a human body would reach more than twice around the earth. The complex circulatory system...

2013-11-07 14:06:36

Nanoparticles filled with chemotherapeutic drugs can kill drug-resistant breast cancer cells, according to a study published in the scientific journal Biomaterials. Nanoparticles are just as small, or even smaller, than many blood proteins. They can therefore pass through the walls of healthy and sick cells, which make them interesting carriers of drugs against cancer and other diseases. In the present study, researchers from Karolinska Institutet have shown that nanoparticles made from...

2013-10-01 04:22:24

STOCKHOLM, October 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordic Life Science Days brings executives from small- to medium-sized Nordic life science companies to a global audience in the world's highest ranking region for innovation. With the audience encompassing pharma, biotech, medtech, diagnostic, digital health companies, financing institutions and industry experts, Nordic Life Science Days is a focused, targeted and exceptional platform to explore the region's expertise and investment...

Our Aging Process Is Hastened Due To Maternal Genetics
2013-08-22 08:28:26

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There are many reasons our bodies age. The process is determined by an accumulation of various kinds of cell damage that impair the function of bodily organs. A new study from the Karolinska Institutet and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging shows the damage occurring in the cell’s power plant – the mitochondrion – is of particular importance in the aging process and is determined by the genes we inherit from our...

2013-03-05 12:29:20

LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet, The Nobel Assembly responded to Dr. Rongxiang Xu's defamation lawsuit on Feb. 22, 2013 by filing a notice to remove the lawsuit from State Court to Federal Court, in Los Angeles. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130305/LA71370) According to attorneys for Dr. Xu, the transfer of the case to Federal Court would not affect the substantive nature of the lawsuit but is merely a procedural...

2013-03-05 10:58:27

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found an explanation for why the level of kynurenic acid (KYNA) is higher in the brains of people with schizophrenia or bipolar disease with psychosis. The study, which is published in the scientific periodical Molecular Psychiatry, identifies a gene variant associated with an increased production of KYNA. The discovery contributes to the further understanding of the link between inflammation and psychosis — and might pave the way for...

2013-01-08 15:14:38

Patients who undergo surgery for oesophageal cancer have a much greater chance of long term survival if the operation is carried out by a surgeon who has performed this particular operation many times before. This according to a new, large-scale study conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. In their article, the researchers conclude that oesophageal cancer surgery should be concentrated — or centralized — to...

2012-12-06 12:28:44

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Rongxiang Xu, the founder of "human body regenerative restoration science" and a renowned life scientist and medical scientist, has filed a lawsuit today against The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet, a Swedish corporation, aka, Nobelforsamlingen. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet is a body which awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The suit filed in Superior Court of the State of California, Orange County...

2012-10-22 14:17:15

Teenagers with severe obesity can benefit from gastric bypass surgery just as much as adults. A study by Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden found that 81 teenagers lost an average of 96.8 pounds following surgery, significantly improving their health and quality of life. The study, published by the International Journal of Obesity, involved eighty-one 13-18 year-olds who had gastric bypass surgery, which had previously been performed on...