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2014-06-11 16:27:16

GREENWICH, Conn., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aptuit LLC has made a significant outreach to life science companies in Scandinavia through two important events that were held in Stockholm, Sweden this May. At an R&D event hosted by the Karolinska Institute Science Park, Dr. Jonathan Goldman, Aptuit's Chief Executive Officer, addressed the eleven different companies that attended the seminar, including Karo BIO, Medivir, Aprea AB and Karolinska Development. Dr. Goldman spoke on...

2014-05-07 04:22:08

- New hospital site for Karolinska in Solna, Sweden will have access to state-of-the art imaging solutions and services for a 14-year term at predictable costs SOLNA, Sweden, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with the Stockholm County Council (SCC) to jointly innovate in health care. This comprises R&D, an innovation program and education, and the procurement, installation, maintenance,...

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...

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 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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.