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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,...

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...

2012-04-26 13:57:35

A research team at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has succeeded in describing the structure and function of the outermost layer of the skin — the stratum corneum — at a molecular level. This opens the way not only for the large-scale delivery of drugs via the skin, but also for a deeper understanding of skin diseases. "You could say that we've solved the puzzle of the skin barrier, something that has great potential significance for dermatology," says principal investigator...

2012-02-21 12:32:20

A team of researchers at Karolinska Institutet has generated a map over the effects of small drug-like molecules on PARP1 and other similar proteins in the body. This map may explain the mechanism behind putative side effects of the so-called PARP inhibitors, and can play an important role in the development of novel tailor-made cancer drugs. The study is presented in the journal Nature Biotechnology, and will hopefully contribute to new cancer therapies with fewer detrimental side effects....

2011-12-01 07:33:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The world´s first artificial trachea transplant seeded with stem cells proved to be a success after being done on Andemariam Teklesenbet Beyene at the Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Beyene had a tracheal tumor that extended to the lowest 5cm of the trachea along with both bronchi meaning that surgical removal of the tumor alone would not keep the patient alive. The removed section was essential for life and therefore had to be replaced....

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2011-07-08 07:20:00

The first ever fully synthetic organ transplant has been performed by surgeons at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. Andemariam Teklesenbet Beyene, a 36-year-old male patient suffering from tracheal cancer received a lab-made windpipe that was grown from his own stem cells that did not use human donor tissue, scientists say.CNN reports that tracheal cancers are extremely rare, with less than 1% of all cancers.The new technique used by scientists does not need a donor;...

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...

2010-08-23 01:58:00

STOCKHOLM, August 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Torbjorn Bjerke has been appointed as new CEO for Karolinska Development. He is currently CEO for Orexo, a position he has held since 2007. Torbjorn Bjerke succeeds Conny Bogentoft who will assume the position as Chief Scientific Officer for Karolinska Development. Starting its operation in 2003, Karolinska Development has rapidly become one of the leading companies within early pharmaceutical development in Europe. Investments by Karolinska...

2010-06-29 10:57:00

STOCKHOLM, June 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Karolinska Development has divested Cogmed, one of Karolinska Development's portfolio companies, to Pearson where it will become part of Pearson's Clinical Assessment business. Karolinska Development and other owners will receive an up front payment, as well as tiered royalties up to double digit levels until June 2012 on Cogmed sales. Karolinska Development holds 51.83 percent of Cogmed. Pearson will take possession on June 29, 2010....

2010-05-19 14:25:14

A new study from Karolinska Institutet presents a new technique that makes drug testing possible through exhaled air for the first time. By examining people who had received emergency care for an amphetamine overdose, the researchers found that in all cases there were traces of amphetamine and metamphetamine in the exhaled breath. "Traditionally, drugs tests have been carried out using urine and blood samples," says Professor Olof Beck, who led the study. "In recent years we've been trying to...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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