Blood molecule attracts predators and warns prey – including humans
Study. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have identified an evolutionarily preserved scent molecule in mammalian blood that attracts predators and repels prey. In the study, published in Scientific Reports, they also report that humans exposed to the smell become stressed and react to it as if they were prey.
Investigation into Paolo Macchiarini’s animal experiments
Investigation. An external investigation into the animal experiments conducted by Paolo Macchiarini in the animal facilities of Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge reveals shortcomings in the control of his group and its way of conducting experiments and complying with ethical permits. The investigation was commissioned in December 2016 by KI’s acting vice-chancellor, Karin Dahlman-Wright and hospital director Melvin Samsom.
Classics, folk music and jazz framed the installation ceremony
Ceremony. “As a professor, one is in a unique position to translate new knowledge into care, “ said Vice-Chancellor Ole-Petter Ottersen as he opened Karolinska Institutet’s annual installation ceremony for new professors and recipients of academic awards.
High impact publications
Recent publications in high impact journals where researchers from Karolinska Institutet are main authors.
Transcription and Signaling Regulators in Developing Neuronal Subtypes of Mouse and Human Enteric Nervous System
Memic F, Knoflach V, Morarach K, Sadler R, Laranjeira C, Hjerling-Leffler J, Sundström E, Pachnis V, Marklund U, Gaestroentology (2017) Online 11 October. Article in Press.
Oxygen Therapy in Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction
Hofmann R, James SK, Jernberg T et al, NEJM (2017) Online 28 September. Original Article.
Childhood onset inflammatory bowel disease and risk of cancer: a Swedish nationwide cohort study 1964-2014
Olén O, Askling J, Frumento P, Neovius M, Smedby KE, Ekbom A, Malmborg P, Ludvigsson JF, BMJ (2017) Online 20 September. Research.
KI in the media
Improving anaesthesia care for children
Per-Arne Lönnqvist’s research aims to improve anaesthesia care for children. He has helped to develop the use of ultrasound for improving the precision of local anaesthetic administration and has been a pioneer in the use of alpha-2 agonists in paediatric anaesthesia and intensive care.
Reducing risk during pregnancy and childbirth
Anna-Karin Wikström researches pregnancy-related complications, especially preeclampsia. Two important lines of her research involve registry studies of risk factors during pregnancy and childbirth, and MRI studies of the placenta and the maternal brain during preeclampsia.