Ole Petter Ottersen: ”Meeting new students made a strong impression"
New vice-chancellor. For a little over a month, Ole Petter Ottersen has been on his new job as the vice-chancellor of Karolinska Institutet (KI). The time has been used wisely in getting to know the organisation and its employees. However, focus is already on a new KI strategy for 2030 and reorganisation, measures following the Heckscher inquiry and contacts with the Stockholm County Council (SLL), among lots of other things.
Cell model of the brain provides new knowledge on developmental disease
By reprogramming skin cells into nerve cells, researchers at Karolinska Institutet are creating cell models of the human brain. In a new study published in Molecular Psychiatry the researchers describe how cells from patients with the severe developmental disease lissencephaly differ from healthy cells. The method can provide vital new knowledge on difficult-to-study congenital diseases.
Shervin Shahnavaz travels by train to international conferences
Environment. This September, KI researcher Shervin Shahnavaz will be participating in two scientific conferences in Ljubljana and Vienna. In order to reduce his and KI’s negative environmental impact, he´s taking the train instead of flying for his official business travels, something he consider to be the responsibility of every KI co-worker who has the opportunity to choose.
The Hagströmer Library celebrates with book treasure tours and open house
Book treasures. During this fall the Hagströmer Medico-Historical Library at Karolinska Institutet celebrates its 20th birthday, and extra guided tours are being held of the library's antique books and illustrations. The collections have grown steadily over the years, and today the library is well-known and internationally renowned.
High impact publications
Recent publications in high impact journals where researchers from Karolinska Institutet are main authors.
Association Between Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery and Recurrence of Gastroesophageal Reflux
Maret-Ouda J, Wahlin K, El-Serag HB, Lagergren J, JAMA (2017) Online 12 September. Original Investigation.
Oxygen Therapy in Suspected Acute Myocardial Infarction
Hofmann R, James SK, Jernberg T et al., NEJM (2017) Online 28 August. Original Article.
PCI Versus CABG in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes and Multivessel Disease
Nyström T, Sartipy U, Franzén S, Eliasson B, Gudbjörnsdottir S, Miftaraj M, Lagerqvist B, Svensson A-M, och Holzmann MJ. JACC (2017) Online 26 August. Article.
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.