Press releases


Patients with renal disease under-treated after myocardial infarction

25 August, 2009 - Karolinska Institutet

[PRESS RELEASE, 25 August 2009] People with kidney disease undergo balloon dilation treatment after myocardial infarction less frequently, and therefore have a poorer prognosis. This according to new clinical research published in the journal Circulation.

New stem cell research unlocks unknown therapies

21 May, 2009 - Karolinska Institutet

New treatments for the devastating Parkinson´s disease and ALS are in clinical studies in Sweden, thanks to breaking new stem cell research. This news was presented today by Dr Jonas Frisén, Professor of stem cell research at Karolinska Institutet, at the world’s largest biotech convention, BIO 2009 in Atlanta.

New research on the “guardian of the genome”

6 May, 2009 - Karolinska Institutet

Protein p53 protects the body against cancer and is knocked out in many cancer tumours. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have identified two molecules that can restore p53’s cancer-killing properties. New results are now presented on the two substances, one of which will undergo clinical tests later this year.

Extra support helps obese women cycle to and from work

5 May, 2009 - Karolinska Institutet

[PRESS RELEASE, 5 May 2009] Increased daily exercise can prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease in obese women, but getting started and maintaining new habits is a challenge. A new study by researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet shows that extra support and encouragement can help more women to exercise to and from work.

Diarrhoea treatment fails to reach the poorest children

6 April, 2009 - Karolinska Institutet

[PRESS RELEASE, 6 April 2009] Acute dehydration caused by diarrhoea is one of the most common causes of death amongst children in low and middle-income countries. A new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet now shows that almost half a billion cases of child diarrhoea a year could be treated if they all received treatment equal to the best standards in their home countries.

Swedish study reveals sharp increase in HPV-positive tonsil cancer

2 April, 2009 - Karolinska Institutet

[PRESS RELEASE, 2 April 2009] The number of cases of tonsil cancer continues to increase, according to a new Swedish study from Karolinska Institutet, with diagnoses tripling since 1970. The results of the study, which mainly cover the Swedish capital of Stockholm, show that this increase is directly linked to the human papillomavirus (HPV).

Newly discovered gene plays vital role in cancer

27 February, 2009 - Karolinska Institutet

[PRESS RELEASE, 27 February 2009] Gene p53 protects against cancer and is usually described as the most important gene in cancer research. However, scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have now shown that a previously unknown gene, Wrap53, controls the activity of p53. As the regulation mechanism is relatively unexplored, the study opens up new routes to solving the mystery of cancer.

Fast food a potential risk factor for Alzheimer’s

28 November, 2008 - Karolinska Institutet

[PRESS RELEASE, 28 November 2008] Mice that were fed a diet rich in fat, sugar and cholesterol for nine months developed a preliminary stage of the morbid irregularities that form in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. The study results, published in a doctoral thesis from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet, give some indications of how this difficult to treat disease might one day be preventable.