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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2022 goes to Svante Pääbo: What makes us uniquely human?

Nobel Prize for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution


Humanity has always been intrigued by its origins. Where do we come from, and how are we related to those who came before us? What makes us,Homo sapiens, different from other hominins? Through his pioneering research, SvantePääboaccomplished something seemingly impossible: sequencing the ...


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Nano-sensor detects pesticides on fruit in minutes

The new nano-sensors employ a 1970s discovery


Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a tiny sensor for detecting pesticides on fruit in just a few minutes. The technique, described as a proof-of-concept in a paper in the journal Advanced Science, uses flame-sprayed nanoparticles made from silver to increase the signal ...


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New tool reveals function of enigmatic gene sequences

Study may eventually contribute to the development of new, targeted drugs


While the large proportion of our genome that does not instruct our cells to form proteins has been harder to study than protein-coding genes, it has been shown to have vital physiological functions. Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have now developed new high-precision tools able to ...


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New group of antibacterial molecules identified

International research group discovers promising scaffold for antimicrobial agents


Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Umeå University, and the University of Bonn have identified a new group of molecules that have an antibacterial effect against many antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Since the properties of the molecules can easily be altered chemically, the hope is to develop ...


New insight into cell receptors opens the way for tailored cancer drugs


New research on how cancer mutations influence a certain type of receptor on the cell membrane opens the way for the development of tailored drugs for certain cancers, such as rectal cancer and lung cancer. This according to researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University, ...


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Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine 2018 Announced

Appreciation of the research on cancer therapies


The researchersJames P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo were announced today as this year's winners of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Their achievements in the field of cancer therapy was groundbreaking and worthy of the Nobel Prize Committee's appreciation. With the help of the immune ...


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The Nobel Prize Winners 2017

Internal clock, gravitational waves and cold analysis


This year's Nobel Prizes were awarded to a total of nine scientists. The research areas that have been awarded and the prize winners at a glance: Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine The Nobel Committee at the Karolinska Institute has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to the ...


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Revealing the molecular mechanisms of the circadian clock

Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine announced


Life on Earth is adapted to the rotation of our planet. For many years we have known that living organisms, including humans, have an internal, biological clock that helps them anticipate and adapt to the regular rhythm of the day. But how does this clock actually work? Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael ...


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New nanoparticle technology to decipher structure and function of membrane proteins


Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, have developed a nanoparticle technology that can be used to stabilise membrane proteins so that their structure can be studied in a lipid environment. The method makes it possible to access drug targets that previously could not be investigated and ...


Mapping the spread of diarrhoea bacteria a major step towards new vaccine


Every year hundreds of thousands of people die from diarrhoeal diseases caused by ETEC bacteria. A study published in Nature Genetics describes how Swedish researchers have mapped the spread of strains of ETEC bacteria around the world. It provides key information about how pathogenic bacteria ...


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