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Mechanism that repairs brain after stroke discovered


A previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells after a stroke has been discovered at Lund University and Karolinska Institute in Sweden. The findings have been publishedin the journal SCIENCE. A stroke is caused by a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in the ...


The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014: Surpassing the limitations of the light microscope

Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner are awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry


For a long time optical microscopy was held back by a presumed limitation: that it would never obtain a better resolution than half the wavelength of light. Helped by fluorescent molecules the Nobel Laureates in Chemistry 2014 ingeniously circumvented this limitation. Their ground-breaking work ...


The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to John O´Keefe and May-Britt and Edvard I. Moser


How do we know where we are? How can we find the way from one place to another? And how can we store this information in such a way that we can immediately find the way the next time we trace the same path? This year´s Nobel Laureates have discovered a positioning system, an “inner GPS” in the ...


Childhood trauma could lead to adult obesity


Being subjected to abuse during childhood entails a markedly increased risk of developing obesity as an adult. This is the conclusion of a meta-analysis carried out on previous studies, which included a total of 112,000 participants. The analysis was conducted by researchers at Karolinska ...


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Why White Dogs are White


About half of all dogs show some form of white spotting which can range from a few white marks in the Bernese mountain dog to extreme white coat color in Dalmatians and white boxer. But why have dogs so often white markings, and how can we explain how they are determined genetically? This has ...


Stem cells from nerves form teeth


Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that stem cells inside the soft tissues of the tooth come from an unexpected source, namely nerves. These findings are now being published in the journalNatureand contribute to brand new knowledge of how teeth are formed, how they ...


Pharmalink's core patents for Nefecon treatment for renal disease granted


Pharmalink AB has had core patents for its late-stage clinical candidate Nefecon® issued in the key markets United States, Europe, China and Hong Kong. A patent is pending in Japan.Nefecon is a potential disease-modifying treatment for patients with primary IgA nephropathy at risk of developing ...


Contradictory Findings about the Effect of the Full Moon on Sleep


According to folklore, the full moon affects human sleep. International researchers are trying to determine whether there is any truth to the belief. Studies by a team at The University of Gothenburg in Sweden have found that people actually sleep 20 minutes less when the moon is full. A Swiss ...


Sobi files for EU approval of Xiapex for Peyronies disease


Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi) and Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.announced that Sobi has filed for an extension of the label for Xiapex® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to include the indication of Peyronie's disease.The filing is based ...


Karolinska Institutet dismisses link between suicidal behaviour and ADHD drugs


A new register-based study from Karolinska Institutet shows that drug therapy for ADHD does not entail an increased risk of suicide attempts or suicide, as was previously feared. The results are published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).“Our work in several ways shows that most likely there ...


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