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Researchers identify nanobody that may prevent COVID-19 infection

An alpaca nanobody neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 by blocking receptor interaction

08-Sep-2020

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a small neutralizing antibody, a so-called nanobody, that has the capacity to block SARS-CoV-2 from entering human cells. The researchers believe this nanobody has the potential to be developed as an antiviral treatment against ...

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Neandertals may have had a lower threshold for pain

People who inherited a special ion channel from Neandertals experience more pain

27-Jul-2020

Pain is mediated through specialized nerve cells that are activated when potentially harmful things affect various parts of our bodies. These nerve cells have a special ion channel that has a key role in starting the electrical impulse that signals pain and is sent to the brain. According to a ...

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Women with Neandertal gene give birth to more children

Neandertal progesterone receptor has a favourable effect on fertility

29-May-2020

One in three women in Europe inherited the receptor for progesterone from Neandertals – a gene variant associated with increased fertility, fewer bleedings during early pregnancy and fewer miscarriages. This is according to a study published by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for ...

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Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine 2019 Announced

07-Oct-2019

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has decided to award the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to William G. Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. Animals need oxygen for the ...

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

12-Feb-2019

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 Chemistry 2018 announced

Appreciation of the research in directed evolution and manipulation of enzymes and antibodies

04-Oct-2018

The researchers Frances H. Arnold and George P. Smith and Gregory P. Winter were announced as this year's winners of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Their achievements in the directed evolution in enzymes and the use of phage-display to produce antibodies was groundbreaking and worthy of the Nobel ...

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Nobel Prize for Physics 2018 announced

Appreciation of the research in laser physics

02-Oct-2018

The researchersArthur Ashkin and Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland were announced today as this year's winners of the Nobel Prize for Physics. Their achievements in the field of laser physics was groundbreaking and worthy of the Nobel Prize Committee's appreciation. The discovery of optical ...

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Who won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine and for which research?

01-Oct-2018

The Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine focuses on the research on cancer immunotherapies. Two pioneers in this field were awarded for their almost life-long research in this area. The laureates James P. Allison Born in 1948 the scientists worked at several famous and major cancer research ...

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Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine 2018 Announced

Appreciation of the research on cancer therapies

01-Oct-2018

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

04-Oct-2017

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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