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  • Model for producing brain’s “helper cells” could lead to treatments for Alzheimer’s
    15 Feb 2018


    A new protocol developed in Sweden has the potential for industrial-scale production of the brain helper cells known as astrocytes. The research team's work could help medical science develop treatments for such diseases as Alzheimer’s.

  • Wave energy device tests begin in North Atlantic
    13 Feb 2018


    Europe is on a quest to make renewable energy available to remote coastal areas and islands. That’s the motivation behind the testing of a powerful Swedish-designed wave energy conversion system in the North Atlantic.

  • Technique produces powerful DNA wire biosensors
    12 Feb 2018


    KTH researchers reported a nanoengineering innovation that offers hope for treatment of cancer, infections and other health problems – conductive wires of DNA enhanced with gold which could be used to electrically measure hundreds of biological processes simultaneously.

  • KTH will host international Music Tech Fest in September
    31 Jan 2018


    KTH Royal Institute of Technology has partnered with Music Tech Fest to host the next installment of the organization’s acclaimed international symposium and festival of music ideas.

  • New organisational structure equips KTH for the future
    19 Dec 2017


    On 1st January 2018, KTH will be launching a new structure which will see five schools replacing the previous ten.
    “We are creating a structure that will provide more efficient and clearer support for our academic excellence and better reflect KTH’s breadth and expertise,” says KTH President Sigbritt Karlsson.

  • ERC Consolidator Grants to two KTH researchers
    15 Dec 2017


    Recently, the European Research Council (ERC) published the results of the 2017 call for proposals for ERC Consolidator Grants. Of the total of 14 Swedish researchers who received grants, two are from KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Dejan Kostic, Professor of Internetworking and Per Högselius, Associate Professor in the field of the History of Science, Technology and Environment.

  • Precision nanomaterials may pave new way to selectively kill cancer cells, study shows
    13 Dec 2017


    Researchers from KTH have succeeded in taking the next step toward using man-made nanoscale compounds in the fight against cancer. A recent proof-of-concept study showed that dendrimers – which were first introduced in the 1980s – may be used to introduce compounds that essentially trick cancer cells into performing self-destructive tasks.

  • New way to form bioactive spider silk for medical use
    4 Dec 2017


    With recent advances, technology can be used to synthesize silk with similar mechanical properties as an actual spider’s. But applying this material to promising medical therapies for illnesses such as cancer requires that humans develop a capability that only arachnids or silkworms possess – the ability to control the formation of silk.

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