Hannes Alfvén receives the Nobel Prize from King Gustav VI Adolf in 1970.

50th anniversary of Alfvén’s Nobel Prize

Researchers carry on the legacy of Hannes Alfvén, who was awarded the Physics prize 50 years ago. Alfvén’s extensive contributions to plasma physics are the basis for work that continues to this day at the KTH Space and Plasma Physics Division.

Nail displaying the characteristic pitting of psoriasis. Photo: Seenms/CC BY-SA 3.0
Nail displaying the characteristic pitting of psoriasis. Photo: Seenms/CC BY-SA 3.0

Study identifies more genes that are likely behind psoriasis and eczema

A new study identified 17 new genes that could be targeted for treatment of psoriasis and eczema, two common hereditary skin diseases with no cure.

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A baby getting their diaper changed
Most of the billions of diapers used each year are made with petroleum-based absorbent material. That could change with the development of new sustainable materials like the one recently reported by researchers at KTH.

Wheat gluten can be used to make sustainable diaper material

More sustainable diapers are one possible use for a new bio-based material that researchers in Sweden are developing. The superabsorbent material is m...

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Illustration of the genetic scissors.  Picture of woman cutting in a DNA strand.
This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the discovery of one of genetic engineering's sharpest tools: the CRISPR / Cas9 genetic scissors. Illustration: Johan Jarnestad / The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

"Chemistry prize is a result of great freedom for researchers"

New groundbreaking discoveries require freedom to test unconventional ideas, in combination with a foundation of knowledge, and through systematic and...

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