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  • Mistaken antibodies may have led cancer research down a 20-year dead end
    15 Jun 2017


    For nearly two decades researchers have sought a way to target an estrogen receptor in the hope they could improve breast cancer survival, but an article published today in Nature Communications contends that the effort may never pan out. The reason? The target receptor does not actually appear to be where they believe it to be.

  • Artist Jonas Gardell is awarded KTH Great Prize
    14 Jun 2017


    Swedish author, playwright, comedian and artist Jonas Gardell was named as this year’s recipient of the KTH Stora Pris (Great Prize). Gardell has worked on behalf of the disenfranchised for many years and been recognized with a variety of honors and prizes.

  • Tool to reduce work related injuries available free
    14 Jun 2017


    Employers can reduce the costs of occupational musculoskeletal disorders by using a free online risk management tool created by ergonomic researchers at KTH.

  • More women are applying for Electrical Engineering at KTH
    31 May 2017


    KTH is officially Sweden’s most popular place to study engineering, and one programme that’s seen a spike in demand – Electrical Engineering – also logged a record number of women applicants in the last year, according to new figures from the Swedish Council for Higher Education.

  • Switching to off-peak delivery times reduced city congestion
    23 May 2017


    In some businesses – like supermarkets and restaurants – local restrictions on nighttime deliveries leave distributors no choice but to dispatch trucks during morning rush hours. But lifting these rules could reduce peak traffic volumes and increase transport efficiency, according to a recent study.

  • Strongest artificial spider silk synthesized with cellulose from wood
    16 May 2017


    The strongest yet hybrid silk fibers have been created by scientists in Sweden using all renewable resources. Combining spider silk proteins with nanocellulose from wood, the process offers a low-cost and scalable way to make bioactive materials for a wide range of medical uses.

  • Cell Atlas study reveals new insights into human biology
    11 May 2017


    The first analysis of the physical arrangement of proteins in cells was published today in Science, revealing that a large portion of human proteins can be found in more than one location in a given cell.

  • Demonstration in support of facts and science
    20 Apr 2017


    Do you want to help counter the spread of fake news and resistance to facts? On Saturday, 22 April, people will gather in Stockholm and in other cities around the world to hold the March for Science, a celebration of science.

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