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  • ERC grant to Environmental Historian Sverker Sörlin
    20 Apr 2018


    Sverker Sörlin, Professor of Environmental History at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, is one of ten Swedish researchers receiving a grant from the European Research Council’s ERC Advanced Grants, which provides funding to senior researchers. The grant is to enable him to carry out a historical study into the emergence and development of environmental governance.

  • Permeable capsule could be packed with cells that fight cancer
    16 Apr 2018


    One way that cancer may be fought in the future is with micro-sized capsules containing living cells engineered to secrete toxins that attack cancer cells. Although the science of cell micro-encapsulation has yet to overcome certain limitations, recent developments at KTH might finally offer a way forward.

  • Imogen Heap headlines stage – and labs – during festival at KTH
    9 Apr 2018


    Grammy Award-winning recording artist Imogen Heap is scheduled to perform, as well as lead a lab on development of blockchain technology for the music industry, during Music Tech Fest Stockholm, which will take place at KTH Royal Institute of Technology September 3 to 9.

  • Next-generation, hormone-free contraceptive for women
    28 Mar 2018


    A hormone-free women's contraceptive with no side effects is one promising use for a new technique developed by researchers in Sweden to tighten up the mucous membrane – the body’s first line of defense in protecting its inner lining.

  • Breakthrough paves way for simulations of large parts of the brain
    9 Mar 2018


    Brain activity simulations are a critical part of neuroscience research, but advances in this type of computing have been held back by the same thing that frustrates pretty much anything you use a computer for – namely, memory.

  • Hydrogen extraction breakthrough could be game-changer
    23 Feb 2018


    Researchers at KTH have successfully tested a new material that can be used for cheap and large-scale production of hydrogen – a promising alternative to fossil fuel.

  • 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.

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