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  • Study identifies more genes that are likely behind psoriasis and eczema

    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
    Published Oct 27, 2020

    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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  • Auctions increasingly important for economies

    Drawing of a gavel
    The Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to two researchers who found new ways to buy and sell things at auctions. (Illustration: © Johan Jarnestad / The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences)
    Published Oct 12, 2020

    The research cited in the 2020 Nobel Prize in Economics will continue to be used more in the future, according to researchers at KTH.

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  • Wheat gluten can be used to make sustainable diaper material

    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.
    Published Oct 08, 2020

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

    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
    Published Oct 07, 2020

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

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  • “Black holes are such strange objects”

    Shining in space, the Cignus X-1 black hole binary appears like a spherical burst of light
    The Cignus X-1 black hole binary is one of the objects that Mark Pearce's research group is studying. (Photo: NASA/CXC
    Published Oct 06, 2020

    The announcement of the shared Nobel Prize in Physics was greeted with excitement at the KTH Physics Department, where experimental physicist Mark Pea...

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  • Researchers follow Hannes Alfvén's path of discovery

    King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden presents the Nobel Prize in Physics to Hannes Alfvén in 1970.
    King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden presents the Nobel Prize in Physics to Hannes Alfvén in 1970. Photo: Nobel Prize Museum
    Published Oct 06, 2020

    On the 50th anniversary of Hannes Alfvén’s Nobel Physics Prize, researchers reflect on the KTH scientist’s contributions to our understanding of space...

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  • Sewage analysis shows sharp increase in COVID 19 virus in Stockholm

    Published Oct 05, 2020

    The coronavirus is spreading again in Stockholm and surrounding suburbs, according to COVID 19 RNA measurements in local sewage, which are being condu...

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  • New initiative to build tomorrow’s society

    Three people, Matilda Ernkrans, Karl Henrik Johansson and Erik Ekudden are standing next to an indus
    Matilda Ernkrans, Minister of Research, tests an industrial robot during the inauguration of Digital Futures, together with Karl Henrik Johansson, professor (left) and Erik Ekudden, Chief Technology Officer at Ericsson . (Photo: Fredrik Persson)
    Published Oct 02, 2020

    Robot co-workers, self-driving cars and social carers – more and more smart solutions are becoming part of our lives. What do we want tomorrow’s socie...

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  • New center focus on integrated science

    A laboratory image of a potato in section.
    A potato in section.
    Published Sep 30, 2020

    Meet Agneta Richter Dahlfors, director of a new interdisciplinary research centre with the focus on societal benefits, that was inaugurated on 30 Sept...

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  • Study examines contact tracing apps' compliance with individual rights

    Man wearing a face mask is using his mobile phone in a shopping center.
    If aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, the apps will appeal to more users and get more downloads, researchers say.
    Published Sep 24, 2020

    Some of the COVID-19 contact tracing apps in use today fall short of meeting the UN's criteria for individual rights and fairness, a new study shows.

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  • Study shows what makes plant cell walls compress and stretch

    Three sealed containers containing gel in which hemicelluloses have been isolated for observation.
    Researchers added pure mannans and xylans separately to cellulose media in order to observe how they became integrated in the fibrillar network of plants.
    Published Sep 17, 2020

    Researchers have identified the individual mechanical functions of wood hemicelluloses in plant cell walls for the first time.

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  • Boliden CEO on the mining industry and the future

    Mikael Staffas sitting in a chair in front of a glass wall
    “Ever since the Bronze Age, metals have been fundamentally necessary for human social development. Today, we need metal to tackle the climate crisis. The mining industry is having a greater impact on society than ever before,” says Mikael Staffas
    Published Sep 14, 2020

    Staffas, CEO of Swedish mining company Boliden, describes the prejudices against the Swedish mining sector as a long, hard uphill struggle to overcome...

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  • Newsmakers at KTH

    Published Sep 14, 2020

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings, results and researchers have attracted attention outside KTH? Under the vignette Newsma...

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  • Lightning fast implementation of alumnus´master´s thesis about smart charging of electric vehicles

    Jacob Dalton is sitting at his office in front of his computer, giving a thumb´s up.
    Jacob Dalton wrote a master´s thesis on smart charging of electric vehicles. The solution has been implemented by the electricity company Tibber, where he´s now employed. Photo: Tibber
    Published Sep 01, 2020

    Two years ago Jacob Dalton completed a master´s thesis proposing how household charging of electric vehicles can be used to stabilize the power grid. ...

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  • Bitcoin can grow in the wake of the crisis

    Bitcoin was created in 2009 to enable payments over the Internet directly between users without the involvement of third parties. (Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT)
    Published Aug 21, 2020

    Cryptocurrencies can get a boost in countries that have encountered an economic recession and inflation crises as a consequence of the pandemic. This ...

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  • "We must dare to break ingrained patterns"

    Published Aug 10, 2020

    Swimmer Maja Reichard was already beginning to lose her sight in her teens, but has continued her career at elite level. During her time as a Master o...

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  • Documentary film maker Tom Alandh wins the KTH Great Prize for 2020

    Journalist and documentary filmmaker Tom Alandh is awarded the 2020 KTH Great Prize. Photo: Cato Lein
    Published Jul 01, 2020

    After 50 years at Sveriges Television and with over 100 documentary films that have touched and entertained the Swedish TV viewers, Tom Alandh has bec...

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  • One year with Stockholm Trio

    Ole Petter Ottersen. Astrid Söderbergh Widding and Sigbritt Karlsson signing the agreement on the Stockholm trio university alliance May 27 2019. (Niklas Björling)
    Published Jun 29, 2020

    Just over 12 months ago, the Stockholm Trio University Alliance was launched. The university alliance between the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm Uni...

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  • A new material takes shape – all by itself

    Produce packaging could be one of the first areas where research scientists’ Robotic Matter is used.
    Published Jun 24, 2020

    Remember the T-1000 robot from Terminator 2? It could change form into anything at all, including a human being. The microrobots in the animated featu...

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  • Transport model could help predict virus’ spread

    Researchers at KTH have created a tool that can show which areas in a city are at risk of being particularly harshly affected by spread of infections, such as Covid-19. Photo: Peter Ardell
    Published Jun 16, 2020

    Researchers at KTH are developing a computer model to simulate the connection between the spread of the coronavirus and the travel habits of Stockholm...

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