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  • Probe offers more accurate detection of biomarker for cancer and other diseases

    Published Dec 07, 2016
    A new technique offers better sensitivity and accuracy in detecting an essential biomarker of cancer and inflammatory diseases.

  • World class education integrating entrepreneurship in technical programmes

  • New research shows one way LED efficiency is far from optimal

    Published Nov 25, 2016
    Even though LED lights are among the most energy efficient available, there’s still plenty of room for improvement. Researchers recently found that light emitting diodes’ efficiency can be impeded by trace amounts of iron, which is a byproduct of LED production.

  • Latest ranking: KTH graduates among world's most employable

    Published Nov 23, 2016
    KTH graduates are among the most employable in the world, according the latest rankings released by Times Higher Education (THE). The Global University Employability Ranking by THE places KTH at 91 in its list of 150 top universities globally.

  • Risks with aneurysm surgery made clearer with mathematical model, researchers say

    Published Nov 10, 2016
    Even though operating on an abdominal aortic aneurysm can be risky, there are no patient-specific guidelines for deciding the optimal time for surgery. A mathematical model developed by Swedish researchers offers a way to guide doctors in making the right choices for individual patients.

  • KTH has made 'big strides'

    Published Nov 01, 2016
    KTH President Peter Gudmundson can be proud. He has presided over nine years of progress at the university, though he quickly stresses that everything achieved during his term has been the result of teamwork.

  • Visionary researchers to receive doctoral honors

    Published Nov 01, 2016
    Two visionary researchers in the fields of particle physics and information technology will be awarded honorary doctorates at KTH’s annual ceremony for awarding PhDs and installing new professors in November.

  • Sensors to monitor bridges – and even enable them to tweet

    Published Oct 31, 2016
    While bridge collapses are rare, there have been enough of them to raise concerns in some parts of the world that their condition is not sufficiently monitored. Sweden is taking a hi-tech approach to its aging infrastructure. Researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm are rigging up the country’s bridges with multiple sensors that allow early detection of wear and tear. The bridges can even tweet throughout the course of a day.

  • Project receives EUR 3.2 million to explore limits of efficient computability

    Published Oct 28, 2016
    Research dealing with complex computational problems and the methods for solving them is one of the projects at KTH that recently received funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

  • Researchers target tenfold increase in X-ray resolution

    Published Oct 25, 2016
    For all of its benefit to society, the technology we use for medical imaging is nevertheless flawed. Relevant little details go undetected due to limitations in resolution. But a recent investment in research at KTH aims to improve the picture – by at least 10 times.

  • Technique could lower cost of making bioplastics and biofuel

    Published Oct 19, 2016
    The potential for at least partly replacing oil with cellulose as a renewable source of energy and materials has just improved.

  • Low cost method for examining single leukemia cells could transform treatment

    Published Oct 14, 2016
    Leukemia is a disease in which each cell can exhibit different genetic traits, and now KTH researchers have found a cheap way to examine individual leukemia cells. Reported in Nature Communications, the breakthrough could transform leukemia treatment.

  • Nobel economics theory supports KTH research into small business financing

    Published Oct 12, 2016
    Research in contract theory, which was recognized by the Nobel Prize in Economics, is being used at KTH Royal Instiute of Technology to examine the impact of the financial crisis on small businesses.

  • Material physics work at KTH builds on Nobel laureate' discovery

    Published Oct 11, 2016
    Research that was recognized with the Nobel Prize in Physics this week has spawned an entirely new research area that could lead to super-fast quantum computers.

  • For KTH researcher, report of water vapor on Europa isn’t vindication - yet

    Published Oct 06, 2016
    The reported sighting of water plumes on Jupiter’s moon, Europa, appears to confirm observations made by KTH Royal Institute of Technology researcher Lorenz Roth three years ago. Nevertheless, the Swedish scientist remains skeptical.

  • Major investment in 'living laser'

    Published Oct 06, 2016
    Fibre optics will likely become a greater part of our lives in the years ahead, with photonic applications in such areas as medicine and solar energy. That's what KTH professor Fredrik Laurell and his colleagues will be researching with a newly-announced grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

  • Ohsumi’s work enables treatments for wide range of illnesses

    Published Oct 04, 2016
    A very important discovery which paves the way for new and more effective treatments for such illnesses as Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and a host of age-related disorders. That’s KTH protein technology researcher Torbjörn Gräslund’s verdict on the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Medicine to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his work on mapping of the mechanics behind cells' ability to break down and recycle their components.

  • Mikael Östling nominated as Deputy President

    Published Sep 26, 2016
    Mikael Östling has been nominated as the new Deputy President of KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Östling comes to the role from his current position as a researcher and head of department at Kista and brings considerable experience to the institute’s top management.

  • They lower the cost for surface patterning plastics

    Published Sep 14, 2016
    Researchers at the Department of Micro- and Nanosystems at KTH have developed a new way to simultaneously shape and surface treat plastic components. The new method can reduce the manufacturing cost of medical devices, such as diagnostic tools for various diseases.

  • KTH team builds telescope to investigate mysterious Crab pulsar

    Published Jun 30, 2016
    In the coming days, a telescope designed and built at KTH will be launched into the stratosphere to observe the small pulsar at the centre of the spectacular Crab Nebula.

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