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  • Model for producing brain’s “helper cells” could lead to treatments for Alzheimer’s

    Pluripotent stem cells that the researchers used to produce astrocytic cells.
    Published Feb 15, 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'...

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  • Wave energy device tests begin in North Atlantic

    From KTH to the North Atlantic, a new wave energy conversion system is installed in the waters off Orkney, Scotland. (Photo: Colin Keldie)
    Published Feb 13, 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 Sw...

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  • Technique produces powerful DNA wire biosensors

    A close up of DNA wires being drawn through the porous membrane. (Photo: Wouter Metsola Van Der Wijngaart)
    Published Feb 12, 2018

    KTH researchers reported a nanoengineering innovation that offers hope for treatment of cancer, infections and other health problems – conductive wire...

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  • The brain can become a cornerstone of artificial intelligence

    Published Feb 07, 2018

    Researchers at KTH, and US universities MIT and Cornell have been studying the work memory in the brains of monkeys. Hopefully, their newly-acquired k...

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  • KTH will host international Music Tech Fest in September

    Music Tech Fest was launched in 2012 as a “festival of music ideas”, in an attempt to bring all music tech creators and thinkers under one roof. (Photo: Andrew Dubber)
    Published Jan 31, 2018

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology has partnered with Music Tech Fest to host the next installment of the organization’s acclaimed international sympos...

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  • He discovers heart defects by using artificial intelligence

    Published Jan 25, 2018

    When, on 18 January, a judging panel, including the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth and the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, announced ...

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  • New organisational structure equips KTH for the future

    Published Dec 19, 2017

    On 1st January 2018, KTH will be launching a new structure which will see five schools replacing the previous ten. “We are creating a structure that ...

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  • ERC Consolidator Grants to two KTH researchers

    Published Dec 15, 2017

    Recently, the European Research Council (ERC) published the results of the 2017 call for proposals for ERC Consolidator Grants. Of the total of 14 Swe...

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  • Precision nanomaterials may pave new way to selectively kill cancer cells, study shows

    The four stages of the test: 1. Dendrimers, because of their size, can accumulate more in cancer tumors. 2. Cancer cells adsorb the dendrimers and begin breaking them down with the help of specific proteins, thereby generating ROS. More dendrimers accumulate, along with more ROS generation. 4. ROS reaches levels that finally lead to cell death.
    Published Dec 13, 2017

    Researchers from KTH have succeeded in taking the next step toward using man-made nanoscale compounds in the fight against cancer. A recent proof-of-c...

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  • New way to form bioactive spider silk for medical use

    Technology hasn't quite mastered the spider's ability to form silk proteins into structures. But a new technique has been developed that can form silk structures without relying on chemicals that compromise their usefulness in medical applications.
    Published Dec 04, 2017

    With recent advances, technology can be used to synthesize silk with similar mechanical properties as an actual spider’s. But applying this material t...

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  • Peace, equality and prosperity all depend on affordable clean energy, study shows

    Published Nov 21, 2017

    The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals are aimed at achieving equality, securing global peace and ending extreme poverty – an ambitious agenda that...

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  • Quantum secure communication is focus of new research center node

    Gunnar Björk, professor of Photonics. (Photo: Peter Ardell)
    Published Nov 21, 2017

    The future of secure communication will be in quantum encryption, and KTH will lead research in this area under the auspices of a new national researc...

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  • EU testing way to use Sun to break up plastics in wastewater

    These nano scale wires are made with a semiconductor material that can speed up the process of photocatalytic oxidation, which breaks down plastic molecules. (Photo: courtesy of Joydeep Dutta)
    Published Nov 07, 2017

    Harnessing the Sun’s radiation to help rid the oceans of microplastic contamination is one of several technical innovations to be developed by a new E...

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  • Anniversary week kicks off in Dome of Visions

    President Sigbritt Karlsson, His Majesty The King of Sweden, Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, Göran Cars and Karolina Keyzer in front of the fountain by sculptor Carl Milles on KTH’s campus. Photo: Marc Femenia
    Published Oct 18, 2017

    Yesterday marked the start of the seminar marathon, the highlight of the anniversary week in which KTH’s campus is celebrating 100 years. “The laying ...

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  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative teams up with Swedish researchers to map all cells in human body

    Emma Lundberg, Associate Professor at KTH and leader the Human Protein Atlas’ Cell Atlas project and High Content Microscopy facility at SciLifeLab.
    Published Oct 18, 2017

    The Human Protein Atlas and Cell Atlas projects at KTH Royal Institute of Technology’s Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) are teaming up with th...

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  • Sweden and Japan join forces on ageing population challenges

    Published Sep 27, 2017

    An advanced robot that can perform high precision surgery. Automated patient voice analysis as a method for medical diagnosis and individual treatment...

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  • KTH degrees rank high on job market

    Recruiters meet with students at last year's Armada job fair, sponsored by THS, the student union at KTH. An international survey by QS shows that degrees from KTH rank high among those of job seekers.
    Published Sep 12, 2017

    A degree from KTH is valuable currency on the job market, a new survey shows. KTH is ranked 94th best university in the world in QS Graduate Employabi...

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  • An insider’s look at what goes on with proteins in a cell

    Published Sep 12, 2017

    There have been huge advances in medical science since Robert Hooke coined the term “cell” in 1665, yet the cells of the human body remain a mystery. ...

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  • Cutting-edge scientists in life sciences speak at symposium in Stockholm

    Emma Lundberg, docent at KTH, will speak at the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation life science symposium on Sept. 15. (photo: Peter Ardell)
    Published Sep 11, 2017

    Humanity’s origins, protein mapping and the neurobiology of the world’s deadliest animal, the mosquito, are some of the topics addressed by a group of...

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  • How humans develop echolocation skills is revealed in new research

    Published Sep 07, 2017

    Ongoing research at KTH reveals that when navigating by echolocation, as blind people do, our powers of hearing can be used in ways we never realized....

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