• 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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  • Anniversary to be celebrated with a seminar marathon

    Donnie SC Lygonis, host of KTH’s seminar marathon, believes that the anniversary celebrations will attract a wide audience. (Photo: Tobias Ohls)
    Published Sep 04, 2017

    The speakers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology seminar marathon have now been announced. The marathon will be held during the anniversary week in O...

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  • First-ever look at potentially deadly metabolic disorder that strikes infants

    The 3D image of the protein has enabled researchers to see how the enzyme DPMS functions, and how variants of it cause disease, saysProfessor Christina Divne.
    Published Aug 31, 2017

    At the heart of one serious metabolic disorder is an enzyme whose inner workings and structure have been revealed for the first time by researchers at...

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  • Researchers are one step closer to making integrated quantum optical circuits a reality

    The researchers integrated artificial atoms (quantum dots) in silicon-based photonic chips.
    Published Aug 30, 2017

    KTH researchers have taken a significant step toward enabling optical quantum information processing on a chip. A new method in quantum nano photonics...

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  • Study offers new targets for drugs against fatty liver disease and liver cancer

    Published Aug 25, 2017

    There may no silver bullet for treating liver cancer or fatty liver disease, but knowing the right targets will help science develop the most effectiv...

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  • Cancer survival tied to protein levels

    Published Aug 18, 2017

    Researchers from KTH have used a big data medical study to identify genes that could help doctors predict a cancer patient’s prognosis.

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  • New observations reveal Crab Nebula's polarised emissions for first time

    Despite being one of the most studied objects in the heavens, the Crab Nebula still is not entirely understood. New research at KTH will help scientists get a more complete picture of this mysterious object. (Photo: NASA, ESA, J. DePasquale (STScI)
    Published Aug 10, 2017

    Since it was first observed little more than a thousand years ago, the Crab Nebula has been studied by generations of astronomers. Yet new observation...

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

    A closeup look at four cancerous tissues shows no estrogen receptor beta (ERS2) in the breast tumor (lower left), nor in one of two samples of granulosa cell tumors (top right). Arrows point to the ERS2 in another granulosa tumor sample (upper left) and a thyroid tumor (lower right). (Image courtesy of the Human Protein Atlas)
    Published Jun 15, 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 arti...

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  • Artist Jonas Gardell is awarded KTH Great Prize

    Jonas Gardell, the recipient of KTH's 2017 Great Prize. (Photo: Thron Ullberg)
    Published Jun 14, 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 work...

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  • Tool to reduce work related injuries available free

    According to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, the cost of work-related upper body musculoskeletal disorders amounts to somewhere between 0.5% and 2% of Gross National Product. (Photo: Joakim Nordengel)
    Published Jun 14, 2017

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

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  • More women are applying for Electrical Engineering at KTH

    Published May 31, 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 lo...

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  • Switching to off-peak delivery times reduced city congestion

    Night deliveries were found not to be as disruptive as expected, in most cases. (Photo: courtesy of ITRL)
    Published May 23, 2017

    In some businesses – like supermarkets and restaurants – local restrictions on nighttime deliveries leave distributors no choice but to dispatch truck...

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  • Strongest artificial spider silk synthesized with cellulose from wood

    “The strength of the fiber is significantly better than any man-made, silk-based material to our knowledge, and on the same level as what can be found in nature from spiders,” says Daniel Söderberg, a researcher with the Wallenberg Wood Science Center at KTH.
    Published May 16, 2017

    The strongest yet hybrid silk fibers have been created by scientists in Sweden using all renewable resources. Combining spider silk proteins with nano...

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  • Cell Atlas study reveals new insights into human biology

    The new Cell Atlas generated more than 100,000 images to systematically resolve the spatial distribution of human proteins in cultivated cell lines.
    Published May 11, 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 c...

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  • Demonstration in support of facts and science

    The spread of the resistance to facts threatens the democratic structure of society, according to Elisabeth Ekener, one of the organisers of the March for Science. (Photo: Håkan Lindgren)
    Published Apr 20, 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 citie...

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  • Antioxidants and plastics could be made from byproducts of wheat milling

    A new wheat bran extraction process yields valuable biomolecules that can be used in nutrition, medicine and even making alternatives to plastic packaging. (Photo: Peter Ardell)
    Published Apr 12, 2017

    It’s usually used as livestock feed, but wheat bran’s value in human nutrition and medicine may soon reach its full potential with a new sustainable p...

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  • New flu test easy as breathing, with faster results

    The new technique is capable of detecting influenza infection after the patient breathes for only a few minutes into the container, says Laila Ladhani, PhD student in Micro and Nanosystems at KTH.
    Published Mar 29, 2017

    A method for diagnosing flu virus from breath samples could soon replace invasive nasal swabs and deliver better results faster.

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  • Plasma could cut wind resistance for trucks

    Tests at KTH show that trucks could reduce fuel consumption by up to 5 percent by using plasma to cut wind resistance.
    Published Mar 28, 2017

    For road vehicles, wind resistance increases fuel consumption. But one way to fight wind is with wind. Researchers in Sweden are experimenting with re...

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  • Global competition for sustainable fashion

    The aim of the Global Change Award competition is to highlight pioneering ideas for a more circular fashion industry. (Photo: Global Change Award)
    Published Mar 27, 2017

    How can the fashion industry become more sustainable? The Global Change Award competition – in which KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a partner – ...

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