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  • WASP wants to increase understanding of artificial intelligence in Sweden

    Published Jan 12, 2018

    During 2018 WASP will arrange a series of conferences on the team of artificial intelligence (AI). The events, called AI4X Collecting Ideas and Identi...

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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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  • Enabling robots to rethink

    Published Nov 16, 2017

    Imagine an industrial setting. A team of robots has been given the task of transporting boxes from one place to another, but (!) a truck has mistakenl...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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