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  • Changing meat "norms" will require political decisions

  • Insects creeping closer to western dinner tables

    Published Dec 16, 2015
    "Please pass the ... crickets." Some Christmas dinner in the not-too-distant future, you just might be asking for someone to pass you a steaming platter of insects.

  • Growing genetically-modified food is a "moral obligation"

    Published Dec 15, 2015
    Nearly 800 million people in the world are chronically undernourished. One possible solution to worldwide hunger and malnutrition is genetically-modified food, argue ethics researchers at KTH.

  • An array of research takes aim at climate change

    Published Dec 10, 2015
    There's no silver bullet to stop global warming. Getting climate change under control will require an array of energy systems and solutions. As COP21 wraps up, we take a look at some of the most interesting recent research at KTH that addresses global warming.

  • Research needed to realise UN development goals

    Published Dec 07, 2015
    Climate change is linked to at least six of the UN's 17 goals for sustainable development. Making these goals a reality requires commitment at all levels — both at COP21 in Paris, and in our own daily lives, says KTH Professor Måns Nilsson.

  • A closer look at how climate policy gets derailed

    Published Dec 02, 2015
    On the long and winding road toward climate policy action, scientific evidence is often the first casualty. A KTH study reveals how the political process loses its way in Sweden.

  • Let there be light!

    Published Nov 24, 2015
    It gets pretty dark in Stockholm during late November, but this week the campus is focused on light. The Festival of Light at the KTH Dome of Visions is being held November 23-28 in conjunction with the UN’s International Year of Light.

  • Blocking body's endocannabinoids may be effective treatment for liver cancer

    Published Nov 23, 2015
    The liver's cannabinoid receptors could be targeted to fight liver cancer in some patients, according to a new study that also offers a way to predict what treatments have the best chance of working.

  • Swedes turn to app to guard their neighbourhoods

    Published Nov 20, 2015
    It's every parent's nightmare. You lose track of your 4-year-old at a playground, and the next thing you know, and you're running around, frantically asking people if they've seen your child.

  • Everything is thermodynamics

    Published Nov 10, 2015
    Given her great passion for physics and chemistry, PhD student Sedigheh Bigdeli left Iran to study at KTH and do research on thermodynamic modelling. Since 2013, she has been involved in creating new databases to improve industrial materials at the Hierarchic Engineering of Industrial Materials (Hero-m) centre.

  • Engineered protein prevents dementia in mice carrying Alzheimer's genes

    Published Oct 21, 2015
    A newly-developed protein has successfully prevented dementia from occurring in lab mice carrying human Alzheimer's genes, raising the possibility for development of new treatments for the disease.

  • Study reveals a key role your gut bacteria play in body's self-defense

    Published Oct 20, 2015
    Chalk up another reason why your gut bacteria are so critical to your health—and why these microorganisms could be the key to staying healthy. A new study reveals that human intestinal flora regulate the levels of the body's main antioxidant, glutathione, which fights a host of diseases.

  • Cashless future for Sweden?

    Published Oct 14, 2015
    Sweden is on track to becoming the world's first cashless society, thanks to the country's embrace of IT, as well as a crackdown on organized crime and terror, according to a study from Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

  • New method for dynamic, stable skyrmions is developed

    Published Oct 13, 2015
    A KTH researcher is part of an international team that has unlocked the secret to creating stable dynamic skyrmions – the nanoscale magnetic whirls that promise to meet our insatiable appetite for data storage.

  • Vinnova’s national medical engineering venture is conducted from KTH

    Published Oct 08, 2015
    Reidar Gårdebäck has found his place at the Center of Technology in Medicine and Health (CTMH) at KTH and his new role as Programme Director of MedTech4Health. Vinnovas big venture in medical engineering shall put Sweden on the map and contribute to innovations and the introduction of new technologies.

  • Physics prize both expected, and unexpected

    Published Oct 07, 2015
    Particle physicists at KTH had nearly given up hope that the discovery of mass within the universe's smallest components, neutrinos, would be recognized with a Nobel Prize.

  • Nobel highlights underfunded fight against malaria

    Published Oct 06, 2015
    Millions suffer from malaria, but relatively little is done to develop effective medications. That's why this year's Nobel Prize in Medicine is so encouraging, says KTH Professor Peter Nilsson.

  • Tech Talks previews Inspired by Space conference

  • Why 100 astronauts are coming to KTH

    Published Sep 18, 2015
    There might not be an astronaut wedding this year, but the annual Association of Space Explorers XXVIII Planetary Congress at KTH Royal Institute of Technology will nevertheless be something truly unique.

  • Probes pick up where space exploration leaves off

    Published Sep 15, 2015
    Inside a small suite of offices at the department of Plasma Physics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, researchers are picking up where space exploration leaves off. The object of their work is to understand the fundamental plasma-physics process that connects and disconnects magnetic fields in space.

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