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Hunt for biomarkers leads to more personal health care
A one-size-fits-all approach to medicine is costly for the public health system and dangerous for patients. Research at KTH is looking for a way to individualise medication for better, healthier results.
Blocking body's endocannabinoids may be effective treatment for liver cancer
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.
Half time for protein atlas
Researchers at KTH and Uppsala University have now surveyed half of the proteins in the human body. This means a database of 10 000 individual items. By 2015, the researchers calculate that they will be finished with the entire protein atlas.
World record in DNA analysis
To date, scientists have been limited to running a small number of DNA samples at a time at a cost of SEK 100,000 per sample. KTH researchers have now come up with a new method which means that 5,000 samples can be run simultaneously for the same price. This cuts the cost per test result considerably and is a world record for the number of samples run in a single DNA sequence analysis.
New X-ray technology reduces radiation by 40 per cent
Greatly reduced radiation doses for both patients and doctors, less unhealthy contrast fluids and images with considerably better detail than those from conventional X-ray images. These are a few of the advantages of the technology that a KTH researcher and a number of degree project workers have developed.
First dna sequencing of cancer performed
Now, the first so-called cancer cell line in Sweden has been DNA sequenced at Stockholm’s new Science for Life Laboratory, a national research centre, which is partly managed by KTH. The dna sequencing gives a picture of what cancer looks like and is a step towards better understanding of how cancer arises.
The electronic nose detects cancer, bombs and wine
What about an electronic nose capable of identifying exactly when it is time to harvest grapes, distinguish pork from beef, smell for bombs, drugs and spoiled food or find the perfect perfume mixture. This at a fraction of the price compared to what current technology which manages to do the same thing costs. Scientists from KTH have created such a nose.
Methods could improve cell therapy in cancer treatment
Cell therapy is emerging as a promising cancer treatment of last resort. KTH researcher Björn Önfelt and his team in SciLifeLab are working to identify and strengthen cells that can counter the disease.