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  • New Helmet Technology Reduces Brain Injury

    It’s been about 15 years since neurosurgeon Hans von Holst decided he was tired of seeing so little done to reduce the severity of head injuries from sports or bicycle accidents that he saw in the emergency room at Stockholm’s Karolinska Hospital. He contacted KTH researcher Peter Halldin, beginning a collaboration that’s now on the verge of transforming EU standards for helmets.

  • Magnetic nanopaper shows the way for new forest products

    Researchers at KTH, Wallenberg Wood Science Center (WWSC) and SU have succeeded in creating magnetic nanoparticles in super-strong nanopaper. The new nanopaper is extremely light, strong and flexible and can, among other things, be used to prevent the forgery of paper money, and also to filter off metal particles.

  • Germicidal nappies just the beginning

    It has been called both a killer plastic and an infectious weapon. The technology is now being tested by researchers at KTH and the tests include dressing cellulose fibres with a polymer which can kill bacteria and viruses, and kill off unpleasant odours.

  • Super fast allergy test coming soon

    New research at KTH will make allergy tests faster, less painful and less expensive. Complete test results within 15 minutes and small handy testing kits on each paediatrician’s desk, that’s what the researchers want to bring about.

  • New hope for people with a fatal diagnosis

    Every year, 10 Swedish children are diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal muscle disorder. Each year 1,000 children in Sweden are inflicted by blood cancer. Now, scientists from KTH have developed a technology which in the future will lead to patients who suffer from these two diseases having both a longer and a better life.

  • Touchpads can be used for patient information

    When a cancer has been diagnosed, surgery is often urgently required. To quickly get an overview of the information available about a patient, it is not always adequate with case records and verbal communication. KTH researcher Kristina Groth, together with colleagues has developed a communication tool that runs on touchpads (such as Ipads) and which very quickly provides physicians with an overview of the situation.

  • Virus warner to stop winter vomiting disease

    The period between November and April - that is, right now - is the high season for the virus-based winter vomiting disease. What if there was a technology that could warn of disease in the air so that people could avoid such places. Well, there is. KTH researchers have invented a virus warner.

  • 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.

  • Updated brain valve releases the pressure

    The condition creates dementia-like symptoms and affects around 2,000 Swedes each year. We are referring to an excess of cerebral fluid because of a defect in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. A solution where a valve is surgically placed behind the ear has previously resolved the issue, but it appears that the valve after just a few years often clogs up completely and must be replaced. The KTH researcher has now found a solution and can thereby introduce Hjärnventil 2.0 (Brain valve 2.0).