Involuntary dyskinetic movements induced by treatment with levodopa (L-dopa) are a common problem for people with Parkinson’s disease. A treatment study by CMM researcher and neurologist professor Per Svenningsson together with researchers at Lund University published in the journal Brain, shows that a drug, eltoprazine, that stimulates certain serotonin receptors in the brain counteracts the dyskinesia […]
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has elected a new Permanent Secretary. Göran K. Hansson, professor at Karolinska Institutet and group leader at CMM, will take over this position. He will take over from the current Permanent Secretary, Staffan Normark, on 1 July 2015. The Permanent Secretary leads the Academy’s activities, is the head of […]
Annika Lindblom, MD and professor at Clinical Genetics and CMM is the first to receive the new established award “breakthrough in clinical research”. Annika Lindblom is awarded for her discovery of a gene causing hereditary colon cancer and has introduced new procedures in cancer diagnostics and a control program. The motivation of the prize is: “Annika […]
The 23rd of October the CMM day of 2014 was arranged at the museum of photography in Stockholm. 200 participants from Center of Molecular Medicine joined the event which theme was dedicated to communication. Photographer: Erik Holmgren. Professor Patrik Ernfors Susanna Appel, Science communicator CMM director, professor Lars Klareskog together with the secretary general of […]
International effort to utilize tobacco plants to develop a gel containing a specific protein for prevention of sexual transmission of HIV Professor Kristina Broliden and Visiting Scientist Adam Burgener at CMM have received a 5-year research subaward grant from the National Institutes of Health for the project “Griffithsin-based rectal microbicides for prevention of viral entry”. […]
PRESS RELEASE 2014-09-05; MANHASSET, NY – The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Molecular Medicine announced today that it will confer the second Anthony Cerami Award in Translational Medicine to Göran K. Hansson, MD, PhD, professor of cardiovascular research at the Karolinska Institutet and head of the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory at the Center for Molecular Medicine […]
Lars Maegdefessel’s research is focused on the therapeutic potential of modifying the expression of non-coding RNAs (e.g., microRNAs and long-non-coding-RNAs) in cardiovascular diseases. Induced changes in the expression of a single non-coding RNA, via overexpression or inhibition, has been shown to reduce pathological responses in the cardiovascular system. The most important difference between modulating non-coding […]
Monday the 25/8 a formal exchange program with the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research is announced. Eligible individuals include doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. More information and application can be found here. The deadline for applications is Friday October 31, 2014 and the winners will be announced on Monday December 1, 2014.
Ulf Hedin has been awarded 1 MSEK from the Mats Kleberg’s Foundation and 50 000 SEK from the Signe and Olof Wallenius Foundation for research on biomarkers of plaque instability in the carotid artery. The Mats Kleberg’s Foundation was founded in 2001 with the purpose: to nationally or internationally support child healthcare and to fund […]
Tomas Olsson participates, together with Jan Fagius, MD at Akademiska hospital and Lise Lindbäck, chair of the Swedish Neuro Association in the radio show ‘Kropp & Själ’. The program is about MS, multiple sclerosis, new treatments, risks and pharmaceuticals.