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Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to advance knowledge about life and strive towards better health for all.

As a university, KI is Sweden’s single largest centre of medical academic research and offers the country’s widest range of medical courses and programmes.

Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Karolinska Institutet was founded by King Karl XIII in 1810 as an “academy for the training of skilled army surgeons”. Today, Karolinska Institutet is a modern medical university and one of the foremost in the world.

With our close relationship to the clinical milieu, a well established infrastructure and a stable financial situation, Karolinska Institutet has excellent prerequisites for sustaining high quality research and education.


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Though this genetic form of Alzheimer’s only affects around 1% of the population, it provides useful information on how the disease progresses. Atthapon Raksthaput/ Shutterstock

Alzheimer’s: blood biomarker may help identify the disease ten years before symptoms start

Although autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease is very rare, studying it provides researchers with valuable information on how the disease progresses in general.
Drinking is going out of fashion among young people in some parts of the world, but not others. Kzenon via Shutterstock.

As young people in rich countries drink less alcohol, elsewhere youth drinking is on the rise – podcast

Young people in high-income countries now drink much less than their counterparts 20 years ago. But the opposite is happening in developing countries. Why? Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Des gens sont attablés dans un café de Stockholm, lei 8 avril 2020. Le gouvernement suédois a fait le choix d'imposer peu de mesures restrictives afin de lutter contre la Covid-19. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

Covid-19 : la surmortalité en Suède durant la pandémie a été parmi les plus faibles d’Europe

Bien que la Suède ait été durement touchée par la première vague, la surmortalité totale du pays au cours des deux premières années de la pandémie a été parmi les plus faibles d’Europe.
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La importancia de que el aceite de oliva sea virgen para prevenir el cáncer de mama

No basta con tomar aceite de oliva en lugar de otro vegetal. También debería ser virgen, incluso si es para freír, porque la evidencia afirma que así podría disminuir el riesgo de cáncer de mama.
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Por qué consumimos más en Navidad (y cómo evitarlo con neurociencia)

A la hora de activar emociones en el consumidor, la Navidad ofrece el caldo de cultivo perfecto. Todos podemos fácilmente recordar numerosos anuncios navideños promocionando productos o con eslóganes vinculados a la alegría de volver a reunirnos con nuestros seres queridos.


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