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  • Discovery of new pathways controlling the serotonergic system

    08/08/2014

    3D visualization of the nerve cells and pathways that control serotonin. With the aid of new methods, a research team at Karolinska Institutet have developed a detailed map of the networks of the brain that control the neurotransmitter serotonin. The study, published in the scientific journal Neuron, may lead to new knowledge on a number […]

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  • Stem cells from nerves form teeth

    08/08/2014

    Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that stem cells inside the soft tissues of the tooth come from an unexpected source, namely nerves. These findings are now being published in the journal Nature and contribute to brand new knowledge of how teeth are formed, how they grow and how they are able to […]

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  • Record-breaking material gives rejected drugs a new chance

    01/08/2014

    More than 80 per cent of all drug candidates in pharma research and development suffer from poor solubility and are therefore rejected early in the drug discovery process. Now Uppsala University researchers show that the new material Upsalite® has great potential for development of new formulations of these rejected drugs. “These findings could allow the […]

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  • DNA origami nano-tool provides important clue to cancer

    11/07/2014

    Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have headed a study that provides new knowledge about the EphA2 receptor, which is significant in several forms of cancer. This is important knowledge in itself – but just as important is how this study, which is published in the highly respected journal Nature Methods, was conducted. The researchers used the method of DNA […]

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