Author Archives: Medicor Team

Private Space Exploration – Will SpaceX take us to where no one has gone before?

SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation) is a company that develops space rockets to send payloads, containing cargo or passengers, into space. SpaceX’s ultimate vision is to give people the opportunity to live on other planets, with Mars as the first goal. The company is currently working to land a spacecraft on Mars as early as 2018. By Patrik Bjäterot The ...

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From the Nobel Prize to THE Nobel Prize

Every year in october the world turns to Sweden for Nobel Prize announcements but what made the nobel prize so prestigious?

On November 27th, 1895, Alfred Nobel signed his will, which would eventually give life to one of the most famous and important awards in history, setting the standard for other awards (e.g. Lasker Prize – the American Nobel, Shaw Foundation Award – the Asian Nobel Prize). But it did not begin this way, Nobel was rich but despised. So how ...

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Karolina Wallenborg: “It’s especially rewarding to help researchers with their projects”

Karolina a facility manager in SciLifeLab was interviewed as part of Humans of KI series

Having completed a systems biology post-doc in the US, Seattle, Karolina appreciates the accepting working environment in Sweden. “I think here at KI everyone’s opinion matters. There is more hierarchy in the US, so if you are somewhere up on the ladder, your opinions matter more.” In addition, she admires seeing students and professors intermingling and having the possibility to ...

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Democratic biology by iGEM Stockholm

2017 iGEM Stockholm team won gold medal in a synthetic biology competition in Boston

Making biology available to everyone 15 students with different backgrounds teamed up for a synthetic biology competition, declared democratic biology as their vision. After 9 months of hard work, they won a gold prize and a nomination for best entrepreneurship for their project last week in the Boston final of the synthetic biology competition. iGEM Stockholm team explained Medicor their mission, ...

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I give a Shit – World Toilet Day on 19th of November

26 09 2016 Foto de los caganers de Hillary Owama y Trump

The World Toilet Organization (yes, there is one)  wants you to count how many times a day you go to the bathroom. Feeling awkward? By Tatiana Alvarez Giovannucci Defecation is one of many naturally occurring physiological processes that despite being essential are tabooed from our early childhood. Our reluctance to talk openly about toilets and other private matters not only affects ...

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The Union House – Time for renovation

Medicinska Föreningen Union House is planned to get renovated and a fundraiser is in place

Nobels väg 10 has been the home of Medicinska Föreningen (MF) for over 60 years. Over the years we at MF have grown quite fond of the house, especially since the addition of our Aula in 1985. Since then, our union house has taken a lot of wear and tear when hosting students and guests, including Nobel laureates and royalty. ...

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The History of Medicinska Föreningen

The History of MF goes back 140 years

By Pontus Dannberg The student union, Medicinska Föreningen (MF) just turned 140 years but Karolinska Institutet (KI) has been around a bit longer. Founded in 1810 by then-reigning King Charles XIII on December 13, with the purpose of educating surgeons for the military, KI quickly grew larger. By 1861 it was given the right to give out degrees, standing as an ...

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“Except for my work, I have one big passion which is…”

Björn Kull, Head of KI Grants Office

As head of the Grants Office at KI, Björn is involved in the contact between researchers and funders. “The researcher usually wants money to conduct his or her research, but the funder wants something else. We are here to help so in the end, we get the results that were expected from both sides.” Next to this, Björn is also ...

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