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Introducing “decade zero”

Text & photo by Iskra Pollak Dorocic A revived environmental movement is gaining ground. Just in time for the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris, the renowned journalist and activist Naomi Klein came to Stockholm to speak about how the world found itself in the midst of climate change, and what we should do to avoid the ...

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What’s on this Christmas

The days are getting darker, temperatures are dropping and knowing that we have exams after the “break” doesn’t really help us get into the Christmas spirit. But don’t despair! Even though you might be going home or away on vacation, there is still time to enjoy the best of the Christmas season in Stockholm. Here are some top tips on ...

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The Nobel Prize 2015 in Physiology or Medicine

By Sarolta Gabulya   The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been jointly awarded to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Omura, “for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites” and Youyou Tu, “for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria” stated the announcement, a little after half past 11, at Nobel Forum, Karolinska ...

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The Nobel Prizes 2015

ECONOMICS By Nina Kirk   Angus Deaton, deserving winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics, was born in Edinburgh, educated at Cambridge University and has been Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University since 1983. The broad topics on which he would base his lifework were first laid out in his 1980 paper, An Almost Ideal Demand ...

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Science Snippets

This issue’s round-up of science news By Iskra Pollak Dorocic   EBOLA VACCINE SUCCESS The West African Ebola epidemic has taken over 11,000 lives to date, and mobilized a rush to develop an effective treatment for a disease that had none. Usually vaccine development takes many years, but in this case after only 20 months the first study deemed the ...

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Leading the change at SCORP Camp 2015

International Summer School on Human Rights and Peace By Nira Nirmalathas  / Photo by Salomé Olsson   “When society faces challenges and difficulties, the support of human rights often diminishes. We, as future physicians, have the responsibility to advocate for our patients’ rights in accordance with The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law and medical ethics. Our mission to ...

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Golden times for iGEM Stockholm!

A gold medal, a top nomination and lots of stories- that’s what the Stockholm iGEM team brought  back from the finals in Boston. By Sarah Wideman, Manon Ricard and Anna Vidina   This spring, we wrote about the first team ever, consisting of students from Karolinska Institutet and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, which would participate in the synthetic biology competition ...

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Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

The mysteries behind near-death experiences By Jessica de Loma Olson   Sure you have all heard about the “light at the end of the tunnel”. That moment, almost at the doors of death, you can see your life pass in front of you. In the blink of an eye, you can apparently see all your loved ones. Some even say ...

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Anthropocene

The questionable age of man By Oskar Swartling   The study of Earth, rocks and how they change and are created is an old, although still important scientific field. Geology does not only provide information of historical importance, but also helps us understand the world we live in and the world we will live in. Like the field of medical ...

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“At first there was nothing funny about it…”

Science that makes people laugh and then think by Irina Pader  IgNobel prize laureates visit Karolinska Institutet and talk about their work and the funny side of science IgNobel prize (a wordplay of the word “ignoble”, meaning dishonorable or unworthy): the “cousin” of the real Nobel prize, the “satirical counterpart”, the “parody”… Inaugurated 1992 by Marc Abrahams, it honors scientific ...

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