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The justifiable procrastination guide

Dear fellow student, We know how hard it gets when you are overwhelmed with assignments, group work, lectures and laboratory reports. We know that you sometimes fall into the warm lands of procrastination and spend your time watching cat videos only to feel guilty afterwards. Worry no more! Medicor is here to guide you through a more satisfying, productive and ...

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Jöns Jacob – The Social Hub of Campus Solna

Why school cafeteria food is good for you. Story by: Giovanni Cioffi Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779-1848) was one of the the first professors at Karolinska Institutet and gave the university its scientific orientation. On campus there is a street and a lecture hall named after him, but for most students at KI, his name Jöns Jacob reminds them of something ...

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The Significance of Pride in One of The World’s Most Progressive Countries

On the last Friday of July,  Queerolinska raised the rainbow flag at Karolinska Institutet, marking the start of Pride Week. In a matter of days, Stockholm will transform, and the (in)famous Swedish reservedness will be replaced by the glorious song and celebration befitting the hosting of EuroPride 2018. All around Europe, plenty of progress has been made concerning LGBTQ+ rights ...

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IGEM Stockholm rocks Boston: A gold medal, a nomination and countless memories

The 15 students of iGEM Stockholm have spent most of 2017 researching bacteria, raising money, talking to biotech companies, designing logos, collaborating, organising seminars and much more. After 10 months of hard (but fun!) work, they finally got to reap the reward at the final conference in Boston where they were awarded a gold medal for an excellent research project ...

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Falling through the darkness

Karolinska Institutet has always been a place where different talents, passions and creativity are encouraged. People of different pursuits have found their niche for expression, whether it might be Spex, orchestras or book circles. To take it one step further, this issue of Medicor features a short fiction story – as a celebration of all the creative diversity our university ...

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Voices of Women in Science

Women in Science (WiS) is a newly founded network in Sweden for women working in a scientific field or aspiring to do so. For this year’s International Women’s Day, Medicor sat down with three representatives from WiS – Emily Eriksson, Andrea Coulthard and Ida Viken – to find out more about WiS and why the voices of women in Science, ...

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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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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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