Reconstructing the Vagina
Plastic surgeons at Karolinska are now using a new method to perform reconstruction after genital mutilation. This opens up possibilities to reduce the suffering and increase the ...
A guide to cell therapy
The whole world is now pinning its hopes on cell therapy. People believe that the cure for everything from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s lies here. But how does this technique work? ...
With the cell as a weapon
In recent years, new treatments for malignant melanoma have succeeded in prolonging survival in disseminated disease. Nevertheless, the need to find alternative methods is great. A ...
Screening for Life
Sweden began screening for the disorder PKU in 1965. This year is a historic year. The screening now includes 24 diseases, and a further two diseases have been proposed. Screening ...
Unique Experience at ECMO Center
The ECMO Center of Karolinska University Hospital’s Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital has now cared for more than 1,000 patients and performed over 700 ECMO transports. The ...
Passion and laser focus
Cell therapy entails a completely new concept in cancer treatment. No scalpel, no radiation, no chemotherapy. Instead, the body’s own immune system is activated. Meet the father of ...
Putting the brake on blindness
The eye may be the perfect organ for cell therapy. A collaboration between Karolinska and St. Erik’s Eye Hospital is now breaking new ground in this field. The goal is to carry out ...
Meet CEO Melvin Samsom in short film
Melvin Samsom, CEO at Karolinska University Hospital, describes his thoughts about changes in healthcare, engaged patients and Karolinskas role in the changes.
Katarina Le Blanc: A healthy signal
When Katarina Le Blanc began studying mesenchymal stem cells, this field was small and obscure. Today, she has saved the lives of many seriously ill bone marrow transplant ...
Medicine for the soul
One percent of the construction budget for Swedish hospitals is earmarked for art. The actual value is more difficult to measure – but studies show clear effects. Patients recover ...