2018-01-18, NEWS

New way to target the growth of breast cancer cells

The recently discovered protein NUDT5 is now presented as a candidate target for development of breast cancer treatment after being demonstrated to stop breast tumor cell growth in laboratory experiments. The research was led by Thomas Helleday (Karolinska Institute/SciLifeLab) and the results are published in Nature Communications.  Many breast cancers use hormones, such as oestrogen, to drive their […]

2018-01-17, NEWS

Petter Brodin new member of Wallenberg Clinical Fellows program

SciLifeLab congratulates Petter Brodin (Karolinska Institutet/SciLifeLab) to being included as a member of the Wallenberg Clinical Fellows program. It entails a three-year funding grant, financed by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) is responsible for the scientific evaluation. The Wallenberg Clinical Fellows program aims to stimulate clinical research among Swedish physicians, […]

2018-01-15, NEWS

The genomics behind the success of a wood decay fungus

A novel paper led by Inger Skrede (University of Olso, Norway) reveals a number of features that can explain why the dry to fungus Serpula lacrymans is the most successful invasive wood decay fungus in the built environment. The sequencing was performed at the SciLifeLab National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI) in Uppsala.  Not all species is negatively affected by habitat destruction […]

2018-01-12, NEWS

Genomic data indicate two main migration routes into Scandinavia following the last ice age

A novel study led by Mattias Jakobsson (Uppsala University/SciLifeLab) suggests that migrants settling down in Scandinavia after the last ice age initially came from the south, but later also from the northeast. As the groups met and mixed, a new population displaying patterns of genetic adaptation to high latitude environments arose. When the ice sheet […]

2018-01-12, NEWS

Chaperone turns into a gene regulator to permit cell growth

A novel study led by Kristina Jonas (Stockholm University/SciLifeLab Fellow) shows that the molecular chaperone DnaK (Hsp70) is required for growth in the fresh water bacterium Caulobacter crescentus, but that the specific function of DnaK differs depending on the environmental conditions of the cells. DnaK belongs to a group of proteins called heat shock protein, which have counterparts […]

2018-01-10, NEWS

Salamander genome gives clues about ability to rebuild tissue

A research team led by András Simon at Karolinska Institutet have managed to sequence the giant genome of a salamander, containing six times more DNA than the human genome. The project was enabled by sequencing at the SciLifeLab National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI) and SciLifeLab Bioinformatics services. Amongst the early findings is a family of genes that can provide clues to […]

2018-01-10, NEWS

Dan Larhammar elected new Preses of KVA

SciLifeLab congratulates Professor Dan Larhammar (Uppsala University/SciLifeLab) as he has been elected the new Preses of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA), an independent organisation whose overall objective is to promote the sciences and strengthen their influence in society. Dan Larhammar leads research in the fields of comparative genomics and neuroscience. Read the news text from KVA