Maria Ulvmar awarded grant from VR

Maria Ulvmar has been awarded the starting grant from the The Swedish Research Council (VR) 2016. The aim of the 4-year grant of 1.5 million per year (6 million SEK in total), is to support junior researchers to become established as independent group leaders.    Read more

Article by O. Idevall-Hagren

 In a recent study we discovered that a rare lipid in the outer membrane of b-cells plays a critical role in regulating the amount of calcium that enters the b-cell and, in extension, also the amount of insulin that these cells release. Experimental removal of this lipid by an optogenetic approach almost completely abolished calcium entry and strongly suppressed insulin release. Read more

Progress report. Jorge Ruas

The transcriptional coactivator PGC-1alpha4 is induced by resistance exercise training and regulates skeletal muscle hypertrophy. The main aim of this project is to understand the molecular mechanisms by which PGC-1alpha4 increases muscle size and strength. Read more

Scientific Report, Olof Idevall-Hagren

Many diseases are associated with disturbed organelle communication. We are trying to understand how such cross talk between cellular compartments are achieved and why they sometimes malfunction in disease. Read more

Mast cell progenitors identified in human blood

Jenny Hallgren and her group's discovery of the rare human blood mast cell progenitor population implies that the development of human mast cells resembles the development of mast cells in mice. Read more

Erik Norberg gets SSMF grant

Erik Norberg has been awarded with a 3-year grant from the Swedish Society for Medical Research (SSMF). The grant is 3 million SEK and was awarded to 4 researchers in the medical field of research in Sweden.

Thomas J. Dodd Prize

Tostan and former president Bill Clinton to be awarded the seventh biennial Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights . Read more

121 Communities Declare Abandonment of FGC and Childmarriage

In December 121 communities in Northern Senegal declared their abandonment of FGC and child/forced marriage! Of these only 20 participated in Tostans Community Empowerment Program (CEP) while the other 101 villages were adopted. 
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Scientific report, Jenny Hallgren Martinsson

We have recently published that the murine version of mast cell beta tryptase, mast cell protease 6 (mMCP-6), is involved in the induction of airway hyperresponsiveness in an experimental model of allergic asthma. Read more

Scientific Progress Report, Jorge Ruas

PGC-1a4 has recently been  identified as a novel variant of the coactivator, specifically regulated by resistant-type exercise, that increases skeletal muscle size and strength. The aim of this project is to better understand the molecular mechanisms of action that confer PGC-1a4 its hypertrophic activity. Read more