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Innovation - the Swedish way


Sweden has been placed first in the European Commission´s Innovation ranking during the last years, and also ranks top three in the Global Innovation Index based on parameters such as degree of knowledge, technology outputs and human capital. Sweden further performs remarkably well in terms of innovation start-ups. In a recent book, "Innovations - the Swedish way" published by the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), the authors Henrik Berggren and Eva Krutmeijer explore the structures that created this beneficial innovation climate and describe 50 innovations from Sweden that "has changed the world"...Read more

Is omics and image analysis part of the game? - Interview with Emma Lundberg


In a recent podcast, Peter Toole from the Microscopists interviews Emma Lundberg, a professor at Stanford University in California as well as at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. She is responsible for the Subcellular section of the Human Protein Atlas and the focus in the interview is on her life, career, the importance of image analysis and spatio-temporal omics and how 300,000 gamers helped in determining the subcellular location of proteins in almost 33 million microscopy images...Read more

A crowd-sourced competition to extract single-cell features from bioimages


In an article in Nature Methods, Emma Lundberg and coworkers described the results from a crowd-sourced competition (Human Protein Atlas - Single-Cell Classification) with the aim to develop machine learning models to label single-cell protein patterns in fluorescent images...Read more

A new study describes the neuropeptide landscape of prefrontal cortex in the human brain


In a study published today in the US-based journal PNAS, insights regarding the chemical anatomy of the human prefrontal cortex are described. In particular, a wide spectrum of peptidergic systems is explored that may finetune/modulate functions that are executed in this part of the brain during health and disease. The project was conducted by an international team with researchers from Karolinska Institutet (Sweden), SciLifeLab, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Linköping University, the Human Brain Tissue Bank (Hungary) and McGill University (Canada)...Read more

A human adipose tissue cell-type transcriptome atlas


Adipose tissue acts as an energy depot, provides insulation, and is an important endocrine organ that communicates with other tissues to regulate systemic metabolism...Read more