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Short video: Malin Ericsson presents her thesis

2020-02-26

Malin Ericsson from the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, defended her thesis “Socioeconomic influences on late-life health and mortality: Exploring genetic and environmental interplay” on 4 October, 2019.

The full thesis, with summary in English and Swedish can be found via this link.

Here she gives a short video presentation of her results:

 

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Grant for COVID-19 research on the elderly

2020-07-04

The Swedish Research Council has decided on grants regarding the call för COVID-19 research. NEAR’s Director Laura Fratiglioni received 1.68 MSEK för her application into “Indirect damage of COVID-19 in the elderly: short-term and long-term health effects of the outbreak of the epidemic” Read more

Five leading Swedish Geriatric researchers: ‘Squeeze the Covid-19 infection back further’

2020-07-03

The Director of NEAR, Laura Fratiglioni, together with four other Geriatric researchers, demand a more active restraint of the Covid-19 virus spread in Swedish health and elderly care, in an opinion article in the Swedish daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet. (In Swedish.) Read the article

Laura Fratiglioni interviewed on public TV news

2020-06-26

NEAR’s director Laura Fratiglioni was interviewed in “Rapport” on Swedish public TV about the administration of morphine to elderly in case of breathing difficulties. See the interview here (in Swedish).