On Monday 31 March, Prince Daniel visited the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM) at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna.
The visit began with CMM's Chairman of the Board Liselott Jansson explaining about CMM and its operations. Group Leader Professor Lars Klareskog then spoke about lifestyle, genes and opportunities for preventing rheumatism and other inflammatory diseases.
Doctor Magnus Bäck and Professor Göran K. Hansson explained why inflammation occurs in the blood vessels and how to prevent this inflammation from resulting in heart attacks and strokes.
Finally, Professor Ingrid Lundberg and researcher Helene Alexandersson spoke about physical exercise and its effects on rheumatic diseases, MS and cardiovascular diseases.
The visit concluded with The Prince visiting researchers studying the effects of physical exercise on inflammation, rheumatism and other diseases.
The Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM) at Karolinska Institutet (KI) brings together almost 500 people with clinical experience from Karolinska University Hospital and research competence from KI for research on common national diseases.
The aim is to contribute towards knowledge that leads to the development of new and improved preventive and therapeutic treatments. It is hoped that these treatments will help patients suffering from diseases such as rheumatism, MS, psoriasis, cardiovascular diseases, genetic diseases and neuropsychiatric diseases.