Hákon Hákonarson, MD.

Research Offers Hope for Alzheimer’s Patients

19 Jan 2022 An application has been filed for researching a new medication, which offers hope in the treatment of Alzheimer’s.

The new product.

FDA Approves Kerecis’ Implantable Fish-Skin Product

22 Oct 2021 Kerecis, an Icelandic company pioneering in the use of fish skin in tissue regeneration and protection, received authorization this week from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a new product, made from fish skin.

Planning to Process Seaweed in Húsavík

10 Jun 2021 Preparations are underway by the company Íslandsþari ehf. (Icelandic Kelp) for the construction of a new seaweed factory.

Double-Arm Transplant Patient Making Good Progress: Video

5 Jun 2021 The 48-year old Icelandic man, Guðmundur Felix Grétarson, who in January became the first patient in the world to undergo transplant surgery of both arms and shoulders, has reason to be optimistic.


Guðmundur Felix on Video with New Arms

22 Jan 2021 Guðmundur Felix Grétarsson, 48, who January 14 became the world’s first person to undergo transplant surgery of both arms and shoulders, has just issued a video address to the Icelandic nation, in which his new arms can be seen for the first time.

Guðmundur Felix Grétarsson and his wife, Sylwia Gretarsson Nowakowska.

Good Blood Flow in Every Finger of Arm Transplant Patient

19 Jan 2021 Guðmundur Felix Grétarsson, the 48-year-old Icelander who January 14 became the first patient in the world to undergo transplant surgery of both arms and shoulders, saw a vascular surgeon yesterday for the first time after the operation.

Guðmundur Felix Grétarsson, with his wife Sylwia Gretarsson Nowakowska.

Icelander Receives World’s First Transplant of Both Arms and Shoulders

15 Jan 2021 A 48-year old Icelandic man, Guðmundur Felix Grétarson, became the first patient in the world yesterday to undergo transplant surgery of both arms that includes the shoulders.

Páll Ragnar Karlsson developed a method for collecting skin samples from diabetics.

Honored for Innovative Research on Pain

8 Dec 2020 An Icelandic medical scientist, Páll Ragnar Karlsson, PhD, received the Scientist Award of the Danish Diabetes Academy (DDA) yesterday.


Zebrafish Offers Insight into Human Diseases

13 Nov 2020 For the past years, the Icelandic pharmaceutical company 3Z, based in Reykjavík, has conducted research on genetically altered zebrafish to obtain information on diseases that affect humans.

Kári Stefánsson, CEO of deCode Genetics.

Antibodies Do Not Decline Months After Infection

2 Sep 2020 An article published in The New England Journal of Medicine yesterday, based on research in Iceland, suggests that antiviral antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19 – do not decline within four months after diagnosis.

The Icelandic Health Insurance building.

More Icelanders Seek Medical Care Abroad

17 Jan 2020 The number of Icelanders who seek medical care abroad has rapidly increased in recent years.

In the waiting room.

Crowded Clinics Cure Every Ailment

28 Sep 2019 They came to the clinics with broken bones and rare diseases, including being allergic to street lights.

The Icelandic Children's Hospital.

E. Coli-Infected Baby in Serious Condition

11 Jul 2019 A five-month-old baby boy, infected by E. coli in an outbreak traced to a farm in Southwest Iceland, is in serious condition.

E. coli bacteria.

Five New Cases of E. Coli Infection

8 Jul 2019 Over the weekend, five children in Iceland were diagnosed with E. coli bacterial infection.

Seeking Medical Services Abroad

2 Jul 2019 In order to save money for certain operations and time on waitlists, some Icelanders have in the past year chosen to seek medical services abroad.


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