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New imaging method reveals when alzheimer starts

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Using a PET camera and a tracer linked to the protein tau, researchers can now see if Alzheimer’s started early or late in life. Behind the study are the two Swedish Brain Power members Oskar Hansson and Michael Schöll at Lund University.   Alzheimer…

AlzeCure towards the stock market

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The AlzeCure Research Foundation, formed by leading researchers from AstraZeneca, Swedish Brain Power’s director Bengt Winblad and the Alzheimer Foundation, is heading towards the stock market with it’s company AlzeCure Pharma AB.   The company is seeking further funding for research projects aimed at…

Barriers to better Alzhemier’s diagnosis must be fixed!

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Diagnosis of Alzheimer today can be done more accurately using biomarkers. But tests with biomarkers are not regularly used even at academic memory clinics. The reason is that the validation of these tests is incomplete and therefore is not replaced by the health insurance…

Swedish national dementia plan on the way

Swedish Brain Power has long called for Sweden to establish a national dementia plan. Now, one seems to be on the way.   “There are increasing numbers of people with memory diseases in Sweden. Therefore, it is important to have knowledge and a plan…

Tau linked to worse episodic memory

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In a new study at Karolinska Institutet, researchers have measured how the harmful protein tau is spread in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease. The results show that large amounts of tau in the brain can be linked to a worse episodic memory, but the…

New large EU project will be led by SBP member

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A new large-scale EU project to find new treatments for alzheimer will be led by Swedish Brain Power member Professor Miia Kivipelto at Karolinska Institutet.   European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) is a new European collaborative project between academia and industry aimed at…

Swedish Brain Power researchers among the most influential in the world

Swedish Brain Powers Bengt Winblad, Professor of Geriatrics, and Dag Aarsland, Professor of Clinical Dementia Research, are ranked on the toplist of “Highly Cited Researchers” in the world 2016. In total, 3,000 researchers, in 21 different areas, are listed worldwide as the most quoted,…

Vaccine against Alzheimer’s show positive results!

The first study with active vaccine against Alzheimer’s disease in humans show positive results! The researchers, including Swedish Brain Power’s director, Professor Bengt Winblad, has noted positive immune response without significant adverse effects in 29 of 30 patients. The study is published in the…

Miia Kivipelto receives professorial chair

Swedish Brain Power member Professor Miia Kivipelto has received Stockholm Sjukhems professorial chair in clinical geriatrics, located at Karolinska Institutet. The donation is SEK 15 million over ten years with the aim of broadening the geriatric research.   “I am very glad and honoured…

Agneta Nordberg receives the Grand Silver Medal

Swedish Brain Power researcher Agneta Nordberg, professor of clinical neuroscience, receives the Karolinska Institute’s Great Silver Medal for her outstanding contribution to research for patients with dementia.   – This spurs to keep on conducting intense, exciting and important research on Alzheimer’s disease, which…

Silviahemmet´s Award to Lars-Olof Wahlund

Swedish Brain Power researcher Professor Lars-Olof Wahlund has been awarded Silviahemmet’s grant for research and education in 2016 for his research and dedication to people with dementia and for his efforts to spread information and teach.   – I am very honored and pleased…

Bengt Winblad receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Swedish Brain Power’s director, Professor Bengt Winblad, has been awarded the Alzheimer’s Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the organization’s ongoing international conference in Toronto, Canada. Bengt Winblad is honored for his passion, leadership and commitment.   From the motivation: “Recognized in 2009 as the…

New discovery for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

In a new study, supported by Swedish Brain Power, researchers compared measurements with PET scanner of the brain with measurement of beta-amyloid in the spinal fluid to see how they match. The results suggest that it is not completely identical forms of beta amyloid…

Loss of Y chromosome linked to risk of Alzheimer’s

Loss of the Y chromosome can now be linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease. This is shown in a new study by a research team that includes Swedish Brain Power researchers published today in the American Journal of Human Genetics.   Loss…

ALS hypothesis is confirmed

Swedish Brain researchers at Umeå University has long worked for the hypothesis that people with the disease ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) may have a genetic mutation that makes the protein SOD1 weeks itself and clumps in the brain and the spinal cords motor neurons.…


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