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Silviahemmet´s Award to Lars-Olof Wahlund

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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

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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

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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

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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.…

New findings about how Alzheimer’s occurs

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New findings from Lund University, published in the March issue of Nature Communications, shows that the cause of the accumulation of beta-amyloid in the brain is more diverse than previously thought. There may be significant for the development of drugs against Alzheimer’s, says Swedish…

Swedish Brain Power dominate Lancet report on dementia

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The Lancet Neurology dedicates its latest issue to Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The renowned scientific journal has given the Swedish Brain Power’s director Professor Bengt Winblad the task of leading a commission of experts in order to provide recommendations to policy and decision makers on…

New study confirms early signs of Alzheimer’s

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Swedish Brain Power researcher Agneta Nordberg has long drawn attention to a kind of change in the brain that may be a very early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, long before any symptoms of the disease appear. Now her research group at Karolinska Institutet has…

Prize for innovative research

Swedish Brain Power researcher Kaj Blennow, professor at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg, has been awarded the Söderberg Prize in Medicine in 2016 for his “outstanding innovative research” about Alzheimer’s disease.   “It is very gratifying that this type of clinically related biochemical research…

AlzeCure gets prestigious grant from USA

AlzeCure gets nearly SEK 4 million from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) in New York for the development of a promising new treatment for Alzheimer’s. – To receive this prestigious grant from ADDF is proof that we are on the right path toward…

Bengt Winblad gets Brain Foundation Prize

Swedish Brain Power’s director Professor Bengt Winblad, leading Alzheimer researcher at Karolinska Institutet have been awarded the Brain Foundation Jubilee Prize. It is the foundations first jubilee price and is on SEK 3 million. – I am surprised and very happy, says Bengt Winblad.…

Alarming increase in dementia in the world!

The global increase in the number of people with brain diseases begin to reach epidemic dimensions, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International’s latest report. – This is a global challenge of major proportions, and Sweden is no exception. Our politicians must urgently develop a national…

Bengt Winblad Award at the AAIC

Right now the world’s largest annual Alzheimer’s conference for researchers is coming to an end, AAIC (Alzheimer’s Association International Conference). Every year Life Time Achievements Awards is given to outstanding researchers to honor the three founders of the AAIC, among them Swedish Brain Power’s…

Award to Memory Clinic in Malmö

The swedish daily newspaper Dagens Medicin’s award to innovators in health care this year went to the Memory Clinic in Malmö, whose initiator and leader professor Lennart Minthon is a member of the Swedish Brain Power.   Lennart Minthon have persistently been working for…

Peter M Andersen first to be Wallenberg Clinical Scholar

Swedish Brain Power scientist Peter M Andersen is one of the first researchers to receive funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation’s new program for clinical research called Wallenberg Clinical Scholars. He gets it for his world-leading search for treatment for the deadly…

Discovery of new gene that can cause ALS

Another gene can now be linked to the development of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The discovery is made by an international team of researchers, the Swedish part carried out by the Swedish Brain Power-scientist Peter M Andersen, professor and chief of neurology…


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