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New imaging method reveals when alzheimer starts

10 Sep 2017

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

15 Aug 2017

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!

12 Jul 2017

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

04 Jul 2017

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

15 Jun 2017

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

07 Jun 2017

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-dominated publication top-ranked in the world

23 May 2017

A Swedish Brain Power-dominated report in The Lancet Neurology published in March last year is now ranked as one of the most quoted in the world on the Web of Science.   The scientific journal The Lancet Neurology spent its entire March issue last…

Swedish Brain Power researchers among the most influential in the world

27 Apr 2017

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!

10 Dec 2016

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

24 Oct 2016

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…

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