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Swedish Brain Power ends

23 May 2018

It’s with sadness in our hearts that we have to announce that our successful research program and network, Swedish Brain Power, will end and that this website, with its associated facebook and twitter account, will end on June 7th.   Swedish Brain Power started…

Young SBP researcher gets prize

19 Feb 2018

The Alzheimer Research Foundation has awarded Erik Portelius, researcher at Sweden’s Gothenburg University and member of Swedish Brain Power, the European Grand Prix for Young Researcher for his findings on a new biomarker that enables earlier detection of the disease.   This new biomarker, a…

Ingmar Skoog gets major research prize

22 Jan 2018

Professor Ingmar Skoog, psychiatrist and director of the Center for aging and health (AgeCap) at the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg, and a member of Swedish Brain Power, has been awarded the Alzheimer Foundation’s major research prize.   Ingmar Skoog and his research team conduct…

Lars-Olof Wahlund receives Karolinska’s Silver medal

22 Jan 2018

Lars-Olof Wahlund, Senior Professor of Geriatrics and member of Swedish Brain Power, receives the Karolinska Institute’s silver medal.   Lars-Olof Wahlund receives the silver medal 2017, for in his work as a teacher, clinician and researcher at Karolinska Institutet, strongly contributing to KI’s leading…

Kaj Blennow receives the Nordic Medicine Prize

16 Nov 2017

Swedish Brain Power member Kaj Blennow, professor at Gothenburg University, receives the Nordic Medicine Prize 2017. He shares the award with Gunhild Waldemar, Professor at Copenhagen University.   They are awarded the prize for their internationally leading research, which has created a comprehensive and…

New imaging method reveals when Alzheimer’s 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…

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