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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…

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…

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