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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…

Agneta Nordberg receives the Grand Silver Medal

05 Oct 2016

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

11 Aug 2016

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

25 Jul 2016

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

17 Jul 2016

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

24 May 2016

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

04 May 2016

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

30 Mar 2016

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

15 Mar 2016

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…

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