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Scientists at Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, are conducting experiments in an effort to identify a biological ‘fingerprint’ for migraines. The substance sildenafil – the primary component in Viagra – is commonly administered to treat erectile dysfunction. However sildenafil also happens to have other creative applications, and the substance is now being used in an experiment...
A report on the gender distribution among the Lundbeck Foundation’s grant recipients and prizewinners has resulted in the foundation – as one of the first in Denmark – now implementing a diversity policy and working more strategically with diversity. Men and women have almost the exact same success rate when applying for grants from the...
Danish and Costa Rican scientists are the first to test snake venom with the help of synthetic human proteins. The project has been carried out with funding from the Lundbeck Foundation. If you want to resist an attack from a powerful opponent, it helps to know what weapon they use. The better you understand their...
As part of the Lundbeck Foundation’s new award strategy, we are launching a programme with the aim of encouraging scientists to apply for funding for their most audacious ideas. Lundbeck Foundation’s new grant programme, LF Experiment, focuses on funding the most extraordinary and ambitious research projects, and we are now accepting applications. If you hold...
Four scientists from the University of Copenhagen and Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, have been delving into brain scans. The aim is to identify a specific biomarker – a ‘benchmark’ – that could help prevent memory loss, among other things, in psychiatric patients. Mental disorders and cognitive impairment such as memory loss, attention deficiency and learning...
At a new Lundbeck Foundation research centre, under the direction of DNA detective Professor Eske Willerslev, scientists are rolling up their sleeves to make a start. The centre will map the DNA – the genetic material – of thousands of long-dead human beings in order to acquire knowledge about brain disorders. CADASIL – a hereditary...
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Copenhagen is opening the world’s first bank for ancient DNA. This new scientific centre – the Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre – will be a repository solely for the DNA of the long-deceased. It will be headed by Professor Eske Willerslev from the University of Copenhagen, an internationally renowned DNA detective, specialising in ancient genetic material....
In April, US investors have the opportunity to meet with 23 Danish biotech startups in New York during DKBIO 2019. Denmark already today has a thriving biotech and pharma industry fuelled by a strong academic environment, talent pool and capital. DKBIO conference on 10 and 11 April in New York provides a platform for US...
Seeing an opportunity to hedge against rising inflation, the Lundbeck Foundation has set its sights on Scottish woodlands, not least due to their positive carbon footprint. Over the past six months, the Foundation has made three investments and is now the proud owner of 1,661 hectares of Scottish woodland. A 65-hectare forest area in northern...
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Using Viagra’s active ingredient to expose the migraine
13. May 2019
The Lundbeck Foundation seeks greater diversity among grant recipients and prizewinners
1. May 2019
Deep dive in the deadly chemistry of snakebites
26. April 2019

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