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It all started with the patient ‘Mr. C ‘. Read the whole story about the groundbreaking research that led to the discovery of CADASIL, the most common hereditary form of stroke. The four French scientists in charge of the research have just been awarded the world’s largest brain research award, The Brain Prize. In 1976,...
Aiming for treatment they have spent more than 30 years describing, understanding and diagnosing the most common hereditary form of stroke, CADASIL. For this, the four French neuroscientists are now receiving the world’s most valuable prize for brain research – the Lundbeck Foundation Brain Prize, worth 1 million euros. Each year 17 million people worldwide...
Between 1,200 and 3,000 Danes suffer from narcolepsy, as this disorder is called. During the sudden attacks, sufferers experience an extreme craving for sleep. New Danish research indicates that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disorder.  An autoimmune disease is when the body attacks itself, as it does, for instance, in the case of arthritis or psoriasis....
Danish blood donors supplied the samples needed to prove the connection. House cats and other animals in the cat family, including leopards, can spread the infectious disease toxoplasmosis via their droppings. The disease is also known as rabbit fever and pregnant women, in particular, are at risk. If a pregnant woman is infected with the...
The causes of mental disorders may stem from the earliest stages of pregnancy, during foetal neurodevelopment. This is shown in a study published in Nature Neuroscience, conducted by scientists from the Lundbeck Foundation Initiative for Integrative Psychiatric Research. Particular genetic variants in human DNA, which are important for the development of the brain early in...
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen played a key role in the development of a method for tailoring drugs to combat a broad range of diseases. If you need a drug to regulate specific biochemical signals to the body’s cells, you need to know what the cells’ receptors look like – how the cells receive...
Do you drive too fast? Have you had a lot of sexual partners? Or do you have a tendency to drink too much alcohol? Then you probably have a special genetic profile. Scientists have investigated the correlation between genes and risky behaviours – and found clear links. By examining the DNA profiles – the genetic...
The Lundbeck Foundation ‘Ascending Investigators’ programme is now open for applications. The Lundbeck Foundation wishes to support established and talented scientists working in the field of biomedical sciences research in Denmark. In this context, we have added a new funding programme for experienced researchers to the Foundation’s grant strategy. We call the programme ‘Lundbeck Foundation...
Thanks to an ingenious technique – which is able to make tissue transparent – Danish researchers have discovered a ‘plumbing system’ that rids the brain of waste products. While we sleep. This is shown by new research recently published in the scientific journal Nature Neuroscience. The findings came to light in studies of the brains...
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The Lundbeck Foundation awards € 1 million for pioneering research on strokes in the small blood vessels in the brain
5. March 2019
The Brain Prize 2019: French neuroscientists honoured for outstanding research into small vessel strokes in the brain
5. March 2019
Danish scientists shed new light on overwhelming need to sleep
19. February 2019

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