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The neurotransmitter dopamine motivates us to act – sometimes sensibly but sometimes decidedly unwisely. In the run-up to the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Brain Prize on 6 March, one of last year’s winners – Professor Wolfram Schultz – tells us about his ground-breaking research into the brain’s reward system, dopamine and addiction....
A large international team of scientists has retrieved the entire DNA from an 11,500-year-old skeleton of a child from Alaska. Their finding has just been published in Nature. This discovery pushes the date of the first migration to the American continent back by 10,000 years. It also shows that, at one point, the Native Americans...
With calls for applications for two major thematic grants, the Lundbeck Foundation is ready to provide funding of up to 250 million Danish kroner for brain research. The larger of the two is aimed at personalised medicine, supporting national strategy in this field. Brain disorders cost society more than cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease together....
With the help of an ingenious calculation method, a Danish-American research project has identified a further 62 human genes which, “with very high likelihood”, will develop carcinogenic mutations. This method enables identification of the cause of many cases of cancer which, today, end up being classified as ‘inexplicable’. We can learn a lot about a...
“We put the brain first.” This is the title of the Lundbeck Foundation’s new strategy for charitable activities. One of the objectives of the strategy is to elevate Denmark to the ranks of the world’s leading brain research nations, and it is against this background that the Foundation aims to increase its grants to the...
The Lundbeck Foundation has appointed Thomas Sinkjær as Senior Vice President of Grants & Prizes as of 1 January 2018. This is a new post aimed at strengthening and focusing the Foundation’s grant allocation activities, which include its prestigious brain research accolade, The Brain Prize. The Lundbeck Foundation grants almost half a billion Danish kroner...
Cancer biologist and professor Janine Erler, of the University of Copenhagen, receives The Lundbeck Foundation’s Research Prize for Young Scientists. She has delivered one landmark research outcome after another in the field of cancer and, as a result, she has become an internationally recognised top scientist with publications in the most significant scientific journals. For...
They’re not yet 30 but have already shown outstanding talent, which is why these five brilliant scientists were awarded a Lundbeck Foundation Talent Prize on Monday evening. “There are many promising young scientists at the Danish universities but we don’t see exceptional talents every day, so it’s always a particular pleasure to award the Lundbeck...
They are among the most promising biomedical science researchers of their generation. Their research projects have the potential to revolutionise their fields. And they can now call themselves Lundbeck Foundation Fellows. Backed by 10 million Danish kroner they can dedicate the next five years to concentrated research. On Monday evening, five new Lundbeck Foundation Fellows...
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