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Research Stories

Delve into the fascinating research we fund

Lundbeck Foundation Research Stories

This is where we gather the many inspiring articles written by our experienced science journalist, Henrik Larsen, for both the Foundation’s website and our printed and social media.

Many of the articles are about brain research – which makes perfect sense, since brain research is the Lundbeck Foundation’s special focus area. Our brain is one of our most important organs, yet it is the organ we know least about. The brain is also the only organ that cannot be replaced by a donor or artificial organ – yet.

However, you can also explore the many other fields of research we fund, and read about subjects as diverse as horse taming, gut bacteria and DNA factors affecting risky behaviour.

In Denmark, there will constantly be between 700 and 900 scientific, Lundbeck Foundation-funded projects on the go, all run by keen and talented scientists at all career levels.

We are always looking for interesting research stories arising from the research funded by the Foundation to convey to anyone who shares our fascination with research and science. Happy reading!

Eske Willerslev receives prestigious Norwegian science prize for his Lundbeck Foundation research on brain disorders

Eske Willerslev receives prestigious Norwegian science prize for his Lundbeck Foundation research on brain disorders Professor Eske Willerslev, head of...

Down to record depths in the human gut microbiome

Down to record depths in the human gut microbiome A large international team of researchers has investigated the extent to...

Lundbeck foundation awards grants worth dkk 57 million to bold projects

LUNDBECK FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANTS WORTH DKK 57 MILLION TO BOLD PROJECTS WITH THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE NEW KNOWLEDGE IN THE...

Cognitive training helped patients with bipolar disorder

Cognitive training helped patients with bipolar disorder This was proven in a study by Danish researchers. The results will be...
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Brain disorders cost Danish society 39 billion DKK

A recently published, detailed study of brain disorders in Denmark shows that the direct costs of treating patients suffering from...

Danish researchers provide proof: Caesarean sections can lead to asthma and allergies

Danish researchers provide proof: Caesarean sections can lead to asthma and allergies Delivery by caesarean sections changes the composition of...

Brand-new medical treatment for cocaine addiction

A Lundbeck Foundation researcher will work with American colleagues on refining a substance to inhibit the narcotic effect of cocaine....
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Danish researchers: Obesity is located in the brain

Three researchers from the University of Copenhagen are the first to identify where in the body specific ‘obesity genes’ are...

DNA analysis of 442 Viking skeletons rewrites the story of Viking culture

The popular notion of the blonde, Scandinavian-looking Viking has just been knocked for six. It turns out that some Vikings...

Hope that a brain injection could cure type 2 diabetes

A Lundbeck Foundation researcher has headed a study to map activity in 80,000 different brain cells, which in animal trials...

Maude has become the stereotypical migraine patient – but it’s not quite the true picture

Lundbeck Foundation researchers are using public education in an attempt to spread the real facts about migraine. This battle poses...

Ancient DNA throws a ‘scientific hand grenade’ into the discussion about the arrival of humans in North America

Lundbeck Foundation researchers have analysed 30,000-year-old material excavated from a Mexican mountain cave – where the discovery of stone tools...

Danish researchers map key disease mechanism – and describe a completely new protein

It is vital for the immune system to kick into gear when the body is under attack, for instance by...

Surge in new alcohol genes

Are you a problem drinker? Then, statistically, you’ll also be particularly genetically prone to developing disorders such as depression and...

300 post-mortems are the cornerstone of a new Danish coronavirus project

Danish pathologists have performed the first three of a total of 300 post-mortem examinations. The objective is to provide new...

From research funding to pharma company – with a brand-new concept for anti-depressant therapy

A new anti-depressant inspired by psychedelics is the backbone of the small Danish pharmaceutical company Lophora. The Lundbeck Foundation provided...