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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!

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...

Japanese heartburn drug to be tested on coronavirus patients

Danish researchers are standing by to involve hospitals in all Danish regions in testing. A Japanese drug – camostat mesylate...

A 60-year-old’s muscles aren’t old at all

In studies, Danish researchers have shown that healthy 60–70-year-olds have a much better ability to repair muscle damage and build...

Effective new method for detecting precancerous cervical cells

This method could lead to a transformation of the screening programmes for cervical cancer offered to Danish women today. What...

Professor wants to develop a radioactive precision missile to target brain cancer

A Danish research project funded by the Lundbeck Foundation aims to develop a brand-new treatment for brain cancer. According to...

New test exposes dangerous moles

Researchers from Denmark, Australia and the USA are the brains behind the discovery, and the Lundbeck Foundation provided funding. Most...

Asthma is programmed early in life

We can use this discovery to gain a better understanding of how asthma develops. An asthma sufferer is actually a...

A female dog may well be the answer

New Danish study demonstrates that some dog allergy sufferers only react to male dogs. ‘We’re NEVER getting a dog!’ claim...

Research project to investigate potential link between headache pills and early-stage spontaneous abortion

A Danish research project aims to show whether women wishing to become pregnant should stay away from painkillers such as...

Cancer patients donate living brain cells to scientists

The aim of a collaboration between researchers in Denmark and the USA is to glean new knowledge about the many...

A system for flagging postpartum depression

A research project funded by the Lundbeck Foundation will analyse the health data of 2.8 million Danish mothers. The aim...

Febrile seizures in small children to be fully investigated

A major scientific study funded by the Lundbeck Foundation will analyse the genetics underlying febrile seizures – and seek to...

Danish researchers conduct colossal faeces study

How is our gut flora affected when our immune system is compromised during illness? This is the question a team...

Can psychedelics lift the fog of depression?

In recent years, researchers in a number of countries, including Denmark, have been experimenting with the use of psychedelic substances...