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We strive to improve human health and quality of life through research.
Our research groups deal with different functions of the nervous system.
We provide education in areas of biomedicine, neuroscience and nanoscience.
Group leaders A-Ö
Research groups at the Department of Neuroscience.
The strategic research area neuroscience
StratNeuro's mission is to integrate clinical and basic research and to foster a new generation of leaders and scientists in translational neuroscience.
Affiliated centers to the department.
Conversion of brain cells offers hope for Parkinson’s patients
Professors Gilberto Fisone and Tibor Harkany contributed work in a studie where researchers at Karolinska Institutet have made significant progress in the search for new treatments for Parkinson’s disease. By manipulating the gene expression of non-neuronal cells in the brain, they were able to produce new dopamine neurons.
Professor Henrik Ehrsson was awarded the 2017 Göran Gustafsson Prize in medicine by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Professor Henrik Ehrsson employs virtual reality technology to research how the senses can influence the physiological perception of self in the interface between neuroscience and psychology.
Research on galanin can result in new drugs for depression
Depression inflicts a large number of human beings under their lifetime. In addition to suffering and a considerable risk for suicide, the disease is associated with major cost for Society. Tomas Hökfelt, one of the authors, explains that three methods for analysis of galanin were used.
12 Apr 2017 by