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Here we present recent contributions and news from the Division of Translational Alzheimer Neurobiology.


November: Professor Agneta Nordberg receives as, principal applicant, a 33 million SEK grant from SSF


Tuesday June 11, 2013, 3 pm: Seminars in Clinical Neuroscience

Dr. Paul Edison - "Neuroinflammation in Neurodegenerative Diseases".


Seminar schedule Spring 2013

Half time seminar Ruiqing Ni on Friday June 14, 2013

Half time seminar: Ruiqing Ni - "Interactive Mechanism between Fibrillar Amyloid, Inflammatory Processes and Nicotinic Receptors in Alzheimer Disease".

Location: Seminar room Geriatric lab, level 4, Novum.

Time: 10 am

Half time seminar flyer (Pdf file, 78 Kb)

Publication in Neurology

Editorial; Knopman, Neurology 2013 (Pdf file, 81 Kb)

Alzforum's Top 12 of 2012

Alzheimer Forum have selected the 12 most important advances in Alzheimer's disease research during 2012, and one of them was the importance of visualization of inflammatory processes during development of AD. A study from Alzheimer Neurobiology Center (Carter et al, 2012) was noted, where increased binding of 11C-L-Deprenyl was demonstrated, a ligand for reactive astrocytes and an indication of inflammation, in the brains of MCI patients. This finding suggests that astrocytosis may be an early process in the development of AD.

Alzheimer Forum: Alzforum's Top 12 of 2012
Carter et al, J nucl med 2012 (Pdf file, 707 Kb)

PhD student Anna Lilja awarded for best oral presentation

Article from Swedish Brain Power (in Swedish)
Swedish Brain Power abstract book (Pdf file, 1 Mb)

A new study published in Neurology

In this recent study members of a family carrying the arctic mutation, a mutation known to cause early-onset familial Alzheimer's disease, have been examined using PiB PET. It was shown that mutation carriers seem to lack fibrillar amyloid in the brain. These results supports the assumption that there are other, smaller forms of amyloid that are important for the progression of Alzheimer's disease.


Michael Schöll, Anders Wall, Steinunn Thordardottir, Daniel Ferreira, Nenad Bogdanovic, Bengt Långström, Ove Almkvist, Caroline Graff & Agneta Nordberg

Low PiB PET retention in presence of pathologic CSF biomarkers in Arctic APP mutation carriers

Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, online 13 June 2012, Doi:10.1212/WNL.0b013e31825fdf18

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Article in Radio Sweden (in Swedish)
Interview with Agneta Nordberg in Uppsala Nya Tidning (in Swedish) (Pdf file, 802 Kb)