Centre for Cluster Headache
The Centre for Cluster Headache includes all research at Karolinska Institutet regarding cluster headaches and offers a well-integrated collaboration between research and clinical operations. The main goal of our research is to understand the molecular and genetic mechanisms behind cluster headache, as well as to identify new targets for diagnosis and treatment.
Why do we get headaches?
Many of us get headaches from time to time, without it causing too much trouble. But for those who suffer from migraines, or worse from cluster headaches, it may imply a severe disability. Andrea Carmine Belin’s research focuses on the genetics behind cluster headache, a condition sometimes referred to as “suicide headache”.
Neuroscientist Andrea Carmine Belin (in Swedish)
Andrea Carmine Belin is a neuroscientist at Karolinska Institutet. Her research focuses on hereditary brain diseases and, among other things, cluster headache, an extremely painful disease which comes in attacks. It is not known what causes the disease, and so far, there are no effective treatments.
Brain research on the rise (in Swedish)
A conversation with Thomas Perlmann, Professor of Molecular Developmental Biology, Lars Olson, Professor of Neurobiology at the Department of Neuroscience, Andrea Carmine Belin, Associate Professor at the Department of Neuroscience, and President Ole Petter Ottersen, Karolinska Institutet.