Author Lund University

A molecular chain reaction in Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified the molecular mechanism behind the transformation of one of the components in Alzheimer’s disease. They identified the crucial step leading to formations that kill brain cells.

Unethical advertising at launch of antidepressants

The new feature of the antidepressant drugs of the 1990s was that they had milder side-effects than their predecessors. Combined with aggressive marketing, this meant that annual sales in Sweden increased from just under EUR 18 million to over EUR 100 million in the space of just a few years.

New findings on mortality of individuals with schizophrenia

A new study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the average life expectancy of men and women with schizophrenia is 15 years and 12 years shorter respectively than for those who do not suffer from the disease. The study has been carried out in collaboration with Stanford University in the US.

Language learning makes the brain grow

At the Swedish Armed Forces Interpreter Academy in the city of Uppsala, young people with a flair for languages go from having no knowledge of a language such as Arabic, Russian or Dari to speaking it fluently in the space of 13 months.