- [2013-06-14]Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in Brain PlasticityNuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
- [2013-06-13]LUCS' 25-year jubileeSeptember 24-25 2013
- [2013-06-10]Karolina Kauppi's dissertationJune 14 2013, in the Biology building, BiA 201, 10.00-12.30.
- [2013-06-10]Lars Nyberg receives grant from the Kamprad family foundation
- [2013-05-13]UFBI work is featured as key research in the fieldon Psychology Progress.
- [2013-05-06]Call for Proposals to KOSMOS Summer University1−14 September 2013 Berlin, Germany
- [2013-04-22]Master thesis by Harsha Kiran Nekkanti.Additive effect of KIBRA and CLSTN2 on memory-related brain activation.
- [2013-03-11]Kristiina Kompus receives Meltzerfondet young researcher prize
- [2013-03-07]PhD-student position investigating the effects of physical activity on brain function.
- [2013-02-25]ESOF 2014 - CopenhagenCall for scientific session proposals
- [2013-02-14][Update] Lectures from Hjärnskadeforum aired in KunskapskanalenFebruary 14 & 15
- [2013-01-30]“Human Brain Project” appointed as flagship program
- [2013-01-28]Graduate Students Positions Available in Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Agingat McGill University, Canada.
- [2012-10-18]The brain is to be simulated in new super-computerarticle in Dagens Nyheter (DN).
- [2012-09-13]Postdoctoral Positions on the Neural Mechanisms of Visual Memory and Attentionat the laboratory of Roberto Cabeza
- [2012-07-04]Memory and learningnew collaborator information site.
Aging & dementia imaging genetics
This project is heavily focused on the Betula project, which is a longitudinal study on aging, memory, and health. Betula was in 2005 awarded status from the Swedish Science Council as a “strong research environment”, and numerous Betula publications have been generated (http://www.betula.su.se).
Key imaging findings include:
• Demonstration of a high prevalence of white matter lesions in normal aging (Söderlund et al., 2003, Cortex), and reduced white-matter integrity as measured by diffusion-tensor imaging (Salami et al., 2011).
• Demonstration of reduced frontal functional brain activity, in conjunction with an age-related reduction of frontal grey matter density (Nyberg et al., 2010, PNAS). These observations were based on longitudinal data and challenge contemporary models of age-related re-organization of brain circuits.
• The main known genetic risk factor (ApoE e4) for Alzheimer’s dementia (AD) has been related to functional brain activity in unaffected, healthy persons. Work within Betula has showed reduced parietal brain activity, in a dose-dependent manner, in ApoE e4 carriers (Lind et al., 2006, Brain).
• KIBRA has been related to episodic memory and hippocampal functional activity (Kauppi et al., 2011, J Neurosci.).
Ongoing work include an GWAS in relation to brain structure and function.