År: 2019

Nordic HD researchers met in Lund

In november 2019 the Huntington Disease Center arranged the 2nd Nordic Huntington Disease Research Meeting in Lund. The meeting attracted over 50 researchers from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The day was filled with interesting data blitz presentations, and Astri Arnesen, President of the European Huntington Association (EHA), and Patrick Weydt, co-chair of the European Huntington Disease Network (EHDN), gave talks. Read more: European Huntington heights met at Lund summit.
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A successful information evening on Huntington’s disease!

The information evening this fall, or rather winter, attracted more participants than we expected. Delighted that so many of you could come, in spite of winter rain and Christmas preparations. Thank you all for contributing to a fruitful evening! In the links below you find the presentations by Kajsa Nilsson on prenatal diagnosis and by Åsa Petersén about Huntington's disease and the current research in the field (in Swedish only). Genetisk fosterdiagnostik - Huntington, by…
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Article on HD in the magazine Vetenskap & Hälsa

The latest issue of the Swedish magazine Vetenskap & Hälsa (Science & Health) includes an article on HD, about depression and apathy, which is frequent with HD patients. Irritability, depression, anxiety and deteriorated understanding for other people's expressions of emotions are some of the symptoms of the disease. The hereditary Huntington's disease entails psychiatric symptoms, often manifest long before other apparent signs of the disease. Åsa Petersén, professor and senior consultant, is conducting research to…
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We welcome HD researchers and clinicians in the Nordic countries to a Research Meeting in Lund

The 2nd Nordic HD Research Meeting will take place on Tuesday November 26 2019 in the Belfrage hall at D15 of the Biomedical Center (BMC), Klinikgatan 32, in Lund, Sweden. It is organized by the Huntington Center and is open to HD researchers and clinicians in the Nordic countries. There will be a large number of data blitz presentations to allow for both PI’s, postdoctoral fellows and PhD students to present their work and then…
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Research Day

On November 5 and 6 2019 the annual event "Forskningens Dag" (Research Day) will take place in Malmö and Lund. Forskningens Dag is a popular-scientific event with a specific theme each year, where the participating researchers present the current research in their field. The event is organized by the Faculty of Medicine and the health care organization Region Skåne. This year Åsa Petersén is the scientific organizer of Forskningens Dag on the theme "Mental illness",…
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Information evening on HD

On May 28 the Huntington Disease Center in Lund hosted an information evening on Huntington's disease at the Biomedical Centre in Lund. 70 guests came to listen to Åsa Petersén, professor and senior consultant in psychiatry, and Håkan Widner, professor and senior consultant in neurology, who talked about the latest research in the HD field and different symptoms and treatment possibilities. The visitors were also given the opportunity to meet staff from the Huntington-team from…
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