New article about the HD research in Lund

An article about Åsa Petersén's research on early symptoms in Huntington disease is published in the latest issue of Vetenskap & Hälsa (Science & Health). You find the full article on the magazine's website (in Swedish only): Huntingtons – en komplex hjärnsjukdom som påverkar rörelser, tankar och känslor   
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About Huntington Disease on Swedish radio

Huntington disease is the topic of today's episode of the radio program Kropp & Själ, Body & Mind, on Sveriges Radio, the Swedish public service radio. The dilemma of genetic testing is one of the aspects of the disease discussed in the program, where Åsa Petersén is a guest. You can access today's episode on Sveriges Radio's website: https://sverigesradio.se/avsnitt/huntingtons-sjukdom-den-felande-genen (in Swedish only)
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May is Huntington Disease Awareness Month

Raising awareness of Huntington Disease and all the people affected by the disease is the aim of the Huntington Disease Awareness Month. Joint efforts are made globally by the HD community. The Swedish newspaper Expressen published an article on how life with HD can be: https://www.expressen.se/halsoliv/halsa/sjukdomar--besvar-1/huntingtons-sjukdom-sa-lever-tess-47-efter-diagnosen/
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Petersén gave a talk at the annual SWEMODIS meeting

On 11-12 November 2021 the SWEMODIS annual meeting on Parkinson’s disease and other Movement Disorders took place in Stockholm, where Åsa Petersén gave a talk on Huntington's disease. SWEMODIS webpage (opens in a new window)
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Petersén gives talks at conference for young people with HD

Petersén gives talks about research and clinical care for Huntington disease to young adults in HD families at a conference in Gothenburg October 21-24, 2021. See homepage of the patient organization Swedish Huntington Association (Riksförbundet för Huntingtons sjukdom) for more information: Link to Swedish Huntington Association's webpage (opens in a new window)
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Digital National Huntington meeting, October 13 2021

The Swedish National Huntington meeting takes place on October 13, 2021, as a digital event. Several representatives from Huntington Disease Center are giving talks about the disease and the latest research. Follow this link to take part of the meeting and the talks: https://huntington.se/13-oktober-valkomna-pa-nationellt-mote-kring-huntingtons-sjukdom/ (the link opens in a new window)
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New article on HD in Journal of the Swedish Medical Association

Together with Per Breimer, senior consultant in psychiatry, Åsa Petersén and Håkan Widner have published a case study in the Journal of the Swedish Medical Association. The article describes a middle-aged woman falling ill with mental illness. During several years she has psychiatric symptoms, and comes in contact with the medical care on a number of occasions. Only years later she is diagnosed with Huntington's disease. Link to article on Journal of the Swedish Medical…
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Research on early HD symptoms can lead to new treatment strategies

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation appointed Åsa Petersén Wallenberg Clinical Scholar in 2020. The Wallenberg Clinical Scholar is aimed for researchers combining their research with clinical work and is a grant for five years. An article on Åsa's research on psychiatric symptoms and hypothalamic changes in HD is now published on the foundation's website. In Swedish only. Link to Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation's website.
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HD Center representatives give lectures at online National HD meeting

The Swedish national Huntington meeting was originally planned to take place in March and was later postponed to September 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic it was decided to hold an online meeting on 24 September. Active clinicians and researchers at the Huntington Disease Center will give talks at the meeting. Åsa Petersén will talk about the latest international research and clinical trials and treatment, Håkan Widner till give a talk on PEG, Sanaz Gabery…
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EHDN:s Bridging Event 2020

The major meeting for the European Huntington’s Disease Network was going to take place in Bologna in September, but has been postponed one year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead there will be a Virtual Bridging Event on 11 September, with updates on the latest international research and clinical trials. Active clinicians and researchers at the Huntington Disease Center will participate online.
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