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There is a clear connection between specific genes and ADHD. This is the result of a large international study where UiB-researchers have played an important role, led by Professor Jan Haavik.
Professor Jan Haavik has been given the Helse Vest Research award 2016 for his research on discovering biological mechanisms that can cause ADHD-symptoms. He was rewarded the prize during the annual research conference of Helse Vest.
The challenge of neurodegenerative disease focusing on Alzheimer’s is the topic in the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), and also the largest effort of its kind. Clive Bramham has as a partner in a currently funded project received support to study the role of two key molecular players (BDNF and Arc) in neurodegenerative disease.
Children of mothers with diseases like asthma or arthritis have up to eighty per cent higher risk of developing ADHD.
KGJN and the ADHD Project is starting a New Collaboration in EU!
By looking at brain cells of patient with bipolar disorder, it is possible to predict if lithium treatment will be effective. This finding were recently published in Nature.
From September 28-October 9th 2015, KGJN hosted the first research training course in the new H2020-funded project “MiND" on ADHD and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Together with researchers from the University of Zurich, resarch groups at the University of Bergen have contributed to a better understanding of a rare, but serious, brain disorder.
Students and employees at the KGJN recently met for a scientific symposium at the Hotel Terminus. It was a successful meeting with many participants, interesting science and fun socializing.
Every year, the prestigious journal New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) announces the top ten most important publications within different fields of medicine. The list of 2014 in psychiatry was a positive news for the KGJN.
The research group of Clive Bramham and collaborators have discovered a piece in the memory puzzle. They have just published their findings in the prestigious journal Cell Reports.
Copenhagen was hosting this years world congress by the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics. Several researchers from our center was attending. Our center leader Jan Haavik had a lecture on functional studies, underscoring the importance of bringing a biological understanding to the underlying genetic factors. Tetyana Zayats presented results from her EU project on epigenetic factors in... Read more
Tom Eichele and Kenneth Hugdahl at the KGJN Center publishes a Neuroeconomics study in the prestigious journal PNAS. The study is a collaboration between the Functional MRI-group at UiB and the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). The study reveals centers in the brain involved in the computation of fairness.
The 16th world congress of psychiatry was held this year in Madrid. The world-wide meeting was aimed at bringing together psychiatrists, scientists and clinicians from all countries and continents, focusing on quality, access and humane care. Our KGJN center was represented by Tetyana and Johanne who presented their latest finding within ADHD genetics and epidemiology. Tetyana talked about the... Read more
The MiND project has been awarded 3.9 million Euro from the EU. MiND aims to strengthen future research in ADHD and autism. The University of Bergen will employ two PhDs as part of the project.
Lundervold has got a grant from the Peder Sather Center, with an aim to strengthen research collaboration with Professor Steve Hinshaw at UC Berkeley.
The Meltzer Research Fund Awards were announced on 7 March, for excellence in research and for young researchers. This year there was also time for the honorary award for excellence in research, which was awarded to Professor Kenneth Hugdahl.

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