MOVING SCIENCE FORWARD
MultiPark is a strategic research area funded by the Swedish Government. The aim of MultiPark is to radically improve life for people with Parkinson’s disease. In a multidisciplinary mobilization neuroscientists are cooperating with researchers from nanotechnology, chemistry, physics and computer science. A union between experimental and clinical science is at the core of the overarching MultiPark vision – improving the quality of life for people with Parkinson's.
It is now possible to join the Graduate School on Ageing and Health (SWEAH) for PhD-students from universities that have partnerered with SWEAH. The overarching long-term goal is to develop and strengthen the recruitment base of future leaders in research on ageing and health by creating a sustainable multi- and cross-disciplinary national graduate school for competitive science, which will ultimately lead to improved quality of life, health, medical treatment, and care for our ageing population.
"The societal costs related to dementia diseases are continually climbing, year by year. Meanwhile, only a third of all sufferers are offered a full investigation. Research grants are scarce, and so far not a single person with Alzheimer's disease has been cured. It is time for a change, writes a group of memory researchers together with the Alzheimer Society." - Link to article (in Swedish)