Neuronal Survival Unit

Faculty of Medicine | Lund University

Neuronal Survival Unit

The research at Neuronal Survival Unit, Lund University, Sweden is focused on pathogenetic mechanisms and pharmacological treatment in cell and animal models of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. We also study cell replacement therapy with stem cells in attempts to repair brains in animal models of Parkinson’s diseases. The group’s mission is to understand neurodegenerative diseases and develop new therapies that are of benefit to patients and their caregivers.


A new Nesu paper entitled Alpha-synuclein transfers from neurons to oligodendrocytes has been published.

A new Nesu paper is out. The title of the paper is "The Future of Cell therapies and Brain Repair: Parkinson's disease leads the way" and is written by G Petit, T Olsson and P Brundin.

The 23rd Neuropharmacology Conference 2013 takes place in San Diego, US, November 7-8, 2013. Patrik Brundin is invited to give a talk, and Nolwen Rey and Nicole Reichenbach will present posters.
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Two Nesu members have received funding from The Parkinson Foundation in Sweden.

Christopher Dunning received a grant of 150.000 SEK for the project "Exosomes, alpha-Synuclein aggregation and cell-to-cell transfer" and Ulrika Nordström received a grant of 269.630 SEK for the project "Exenatide as disease modifying therapy in Parkinson´s disease".

The new article "Nonsteroidal selective androgen receptor modulators and selective estrogen receptor β agonists moderate cognitive deficits and amyloid-β levels in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease" by Sonia George and co-authors is now available online.

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Neuronal Survival Unit
Sölvegatan 19
221 84 Lund

+46 46 222 0529

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co-funded by the European Union

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