Marti Parker et al. is one of the nominees for 2014’s ‘best article of the year’ in Läkartidningen [the Swedish Medical Journal]

Marti Parker et al. is one of the nominees for 2014’s ‘best article of the year’ in Läkartidningen [the Swedish Medical Journal] with her article about the Swedish Centenarian Survey – A study of Swedish 100 year olds health and …

Self-rated physical fitness, physical activity, and memory in old age — two new studies

One new study links self-rated physical fitness at midlife with risk of dementia in old age. Another finds that self-reported physical activity can offset the negative influence of certain gene variants on memory of past events. “How is your current …

Miia Kivipelto received Best PI Award at KI 2014

Miia Kivipelto received Best PI Award at KI 2014

Jonas Fuxe (MBB) and Miia Kivipelto (ARC, NVS) received an equal number of votes from the postdocs and were therefore awarded the “Best PI at KI 2014” prize on Friday November 14 at the “Mentoring for success in science” workshop, …

Swedish Research Council grants to researchers at ARC

Swedish Research Council grants to researchers at ARC

We proudly present and congratulate Anna-Karin Welmer, Grégoria Kalpouzos and Janina Seubert for approved grants from the Swedish Research Council. See below descriptions of the projects: Anna-Karin Welmer – Thinking, moving, and falling: Early detection of fall-prone phenotypes as targets …

Anna-Karin Welmer named docent (associate professor) at Karolinska Institutet

Anna-Karin Welmer named docent (associate professor) at Karolinska Institutet

ARC researcher Anna-Karin Welmer has been named docent (associate professor) at Karolinska Institutet. Anna-Karin’s primary area of research interest is the epidemiology of physical performance among elderly people. Especially, she has been involved in research on the complex interactions between …

ARC day and Opening of ARC’s new offices and Hjärnlabbet

ARC day and Opening of ARC’s new offices and Hjärnlabbet

It has been an eventful week at ARC with a staff day on October 24 and the opening of ARC’s new office addition and Hjärnlabbet (Brain lab) on October 28. During ARC day the three sectors gave scientific updates and …

Exercise can improve memory in 60-year-olds

A new study, in which researchers from the Aging Research Center participated, shows that physical activity can improve memory performance in older people through increasing volume and blood flow in an area of ​​the brain called hippocampus. It is the …

ARC Juniors – annual research retreat

ARC Juniors – annual research retreat

The junior researchers at ARC had a very successful retreat at Ljunglöfska slottet on 10th of October. Juniors from the three different sectors presented their research and engaged in interesting and constructive discussions. In the afternoon, the juniors had focus group …

ARC researchers authors of Forte report on Aging and memory

ARC researchers authors of Forte report on Aging and memory

ARC researchers Martin Lövdén, Johan Fastbom and Stefan Fors has written a report for Forte on Aging and memory. It was released at a breakfast seminar on October 9. Download or order the report (in Swedish)