Professor Per Svenningsson from Karolinska Institutet receives funding for a five-year research project of SEK 38 million from Nordstjernan Holding AB and the Axel Johnson Group.Read KI press release
From the article in “Läkartidning” (read original article here):
The Arvid Carlsson Foundation has decided to award Professor Per Svenningsson at Karolinska Institutet the foundation’s grand prize for outstanding research in the spirit of Arvid Carlsson. Per Svenningsson was rewarded for his innovative integrated animal experimental and clinical studies regarding Parkinson’s disease and depression. The prize consists of a diploma and a research grant of SEK 700,000.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have identified a protein in the brain that is important both for the function of the mood-regulating substance serotonin and for the release of stress hormones, at least in mice. The findings, which are published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, may have implications for the development of new drugs for depression and anxiety.