Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
They want to cure ALS, Alzheimer's and other dementia diseases
22 Excellent Research Projects to Receive Funding of SEK 640 Million
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With the aid of modern drugs, patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) can live a long and apparently healthy life. But if treatment is discontinued, the cancer returns straight away. The reason is a handful of hidden cancer cells that survive the treatment. To date, researchers have had no means of finding them, and therefore little is known about how they work. Göran Karlsson at Lund University wants to change that.
Wallenberg Academy Fellow Zhen Zhang is exploring the advanced nanofabrication technology used in microelectronics to develop a lab-on-a-chip – a miniature laboratory capable of detecting low concentrations of ions in chemical and biological samples.
A supernova is a star that explodes. When material from the supernova is ejected into space, elements are dispersed, and can form new stars and planets. Josefin Larsson is an astronomer, and is studying how stars explode and how jets form. Her research may also improve our understanding of the early universe, and of physical processes in extreme environments.