Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lund University
Photo of Iben Lundgaard
project title

Cerebrospinal fluid-mediated clearance of the brain

funded by

Olle Engkvists stiftelse

At the Biomedical Center in Lund, Iben Lundgaard leads a lab conducting translational studies of the human glymphatic system, a recently discovered network of vessels that serves to clear our brain of waste in the form of dissolved substances and proteins.

Disruptions to our glymphatic system can increase the risk of central nervous system damage and the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease; Lundgaard’s studies can potentially contribute to novel discoveries for improved brain health of great benefit to a large group of affected patients.

Photo: Tekla Kylkilahti

January 2020

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