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Agneta Nordberg receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alzheimer’s Association

29.8.2022 | The neuroscientist is known for her ground-breaking work on amyloid PET imaging and the neurotransmitter acetylcholine
The Alzheimer’s Association has awarded neuroscientist Prof Agneta Nordberg the Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award for her work on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia disorders. The Association in particular highlighted Prof Nordberg’s ‘pioneering’ use of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging to investigate protein abnormalities in the brain, and her contributions to the understanding of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in dementia. She is one of seven researchers to receive an award at this year’s International Conference.

“Our understanding of dementia science today owes much to these seven researchers and their collaborators,” said the Association’s chief science officer Maria C. Carrillo in a press release. “The celebration of their accomplishments and their powerful work in diverse areas of study is an inspiration to all of us in the science community as we strive to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.”

Currently Prof Nordberg’s research is focussed on developing biomarkers for early diagnosis as well as new drug targets. The impact of this work has been highlighted several times through high-profile awards, such as the 2020 European Grand Prix for Research on Alzheimer’s, the 2017 Grand Silver Medal for Outstanding Research from Karolinska Institutet, and the 2014 Queen Silvia Prize for outstanding Alzheimer’s Research.
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