Current Research Projects
Phys-Can (Physical training and Cancer) is a multicentre study and a collaboration between Uppsala University, Linköping University and Lund University in Sweden. The overall aim of the study is to investigate the effect of exercise on cancer-related fatigue and quality of life during adjuvant cancer treatment.
The health of pre-school children is a research priority in Sweden today. Uppsala University has therefore started a project investigating children’s and their families’ health and how it can be affected by parental support offered by municipalities and Child Health Centers (CHC). The study is called ”The Children and Parents in Focus Trial”.
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Astrocytes in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease
Knowledge about the cellular mechanisms behind the initiation and spreading of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease is still very limited. Decades of research have focused on neuronal abnormalities during the disease progression, but recently more attention has been given to glial cells, including astrocytes. The traditional view of astrocytes solely as structural cells with the main function to hold neurons together has been thoroughly reconsidered. It is now clear that astrocytes are complex cells, playing a number of active roles in both the healthy and the pathological brain.
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