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Lundbeck gives millions to brain research

A Danish scientist has received 10 million kroner from the Lundbeck foundation for mapping out the communication patterns of the brain. It could yield knowledge to be used for better diagnoses and evaluations of the efficacy of treatments for brain diseases.

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With 10 million kroner (1.7 million USD) from the Lundbeck Foundation in his pocket, associate Professor Morten Mørup from The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is going to map out the communication patterns of the brain. He will do so through structural and functional brain scans – and, not least, immense computing power.

The DTU scientist is going to consider the communication patterns of the entire brain and not just individual areas, which means there will be immense statistical challenges, when calculations have to be done.

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