Prize to Tobias Kaufmann for outstanding scientific paper

Tobias Kaufmann and colleagues at NORMENT have been awarded a prize for outstanding scientific paper published during the second half-year of 2019.

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Lars T. Westlye (Photo: NORMENT)

The prize is awarded by Oslo University Hospital every half-year to stimulate excellent research and draw attention to the hospital's research activity. The six awarded groups each receive NOK 50.000 for use on further research.

Lars T. Westlye, last author of the paper, received the prize during a ceremony at Rikshospitalet in Oslo on Friday the 29th of May.

In the study published in Nature Neuroscience, the researchers used brain imaging data from more than 45.000 individuals and machine learning techniques to calculate the age of the individual brain and compare it to chronological age. The results showed an increased brain age in several brain disorders, including dementia, multiple sclerosis, and schizophrenia. 

Link to the paper: Common Brain Disorders Are Associated With Heritable Patterns of Apparent Aging of the Brain

Published June 4, 2020 7:00 PM - Last modified June 4, 2020 7:00 PM