April 22, 2017

WBP official Launch in St Gallen – a great success!

The official Launch of WBP was hosted by the University of Applied Sciences in St Gallen on April 7th.   This meeting has provided us with an invaluable opportunity for discussing relevant issues related to women’s mental health worldwide with various stakeholders from academia, industry and society at large.   Highlights of the day: Welcome by show more…

March 21, 2017

The official launch of Women’s Brain Project

LIMITED SEATS – reserve yours today! EVENT AGENDA 14:00 – 14:05 Welcome by Prof. Dr. Sabina Misoch Interdisciplinary Center for Ageing, University of Applied Science St. Gallen 14:05 – 14:15 Opening remarks “Why are we gathered here today?” by Tania Dussey-Cavassini Vice-Director General, Federal Office of Public Health, Swiss Ambassador for Global Health 14:15 – 14:20 show more…

March 8, 2017

Happy International Women’s day!

January 6, 2017

Starting of a new year remembering old ones

It’s not often I remember my father from when he was normal (normal in my terms is before Alzheimer’s took him away from me). But thankfully I have my diary´s to help me. The first time that I mention Alzheimer’s disease is April 15th 1991. This is when my father got his diagnosis I was show more…

December 22, 2016

Lancet Psychiatry Women’s Mental Health Series

Very interesting series on women’s vulnerability to mental diseases such as depression, anxiety stress- and trauma-related disorders (edited by Dr Anita Riecher-Roessler).   “In conclusion, it is high time for a shift in practice and research. Research, psychiatric training, and practice should consider sex and gender aspects much more strongly. ”   http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2215036616303480

December 15, 2016

Sonntagszeitung talks about us!

In  ‘Der tödliche Unterschied’ the journalist Alexandra Bröhm mentions the Women’s Brain Project and our committment to raise more scientific discussion on women vulnerability to mental diseases. Enjoy! http://www.sonntagszeitung.ch/read/sz_11_12_2016/gesellschaft

December 7, 2016

A young mom’s struggles with Parkinson’s

Monica Schulman, a mother of four children was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 37.  In the article below she talks about trying to move past the denial and learning to become a fighter. Read the full article.

December 6, 2016

Introducing Sofia, our new ambassador

Sofia,  a young lady of just 40 years of age affected by familial Alzheimer’s disease, has decided to join our cause and share with us her amazing story.   In the brief profile she wrote for us, she talks about a family plagued by the disease, strong women who fight to support their loved ones, misdiagnosis (maybe because of show more…

November 27, 2016

‘An Issue Whose Time Has Come: Sex/Gender Influences on Nervous System Function’

  Check out this special issue of the Journal of Neuroscience Research, giving an extensive overview of how sex can modulate brain wiring, behaviour, neuroimmunology, response to stress and vulnerability to disease. Edited by Larry Cahill, who has championed the issue of gender effects in neuroscience research for decades, this is a must read for anybody show more…

October 31, 2016

Women’s Brain Project at the Women’s Health Breakfast in Lausanne

(the WBP members attending) ‘You know you have a good topic when the room is full at 7am in the morning’, said Phyllis, opening the works of the Global Alliance for Women’s Health Breakfast in Lausanne, last Thursday.   Indeed, the room was full and the conversation lively. A big thank to all those who woke show more…

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