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Published Dec. 7, 2017 3:48 PM

Young people who demonstrate self-harming behaviours often admit that they have also attempted to take their own lives. Treatment directly aimed at combating self-harm and suicide has shown effective results.

Published Dec. 7, 2017 2:25 PM

Analyses of sewage in Oslo reveal misuse of Ritalin, a medication normally given to patients with ADHD.

Microscopic image of streptococcus pneumoniae
Published Oct. 31, 2017 2:22 PM

New research is revealing bacteria's internal struggle for power. The result may be better vaccines.

Image of zinc binding
Published Oct. 6, 2017 2:01 PM

Research from the Morth Group shows that Zinc-binding plays an important role in the sensing and regulation of cellular pH in the human brain. Findings published in Nature Group's Scientific Reports

 

Illustration of a girl with two icecones in her hand
Published Aug. 7, 2017 10:23 AM

Here is the new dietary advice on which types of fat, and in which quantities, are best for your child.

Published June 22, 2017 3:08 PM

The board of UiO:Life Science has decided to support the newly established School of Health Innovation at UiO, NTNU and Karolinska Institutet. With this UiO:Life Science wants to contribute to establish a new strong player in the UiO ecosystem of innovation.

Illustration of Shinya Yamanaka by Andy Potts.
Published June 22, 2017 11:11 AM

Shinya Yamanaka, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, will visit Oslo on September 6. He will give a lecture about a new era of medicine with induced pluripotent stem cells – iPS cells – and participate in a panel discussion about the ethical aspects of stem cell therapy. The events are open to all.

Klebsiella pneumoniae Bacterium
Published Mar. 13, 2017 9:02 AM

Researchers have found a new method to develop antibiotics that are tailored to kill multi-resistant bacteria.

Collage speakers Oslo Life Science 2017
Published Feb. 22, 2017 9:28 AM

The Oslo Life Science Conference 2017 is over. See pictures, watch videos and download presentations from the main day.

Image of researchers Tor Erik Rusten and Nadja Katheder. Photo: Øystein H. Horgmo, UiO
Published Jan. 25, 2017 9:22 AM

Researchers at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital have discovered that cancer cells grow by stealing energy from neighbouring cells.

Illustration photo of patient with nurse.
Published Jan. 20, 2017 4:00 AM

A collaboration between the MAGIC non-profit research and innovation programme and the British Medical Journal will enable updated treatment guidelines to reach healthcare professionals more quickly.

Photo of Britt Nakken and Peter Szodoray
Published Nov. 25, 2016 12:43 PM

Researchers at the Faculty have shown that harmful immune cells are more easily activated in patients suffering from the autoimmune disease lupus than in healthy people.

The picture shows Prime Minister Erna Solberg talking with PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers from the faculty of medicine.
Published Nov. 23, 2016 1:26 PM

The School of Health Innovation will help new ideas to germinate and be developed more rapidly by our health researchers, and enhance innovative thinking and culture at the Faculty,’ says Hilde Nebb, Pro-Dean. 

Chalkboard drawing of the human intestine.
Published Nov. 8, 2016 10:51 AM

Interactions between the gut and the body are central to good health. Researchers at the University of Oslo have now identified one of the key regulators of these interactions.

Mother and daughter on the beach
Published Sep. 13, 2016 10:57 AM

Using low sun protection factor may increase the risk of melanoma. Cutaneous melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers in Norway and is becoming a major public health challenge.

Transparent head with blue markings for the sceleton and a bright, blue brain.
Published Aug. 24, 2016 2:57 PM

The Neanderthals lacked several of the genes that can lead to schizophrenia. Does this mean that the genes for schizophrenia are linked to what makes the human species so successful?

ebola
Published Aug. 11, 2016 10:16 AM

Trygve Ottersen, Steven Hoffman, and Gaëlle Groux recently published an article in the American Journal of Law & Medicine entitled “Ebola Again Shows the International Health Regulations are Broken: What Can Be Done Differently for the Next Time?”

Nina Jullum Kise performing knee surgery
Published July 21, 2016 9:00 AM

Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society.

Published June 2, 2016 1:44 PM

It is well known that the drug ASA, also known internationally as Aspirin, has analgesic and fever-reducing properties. However, this drug may also increase the likelihood of surviving colon cancer.

Published June 1, 2016 12:47 PM

– Clinical guidelines must be built upon a broad evidence base, the UiO professors Eivind Engebretsen and Kristin Heggen state.

illustration of immune cells attacking a cell containing cancer mutations
Published May 30, 2016 10:08 AM

The immune defence systems of healthy individuals may become key to future cancer treatment.

Glass bottle with the writing NOPSC in marker next to multi coloured blood sample rack with four test tubes.
Published May 9, 2016 10:40 AM

Can knowledge about one disease help us to find treatment for another disease?

Portrait
Published May 9, 2016 10:16 AM

New guidelines for sharing of research data will entail consequences for all those wishing to publish articles in the world’s most prestigious journals. Mette Kalager and her colleagues argue in favour of a system of credits for data sharing that can safeguard the interests of researchers.

Split image. Left side shows a woman in 19th century dress, with her side to the camera and her back reflecting in a mirror to her side. Right side shows a man sitting in front of a mirror with no shirt on. On the lower right side of his torso a scar is visible.
Published May 6, 2016 3:18 PM

In portraits that could have been made for the living-room wall, photographers cleverly documented wounds that were visible on both sides of the body in one and the same image, using a mirror.

Accumulation of fat in a blood vessel graphically illustrated
Published Apr. 28, 2016 4:41 PM

Together with an international research group, Bente Halvorsen, Professor of Medicine at the University of Oslo, has found a new and effective way to treat hardening of the arteries. The idea came from an unexpected source.