Published Jan. 23, 2018 2:19 PM

Neurons’ sugar coating is essential for long-term memories

How the brain is able to store memories over long periods of time has been a persistent mystery to neuroscientists. In a new study, researchers from the Centre for Integrative Neuroplasticity (CINPLA) at the University of Oslo show that long-lived extracellular matrix molecules called perineuronal nets are essential for distant memories.

The new research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that removal of the nets disrupts distant but not recent memories.

Published Dec. 13, 2017 3:33 PM

Under you will find some practical information on opening hours and availability of the different administrative services at the institute during the Christmas holidays.

Published Dec. 7, 2017 10:00 AM

SPARK Norway is a two-year innovation programme to further develop ideas within health-related life sciences for the benefit of patients and society. Researchers from UiO and affiliated research groups at OUS or Ahus can apply UiO:Life Science to be included in the programme.

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.

Published Sep. 12, 2017 3:49 PM

Minister of Education and Research Torbjørn Røe Isaksen visited UiO today with promises of a start-up grant for UiO's new life science building

Published Aug. 21, 2017 1:01 PM

Apply UiO:Life Science for support for internationalization, conferences and other events. The application deadline is 1st of December 2017.

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

UiO:Life Science plans the launch of the SPARK innovation programme, developed by Stanford University. The goal is to get more innovation out of basic research. The other two European SPARK programs visit Oslo this summer to share their experiences, and one of UiO's PhD students will test the program's summer school in Japan.

Published May 29, 2017 1:23 AM

Perineuronal nets (PNNs) are proposed as a key regulator of plasticity in the adult brain.

In this paper we show that the expression of PNNs differ between visual cortex, hippocampus and the medial entorhinal cortex (mEC). 

Published May 20, 2017 6:53 PM

Neuronify is an intuitive app if you want to test small network simulations and learn about neuroscience.

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.

Young female in a sunbed
Published Jan. 12, 2017 12:23 PM

A large Norwegian study published by the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Oslo found that sunbed users are at not only at higher risk of developing melanoma, but also tend to develop the cancer at a younger age compared to nonusers.

Published Jan. 6, 2017 2:28 PM

Emerging evidence suggests a role for perineuronal nets (PNNs) in learning and regulation of plasticity but the underlying mechanisms remain unresolved. Here, we used chronic in vivo extracellular recordings to investigate how removal of PNNs affects plasticity and neural activity over time.

Published Dec. 14, 2016 1:50 PM

Here is some practical information on opening hours and availability during Christmas holidays.

heart and blood cells
Published Sep. 26, 2016 2:55 PM

3D-printing of human tissue is no longer Science Fiction, it's a science fact. The Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research launches The Neuron Factory, a platform that can produce human neurons for research purposes.

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.

Published Oct. 22, 2015 5:28 PM

Increasing numbers of younger people are being admitted to hospital with heart attacks. Researchers are now hoping that more people will change their lifestyle if they know their own heart age.

Published June 22, 2015 11:14 AM

We just started testing out the Open Ephys hardware and software, and it looks promising, indeed.

Sythetic liver cells
Published June 4, 2015 2:53 PM

Scientists have developed a method for synthesizing liver cells at a fraction of today’s cost.

Published Mar. 19, 2015 4:19 PM

We all have a gene than can cause lethal blood clots, but also protect us against cell death during a stroke. This raises a dilemma for scientists.

Published Jan. 22, 2015 10:55 AM

Through the Scientia Fellows program we offer a 3 year post doc position.

Deadline for application, 2nd of February 2015.

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Graduate student Charlotte Christensen won the prize for the best poster presentation at the National PhD conference in Neuroscience.

Published Jan. 14, 2015 4:47 PM

Cheeses like the Norwegian “gammelost” and Roquefort may prevent weakening of bones when you are ill. New findings show that vitamin K2 protects the production of bone tissue during inflammations.