Research news

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

Published Jan. 2, 2015 9:32 AM

The foundation of good health is laid early in life. Two studies show that dietary habits and body size in Norwegian children remain stable for the first seven years of life.

X-ray, hand fracture
Published Dec. 18, 2014 8:58 AM

Osteoporosis is one of the most common diseases in Norway. Researchers have now discovered that the body alters genes to counteract the disease.

Published Oct. 29, 2014 1:09 PM

Transplanted stem cells make the hearts of mice more resistant to heart attacks.

Published June 26, 2014 8:47 AM

What doctors believed to mark nerve cell death may instead show reparable injury in patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

Published June 4, 2014 1:51 PM

Our cells eat themselves so that we can stay healthy. A detailed understanding of ‘autophagy’, our cells’ waste management system, may be the key to preventing diseases and extending our lives.

Published Mar. 10, 2014 12:53 PM

Fewer and fewer pupils in Norwegian schools are given the 20-minute meal break recommended by the government.

Published Jan. 24, 2014 2:05 PM

Ammonia is very toxic to the brain and new research shows why: the glial cells ability to remove potassium is perturbed.