2015

Close up of surgeon during operation. An image of the operation reflected in the surgeons glasses.
Published Oct. 27, 2015 2:52 PM

A new and simpler surgical method for the treatment of intestinal perforation is a poorer alternative for patients compared to the old method, researchers at the University of Oslo and Akershus University Hospital find. The study raises important questions about the testing of new surgical methods.

Published Sep. 23, 2015 5:17 PM

Diagnosis of coeliac disease requires a tissue sample from the small intestine, which can be extremely unpleasant. Researchers at the Faculty of Medicine have developed a blood test which provides a rapid, painless answer.

Image of how oxytocin reaches the brain
Published Aug. 24, 2015 4:35 PM

Researchers at UiO have tested a new device for delivering hormone treatments for mental illness through the nose. This method was found to deliver medicine to the brain with few side effects.

Microscopy image of the small intestine mucosa of a patient with active celiac disease
Published June 23, 2015 11:05 AM

Professor Ludvig M. Sollid and his research group found the real cause of coeliac disease. They have now been singled out as one of five world-leading research teams at UiO, and will receive substantial funding for their international work.

Published Apr. 22, 2015 4:18 PM

Nerve fibres, which transmit impulses from neurons, play a key role in the nervous system. Until now, no-one knew how they formed.

Illustration of the putamen within the brain.
Published Mar. 23, 2015 1:21 PM

Researchers have discovered several new gene variants that influence brain volume. We are yet another step closer to finding the causes of a number of psychological disorders.

Image of beta celles from the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. Taken through a microscope. Photo: Oskar Skog, Uppsala University
Published Mar. 23, 2015 1:17 PM

Researchers have discovered that patients with type 1 diabetes can regain the ability to produce insulin. They showed that insulin-producing cells can recover outside the body.