Research news

Published Aug. 8, 2017 10:41 AM

Title: Executive functioning in schizophrenia spectrum disorders: Methods of measurement and longitudinal course.

Published July 6, 2017 1:18 PM

Monica Aas, Ingrid Melle, and Trine Vik Lagerberg at NORMENT have contributed chapters on cannabis and severe mental illness in a new book entitled Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies.

Published June 6, 2017 9:40 PM

Title: Understanding brain structure alterations in severe mental disorders: The influence of cigarette smoking, antipsychotic medication and weight gain.

Published May 18, 2017 10:32 AM

Title: The relationship between oxytocin pathway genes and personality traits and psychosis characteristics

Published May 4, 2017 2:27 PM

Researchers at NORMENT are part of an international consortium which recently published the largest MRI study to date on people with bipolar disorder. The study shows that patients have differences in brain regions that control inhibition and emotion.

Published Mar. 31, 2017 1:08 PM

Researchers at NORMENT have contributed to a study of genetic prediction of Alzheimer's disease, which was recently published in PLOS Medicine.

Published Mar. 28, 2017 9:36 AM

NORMENT's Annual Report for 2016 is now published.

Published Feb. 20, 2017 9:25 PM

Like a fingerprint, the connections of the human brain render us distinct from one another. In a study just published in Nature Neuroscience, researchers at NORMENT revealed that such a unique, fingerprint-like pattern evolves during development and is sensitive to mental health.

Published Feb. 20, 2017 5:05 PM

Title: Migration and Vitamin D in psychotic disorders – A cross sectional study of clinical and cognitive correlates

Published Jan. 18, 2017 9:35 PM

Title: Abnormal brain connectivity in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder – a resting state functional MRI study

Published Dec. 30, 2016 1:19 PM

Researchers at NORMENT and University of California San Diego (UCSD) have found a link between six different gene variants and certain personality traits. Further, specific gene variants seem to influence both personality traits and psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The results are published in Nature Genetics.

Published Aug. 17, 2016 4:28 PM

The English newspaper Daily Mail has described a study conducted at NORMENT, which suggests that schizophrenia may be a by-product of the complex evolution of the human brain.

Published Feb. 4, 2016 8:38 AM

Srinivasan, S., Bettella, F., Mattingsdal, M., Wang, Y., Witoelar, A., Schork, A.J., Thompson, W.K., Zuber, V., Winsvold, B.S., Zwart, J.A., Collier, D.A., Desikan, R.S., Melle, I., Werge, T., Dale, A.M., Djurovic, S., Andreassen, O.A., 2015. Genetic Markers of Human Evolution Are Enriched in Schizophrenia. Biological psychiatry.

Published Nov. 20, 2015 10:26 AM
Published Nov. 9, 2015 9:06 AM

Suicidality in schizophrenia spectrum disorders: The relationship to hallucinations and persecutory delusions. European Psychiatry, by Kjelby, E., Sinkeviciute, I., Gjelstad, R., Kroken, R., Løberg, E-M., Jørgensen, H., Hugdahl, K., Jonsen, E.

Published Nov. 6, 2015 9:13 AM

Among the winners of Oslo University Hospital’s prizes for excellent original articles published in the spring term of 2015, we find Tobias Kaufmann.

Published Oct. 20, 2015 2:29 PM

Each year NORMENT gather themselves to be updated on the scientific activities that take place in the center.

Published Oct. 20, 2015 2:13 PM
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.

Illustration: DNA molecule, heart, brain
Published June 15, 2015 11:26 AM

In the last decades, we have witnessed a major improvement in quality of life and life expectancy in the population. Major discoveries in medicine have resulted in big improvements in the quality of life for patients. However, this has not been the case for people with mental disorders.

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.

Published Oct. 15, 2014 1:13 PM

Seven NORMENT researchers participate in the Project “ENIGMA” through "The ENIGMA-Schizophrenia Working Group".

Published Oct. 13, 2014 10:43 AM

A new study shows that schizophrenia is associated with excess of left-handedness.

Published June 24, 2014 8:29 AM

Kristiina Kompus (post doc) from NORMENT K.G. Jebsen Centre is co-author on a recent review article on the state-of-the-art knowledge regarding auditory hallucinations in psychotic and non-psychotic populations.  

Published Apr. 14, 2014 10:03 AM

Andres M. Dale is guest researcher at NORMENT, and among the most successful Norwegians abroad in category "academia".