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Published Nov. 13, 2020 11:22 AM

Maybe you have felt it too? There are thousands of things that needs to be done in just a small timeframe. Especially when you rather want to go for a long walk or clean your apartment instead of studying or maybe you suddenly find yourself deep into the newest Netflix series when you should have been exercising?  But how can you stop procrastinating and keep focus on your goal? Can science help you in this case? How can you be motivated, or maybe the motivation itself is the key to stop procrastinating?  CanCell senior scientist Helene Knævelsrud has written a piece in Morgenbladet* about procrastination and how to avoid doing it.

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Published Nov. 10, 2020 6:07 PM

It is with humble gratitude and great joy we may announce that the Norwegian Cancer Society, Kreftforeningen, has granted project funding to Harald Stenmark and Tor Erik Rusten through their research programme 'Open Call 2020'. In the project description, it is stated that it funds ground-breaking projects in all fields of cancer research within the five categories basic research, translational research, clinical research, epidemiological research and research based on health and social science. This year 130 million NOK is granted to 20 different promising projects in Norway.

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Published Nov. 4, 2020 11:39 AM

Cell biologists and biophysicists join forces to bend biological membranes

Biological membranes deform to generate a vesicle within a vesicle. This phenomenon, called intraluminal vesicle formation, is a crucial step in the cellular clearance of obsolete transmembrane proteins, such as for example growth factor receptors. When this mechanism fails, cells can divide uncontrolled and cancer can arise.

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Published Oct. 23, 2020 2:56 PM

Congratulations to CanCell's very own Director Harald Stenmark who turns 60 this year! He was celebrated with an Anniversary Symposium at OCCI and Zoom today (23.10) honoring his illustrious career and person. 

Published Oct. 8, 2020 8:12 PM

CRISPR is the word on everyone’s lips and in every newsfeed after Jennifer Doudna and Emanuelle Charpentier yesterday was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their groundbreaking discovery of it. But what is CRISPR and what does it do?

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Published July 7, 2020 3:22 PM

Today, Anne Simonsen, co-director of CanCell and professor at Institute for Basic Medical Sciences was bestowed the lifetime honour of EMBO Membership . She and 62 other leading scientists was awarded this in recognition of their remarkable achievements in the life sciences. We  extend our congratulations!

Published Oct. 22, 2019 10:34 AM

Their Report "Centralspindlin Recruits ALIX to the Midbody during Cytokinetic Abscission in Drosophila via a Mechanism Analogous to Virus Budding" uncovers parallels between ALIX recruitment during cytokinetic abscission in flies and virus budding in human cells and investigates the fine-tuned process involved in abscission, demonstrating that the centralspindlin complex emerges to play an ancestral role in recruiting the abscission machinery to the midbody

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Published Sep. 19, 2019 12:15 PM

Ragnhild Eskeland from CanCell will take part in a popular science seminar coined "The Secrets of the Cells" in conjunction with "Science Days" at the University today (19/9, Litteraturhuset a 17.00), where she will present research on epigenetics and discuss why this gives us vital information about who we are, and what this may be used for. CanCell associate member Philippe Collas will also be presenting. 

A graphic introduction to epigenetics can be viewed here (facebook).

For those of you that did not make it yesterday, there is a link to the seminar video here