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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.

Close up photo of laboratory equipment
Published Jan. 4, 2017 4:23 PM

The merger between Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) and the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo (BiO) formally came into effect on 2 January 2017.

Johanne Sundby commenting at a conference
Published Nov. 16, 2016 4:13 PM

The Faculty has given the education award to Professor Johanne Sundby for her outstanding efforts to provide the students at the Master of International Community Health programme with teaching and supervision of excellent quality.

Five people holding diplomas
Published Nov. 4, 2016 1:59 PM

Three of the Faculty of Medicine’s research communities, as well as a research community at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, have received funding amounting to millions of Norwegian kroner from the Norwegian Cancer Society. A total of 11 research communities from Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital affiliated to the research at UiO have also received funding.

Photo collage: a substance abuser inhaling drugs, a student at a lecture, a patient in a hospital bed.
Published Sep. 29, 2016 4:32 PM

Anne Kveim Lie is one of Norway’s ten most fantastic speakers, according to the accolade from the Morgenbladet daily. She involves substance abusers in her teaching, and fosters critical reflection among the next generation of doctors.

Brain scans
Published Sep. 29, 2016 4:04 PM

Do you have some advanced experiments that you dream of conducting? Or do you wish you had an overview of laboratories that can help you with your research? In that case, we can recommend that you visit our new core facilities web pages.

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.

Two people discussing in front of an audience
Published Aug. 25, 2016 1:25 PM

Between one and three per cent of Norway’s population have coeliac disease, and many are undiagnosed. The K.G. Jebsen Coeliac Disease Research Centre opened on 18 August. Here, researchers will develop better treatment and diagnosis of coeliac disease.

Group picture of the seminar participants
Published June 23, 2016 9:04 AM

On 13 May, Bjørn Hol from the Faculty arranged a seminar for a delegation headed by the Ethiopian Minster of Education. In accordance with the wishes of our guests, the topic focused upon was learning.

Photo of Harald Stenmark
Published June 20, 2016 3:58 PM

Professor Harald Stenmark has been awarded the Research Council of Norway’s award for outstanding research, the Møbius Prize 2015. Stenmark gets the award for important findings in research on cancer development.

Ludvig Sollid
Published June 20, 2016 1:17 PM

Professor Ludvig M. Sollid and Professor Rikard Holmedahl of the Karolinska Institutet have been awarded the Jahre Award for 2015. Sollid received the award for his research that identified the molecular and actual cause of coeliac disease.

Marit Helene Hem
Published June 20, 2016 12:50 PM

The Centre for Medical Ethics has acquired two Scientia Fellows. Marit Helene Hem and Elleke Landeweer from the Netherlands are undertaking a one-year exchange as part of their career development towards a professorship.