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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.

Published Jan. 6, 2017 2:27 PM

Congratulation to our postdoc Mattis with a substantial paper showing that activity in primary auditory cortex is required at critical memory phases and plasticity enables stimulus discrimination.

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.

Published Jan. 4, 2017 12:57 PM

"Removal of perineuronal nets unlocks juvenile plasticity through network mechanisms of decreased inhibition and increased gamma Activity"

Published Dec. 13, 2016 7:10 PM

UiO:Life Science is one of three large interdisciplinary strategic areas at UiO. Our strategy states that we shall strengthen quality and interaction in research; recruit, educate and develop talents; and promote innovation in the life sciences related to environment and health. A life sciences building, which is planned for completion in 2023, is a significant aspect of our work.

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.

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.