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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.
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.
The merger between Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) and the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo (BiO) formally came into effect on 2 January 2017.
Here is some practical information on opening hours and availability during Christmas holidays.
Christine Henriksen and Hilde K. Brekke share the award for innovation in bachelor and master education for their innovative work in developing the study programme at the recently established Centre for Clinical Nutrition.
The Faculty has given the studies award to Professor Anne Spurkland for her enthusiasm and creativity in her teaching of anatomy and embryology.
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.
The result of the election for head of institute is clear. From 1 January 2017, Lene Frost Andersen will be head of the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences.
Unn-Hilde Grasmo-Wendler has been appointed to this role on an acting basis since 1 May this year. She thrives on the challenges involved and looks forward to continuing the collaboration with her capable colleagues and partners.
Per Brodal, Professor Emeritus, has issued a new edition of his book ‘The Central Nervous System’, again as sole author. He believes that the book, to be published by Oxford University Press, will also be his last.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Using low sun protection factor may increase the risk of melanoma. Cutaneous melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers in Norway and is becoming a major public health challenge.
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.
The Antibiotic Centre for Primary Care plays an important role in following up the national strategy to reduce antibiotic use in the population by 30 per cent by 2020.
Johanna Olweus and Erlend Strønen have published a new study in the journal Science. The article has attracted widespread international attention and was the subject of a separate commentary article in Science.
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.
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.
Professor Lars Engebretsen has been awarded the Nordic Prize in Medicine 2015. The prize is SEK 1 million and is awarded by the Ulf Nilsonnes Foundation in partnership with Folksam.
Mentoring groups and career counselling are some of the options open to postdoctoral fellows at the faculty through the Postdoctoral Programme.
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.
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.