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Published Nov. 20, 2019 9:21 AM

In order to tackle drug-resistant tuberculosis, more focus needs to be placed on social conditions, rather than biomedicine, according to a new study.

Youth eating lunch
Published Nov. 12, 2019 11:28 AM

Young people who eat breakfast and lunch generally eat more healthily during the course of the day. These are the results of a study which was conducted by researchers at the Department.

Colourful collection of vitamins. Photo: Colourbox.com
Published Oct. 9, 2019 2:57 PM

Many people take vitamin B as dietary supplements without needing them. The combination of B6 and B12 vitamins can even be harmful.

A crew is getting ready for a liver transplant. Photo: Ram Gupta.
Published Oct. 9, 2019 1:54 PM

In many countries there are long waiting lists to get a new liver. The solution is to use older donors, says Trygve Thorsen in his thesis.

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Published Oct. 3, 2019 10:43 AM

The Centre for Global Health (CGH) at the University of Oslo (UiO)’s Medical Faculty is proud to announce that we have received support for the work and output of The Lancet One Health Commission from the UiO Life Science Open Call.

Two persons and a laptop. Professor Marit Veierød and PhD Candidate Simon Lergenmuller at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo.
Published Oct. 3, 2019 9:18 AM

A new study published in JAMA Dermatology,  shows a clear association between number of solarium sessions and SCC development.

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Published June 17, 2019 12:47 PM

Over 3000 participants from more than 150 countries have signed-up to follow the MOOC «How to Write a Ph.D. Research Proposal» after its launch. The MOOC is developed by the University of Oslo.

Published May 20, 2019 2:12 PM

Immune cells at the centre of coeliac disease have been found in patients with other autoimmune diseases. These results give hope of finding the cause of a number of diseases.

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Published Mar. 19, 2019 3:12 PM

A new treatment for gout lowers the urinary acid level in the body. This can protect podagra patients against new outbreaks.

Researchers may have found a cure for Alzheimer`s Disease. Illustration: Colourbox.
Published Feb. 22, 2019 10:53 AM

Researchers at the University of Oslo (UiO) could be close to a breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Middle aged couple on the beach
Published Feb. 14, 2019 2:48 PM

Women's fat has a more active metabolism, but this effect disappears later in life.

Published Feb. 11, 2019 10:36 AM

The most important changes at The Research Council this spring are:

Published Dec. 21, 2018 1:10 PM

The goal is to develop a digital lifestyle coach that can help you change unhealthy habits.

Published Dec. 20, 2018 5:26 PM

More than 600 people commit suicide each year in one of the world's best countries to live in. What can we do to reduce the number of suicides?

Published Dec. 13, 2018 2:11 PM

Scientists have discovered a new method for making flu vaccines. This can give us broader protection against a number of flu types.

Professor Michael Hawrylycz
Published Oct. 8, 2018 7:17 AM

Dr. Michael Hawrylycz from the Allen Institute gave a lecture on his research on brain atlases at the IMB Distinguished Seminar on October 5.

It was curiosity about the Human Brain Project that enticed the acclaimed researcher to come to Norway.

Published Aug. 29, 2018 2:03 PM

The Centre for Global Health joined the UiO boat at Arendalsuka with a strong team of researchers from Institute of Health and Society.

Published Aug. 21, 2018 2:05 PM

Targeted treatment could be a possible solution to antimicrobial resistance, says Kristian Rødland at Centre for Global Health (CGH)

Breast cancer - pink ribbon
Published July 16, 2018 2:58 PM

Researchers have now found out what happens when normal cells develop into breast cancer. This finding can lead to more individualized treatment: the right treatment in the right dosage for the right patient.

Published July 6, 2018 2:20 PM

Like our unique fingerprints, we all have a unique combination of connections in the brain. These networks of connections stabilises during childhood and adolescence. Delayed development may be an early sign of mental health disorders.

Published July 6, 2018 1:04 PM

Researchers have discovered that plasma cells in the human intestine live longer than previously assumed. This finding may change treatment for gastrointestinal illnesses and boost the development of vaccines in pill form.

Published July 5, 2018 3:48 PM

The severity of a heart attack is the most important factor affecting the patient’s subsequent outcome. New research shows that the severity can be reduced through the use of anti-inflammatory medication.

woman searching pharmacy shelves
Published June 22, 2018 10:58 AM

Antibiotic resistance is a major global problem. Nevertheless, we should not stop using antibiotics to treat urinary tract infections.

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Published Dec. 13, 2017 3:49 PM

Researchers from Norway have participated in a study that explores Short QT Syndrome, a genetic disease of the heart’s electrical system

Published Dec. 7, 2017 3:48 PM

Young people who demonstrate self-harming behaviours often admit that they have also attempted to take their own lives. Treatment directly aimed at combating self-harm and suicide has shown effective results.