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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.

Photo of zebra fish
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.

Published Dec. 7, 2017 2:25 PM

Analyses of sewage in Oslo reveal misuse of Ritalin, a medication normally given to patients with ADHD.

Microscopic image of streptococcus pneumoniae
Published Oct. 31, 2017 2:22 PM

New research is revealing bacteria's internal struggle for power. The result may be better vaccines.

Image of zinc binding
Published Oct. 6, 2017 2:01 PM

Research from the Morth Group shows that Zinc-binding plays an important role in the sensing and regulation of cellular pH in the human brain. Findings published in Nature Group's Scientific Reports

 

Illustration of a girl with two icecones in her hand
Published Aug. 7, 2017 10:23 AM

Here is the new dietary advice on which types of fat, and in which quantities, are best for your child.

Published June 22, 2017 3:08 PM

The board of UiO:Life Science has decided to support the newly established School of Health Innovation at UiO, NTNU and Karolinska Institutet. With this UiO:Life Science wants to contribute to establish a new strong player in the UiO ecosystem of innovation.

Illustration of Shinya Yamanaka by Andy Potts.
Published June 22, 2017 11:11 AM

Shinya Yamanaka, 2012 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, will visit Oslo on September 6. He will give a lecture about a new era of medicine with induced pluripotent stem cells – iPS cells – and participate in a panel discussion about the ethical aspects of stem cell therapy. The events are open to all.

Klebsiella pneumoniae Bacterium
Published Mar. 13, 2017 9:02 AM

Researchers have found a new method to develop antibiotics that are tailored to kill multi-resistant bacteria.

Collage speakers Oslo Life Science 2017
Published Feb. 22, 2017 9:28 AM

The Oslo Life Science Conference 2017 is over. See pictures, watch videos and download presentations from the main day.

Image of researchers Tor Erik Rusten and Nadja Katheder. Photo: Øystein H. Horgmo, UiO
Published Jan. 25, 2017 9:22 AM

Researchers at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital have discovered that cancer cells grow by stealing energy from neighbouring cells.

Illustration photo of patient with nurse.
Published Jan. 20, 2017 4:00 AM

A collaboration between the MAGIC non-profit research and innovation programme and the British Medical Journal will enable updated treatment guidelines to reach healthcare professionals more quickly.

Photo of Britt Nakken and Peter Szodoray
Published Nov. 25, 2016 12:43 PM

Researchers at the Faculty have shown that harmful immune cells are more easily activated in patients suffering from the autoimmune disease lupus than in healthy people.

The picture shows Prime Minister Erna Solberg talking with PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers from the faculty of medicine.
Published Nov. 23, 2016 1:26 PM

The School of Health Innovation will help new ideas to germinate and be developed more rapidly by our health researchers, and enhance innovative thinking and culture at the Faculty,’ says Hilde Nebb, Pro-Dean. 

Chalkboard drawing of the human intestine.
Published Nov. 8, 2016 10:51 AM

Interactions between the gut and the body are central to good health. Researchers at the University of Oslo have now identified one of the key regulators of these interactions.

Mother and daughter on the beach
Published Sep. 13, 2016 10:57 AM

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.

Transparent head with blue markings for the sceleton and a bright, blue brain.
Published Aug. 24, 2016 2:57 PM

The Neanderthals lacked several of the genes that can lead to schizophrenia. Does this mean that the genes for schizophrenia are linked to what makes the human species so successful?

ebola
Published Aug. 11, 2016 10:16 AM

Trygve Ottersen, Steven Hoffman, and Gaëlle Groux recently published an article in the American Journal of Law & Medicine entitled “Ebola Again Shows the International Health Regulations are Broken: What Can Be Done Differently for the Next Time?”

Nina Jullum Kise performing knee surgery
Published July 21, 2016 9:00 AM

Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society.

Published June 2, 2016 1:44 PM

It is well known that the drug ASA, also known internationally as Aspirin, has analgesic and fever-reducing properties. However, this drug may also increase the likelihood of surviving colon cancer.