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Published May 9, 2016 10:16 AM

New guidelines for sharing of research data will entail consequences for all those wishing to publish articles in the world’s most prestigious journals. Mette Kalager and her colleagues argue in favour of a system of credits for data sharing that can safeguard the interests of researchers.

Split image. Left side shows a woman in 19th century dress, with her side to the camera and her back reflecting in a mirror to her side. Right side shows a man sitting in front of a mirror with no shirt on. On the lower right side of his torso a scar is visible.
Published May 6, 2016 3:18 PM

In portraits that could have been made for the living-room wall, photographers cleverly documented wounds that were visible on both sides of the body in one and the same image, using a mirror.

Accumulation of fat in a blood vessel graphically illustrated
Published Apr. 28, 2016 4:41 PM

Together with an international research group, Bente Halvorsen, Professor of Medicine at the University of Oslo, has found a new and effective way to treat hardening of the arteries. The idea came from an unexpected source.

Test tubes in a metallic rack
Published Apr. 13, 2016 1:27 PM

“Oh, you're so hormonal!". We all understand what that means: moody and volatile. But hormones do much more than influence our mood. Without hormones our bodies simply would not function.

Screenshot of the animated film "Epigenetics: nurture vs nature"
Published Apr. 6, 2016 1:01 PM

Nature or nurture? Epigenetics is about how both genes and the environment shape us and make us who we are. Doctoral research fellow Ellen Wikenius wanted to make her field more widely accessible. The animated film "Epigenetics: nurture vs nature" is now ready.

Published Mar. 8, 2016 1:21 PM

On March 3rd, the Department of Health Management and Health Economics hosted a seminar entitled ‘Cervical cancer in Norway and Sweden: Current affairs in prevention efforts’. There were more than 40 participants from Norway and Sweden, and speakers from Karolinska Institutet, Harvard University, the Cancer Registry of Norway, and the University of Oslo.

Close up of surgeon during operation. An image of the operation reflected in the surgeons glasses.
Published Oct. 27, 2015 2:52 PM

A new and simpler surgical method for the treatment of intestinal perforation is a poorer alternative for patients compared to the old method, researchers at the University of Oslo and Akershus University Hospital find. The study raises important questions about the testing of new surgical methods.

Published Oct. 22, 2015 5:28 PM

Increasing numbers of younger people are being admitted to hospital with heart attacks. Researchers are now hoping that more people will change their lifestyle if they know their own heart age.

Published Sep. 23, 2015 5:17 PM

Diagnosis of coeliac disease requires a tissue sample from the small intestine, which can be extremely unpleasant. Researchers at the Faculty of Medicine have developed a blood test which provides a rapid, painless answer.

Image of how oxytocin reaches the brain
Published Aug. 24, 2015 4:35 PM

Researchers at UiO have tested a new device for delivering hormone treatments for mental illness through the nose. This method was found to deliver medicine to the brain with few side effects.

Life scientist researching in laboratory
Published Aug. 12, 2015 9:41 AM

Studies show the success of the first effective vaccine against Ebola. This means that the outbreak in Guinea can be brought to an end in a couple of months.

Microscopy image of the small intestine mucosa of a patient with active celiac disease
Published June 23, 2015 11:05 AM

Professor Ludvig M. Sollid and his research group found the real cause of coeliac disease. They have now been singled out as one of five world-leading research teams at UiO, and will receive substantial funding for their international work.