Around one in three people over the age of 70 are considered to be partially frail. Nutritionists are now going to investigate whether diet can prevent frailty, and to what extent.
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One out of ten E. coli samples contained variants that are resistant to several kinds of antibiotics. Researchers warn that we must monitor the future development of antibiotic resistance carefully.
We show that systemic injections of PHP.eB AAVs to express GECIs is a highly promising technique for imaging neural activity and circumvent the need for transgenic GECI expressing mouse lines. We also establish the use of novel soma-targeted GECIs that outperform current Ca2+ indicators using both systemic and local virus injections.
After 150 media interviews about the immune system this past year, Anne Spurkland is publishing a new book on how food, sleep and vaccines affect the immune system. She is also awarded the University of Oslo’s Dissemination Prize.
Grid cells are the brain’s GPS system. But do they use brain waves to gather information about speed and direction? Researchers at the University of Oslo resolved the question.
In order to navigate you have to keep track of direction, speed and distance. Grid cells constitute a mental map of space almost like the brains GPS. It has been suggested that rhythmic brain waves (theta oscillations) carry information about speed and direction - essential for grid cell coding.
People who travel a lot account for a much greater proportion of the spread of dangerous, resistant bacteria than we previously thought.
Frode Norheim, new Associate Professor at IBMS, identifies genes that could cause serious liver disease.
Below you will find some practical information about opening hours and services available at the institute during the Easter holidays.
Stine Marie Ulven took over as the new Head of the Department of Nutrition from 1st January. You can read about her ambitions for the Department here.
A reliable sense of space is essential for daily life and memory formation. Breaking down the extracellular matrix around grid cells makes the mental map unstable [Nature Communications 11th of January, 2021].
The CompSci program at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo will recruit 32 PhD fellowship positions in two calls.
Read about the work of Elise Holter Thompson at Forskning.no (Norwegian only): Lagring av minner i hjernen – hva kan det si oss om demens?
On December 11th, Elise Holter Thompson successfully defended her PhD thesis "Perineuronal nets in memory processing and behavior."
Listen to Gaute Einevoll talk about neuroscience and technology in these podcast episodes (Norwegian only):
On November 20th, Marte Julie Sætra successfully defended her PhD thesis "Computational modeling of ion concentration dynamics and metabolic oxygen consumption in brain tissue."
On October 21st, Mikkel Elle Lepperød successfully defended his PhD thesis “Dissecting neuronal circuits for navigation in experiments and models.”
On September 25th, Charlotte Christensen successfully defended her PhD thesis “Balancing stability and plasticity - perturbations of extracellular matrix and inhibitory activity in the mature grid cell network.”
Researchers at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital have discovered how destructive changes occur in our genome. This could lead to cancer. Their results have been published in the journal Nature Cell Biology.
Membership in EMBO is offered to excellent researchers in the life sciences after thorough peer review. Anne Simonsen becomes Norway's tenth member.
Below you will find some practical information about opening hours and services available at the Institute during the summer.
The Institute repeated the success from last month and held a new digital general staff meeting on Thursday 30th April.
OCBE (Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology) provides statistical and epidemiological advising in COVID-19 projects for researchers and students of the Medical Faculty of the University of Oslo, of the Oslo University Hospital and of South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (HSØ).
We are also happy to support other national and international projects.