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Published May 28, 2018 1:28 PM

Visually evoked signals in the retina pass through the dorsal geniculate nucleus (dLGN) on the way to the visual cortex. This is however not a simple feedforward flow of information: there is a significant feedback from cortical cells back to both relay cells and interneurons in the dLGN. In this paper the authors use a firing rate model to investigate the functional role of this massive feedback.

Published May 6, 2018 11:38 AM

The biggest running event in Norway is a relay with 15 legs (about 15km) in the scenic Oslo. This year it was a big duel between University of Oslo and OsloMet. Among the 40+ teams in this group CINPLA was number 1. It was a great summer day with more than 40 000 runners in action.

Published Apr. 5, 2018 9:30 AM

UiO:Life Science shall recruit, educate and develop talents. Before Christmas the initiative announced that students could apply for summer research projects. The board has decided that as many as 66 students will be offered a project in 2018.

Published Jan. 23, 2018 2:19 PM

Neurons’ sugar coating is essential for long-term memories

How the brain is able to store memories over long periods of time has been a persistent mystery to neuroscientists. In a new study, researchers from the Centre for Integrative Neuroplasticity (CINPLA) at the University of Oslo show that long-lived extracellular matrix molecules called perineuronal nets are essential for distant memories.

The new research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that removal of the nets disrupts distant but not recent memories. 

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/12/21/1713530115

Published Jan. 5, 2018 7:09 PM

Postdoc Kristian Lensjø besøkte NRK for å snakke om studiet vårt om langtidsminner.

Erlend Lånke Solbu og Per Olav Alvestad har en podcast "Kuriøs" der de snakker om det siste fra naturvitenskapens verden - idag med Kristian Lensjø som gjest.

https://podtail.com/en/podcast/nrk-kurios/

Published Dec. 26, 2017 11:32 PM

Neurons’ sugar coating is essential for long-term memories

How the brain is able to store memories over long periods of time has been a persistent mystery to neuroscientists. In a new study, researchers from the Centre for Integrative Neuroplasticity (CINPLA) at the University of Oslo show that long-lived extracellular matrix molecules called perineuronal nets are essential for distant memories.

The new research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that removal of the nets disrupts distant but not recent memories. 

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/12/21/1713530115

Published Dec. 15, 2017 8:50 AM

The new innovation programme SPARK Norway at UiO has admitted the first research groups – so called SPARKees. They will develop their ideas within health-related life sciences further for the benefit of patients and society. 

Published Dec. 7, 2017 10:00 AM

SPARK Norway is a two-year innovation programme to further develop ideas within health-related life sciences for the benefit of patients and society. Researchers from UiO and affiliated research groups at OUS or Ahus can apply UiO:Life Science to be included in the programme.

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.