The environmental pollutants we consume are probably the reason why some people develop type 1 diabetes. Even low concentrations of such pollutants can result in cells producing less insulin, reveals a new study from the University of Oslo (UiO).
In Norway, a third of the fish we produce is used for animal feed. This could better be used for human consumption, providing more vitamin B12 and selenium, a new study shows.
Are you impressed when NASA manages to calculate the time and speed of a rocket’s trajectory? A new study shows that your brain has a “nerd centre” capable of even more complex calculations.
The room around you sways up and down and you feel seasick. While searching for the cause of dizziness, scientists at UiO have developed a new method for spinning things under a microscope and registering the activity in brain cells in movement.
If the blood supply to your brain decreases, it can trigger Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists at UiO wanted to find out whether this leads to more or fewer blood vessels and what role one particular protein plays in such a process.
Today, the main focus is on lowering high cholesterol levels in adults in order to prevent atherosclerosis. But then it is already too late - we should start focusing on lowering cholesterol in childhood, suggests professor Kirsten Holven.
Women know less about the so-called overdiagnosis of breast cancer compared to other aspects of mammogram screening. Despite this, there are few indications that women drop out of mammogram screening programmes after receiving more information.
Imagine zooming in millions of times into your body until you reach the innermost part of your cells. A group of scientists at UiO is doing just that, to help researchers all over the world prove their theories.
Half of the veterinarians with serious suicidal thoughts reported that their job was the most important contributing factor.
Was it that you should be careful when taking two medicines at the same time, and should you be lifting heavy things? Health professionals should employ a definite strategy when giving patients information, researchers maintain.
A Mediterranean diet can provide many health benefits, but you may risk consuming too many environmental contaminants. Organically produced food can be the solution, a new study shows.
And women with this diagnosis miss out on active treatment time because of pregnancy.
Liver encephalopathy is one of the diseases that claims most lives worldwide. A Norwegian study has revealed that the disease disturbs vital processes in the brain.
According to a survey following doctors over 20 years, nearly four out of ten doctors have been the target of threats from a patient during the first four years after graduation and one in seven doctors have been physically assaulted.
It is safe to be physically active outdoors without having to worry about the risk of melanoma, as long as you follow the sun safety advice, say the researchers behind a large, Norwegian study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Vaccines can be far more targeted and effective than they are today. A new method will allow us to develop new vaccines more cheaply and efficiently and perhaps get one step ahead of bacteria.
An article entitled “m6A RNA modification as a new player in R-loop regulation”, by the Dynamic Gene Regulation research group led by Arne Klungland at IMB, was published in the January edition of Nature Genetics.
If you want to maintain a stabile weight, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer, then daily consumption of nuts is recommended, not only for Christmas, but all year round.
Aortic valve calcification is a challenging condition for the health service and for the patients concerned. The only treatment currently available is surgery. Mariia Boganova recently defended her thesis which addresses the options available for future pharmacological treatment.
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.