The genes that influence the risk of developing schizophrenia appear to be the same genes that affect the thickness and size of the surface of the brain.
A new vaccine against tuberculosis may also be used as treatment. The vaccine is safe to give to people with tuberculosis disease and strengthens the immune system's ability to attack the bacteria that cause the disease, a new study shows.
The immune system stores enormous amounts of health and disease-relevant information. Researchers are attempting to decipher this information with the help of artificial intelligence, with the aim to develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic methods.
New Jebsen centre for cardiac research
Mar. 1, 2022 1:14 PM
The name of the new centre is the K.G. Jebsen Centre for Cardiac Biomarkers. The centre's research will contribute to increased knowledge about cardiac injury and heart failure. It will be led by Professor Torbjørn Omland and be located at the Institute of Clinical Medicine’s campus at Akershus University Hospital.
The Institute receives funding for breast cancer research
Feb. 3, 2022 11:45 AM
Therese Sørlie will lead the project in which she will investigate pre-invasive breast cancer stages where the milk ducts are filled with cancer cells, but these have not yet spread into surrounding breast tissue. The grant from the Norwegian Cancer Society is just under 6 million NOK.