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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.

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 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.

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.