News and events

  • New genes linked to bipolar disorder May 10, 2019 9:15 PM

    A recent international large-scale study that included NORMENT has identified new genes in the human DNA that increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder.

  • Brain heterogeneity in schizophrenia Apr. 15, 2019 11:39 AM

    A new study from Dag Alnæs and collaborators shows that schizophrenia is associated with increased individual differences in brain structure as compared to healthy individuals.

  • NORMENT Annual Report 2018 Apr. 12, 2019 11:07 AM

    NORMENT's Annual Report is now published. The report is a requirement from the Research Council of Norway as part of the Centres of Excellence programme.

  • Childhood trauma in patients with severe mental disorders is linked to shorter telomeres Mar. 29, 2019 2:59 PM

    Researcher Monica Aas and co-workers have documented that patients with severe mental disorders and a history of childhood abuse have shorter telomeres, a genetic predictor of biological age.

  • Life sciences: Eight new convergence environments from dating across disciplines Mar. 26, 2019 12:40 PM

    Diabetes, organ donation, consciousness, the immune system, evidence in rape cases, mental illnesses, medicinal plants and cancer. These are societal challenges that will be examined in interdisciplinary life science research groups at the University of Oslo.

  • Excellent paper award to Tobias Kaufmann Feb. 13, 2019 4:18 PM

    Researcher Tobias Kaufmann at NORMENT has received the 2018 Excellent Paper in Neuroscience Award (EPNA) for his article on brain development and mental health.