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Published Jan. 13, 2020 10:21 AM

In a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers from NORMENT discovered a number of genetic variants that are linked to both body weight and severe mental illness. 

Published Sep. 26, 2019 12:59 PM

In a study just published in Nature Neuroscience, Tobias Kaufmann and colleagues at NORMENT reported that several psychiatric and neurological disorders are associated with an apparent aging of the brain.

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Published Sep. 17, 2019 10:57 AM

Postdoctoral fellow Claudia Barth received a poster prize during the ECNP conference in Copenhagen on  September 7-10, 2019.

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Published Aug. 24, 2019 5:39 PM

NORMENT leader Ole A. Andreassen has received the Excellent Researcher Award from Oslo University Hospital.

Published 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.

Published 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.

Published 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.

Published 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. 

Published 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.

Published 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.

Published Jan. 17, 2019 9:49 AM

A new study from NORMENT shows an overlap in genes involved in mental illness and intelligence. Postdoctoral fellow Olav B. Smeland and colleagues found that risk genes for bipolar disorder were associated with higher intelligence.

Published Oct. 5, 2018 12:44 PM

NORMENT's director Ole Andreassen has received the Honorary Award 2018 from the Bergesen Foundation for his outstanding research on psychotic disorders.

Published Sep. 4, 2018 8:21 AM

NORMENT researcher Tobias Kaufmann is interviewed by Quanta Magazine about his use of machine learning techniques to study brain age and connectivity.

Published July 6, 2018 2:20 PM

Like our unique fingerprints, we all have a unique combination of connections in the brain. These networks of connections stabilises during childhood and adolescence. Delayed development may be an early sign of mental health disorders.

Published June 12, 2018 10:56 AM

Lars Tjelta Westlye, group leader and coming core researcher at NORMENT, has received the Early Career Award from Oslo University Hospital.

Published June 11, 2018 11:23 AM

Torgeir Moberget, postdoctoral fellow at NORMENT, has been awarded the Young Researcher Award 2018 from the Fulbright Norway Foundation for his article on the role of the cerebellum in schizophrenia.

Published June 5, 2018 10:12 AM

Olav Smeland and colleagues at NORMENT have been awarded a prize for outstanding scientific paper published during the first half-year of 2017.

Published May 7, 2018 11:36 AM

Postdoctoral fellow Jaroslav Rokicki at NORMENT was awarded the prize for best poster during the NEURONUS conference in Krakow on April 20-22, 2018.

Published May 4, 2018 9:27 AM

A research article from NORMENT was one of the 100 most read articles in the Nature journal Scientific Reports in 2017.

Published May 2, 2018 10:45 AM

The title of the thesis is "Inflammatory pathways in severe mental disorders – a transdiagnostic approach".

Published Apr. 6, 2018 12:23 PM

NORMENT's Annual Report for 2017 is now published. The report is a requirement from the Research Council of Norway as part of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) programme.

Published Mar. 16, 2018 9:03 AM

The yearly conference on Mental Health and Addiction will take place in Oslo on 31st May – 1st June, 2018.

Published Dec. 22, 2017 6:17 PM

Professor Hugdahl, who is a Core Researcher at NORMENT, has recently been interviewed by the news magazine of the European Union Vision2020 network.

Published Dec. 6, 2017 3:17 PM

Tobias Kaufmann has been awarded a Young Research Talents Grant from the Research Council of Norway for his project entitled "LifespanHealth". The application was among the 10% that were granted this year.

Published Dec. 1, 2017 1:58 PM

Tobias Kaufmann and colleagues at NORMENT have been awarded a prize for outstanding scientific paper published during the first half-year of 2017.