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Published May 18, 2017 2:55 PM

Heavy air pollution has led to increased environmental consciousness in China. A growing number of apps now allow people to check local air quality. Apps also serve as tools for political activism.

Published May 15, 2017 4:24 PM

At the life science lunches in March and April researchers from five different faculties at UiO talked about their innovative life science research across disciplines. Watch the recordings of the lunches.

Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Published May 5, 2017 2:22 PM

What do you do when a global cooperation pollutes your hometown, while the owners live on a different continent? Who can you complain to when your job is moved to China? The research project Overheating has studied local consequences of globalization. The closing conference will be on June 1.

Researchers in the project Life Science
Published May 3, 2017 11:13 AM

Large application granted. The vision of the convergence environment is to understand how environmental and social processes and their relationships dictate flows and impacts of anthropogenic toxicants from electronic waste.

Published Apr. 25, 2017 11:03 AM

Children born without the ability to get several permanent teeth, known as severe hypodontia, must expect to be "eternal patients". A new doctoral thesis from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Oslo has examined how it is possible to better help these children.

Published Apr. 25, 2017 8:19 AM

The professor whose face is emblazoned on the Norwegian 200-kroner banknote was forgotten for nearly 60 years. Today he is considered one of Norway’s greatest researchers ever.

Published Apr. 24, 2017 5:17 PM

Burial mounds may equally well mark the tomb of a house as that of a human, archaeologist argues.

Published Apr. 18, 2017 12:46 PM

Apply UiO:Life Science for support for internationalization, trainee positions in the life science industry, conferences and other events. The application deadline is 1st of June 2017 for all the calls.

Picture of bowls of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries
Published Apr. 18, 2017 8:54 AM

There appears to be no end to the health benefits of the much-lauded antioxidants. Now it seems that they can also play a role in whether implants inserted into the body end up being a success or the cause of complications.

Published Mar. 29, 2017 3:40 PM

The first annual prize will be awarded on April 24th 2017.

Published Mar. 28, 2017 12:32 PM

200ノルウェークローネ紙幣に肖像が採用されたほどの著名であったのに、60年近く忘れられていたこの教授は、今日、ノルウェーの名だたる科学者の一人と評価されています。

GLOBUS workshop participants
Published Mar. 24, 2017 2:15 PM

GLOBUS researchers gathered in Oslo on 19 and 20 January 2017 to discuss how to make sense of the EU’s contribution – if any – to a rightful world order.

Published Mar. 21, 2017 10:13 AM

In the future, solar cells can become twice as efficient by employing a few smart little nano-tricks.

Published Mar. 15, 2017 4:59 PM

Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion (RITMO) is awarded Centre of Excellence status. – This is an incredible opportunity, rejoice the Centre leaders Anne Danielsen and Alexander Refsum Jensenius.

Published Mar. 14, 2017 12:03 PM

For over 70 years seven different countries have claimed sovereignty over parts of Antarctica. But are these claims legitimate? This issue is now going to be considered by a group of philosophers.

Klebsiella pneumoniae Bacterium
Published Mar. 13, 2017 9:02 AM

Researchers have found a new method to develop antibiotics that are tailored to kill multi-resistant bacteria.

Hillary Clinton, Beijing 1995
Published Mar. 8, 2017 3:06 PM

On the International Women's Day, Cathrine Holst warns that the global state of gender equality is under threat. 

Published Mar. 7, 2017 1:51 PM

Experience from the oil and gas industry gave Norway an advantage in the development of offshore wind farms. However, this industry has also made it difficult to achieve continuity in the development of offshore wind power, according to a recent doctorate.

Published Mar. 7, 2017 10:56 AM
Logos collaborators
Published Mar. 3, 2017 10:18 AM

According to the UiO strategy for life sciences, UiO:Life Science shall promote innovation for environment and health. Working groups have started to explore what actions the initiative should take in 2017.

Published Mar. 2, 2017 2:52 PM

Inequalities are increasing globally. Millions of people work for an income that does not provide them with a living, and welfare states and trade unions are under pressure. A basic wage that increases in line with economic progress can reverse this development, according to two leading economists.

Published Mar. 2, 2017 2:51 PM

– There are better ways for a poor country to use its vital tax revenues to ensure sustainable Development.

Close-up of a very dry palate.
Published Feb. 22, 2017 1:54 PM

Today, a minor surgical operation involving extracting a few salivary glands from the lower lip, is one of the steps required to determine whether or not a dry mouth is due to the chronic disorder Sjögren's syndrome. Researchers at the University of Oslo (UiO) are working to simplify the diagnostic process so that a single saliva test may be sufficient.

Collage speakers Oslo Life Science 2017
Published Feb. 22, 2017 9:28 AM

The Oslo Life Science Conference 2017 is over. See pictures, watch videos and download presentations from the main day.

Published Feb. 16, 2017 11:37 AM

South Sudanese women find themselves in the middle of a tug-of-war between traditional, militarised and medicalised views on their reproductive Health.