Research news

Published Jan. 9, 2018 2:54 PM

What if you hardly ever consume soft drinks or eat anything acidic, but still have dental erosion on your teeth? Do genes play a role? And does it matter if you are a boy or a girl?

Published Jan. 9, 2018 11:25 AM

A new chance to sign up to the successful MOOC which starts February 26.

Teeth inside a mouth, where one of the front teeth is substituted with an empty room and an implant is visible in the gum
Published Jan. 8, 2018 4:37 PM

Molecules that are more often known for their potential to cause cancer may have a new, health-promoting role.  Scientists are now discovering how these «radicals» may be used to prevent infections and promote the long-term success of dental implants.

Published Jan. 4, 2018 1:46 PM

We see a change from a focus on the dramatic consequences of climate change to a larger focus on technological solutions. Will this make us equipped to engage in the battle for a climate friendly future?

Published Dec. 15, 2017 8:50 AM

The new innovation programme SPARK Norway at UiO has admitted the first research groups – so called SPARKees. They will develop their ideas within health-related life sciences further for the benefit of patients and society. 

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Published Dec. 14, 2017 10:20 AM

The biggest thing that happened in UiO:Life Science in 2017 was of course the announcement of the start-up grant for the life science building on the national budget for 2018! Read about this and other things that has happened in the initiative so far in 2017.

Published Dec. 7, 2017 3:48 PM

Young people who demonstrate self-harming behaviours often admit that they have also attempted to take their own lives. Treatment directly aimed at combating self-harm and suicide has shown effective results.

Published Dec. 7, 2017 2:25 PM

Analyses of sewage in Oslo reveal misuse of Ritalin, a medication normally given to patients with ADHD.

Published Dec. 7, 2017 10:00 AM

SPARK Norway is a two-year innovation programme to further develop ideas within health-related life sciences for the benefit of patients and society. Researchers from UiO and affiliated research groups at OUS or Ahus can apply UiO:Life Science to be included in the programme.

Published Dec. 1, 2017 12:43 PM

Associate Professor Elisabeth Schober has been granted FRIPRO-funding from the Norwegian Research Council as a Young Research Talent.

Published Nov. 27, 2017 2:49 PM

Modern democracies depend on expert knowledge. Yet giving more and more power to expert bodies that are not democratically elected may pose a threat to democracy. How can we avoid the illegitimate rule of experts?

Published Nov. 17, 2017 10:52 AM

Saudi Arabia's most popular woman on Twitter supports the absolute monarchy of the royal family and wants gender segregation in the workplace. Doctoral student Laila Makboul is asking what the source of her popularity is.

Published Nov. 17, 2017 10:43 AM

Prisoners in the Filipino prison were lined up, dancing along to “Thriller”. “Music is an effective way of exercising force”, says researcher Áine Mangaoang.

Published Nov. 7, 2017 9:22 AM

The grant comes from the Research Council of Norway.

Published Nov. 6, 2017 5:14 PM

The EU's legitimacy in the wake of the financial crisis was discussed by an international group of researchers in Oslo last month. PLATO has relevance written all over it, Vice-Rector Åse Gornitzka said at the project's kick-off Conference.

Published Nov. 3, 2017 1:10 PM

As in the past three years, this year’s Master students in Nordic Media went in October on a study trip to the University of Copenhagen (KU), Denmark.  Professor Anne Jerslev at KU is a professor II at IMK, and had this year also put together a brilliant program to the students.

Published Nov. 2, 2017 11:23 AM

Thomas Hylland Eriksen recently held a lecture in Aveiro, Portugal. Watch the video here.

Published Nov. 1, 2017 12:04 PM

We invite contributions to an edited volume of interdisciplinary perspectives on legal action for the environment. Abstract deadline: 30 November 2017.

Microscopic image of streptococcus pneumoniae
Published Oct. 31, 2017 2:22 PM

New research is revealing bacteria's internal struggle for power. The result may be better vaccines.

Published Oct. 31, 2017 12:39 PM

“Why We Post” is a project about the use and consequences of social media. Professor Danny Miller and his team have studied users around the globe, resulting in surprising conclusions. The recording of his lecture at UiO is now available.

Published Oct. 27, 2017 10:27 AM

SUM is happy to announce that Antulio Rosales has joined the Centre as a postdoctoral fellow. His position is affiliated with the Oslo Academy of Global Governance.

Published Oct. 27, 2017 10:08 AM

Overheating is proud to announce the publication of a free e-book: "Knowledge and Power in an Overheated World", edited by Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Elisabeth Schober.

Published Oct. 19, 2017 4:08 PM

Did you believe that young people feel like they are on top of the world? No, no, no, it’s the seniors who rules the roost.

Published Oct. 17, 2017 10:07 AM

Life-changing events happen to migrants on the road to Europe. Some migrants die trying to enter, whereas others are born migrants. How do migrants - and their researchers - account for such experiences?

Published Oct. 16, 2017 9:34 AM

“When being questioned by the police, suspects are entitled to a defence lawyer and to understand the charges. However, many people misunderstand things when their rights are not presented in their mother tongue,” says language researcher Aneta Pavlenko.