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?
A new chance to sign up to the successful MOOC which starts February 26.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Analyses of sewage in Oslo reveal misuse of Ritalin, a medication normally given to patients with ADHD.
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.
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?
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.
Prisoners in the Filipino prison were lined up, dancing along to “Thriller”. “Music is an effective way of exercising force”, says researcher Áine Mangaoang.
The grant comes from the Research Council of Norway.
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.
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.
Thomas Hylland Eriksen recently held a lecture in Aveiro, Portugal. Watch the video here.
We invite contributions to an edited volume of interdisciplinary perspectives on legal action for the environment. Abstract deadline: 30 November 2017.
New research is revealing bacteria's internal struggle for power. The result may be better vaccines.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
“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.