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Research news from UiO:Life Science, faculties, institutes and UiO's research magazine Apollon.

Bilde av forskerne
Published Sep. 1, 2017 2:32 PM

In the future, it will be possible to personalise your cancer treatment to you and your genes. Jian Gao is one of the contributors to the cancer treatment of the future.

Illustration of a girl with two icecones in her hand
Published Aug. 7, 2017 10:23 AM

Here is the new dietary advice on which types of fat, and in which quantities, are best for your child.

Photo of a tray with streptococcus pneuoniae bacteria held up by a hand with blue plastic gloves
Published June 9, 2017 12:26 PM

Imagine if we could talk to bacteria and tell them what they should do, or perhaps even better: what they should not do! This scenario is not so distant from what a research group at the University of Oslo (UiO) is working towards

portrait
Published June 6, 2017 12:44 PM

The relations between e-waste and exposure to toxins in Africa has received little research to date. Ruth Prince is part of AnthroTOX, an new interdisciplinary research group combining natural and social sciences to understand and manage global anthropogenic toxicants.

Published May 5, 2017 10:13 AM

Man-made pollutants, the peculiar immune system of codfish, embryonic development, personalised cancer therapies, human genetic history and new technologies to handle both disease and pollutants. This will be studied in seven new convergence environments at the University of Oslo.

Published May 4, 2017 1:28 PM

Personalised cancer therapies and human genetic history. These are the topics of the last two convergence environments that will be funded by UiO:Life Science. With this, the list of the seven convergence environments that will receive support in 2017, is complete.

Published May 2, 2017 4:00 PM

Man-made pollutants, the peculiar immune system of codfish, embryonic development and new technology to handle both disease and pollutants. This will be studied in five new convergence environments at the University of Oslo.

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.

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.

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.

Image of researchers Tor Erik Rusten and Nadja Katheder. Photo: Øystein H. Horgmo, UiO
Published Jan. 25, 2017 9:22 AM

Researchers at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital have discovered that cancer cells grow by stealing energy from neighbouring cells.

Illustration photo of patient with nurse.
Published Jan. 20, 2017 4:00 AM

A collaboration between the MAGIC non-profit research and innovation programme and the British Medical Journal will enable updated treatment guidelines to reach healthcare professionals more quickly.

Photo of Britt Nakken and Peter Szodoray
Published Nov. 25, 2016 12:43 PM

Researchers at the Faculty have shown that harmful immune cells are more easily activated in patients suffering from the autoimmune disease lupus than in healthy people.

Chalkboard drawing of the human intestine.
Published Nov. 8, 2016 10:51 AM

Interactions between the gut and the body are central to good health. Researchers at the University of Oslo have now identified one of the key regulators of these interactions.

Published Oct. 11, 2016 8:30 AM

The health authorities in Norway have not yet established a clinical follow-up program for children born to drug-addicted mothers. New research emphasizes that these children have a real need for it. 

Mother and daughter on the beach
Published Sep. 13, 2016 10:57 AM

Using low sun protection factor may increase the risk of melanoma. Cutaneous melanoma is one of the most rapidly increasing cancers in Norway and is becoming a major public health challenge.

Published Aug. 25, 2016 12:17 PM

Daily samples of baby poo taken throughout a full year will reveal how the bacterial community changes in the gut of infants.

Transparent head with blue markings for the sceleton and a bright, blue brain.
Published Aug. 24, 2016 2:57 PM

The Neanderthals lacked several of the genes that can lead to schizophrenia. Does this mean that the genes for schizophrenia are linked to what makes the human species so successful?

Published Aug. 16, 2016 3:58 PM

Mathematicians are now developing completely new statistical calculations on the world’s fastest computers in order to be able to predict how epidemics of dangerous hospital bacteria spread.

Nina Jullum Kise performing knee surgery
Published July 21, 2016 9:00 AM

Three out of four people could avoid knee surgery with a new form of exercise therapy, with significant cost savings for society.

Published June 2, 2016 1:44 PM

It is well known that the drug ASA, also known internationally as Aspirin, has analgesic and fever-reducing properties. However, this drug may also increase the likelihood of surviving colon cancer.

illustration of immune cells attacking a cell containing cancer mutations
Published May 30, 2016 10:08 AM

The immune defence systems of healthy individuals may become key to future cancer treatment.

Glass bottle with the writing NOPSC in marker next to multi coloured blood sample rack with four test tubes.
Published May 9, 2016 10:40 AM

Can knowledge about one disease help us to find treatment for another disease?

Published May 6, 2016 10:31 AM

A number of researchers in the humanities are contributing fresh insight into human life and society. See examples on how our research is linked to the life sciences.

Accumulation of fat in a blood vessel graphically illustrated
Published Apr. 28, 2016 4:41 PM

Together with an international research group, Bente Halvorsen, Professor of Medicine at the University of Oslo, has found a new and effective way to treat hardening of the arteries. The idea came from an unexpected source.