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An important European-funded initiative has been launched to explore how common molecular mechanisms may link metabolic disorders, especially type 2 diabetes and obesity, with brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and autism spectrum disorders. Jan Haavik and Aurora Martinez from the Department of Biomedicine are the norwegian participants.
Monica Hellesvik has been one of the pioneers to test the new TIRF microscope at the department. She needed to look closely at cell adhesive properties and the TIRF microscope was the perfect tool for it since it is particularly well suited for studying structures closest to the glass slides.
Martinez and collaborators are developing a pharmacological chaperone therapy for acute intermittent porphyria
The ILL brochures are meant for the general public with a scientific interest, and they cover the application of neutron techniques in different areas of research. The "Neutrons in Health" brochure is published every 5 years, and 20 topics are selected globally from top research performed at the ILL (Grenoble, France). Two of these 20 highlights in the latest issue are from our work on... Read more
A new study undertaken at UiB does answer one set of questions, however, raises many more with regards to the potential use of specific VEGF isoforms in order to promote re-vascularisation in heart failure.
These are the winners of the Biomedical Imaging Contest 2019.
We have established a new method to use Positron emission tomography CT (PET CT) to evaluate Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) in rats. GFR is a pivotal parameter for kidney function. The traditional method to evaluate GFR is cumbersome with several time-points for blood and urine sampling. Imaging modalities are ideal to evaluate small animal kidney function due to the non-invasive and repeatable... Read more
This summer, the Department of Biomedicine organized a joint summer school with the Cheeloo College of Medicine at Shandong University in China.
Researchers from the Department of Biomedicine describe the atomic details responsible for the short length of actin filaments in the malaria parasite.
The brain cancer immunology and therapy group will participate at the science fair in Bergen, together with the patient organization for brain tumors, hjernesvulstforeningen.
Mathematical modeling and systems biology explain the evolutionary transition from a four-step to a two-step pathway for the synthesis of NAD from vitamin B3.
Our new paper on entangling selectivity determining features and on how to use this knowledge to design selective ligands has been published in J Med Chem!
N-terminal acetylation is a very common protein modification and NAA10 is the major responsible enzyme in human cells. Here we found a novel pathological NAA10 variant, NAA10 p. (R83H), in two boys with developmental delay and intellectual disabilities.
Arvid Lundervold from the Department of Biomedicine receives the award for best teacher at the Faculty of Medicine in 2018.
The week-long matrix biology (BMED904) course was held for 4th time at the Dept. of biomedicine and next BMED904 course will be given in June 2021.
Two PNAS articles from the Arnesen lab are elected as the best publication of the year 2018 at the Faculty of Medicine. The prize will be awarded at the Faculty Day on 13 June 2019.
On May 23 and 24, 2019, the world's leading fibrosis and cancer researchers met in Bergen at an international fibrosis conference on the topic "New tools to study the fibrotic stroma".

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