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The Global Mental Health research group (GMHRG) at CIH is embarking on a collaboration with researchers from Bhutan. Together they were responsible for 2 presentations at the 5th International Conference on Medical & Health Sciences 2019.
Martinez and collaborators are developing a pharmacological chaperone therapy for acute intermittent porphyria
UiB and Imperial College researchers have developed a tool which predicts how progressive diseases like cancer and malaria develop in individual patients. In addition, the tool uncovers how bacteria develop resistance to certain drugs.
Astrid Blystad reports on the completion of a 2-year project dealing with the politics of abortion in Ethiopia, Zambia and Tanzania.
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
William Howlett, a visiting researcher at CIH/IGS, has been awarded one of the 2019 Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for the Irish Abroad.
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.
Members of the NORPART-project recently met up in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, at a kick-off workshop to discuss the initial phases of the project work and plan future activities.
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
In 2016 CCBIO’s Associate Investigator Professor Daniela Elena Costea received 3 million NOK in funding from the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (https://diku.no/en) for a 3 year collaboration project for education and research in oral pathology and oral cancer between Norway, Moldova, Belarus and Armenia. Due to its achievements, the... Read more
The collaboration between Makerere University and UiB was initiated by Endre Lillethun. It first focused on restoring Physics teaching and training at the University, and quickly expanded to include Chemistry, Biology and Science Education. Over 30 years, it has grown to include many other subject areas.
A delegation from the University of Bergen (UiB), travelled to Makerere University (Mak) in Kampala, Uganda, to celebrate 30 years of inter-institutional collaboration.
CCBIO hosted the 4th Annual Scandinavian Seminar on Translational Pathology at Solstrand Hotel, Os (Bergen), with 78 dedicated participants from Norway, Sweden and Finland.
Digital health information systems can make health indicators more accessible. Mahima Venkateswaran emphasizes the importance of understanding this type of data to assess quality in health service.
The Cambodian – Norwegian collaborating team presented research results at the 10th Congress of the Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions

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